Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary @
Associate General Counsel @ Sikorsky Aircraft
BS, Political Science @
Southern Connecticut State University
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer @ Responsible for managing the global Legal, Human Resources and Environmental, Health & Safety organizations for a publicly-traded (NYSE listed), light industrial manufacturing company with operations throughout the U.S., Europe (including the U.K.) and Asia (including China). From May 2015 to Present (7 months) Manchester, CTVice President, General
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer @ Responsible for managing the global Legal, Human Resources and Environmental, Health & Safety organizations for a publicly-traded (NYSE listed), light industrial manufacturing company with operations throughout the U.S., Europe (including the U.K.) and Asia (including China). From May 2015 to Present (7 months) Manchester, CTVice President, General Counsel & Secretary @ Responsible for managing company-wide compliance affairs and team for a publicly-traded (NYSE listed), light industrial manufacturing company with operations throughout the U.S., Europe (including the U.K.) and Asia (including China); provide business advice, strategic direction, counsel and opinions in all areas of compliance impacting the company, including handling complex corporate transactions, financing/credit facility execution and management, contract/licensing drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, federal/state regulatory compliance, strategic corporate planning, intellectual property protection, litigation management, employment law matters, and cost-effective use/management of outside counsel; responsible for managing/executing the enterprise risk management process and the global EH&S organization; lead the acquisition of and assigned by the Board of Directors to co-lead the integration of a recently acquired privately-held company with factories in the U.S., the U.K. and China. From May 2013 to May 2015 (2 years 1 month) Manchester, CTAssociate General Counsel @ Chief legal officer of Sikorsky’s $4+ billion Operations organization, which encompasses manufacturing, supply management, strategic sourcing, final assembly, quality and operations planning; responsibilities include (i) managing legal, contracts and export compliance team and activities; (ii) supporting existing subsidiaries and international JVs in Poland and Turkey and establishing and growing JVs in emerging markets, including India, China and Brazil; (iii) ensuring consistent application of Sikorsky compliance standards and processes across all facilities, partnerships and programs; (iv) collaborating with customers, international joint venture partners and suppliers to drive alignment and implement strategic changes; (v) handling negotiations and disputes with major suppliers; and (vi) providing strategic, business and legal advice to senior management. From March 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 3 months) Director, Executive Assistant to the President @ Chief of staff to the President of a $7 billion global products and services division of UTC with more than 40,000 employees; primary liaison with President’s direct reports, including functional leads and seven regional presidents; in-depth participation in all key financial, operational, legal and strategic meetings, ensuring thorough and timely completion of action items; draft President’s correspondence, speeches and internal/external presentations. From May 2010 to February 2012 (1 year 10 months) Assistant Counsel @ Provide legal and business advice to sales, finance, engineering, and senior management on a broad range of issues involved in the structuring, negotiating, administering and troubleshooting of complex relationships with engine program customers and joint venture partners worldwide; tasked with administering and negotiating key aspects of material agreements, dispute resolution and litigation management; provide legal support to the Marketing Department; provide training and compliance guidelines to business units on numerous legal topics (e.g., Antitrust, FCPA and foreign corporate laws); appointed as primary legal counsel for the emerging P&W Line Maintenance Services division and the Next Generation Engine Program.
Primary legal negotiator for large international commercial campaigns, including: (i) sole source engine program with Bombardier Aerospace; (ii) dual source engine programs with Chinese and European airframers; (iii) sale and support agreements with numerous European airlines/lessors for the purchase of more than 100 aircraft; (iv) exclusive engine maintenance service agreements with domestic and international customers having contract values in excess of $6.0 billion. From August 2007 to July 2010 (3 years) Executive Vice President / General Counsel @ Recruited by investor group to organize a de novo bank. Legal and business responsibilities included: (i) drafting business plan, PPM for a $35 million private offering and all policies/procedures governing bank operations/personnel; (ii) all hiring, including members of executive team; (iii) coordination among organizers, regulatory counsel, vendors and accountants; (iv) assisting in the oversight of the construction of a 16,000sq. ft. facility; (v) all aspects of corporate formation/governance; and (vi) upon withdrawal of the application, advising the organizers of strategic alternatives, including merger, sale or lease to an existing bank, ultimately successfully negotiating the asset sale to an existing bank. From June 2006 to July 2007 (1 year 2 months) Corporate Associate @ Represented established companies in debt financings/restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate maintenance, contract drafting and negotiations (including intellectual property licenses), and establishing intellectual property protection strategies; represented entrepreneurs in business formation, strategies and implementations, corporate governance, employment matters, and investment execution with banks and venture capitalists; and represented serial entrepreneurs in the formation of an inaugural angel venture fund. From March 2005 to June 2006 (1 year 4 months) Pensacola, Florida AreaCorporate Associate @ Broad experiences in mergers and acquisitions, including asset sales and liquidations; corporate governance matters, including public company maintenance and compliance under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; private equity investments, including corporate reorganizations, alternative financing transactions and debt financings; and contract drafting and negotiations, including intellectual property licenses; specific public company experiences include advising on and preparing periodic, quarterly and annual reports under the ’34 Act, Section 16 compliance, filing and maintaining registration statements, Board of Directors governance, stockholder annual meetings, and providing general guidance to management and investor relations. From August 2001 to February 2005 (3 years 7 months) Nuclear Weapons Specialist @ From August 1992 to April 1995 (2 years 9 months)
JD, with honors, Law @ The University of Connecticut School of Law From 1997 to 2001 BS, Political Science @ Southern Connecticut State University From 1995 to 1997 Chad A. McDaniel is skilled in: Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Mergers, Strategy, Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures, Contract Negotiation, Program Management, Contract Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Management, Legal Writing, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Business Planning, Start-ups, Negotiation, Finance, Private Equity, Licensing, Due Diligence, Venture Capital, Restructuring, Legal Advice, Executive Management, Litigation Management, Employment Law, Legal Compliance, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Litigation
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