Bachelor of Science, Finance @
State University of New York at Binghamton
I am a seasoned finance and operations professional with more than 20 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies. I have expertise in budgeting, accounting, acquisitions, cost benefit analysis, management, operations and strategy. I have extreme diversity in industry experience including manufacturing, service, retail, advertising and telecommunication that have given me a very unique ability to
I am a seasoned finance and operations professional with more than 20 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies. I have expertise in budgeting, accounting, acquisitions, cost benefit analysis, management, operations and strategy. I have extreme diversity in industry experience including manufacturing, service, retail, advertising and telecommunication that have given me a very unique ability to quickly and effectively have an impact in any industry. This has provided me with a base of knowledge that lends itself to any business and a very “out of the box” approach that may be missed by those who have only worked in one industry. I am extremely adept at identifying operational inefficacies, developing solutions and influencing those who are most effected, to “buy into” the change. I have a lot of energy and passion for what I do!
Director of Finance @ From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Controller @ Over three decades ago, MTA entered the healthcare industry as a medical gas pipeline equipment company, serving healthcare facilities throughout the state of Florida. Through time, MTA has grown in size and now can provide numerous testing services, products, and equipment to healthcare facilities across the United States. MTA is one of the largest single-source healthcare specialty and compliance companies in the United States, with its corporate office located in Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay area) and regional offices located in Texas, Arizona, and Kansas. From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Consulting @ Small Business consulting, client database development and management, product sourcing and revenue analysis. From July 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 6 months) Vice President of Finance @ Provide finance leadership for a staff of 75 for a division with $800 million in annual revenue, providing cable, high-speed data, and phone and security services to the community. Oversee all aspects of warehouse operations, budgeting & financial reporting, collections, security and facilities management.
Key Contributions & Results:
Successful Closure of Divisional Collections and Customer Support Operations at Area level to Centralized Regional Group: Smooth transition over the course of two years resulting in savings of 20 FTEs and operational efficiency.
Given Responsibility for Finance Management of $250 Million Hudson Valley division – oversaw successful transition of the Hudson Valley division from NYC to Albany Division May 2012. Responsible for all areas of reporting for Hudson Valley and Cable Theft.
Creation of Outbound Collections Team, Neustar Team: Decrease Bad Debt from 0.56% to 0.38% of revenue in one year and increased collections 110%.
Rollout of Equifax Credit Scoring: created procedures and training materials, established scoring and scripting, daily monitoring of compliance resulting in an average of $25k in recoveries monthly.
Established Facility Department: focus on expense savings resulted $200k annually. Repairs done in house and review of outdated contracts.
Consolidation of seven warehouses into one: resulted in $1 million reduction in parts inventory, $125k reduction in excess and obsolete inventory and savings of seven FTEs.
Executive Leader of the Green Team – focused on being environmentally friendly and saving the division money From January 2009 to April 2013 (4 years 4 months) Sr Director of Finance & Ops @ Sr. Director of Finance & Business Operations, Albany, NY
Led all aspects of accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, billing, collection and data management. Provided professional direction to a team of six direct and nine indirect reports for $100 million cable advertising region for TWC. Managed all efforts related to the general ledger, accounts payable, credit approval, billing, collections and monthly closing processes. Conducted financial analysis, modeling, compensation analysis, commission plan creation and P&L projections.
Key Contributions & Results:
Creation of the Northeast Regional Financial Operating Center: consolidated 5 accounting locations into one location; established credit & collections department, billing department, data & systems management, budgeting and financial reporting; developed of all Financial Policies and Procedures.
Established Credit Procedure & Policy-standard application process, credit scoring, payment plan guidelines and monitoring
Lead the Company’s Advertising Division in the establishment of SOX and Internal Audit policies, procedures and results
Awarded Regional Operating Center of the Year, 2006 – the first award given of its kind
Implemented E-Billing System reducing Billing staff by 50%, reducing postage and decreasing average days outstanding From 2003 to 2008 (5 years) Director of Finance @ Finance Director for the Expo Design division of Home Depot From July 1995 to August 2003 (8 years 2 months) Director of Finance @ Controller Expo Design Division, Atlanta, GA
Finance leader for Home Depot’s elite home store, EXPO DESIGN, with annual revenue of $2 billion. Reported to the CFO with dotted line to the President. Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, strategic analysis, executive management presentations, profit & loss analysis, cost/benefit analysis, logistics reporting and financial modeling.
Key Contributions & Results:
■ Division generated first positive cash flow year within 12 months of tenure
■ Established spending controls which resulted in decreased operating expenses of $6.6 million annually
■ Awarded High Potential Associate status 2002 and Six Sigma Nominee From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Business Analyst @ Analyst for lighting manufacturer. Responsible for budgets, reporting and creation of Executive presentations From 1989 to 1993 (4 years)
MBA, Finance and Accounting @ Marist College From 1990 to 1994 Bachelor of Science, Finance @ State University of New York at Binghamton From 1987 to 1989 Gerry Stohr, CPA MBA is skilled in: Strategy, Management, Process Improvement, Finance, Time Management, Forecasting, Telecommunications, Budgets, Financial Reporting, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, Strategic Partnerships, Advertising, Financial Modeling, Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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