1. Rita P.M. Bonnici-Borsellino
Accomplishments & Responsibilities
I started my journey several years ago in the restaurant and bar industry (owner, operator and direct service). I
was offered an accounts receivable position through a regular customer at the restaurant with a privately held
manufacturer of Safety products. 18 years later I had obtained my Masters degree from Northwestern University
and moved up to Director of Finance / HR, and then acting CEO after the Company was sold. I stayed on to
manage the operations transfer, however I did not want to relocate to Rhode Island, France, or Platteville, WI so I
declined and accepted 2 years of severance to find my way. I have since then worked in aluminum die casting, as a
Mortgage Banker, and my last position as Director of Finance in long term care. I once again find myself looking
for another opportunity.
What I bring to the table
I offer a diverse array of experience, learning from the bottom up, including; finance, accounting, human
resources, information technology, customer service, marketing, sales and executive management in
manufacturing, healthcare, consulting and hospitality industries. My focus and willingness to learn and take on
new projects and responsibilities enables me to be the “go to” person. I am by nature a creative problem solver,
always looking for a better way to do things. I am a results and detail oriented individual with proven abilities in
project management and completing multiple and diverse projects to meet deadlines. I operate and manage
people as I would be managed, through mentoring, encouragement and supporting a creative, collaborative and
open-minded attitude. I develop and build relationships providing positive internal and external results.
What I am looking for
The ability to use my skills, talent and personality in a growing organization that values their employees by offering
internal and external growth with an out of the box mentality. A small business that needs an individual who is
able wear many hats realizing immediate ROI on my total compensation.
2. Finance / Mergers & Acquistions
I was responsible for many aspects of finance including managing a Controller in manufacturing.
P&L variance and cash flow analysis reporting including NOI, cash flow, and IRR.
Developed banking relationships to obtain cash flow financing and reduce costs by 20%.
Performed expense report audit and analysis; developed and implemented policies and
Filed and received Illinois Department of Housing (IDPH) approval for expedited Medicaid payment.
Appealed real estate taxes for 60 Unit SLF reducing taxes by $40,000 annually.
Developed budgets and pro forma for several entities.
Provided financial support and leadership on acquisitions from performing pre-acquisition due
diligence through post-acquisition integration activities.
Effectively managed due diligence, incorporation and integration processes during the start up of
Lenscraft, Inc. in 1990, sale of the RX division in 1993 and start up and of Crawdaddy Bayou in 1997.
Transitioned the sale of Fendall Company with Christian Dalloz, St. Claude, a French safety
equipment manufacturer, working in tandem to set up corporate and customer service operations
in Rhode Island and France.
Managed the merger transition of operations for Prism Healthcare Management Group.
Managed transfer of restaurant operations for the sale of Buffalo House.
My responsibilities included hands on bookkeeping and accounting for each organization, therefore I have learned
several healthcare, POS, accounting, payroll, and manufacturing software systems at administrative and end user
Reorganized long term care business office policies/procedures increasing cash flow, efficiency/accuracy.
Structured long term care chart of accounts, policies and procedures, and provided facility level accounting
Reconciled multiple intercompany bank accounts, and entered corresponding journal entries.
Performed daily and monthly accounting and compliance for two low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) SLF’s using
QuickBooks and Excel.
Completed Medicare, Medicaid, & LIHTC cost, compliance, year end and audits working with CPA.
Developed cost report showing manufacturing contribution margins from Datamax legend system to determine
budgeting and pricing requirements. Implemented accountability for all line supervisors based upon reporting
Restructured manufacturing accounts payable processing reducing inaccuracies by 20%.
Developed activity based costing chart of accounts in JD Edwards for manufacturing.
Monitored and managed accounts receivables increasing collections by implementing corporate wide policies.
Managed inventory, performed variance analysis and developed raw materials, WIP, and finished goods costing in
aluminum die casting, assembly and saline solution manufacturing environments.
Submitted sales tax reporting for 25 states manually using spreadsheets that I developed to increase efficiency.
Managed up to 10 direct/indirect personnel.
• Responsibilities included purchasing
management and implementation of policies and
procedures corporate wide.
• Developed and implemented purchasing
procedure, reducing cost through negotiation of
commodity purchases saving over $500,000.
• Negotiated and contracted capital expenditures
corporate wide to provide economies of scale
and implementation efficiencies.
5. Human Resources
My responsibilities included hands on and management of the Human Resources department including handbook
development, union and non union negotiations, benefits including 401(k), group insurance traditional and self
funding, workers compensation, unemployment, payroll and regulatory compliance.
Developed and implemented Human Resources policies and procedures to be compliant with IDPH requirements
and regulatory agencies realizing 100% IDPH tag reduction for five locations.
Negotiated and implemented Hand Punch time clocks and outsourced payroll processing to reduce inaccurate
payroll processing and costs 20%.
Renegotiated group insurance as HRA and negotiated higher employee co pay with union representation reducing
company costs $70,000 annually.
Renegotiated Workers Compensation insurance saving $50,000 annually.
Developed payroll reporting methods, which provided accurate and more effective means of manufacturing labor
Worked with temporary staffing service to provide in house supervisors reducing supervisor workload.
Negotiated and implemented an Ethernet Kronos time and attendance, Etime payroll software interface, and ADP
Payroll/HRIS in manufacturing reducing inaccuracies by 50%.
Implemented non-union employee handbook and conformance of policy enforcement for both union and non-
union in manufacturing and healthcare.
Provided in house recruitment strategies saving over $100,000 in headhunter fees.
Initiated and implemented a Human Resource Department in manufacturing with three locations, including re-
writing the Company handbook and policies and procedures, recruitment, succession planning, employee
incentive, training, compensation management, group benefits and payroll integration.
Implemented self funded insurance plan, and wellness plan. Revised plan documents and renegotiated group
benefits keeping costs well below the national average.
6. Sales & Marketing
Developed residential mortgage loan referral base by marketing my skills
and developing relationships with bankers, realtors, and attorneys closing
1 million in loans per month.
Initiated strategic alliances by traveling with our sales manager and
meeting with key distributors improving new and existing product line
sales growth 20% over budget.
Performed product demonstrations and sales marketing at industry
Worked with distributors to develop Internet website sales based on
Authored marketing business plan for Prism Healthcare Management
Group, LLC, resulting in development of equity investor and banking
Worked with Arlington Heights businesses and local government as
Director of Business Development for the Chamber of Commerce. Was
recognized for contributions and funding efforts.
7. Information & Communication Systems
Responsibilities included IT management and implementation of policies and
procedures corporate wide.
Negotiated, contracted and managed IT maintenance service saving $50,000
Implemented QuickBooks multi user accounting program saving $50,000 annually.
Troubleshooter for network and software to resolve systems problems with users
and 3rd party providers.
Developed instructions and provided end user training for all systems.
Developed infrastructure in tandem with maintenance provider enabling
intercompany database access.
Managed the implementation of Odyssey, an industry specific ERP manufacturing
Project manager of migration and implementation of infrastructure from
mainframe with keypunch, to UNIX mainframe, to XENIX with spreadsheet and
word processing, to DOS, to Windows, to Windows NT LAN/WAN, utilizing an
Internet Service Provider (ISP), ISDN and T1 telecommunications line.
Managed 1 IT manager and 1 IT consulting firm.
8. Manufacturing Production
As acting CEO I was responsible for plant
Reduced manufacturing backlog by 90% by
working with the plant manager, suppliers and
Worked with plant managers to develop
efficiencies in assembly lines.
9. Compliance & Safety
Responsible for program development, implementation
and compliance of OSHA, HAZMAT, FDA GMP, ISO 9000,
LIHTC, HUD, IDPH.
Project management for ISO 9000 certification.
Negotiated, structured and implemented 24 hour guard
service, plant wide security camera system, with viewing
capabilities on the desktop and via the Internet for remote
access capabilities, reducing security issues and improving
safety initiative with ROI of less than one year.
Project manager of regulatory submissions and federal
GMP’s for clean room and saline solution production and
Implemented safety initiative reducing accidents by 40%
10. Real Estate Development
Responsibilities included due diligence, pro forma and 5 year plans,
information submission, construction draw submission, construction
oversight, space planning, capital expenditure procurement, financing
submissions and regulatory compliance.
Submission and approval of Certificate of Need (CON) to replace and build
new construction of a 142 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF). Submission
and approval of HUD 232 new construction financing. Construction
completed June 2010.
Acquired $8,000,000 tax exempt bond financing through UIRVDA for new
construction of 58 Unit supportive living facility (SLF) with Wells Fargo LC
backed loan. Construction completed January 2009, facility 100% leased
Consultant for new construction 60 Unit LIHTC SLF. Multi Level financing
including tax credits. Construction completed Feb 2009. Ramped up in
Submission and approval of CON for skilled nursing facility in Kane County.