Donald R

Financial Director/CFO


Aircraft Rigging Assembler


Saint Rose, LA

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My objective is to leverage my experience while continuing to be challenged. I have 20 years of experience working for a Fortune 500 international company manufacturing products and providing various services. Expand leadership responsibilities, improve organizational ability to exceed corporate goals, and help honor all long-term commitments made to customers, stockholders, employees and the communities in which we live. Personally, I have the drive and determination to consistently achieve success as a leader in all of the organizations that I have worked with in the past.


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Seaboard Corporation Managing & Financial Director 3/2002 - 2/2015



UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA – Lafayette, Louisiana Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance 1981 Bachelor Degree



 A trusted advisor and confidante to the Board and members of the executive team  Consistently and efficiently manage costs through the budgetary process, both discretionary and non-discretionary (SG&A and manufacturing), bringing cost-saving ideas to fruition  Simultaneously oversaw international multi-services operations in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean  Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and diplomacy stemming from extensive exposure to numerous foreign cultures and international markets, in engaging with employees, labor unions, government agencies, and distributors from all corners of the world  Builder and leader of high-performing teams, committed to excellence and fostering a collaborative, team-oriented attitude  Conducted extensive training and mentoring, including of peer financial directors, as well as people in countries where conduct business  Record of high retention of the most valued people, ensuring deep bench strength with training by subject matter experts, providing personalized developmental mentoring and coaching  Always ensure accounting processes meet quality standards, are technologically up to date and performed on schedule, and built a record of submitting 100% accurate and complete financial statements  100% record of incurring no audit adjustments in facilitating completion of internal and external audits  Recruited to develop and execute strategic plans to achieve numerous critical objectives, including timely, accurate financial statements, cost-reduction, repatriation, process automation, currency re-measurement, and taxation & treasury management  Engaged with key stakeholders, finance leaders and subject matter experts to resolve periodic accounting issues  Communicated and provided transparency during all phases of training and implementation of programs and procedures  Collaborated with regional finance, country finance and corporate executives to identify opportunities for end-to-end process improvement and simplification  Consistently ensured compliance with local and internal manufacturing standards, meeting both statutory and environmental requirements  Facilitated penetration of international markets by designing and launching robust and innovative plans to support business development and market expansion goals  Uncovered lucrative market opportunities and initiated business expansion to encompass US military operations in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovar, working with Brown & Root/Kellogg to provide food, logistics and facilities services to the US, UN, and international peacekeeping forces  Experienced in overseeing the entire lifecycle of company launches from construction to opening, including conducting feasibility studies before launch  Conceived and launched a successful 3-year student internship program at Seaboard flour mill factory, designing training program, leading real-life projects  Lead participant in assisting the US Embassy in Sierra Leone to educate local businesses on how to work within world economic programs to better international trade  Committed to devoting time and professional knowledge to the Helen Keller World Vision organization’s seminars for the blind, giving talks on flour manufacturing and nutrition, and conducting factory tours

Companies I like:

International Presence - Solar energy Companies - Manufacturing - food - flour, etc.


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Leadership ▪ Financial Management ▪ Global Operations ▪ Internal controls ▪ Stakeholder Relations Human Resources ▪ Start-ups & Turnarounds ▪ Mergers & Acquisitions ▪ P&L Responsibility Experienced senior level financial leader with over fifteen years of success directing international business operations across multiple continents to include Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. Leverages solid financial acumen and business expertise to strategize and execute visionary business plans and programs. Aligns strategic initiatives with corporate targets across revenue generation, cost control, financial reporting, staff development, and employee engagement. Serves as a trusted advisor and confidante to the Board and members of the executive team. Builds dedicated teams with a shared sense of focus, driven to achieve performance excellence. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy while engaging with international employees, labor unions, government agencies, and distributors. Additional competencies include: ▪ Relationship Management ▪ Contract Negotiations ▪ Cost Reduction & Avoidance ▪ Staff Recruitment & Retention ▪ Team Performance &Training ▪ Budget Allocation & Oversight ▪ Financial Analysis & Forecasting ▪ Strategic & Operational Planning ▪ Compliance/ Audits/ Sarbanes Oxley/ GAAP ▪ Project Management & Implementation