Control / Treasury / Raising Capital / SEC / Taxes / Modeling / Risk Management / SOX
IPO and Secondary Offerings / M&A / Capital Planning / SEC, Bank and Investor Relations
I have served as the CFO of two banks as well as the Director of Financial Services for a manufacturing company dedicated to heavy equipment and mineral extraction. My career started as a CPA. I am especially skilled in
Building the infrastructures and raising the funds to support growth
Providing definitive financial input to the profit-making process
Ensuring compliance with a complex, ever-changing array of rules and regulations
Orchestrating mergers and acquisitions from identification and due diligence to final integration
Creating effective control systems and providing accurate timely data for senior level decision making
I have been described as someone who can see the big picture but who is also very attentive to details. A clear communicator, I have been complimented on my ability to relate complex concepts in easy-to understand terms. BSBA West Virginia University.
History and Highlights
Orchestrated an ambitious M&A campaign. Performed all due diligence activities. Oversaw final negotiations. Developed and managed the integration strategies. Increased the asset base of First Community Bancshares from just over $•••••M to almost $2B.
Built the financial footings for a de-novo banking institution. Helped hire loan producers as well as a complete accounting department. Opened five new branches. Grew Bank of Virginias asset base from $•••••M by the end of ••••• to nearly $•••••M in ••••• Developed a strong control environment and attained compliance with SOX.
Funded a growing loan portfolio. Met regularly with Bank of Virginias local depositors and correspondent channels to open new deposit and borrowing capabilities. Solidified the funding mix of the balance sheet. Provided most of the funding through retail channels of the branch network and local advertising.
Built a strong investment portfolio. Supported Bank of Virginias earning strength and provided a contingent source of liquidity. Logged substantial investment returns with the investment portfolio ranking in the upper quartiles of similar banks in the southeastern United States (Atlanta FDIC reporting region).
Managed a secondary offering. Engaged a boutique investment banking firm. Wrote the prospectus. Completely sold out and upsized the offering in one day due to high demand. Sold ••••• million shares raising $•••••M (•••••). Later (•••••), raised additional $5M to solidify the banks capital structure.
Listed the company on NASDAQ. Following and in conjunction with the secondary offering, oversaw the filing to be a member of the NASDAQ stock market. NASDAQ accepted the company as a member institution. Began trading on November •••••, •••••
Raised additional funds in the private market. Worked with investors who expressed an interest in partial ownership. Met with regulators, NASDAQ officials and others to overcome possible issues with NASDAQ and federal banking rules. Gained commitment of $•••••M additional capital.
CFO Bank of Virginia ••••• to present. Recruited as the first CFO of this de novo banking institution. Manage a staff of ••••• Responsible for all control and treasury functions as well as day-to-day operations.
CFO First Community Bank ••••• to ••••• Managed control and treasury functions for this financial institution. Directed a staff of ••••• Also served as Controller of parent, First Community Bancshares, Inc. Played a key role in growing the bank from $•••••M to nearly $2B while achieving continuous growth in earnings and earnings per share.
Manager, Accounting and Financial Services - Industrial Plating and Machine, Inc - ••••• to ••••• Managed all accounting activities. Implemented various stages of the ISO ••••• Converted the company to a fully integrated computerized manufacturing, sales and accounting system.
CPA - Brown, Edwards & Company ••••• to ••••• Performed audits, reviews, compilations and tax returns for numerous entities in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia.