Lawrence A Dodd 696 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste. 314 Danville, CA 94526 (925) 408-‐4350 go-‐the-‐firstname.lastname@example.org Summary of Qualifications Proven leader who combines strategic big-‐picture vision with effective tactical execution to deliver consistent positive results in changing environments. Accomplished strategic change agent successfully leading cultural change through acquisitions, including the post acquisition management of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club in 1993. Trusted advisor and strategic thought partner with broad operational and financial leadership skills in professional sports, real estate, consulting and training and development industries, among others. Organizations Served San Francisco Giants Meritage Homes Arthur Andersen Robert Half International Kaiser Permanente Signature Properties Resources Global/Deloitte & Touche KB Homes Chevron Signature Development Group University of San Francisco Dale Carnegie American Management Association Insituform Technologies Autodesk Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Exodus Communications Tri Valley Growers Professional Experience • Led strategic cultural change for private and public organizations in challenging environments; developed and implemented strategic plans in both rising and declining markets; created business planning tools and instilled the leadership discipline to execute them and built metric-‐driven approaches to managing the organizations. • Recaptured over $10 million in taxes by successfully challenging existing capitalization policy; developed and implemented daily cash forecasting tools that empowered leadership to efficiently manage cash requirements; developed strategic staffing tool to proactively manage staffing levels as the company consolidated and reduced overhead by $2 million by questioning existing marketing strategy.
Professional Experience (Continued) • Restructured accounting and finance department to reduce time required to produce strategic and financial plans from 90 days to 45 days; reduced financial statement closing cycle from 60 days to 25 days; developed and implemented monthly variance reporting process to identify, explain and remediate variances on a monthly basis and streamlined revenue recognition procedures resulting in increased accuracy and a reduction in time for monthly revenue review meeting from 8 hours to 2 hours. • Reviewed and evaluated staff; built contribution-‐oriented teams who worked cohesively as a team to achieve superior results; trained and mentored leaders to perform at their highest levels; empowered managers to build and lead their own teams and improved communication between finance/accounting and other departments. • Created and implemented internal controls surrounding new and existing ventures; instituted best practices to comply with Sarbanes Oxley requirements and served on Corporate Fraud Prevention Committee and Corporate Oracle Implementation Steering Committee. • Managed the negotiation of post closing-‐settlement of acquisition transaction of the San Francisco Giants; managed audit and tax relationships with Big 4 accounting firm and worked closely with Major League Baseball on various business issues. • Consulted with Kaiser Permanente to design and implement restructuring of CFO functions for shared service organizations and regions outside of California; developed, documented and delivered restructuring plan to CFO of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to maximize the effectiveness of the finance/accounting team; worked with team of CFOs to develop and deliver course to CEOs on how to fully utilize their CFOs; completed Chevron change management course and participated in change initiative. • Led 4 system conversions (3 JD Edwards and 1 Platinum); evaluated and revised all operational processes around new systems to gain the maximum organizational benefit and assured that conversions were on budget and on time. • Developed strong public speaking and communication skills; taught hundreds of business people to become more effective leaders by strengthening their human relations skills and served as speaker for professional associations and local universities.
Education and Achievements Sonoma State University – Rohnert Park, California Bachelors of Arts in Business Management, emphasis in Accounting (1985) Institute of Management Accountants Regional Financial Executive of the Year – 2006 Nominee Regional Financial Executive of the Year – 2005 Dale Carengie Instructor – 1995 – 1997 Highest Award for Achievement for a Graduate Assistant – 1995 Highest Award for Achievement for a Class Member – 1994 State of California Certified Public Accountant (Inactive Status) – 1989 Work History Consulting VP Finance, Signature Development Group, Oakland, California 2010 – 2012 Consulting CFO, Robert Half CFO Services, San Francisco, California 2010 – 2012 Controller, Trumpet Behavioral Resources, Pleasanton, California 2010 Consultant, Robert Half Management Resources, Oakland, California 2009 Consultant, Resources Global Professionals, San Francisco, California 2008 – 2009 Vice President – CFO, Signature Properties, Pleasanton, California 2007 – 2008 Consultant, Resources Global Professionals, San Francisco, California 2006 – 2007 Regional CFO and Vice President, Meritage Homes, Concord, California 2004 – 2006 Consultant, Resources Global Professionals, San Francisco, California 1997 – 2004 Controller, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco, California 1993 – 1997 Assistant Controller, KB Homes, Dublin, California 1988 – 1993 Senior Auditor, Arthur Andersen & Co., San Francisco, California 1985 – 1988