1. John Heslin - CFO Mid-Market Executive
Specializing in Private Equity backed and other Dynamic Corporate Finance CFO roles
3130 W Remington Ct, Springfield MO, 65810 Cell: 417-350-8411 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To again succeed in a new CFO Mid-Market Executiverole, in a high growth, & fast paced Company, from low to
$150M+ in revenues. My passion is to add shareholder value through intelligence & capability, using blended
experiences and successes from KPMG,High-Level International Projects, and Public & PrivateEquity CFO roles.
I canrelocate immediately forthe right role, and canfund the relocationas required – no problem!
Technology,Engineering, Manufacturing, Software/SaaS
6 years Experience with KPMG – Manufacturing Industry focus
20 years Corporate Financial Experience - Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Audited Financial Statements, & Tax
reporting, under US GAAP, International GAAP, IFRS, in both Public and Private settings. Audited by all of the Big 4.
Every Audit Report (over20) issued without Qualification.
with 15 years Executive Experience working with 4 “Board of Director” Groups and 3 CEO’s &
ExecutiveManagement Teams on Strategy, Leadership, Growth& Shareholder value maximization
with 10 years Private Equity Experience in 2 CFO roles, working with 3 Private Equity Groups,
Investment Professionals & Analysts, Senior & Mezzanine Lenders, Investment Bankers, Transaction
Lawyers, & Valuation experts in leveraged environments
A proven team player forging very close & trusted working relationships with CEO’s, Boards, Senior Management
Teams (SMT’s), and Direct reports, driving big wins (references to back it up) • Helping CEO’s & SMT’s think
deeper on business strategy and execution • Driving two successful exits with 2 and 3X Cash on Cash, [1 exit to a
Public] • Completed Six Acquisitions • Driving Strategic Plans & Aligning Strategy to Resources and Capabilities, &
building bottom up Budgets that align back to the Strategy • Achieving 100% covenant compliance from strong
Lender relationships • Direct Reports of Finance, Procurement, HR & Contract Management.
Skill Highlights & Attributes
Top / Bottom line growth, Corporate Financial Reporting, Private Equity, Leveraged Balance Sheets, Mergers &
Acquisitions (M&A), Business Integrations, • Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, 3-5 year Business Plans,
Plan Execution, Budgeting, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial
Interpretation, Due Diligence, Buyer Presentations, Lender Presentations, Change Management & RIF’s, Data and
System Integrations, System Implementation, Performance Metrics (KPI’s), Variance Analysis, Risk Management,
Financial Oversight, Cash Management day-to-day, Purchase Accounting, NWC PEG Price adjustments, Cost
Accounting, Inventory Management, Contract Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Tax Compliance & Planning,
Workflows & Process Improvement, Software as a Service, SaaS Metrics, Subscription Management, HR Capital •
Expert at Excel, PowerPivot, MS Visual Basic Programming, Proven with exceptional Accounting skills, excellent
Communication skills, Mentors Staff, Excellent attitude, Taking ownership, Rolling sleeves up, Having integrity,
Honest and trustworthy, Confidential and confident, a Strategic thinker, a Conceptual thinker, with a Creative
knack,Effectiveproblem solver • Lovescomplexity • Providessolutions • Uses Intelligence & Capability
HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc. – CFO, Springfield, MO 2008 - 2015
Acquired by The Riverside Company in Aug-08. I was recruited as CFO for this Private Equity portfolio, A Software
Development Technology Company, providing SaaS (Software as a Service) and other Services improving business
and operational outcomes for Homecare Agencies. Agile/Scrum methodologies utilized. Following being the first
true SaaS Company in the space we developed an Industry first Android App after 2 years development.
Accomplishments: Revenues [starting under $10M] & EBITDA grew by 5X, FTEs grew from 40 to over 200 • 3
Acquisitions, & the successful exit to Pamlico Capital at nearly 3X cash on cash in Aug 2012. Played a key role in
Buyer presentations, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), Data Room, and the Sale & Purchase Agreement
(SPA) • Implemented Key business metrics used by VP’s in Board & Ops reviews • Implemented new Finance System
(Intacct) & migrated 3 Legacy Financial systems • Restructured workflows, processes & Salesforce.com architecture to
align with the Business needs • Designed, built, & implemented a new in-house “real time” SaaS Subscription
Management Information System • Connected Salesforce, Intacct & the Subscription Management System to become a
new Best-of-Breed ERP System • Scaled the Finance Team • Played a key part in achieving Synergies and RIF
processes • Put together the Company Handbook • Formalized Sales Reps Commission Plans • Introduced Scorecards,
Customer Contract boilerplates, & a revamped “on-boarding” process • Software Development Accounting treatment.
New Zealand Diagnostic Group (NZDG) – CFO, Dunedin, NZ 2005 – 2007
Formed in 2004 from purchase and merger of 2 privately owned long standing Pathology Groups, by the Private
Equity Group Czura-Thornton. I was recruited as CFO. I played a purely strategic role along side the CEO. Revenues
were equivalent to USD $130-$150 Million on U.S. price schedule, 10 subsidiary trading companies, rolled up to 6
distinct business units with their own General Mangers, laboratories, staff and individual P&L’s. Across the Group
were 600 FTE’s& 9 laboratory sites nationally. Acted as a Board of Directoron the operating Companies.
Accomplishments: Instrumental with CEO on successful sale in December 2007 to Healthscope, a Public Listed
Healthcare operator in Australia, at 2X cash on cash during the most turbulent time in the Industry. Played a key role in
the preparation of the Information Memorandum (CIM), & managing data room • Instrumental with other Executives on
securing $500M+ (on the U.S. price schedule) of long-term revenue contracts under competitive Tender Processes in
2006 • Successful acquisition and Integration of competitor businesses who were unsuccessful in the Bid processes •
Carved out 2 unsuccessful business units from the NZDG group pre exit, transferring revenue streams to remaining
Companies in the Group, operationally closing down the locations, exiting leases & supplier contracts, letting go some
150 FTE’s, & then fully liquidating them (in a solvent form) • Restated Financials under newly adopted IFRS reporting
requirements • Negotiated with Trade Unions to successfully integrate Public Hospital Laboratory staff (60 FTE’s) into
our Private Company setting • Scoped new ERP system requirements and managed new system selection process •
Managed over 50 property leases • setup JV Companies • Restructured the Group to utilize tax losses.
Turmatic Systems – CFO, St. Louis, MO 1997 – 2004
I was recruited in Mar-97 after ThyssenKrupp (€40 Billion worldwide revenue) acquired a 51% ownership of this
former privately held Precision Engineering and Manufacturing Company, manufacturing rotary transfer machines
sold primarily to the automotive manufactures (GM, Ford, Visteon, Daimler Chrysler, Harley). Mostly job costing
based. Had both US GAAP & foreign reporting requirements. Local revenues were up to $50 Million. Partnered with
the 49% minority shareholders in a shared services environment, with a common CEO, shop floor, QA, with
combined revenues up to $100M and 300 FTEs.Started as the Financial Controller. Promoted to CFO Jan-2002.
Accomplishments: Introduced Profitability Analysis by order • Restated Financials under Percentage Completion
and new Revenue recognition reporting to comply with new SEC requirements • Oversaw newProduct line Integration •
Made Process changes to align with the new ERP system & automated reporting • Setup Intercompany Transfer Pricing
Agreements • Negotiated $M reimbursement from Group Company supplier for technical flaw issues • Automated
Payroll analysis • Managed $25M Euro FX Forward Contracts portfolio for margin protection
High-Level International Project roles – U.K., NZ, Australia, USA 1989, 1991-96, 2008
2007 Czura-Thornton / Chiltern USA ** - Interim CFO St. Louis MO / Bristol TN
1996 Dunedin City Holdings - Controller cleanup roles Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
1995 Thomas Cook ** - Business transfer Sydney, AUSTRALIA
1993 & 1994 Lehman Brothers (2 Contracts) - Daily P&L’s / Info. System London, ENGLAND
1993 Credit Swiss First Boston - Back office Reconciliations London, ENGLAND
1992 KPMG Christchurch (4 Month contract) - Audit Services Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
1992 BBC & London Transport - Costing Role & Internal Audit London, ENGLAND
1989 & 1991 Kuwait Petroleum (2 Contracts) ** - Group Consolidation London, ENGLAND
Accomplishments: Twice performed US$ 2.6 Billion Group Consolidation of 40 Group companies in 10 countries &
10 currencies, managing entire process 100% from initial planning and communications, right through to Consolidated
Financial Statement completion, and Audit sign-off • Post sale transfer of Thomas Cook’s Australasian Travel
Management Business Arm to American Express • Built Foreign Exchange information reconciliation system for
Lehman Brothers Int’l internal FX trades • Business Arm divestment • Setup of Standard Costing System
** Offered unsolicited permanent employment offers by these Companies. Respectfully declined.
KPMG 1985-88 New Zealand, 1988-89 Essex, UK, 1990-91 London, UK
Provided Audit services focusing on manufacturing, in both Privately held and Public companies in UK, New
Zealand, and Australia, with revenues from $millions to $billions. Performed special engagement reviews, managed
audits, supervising staff, issued reports, prepared client financial statements and tax returns.
Accomplishments: [reference extract from KPMG partner on his Client, a Public Construction Company] ...John
showed both diligence and determination in unraveling some very complex issues and accounting inconsistencies
that the client had lived with for a number of years. John was able to propose solutions to these problems and
gained immense respect from ... the group management
C.A. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand http://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com.au/
Part of the Global Accounting Alliance, the C.A. qualification is international equivalent to CPA, and represents close to
800,000 of the world’s leading professional accountants in over 165 countries including Canada and the U.K. The CA
membership requires “Continuing Professional Development”. I was an active and paid up Member for over 20 years.
DEGREE: Bachelor of Commerce Degree, major in accounting, from University of Otago, New Zealand.
Graduated May 1986. The University of Otago ranks alongside the premier Colleges in the United States in world rankings.
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Work Type - Timeline
CFO - Private Equity
Controller /CFO - St. Louis
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1985-1990 1991-1996 1997-2002 1993-2008 2009-2015
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