I am a seasoned, hands-on business executive skilled at helping small businesses succeed with limited resources. Working as a CPA, turnaround management consultant, and functional lead supporting sales / client service efforts has led me to become a change agent who reinvents himself to fill new roles and company environments.
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I am an analytical problem-solver capable of performing detailed analysis to justify recommendations while remaining mindful of overall business goals / constraints and market trends.
My functional diversity is...
The creation of the Groh Consulting entity was done to provide flexibility to clients/employers by allowing them to consider interim or contract hiring. I also considered the useful, tactical experience that I'd gain by running a SMB (small-medium business).
BUSINESS OPERATIONS / TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
*Ardent student of the business of SaaS/Web 2.0/Cloud Computing/Mobile Internet; knowledge used for strategy setting and implementations. Primary focus on bringing cost-efficient, quick-to-deploy tools to business users.
*Strong grasp of personal productivity/collaborative tools such as MS Office, document management, unified communications, social networking, subscription feeds, wikis, mashups, and mobile devices.
*Exposed to techniques/benefits of engaging customers on-line: blogs, forums, advertising, and viral marketing.
*Mindful of impact of business/legal issues arising from data security, privacy, portability, backup, and open standards.
*Aware of system and data integration challenges and advancements to promote compatibility and portability.
*Understanding of on-premise corporate data center infrastructure: network, software, and hardware components.
*Familiar with online billing/payment/financial management systems used to streamline B2B, B2C, and P2P business.
FINANCIAL SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
*Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California.
*Successfully passed all levels of the Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor...
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Arthur Andersen LLP
Manager, Corporate Restructuring
1998 - 2002
Advised distressed companies in aspects of operational turnarounds, debt restructuring, and bankruptcy. Facilitated communication between company insiders, creditors, investors, financial / legal...
Altschuler, Melvoin, & Glasser LLP
Senior Associate, Financial Assurance
1992 - 1996
(now owned by McGladrey & Pullen, a global accounting firm with 100+ offices)
*Supervised court-mandated audits of publicly held equipment leasing partnerships initially valued at $400 million...