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Bill Steckel

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) @ Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) Strategic Financial Leader with Operational & Board Experience Private Equity & Public Co

Greater Chicago Area

Ranked #1,093 out of 21,860 for Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in United States

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD)

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

2012 to 2014

Greater Chicago Area

WSS CFO Advisory

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Greater Chicago Area

Telular Corporation

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer

April 2014 to July 2017

Greater Chicago Area

Bill Steckel's Education

Western Illinois University

Master of Business Administration

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Administration - Accounting

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD)

$1B revenue publicly traded (NSDQ:GLDD) multinational engineering and construction company. Led 70 team members in Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Risk, Purchasing, Human Resources, and IT. Communicated extensively with Board of Directors, Investment Bankers and Wall Street analysts. Within 2 months of joining the company, I discovered improper revenue accounting. We refocused the organization and executed financial...

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Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) @ Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) $1B revenue publicly traded (NSDQ:GLDD) multinational engineering and construction company. Led 70 team members in Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Risk, Purchasing, Human Resources, and IT. Communicated extensively with Board of Directors, Investment Bankers and Wall Street analysts. Within 2 months of joining the company, I discovered improper revenue accounting. We refocused the organization and executed financial restatements. The General Counsel and I led the response to SEC investigation, I led the remediation of material weaknesses and upgraded processes, reporting and staffing. Significant investor relations and shareholder interaction was required throughout the period of financial cleanup. Also during the challenging period of the financial restatement activities, we achieved 24% increase in revenue, improved EBITDA 32% and reduced net debt $29M. Finally, we also executed an acquisition which allowed us to enter an adjacent market sector and generate $110M of incremental revenue. From 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Greater Chicago AreaChief Financial Officer (CFO) @ WSS CFO Advisory SHORT TERM CFO ASSIGNMENTS DURING TERMINAL ILLNESS OF FAMILY MEMBER. ISSUE NOW RESOLVED AND OPEN TO NEW PERMANENT OPPORTUNITIES. ANGELICA Built Chicago based financial organization for $350M B2B linen services company owned by KKR and implemented improved KPI reporting. Increased available borrowing liquidity 400%. Reduced past due Accounts Receivable by 74%. Reduced operating expenses $7.2M and increased margins 500 basis points. AW LLC Directed team of 30 at $400M distributor to consolidate and improve finance and administrative functions and migrate to common IT platform after large acquisition. Implemented metrics reporting. PB WASTE – Selected ERP System, integration partner and developed implementation plan for startup. Greater Chicago AreaExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer @ Telular Corporation $155M revenue SaaS based IoT telematics, software and data analytics provider. Private equity owned by Avista Capital Partners. Recruited by Operating Partner (the former Siebe / Invensys CEO).Led 60 team members in Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Tax, Human Resources, IT, Risk Management, and Legal.Joined company after it was acquired by Private Equity firm. Key leaders driving increase revenue of 58% and EBITDA increase of 60% over 4-year period. Increased enterprise value by 2x+.Generated $18M in additional revenue at 15%+ EBITDA margin through 3 bolt on acquisitions.Built FP & A function to provide planning, forecasting and performance reporting including KPI metrics. Acted as key executive coach for the Sales team for negotiating and structuring large customer contracts. Also championed new Customer Service function to support sales growth and improve customer satisfaction. From April 2014 to July 2017 (3 years 4 months) Greater Chicago AreaConsultant / CFO @ WSS Strategic Advisors CFO / ConsultantLSG: Established Cost Accounting and Internal Reporting functions for LED lighting manufacturer. TPO Printing: Doubled EBITDA from prior year through cost reductions and efficient factory scheduling. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Westfield, INChief Executive Officer (2009-10), Chief Financial Officer (2008-09) Board Member (2009-12) @ Daystar Technolgies, Inc (DSTI) Publicly traded (NSDQ: DSTI) startup developing next generation solar panels. Recruited by former Norwood Director. Company sold. Chief Executive Officer (2009-2010) / Board Member (2009-2012) (reported to Board)I was appointed CEO after product failure and subsequent realignment of executive team. MY primary mission was to restructure the company to reduce costs and maintain NASDAQ listing during period of further technical product development. The ultimate mission of our executive team was to Initiate a process which ultimately resulted in sale of the business to Canadian solar company. Chief Financial Officer (2008-2009) (reported to CEO)I was recruited by a Board Director to build out full functioning financial and administrative functions. During this time frame we also developed 5-year operating plan to provide the executive team, the Board and investors with a clear view of the potential growth of the business. We also implemented full SOX compliance. During the same time frame we obtained a $10M bridge loan and additional equity to support start-up activities. From 2008 to 2012 (4 years) Milpitas, CaliforniaSenior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer @ Norwood Promotional Products $350M revenue manufacturer and distributor of promotional products. Private Equity owned. Company sold. Led Finance, Legal and Administrative team of 85 associates. Reported to CEO and Board of Directors. The most urgent need when I joined Norwood was to improve operating results. Along with the leadership team, we drove an 88% EBITDA increase through primarily via cost reductions. We also Improved cash flow over 12X, mainly through better collections management. We also obtained a new $40M revolving credit line. The final significant activity during my time with the company was focused on the preparation of a total recapitalization and exit strategy to sell the company to new contolling investor. From 2006 to 2008 (2 years) Indianapolis, INChief Financial Officer (2001-03) President/Board Member (2003-05) @ Lambda Power (Siebe/Invensys) $800M Global power equipment manufacturer (33 sites, 3600 employees) Recruited by CFO to return to Siebe / Invensys. Successfully sold company to TDK for 43% premium above expected proceeds.Business Unit President / Board Member (2003-2005) (reported to Group President)After the resignation of the President, I was promoted. Our executive team accelerated new product introductions and marketing strategy to restart organic growth. We continued our operational improvements and increased EBITDA by 120% and positioned company for continued profit growth of 25% per year. After our parent company decided to sell the business, I served as the primary spokesperson and business leader for successful sale of company to TDK at a significant premium. Chief Financial Officer (2001-2002) (reported to Business Unit President)Led Finance and IT team of 110. My primary focus upon rejoining my previous employer was to drive operational improvements. In addition to cost reductions and factory rationalizations, we implemented KPI monitoring and product line profitability reporting. Operational improvements and improved working capital management resulted in improved cash flow 257%. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) San Diego, CAChief Financial Officer/Treasurer (2000-01) Senior Vice President, Finance (1998-99) @ St. Jude Medical and Advanced Bionics $1B revenue global implantable medical device manufacturer. Senior Vice President, Finance (1998-1999) St. Jude Medical Pacemaker & Defibrillator Group (reported to CEO)Led 80 global team members responsible for Finance, Accounting, IT and FacilitiesLed successful integration of $300M acquisition. Reorganized U.S. and European businesses to reduce overhead costs by 20%. Implemented new ERP system. I departed St. Jude to work with the spin out startup called Advanced Bionics. Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (2000-2001) Advanced Bionics (cochlear implant spin out) (reported to CEO) I served as the key executive leading the implementation of staffing and processes in the financial and administrative disciplines to support 3X company growth. We also completed private placement leading to $50M investment and prepared for anticipated IPO. From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Valencia & Sylmar, CAVice President Finance @ Siebe Controls $1.5B global controls manufacturer with 37 sites and 4500 employees. Recruited by former CTS executive.Vice President, Finance (reported to Division President)Managed Finance and IT team of 200. Executed 7 acquisitions (Europe and North America) with $200M+ revenue while achieving record EBITDA and Cash Flow results. From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) Dublin, OH

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