Innovative, results-oriented executive with diverse experience in finance areas, including internal audit, supply chain management, decision support and regulated revenue management. Adept at industry analysis, strategic and creative thinking, planning, and execution. Effective communicator at all levels of the organization both internally and externally, who consistently leads team to higher levels of performance.
Sprint Nextel, Overland Park, Ks 1989 to Present
Telecommunication provider of wireless, data and voice services - annual sales of $35 Billion.
Vice President Enterprise Procurement and Facilities (7/2010 through Present)
Responsible for ~ 20 million sqft of commercial, technical and retail space; manage the sourcing and procurement operations function $25 billion in annual spend. Manage a combined organization of 140 associates and report to the chief financial officer.
Vice President Enterprise Procurement, Facilities and Security Management (8/2008 through 7/2010)
Responsible for ~ 20 million sqft of commercial, technical and retail space; manage the enterprise corporate security function including investigations, wire taps and subpoenas; manage the end to end supply chain function from source to settle encompassing $25 billion in annual spend. Manage a combined organization of 240 associates and report to the chief financial officer.
Vice President – Corporate Audit Services (2004 through 2008)
Responsible for defining and executing a risk based audit plan for the enterprise. Lead the first year implementation efforts in support of Sarbanes – Oxley, Section 404, assessment of internal controls. Implemented a plan to refocus internal audit efforts from primarily compliance, to a more balanced effort between compliance and operational auditing for the combined Sprint Nextel audit staff. Supervise a staff of 55 and report regularly to the audit committee.
Assistant Vice President – Sourcing (2001 through 2003)
Responsible for vendor selection and contract negotiations for $14 billion in spending annually. Generated $200M in saving in the first year, $300M the second year and $600M the third year. Lead the corporation in more disciplined method of identifying and selecting vendors of goods and services and assisted obtaining $100M in additional revenue.
Assistant Vice President Finance National Integrated Services (2000 through 2001)
Chief financial officer for the division of Sprint responsible for leading the organization into the competitive local service market. Provided analysis which highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the Integrated On Demand (ION) product. Analysis led to the timely abandonment of this project.
Director Decision Support National Integrated Services (10/1996 through 1999)
Responsible for financial analysis of local competition, competitive alternatives and business case analysis of the Integrated On Demand (ION) product. Provided analysis and testified before the FCC and DOJ on the relative financial viability of resale, unbundled network element (UNE and UNE-P) and hybrid competitive local network alternatives. The analysis compared the financial viability of the competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in comparison to the incumbent local service providers. Received a Finance Distinguished Contributor award for the analysis, which altered Sprint’s strategic direction.
Director Revenues (02/1991 through 09/1996)
Managed the regulated revenues of the Minnesota, Nebraska and Wyoming local telephone companies (annual regulated revenues of $82M, $14M and $7M respectively). Steered all three companies from traditional rate of return regulation to alternative forms of regulation.
Manager Regulatory Accounting (10/1989 to 01/1991)
Interstate Bakeries, Kansas City, MO 01/1987 to 09/1989
Baked goods manufacturer (bread and cake products) -Director of Internal Audit
Pizza Hut, Wichita, KS 01/1984 to 12/1986
Restaurant chain - Manager of Internal Audit
Continental Illinois National Bank, Chicago, Ill 04/1982 to 12/1983
Bank -Senior Internal Auditor.
Peat, Marwick and Mitchell Certified Public Accountants, Chicago, Ill 06/1979 to 03/1982
Public Accounting Firm -Senior Internal Auditor
Executive MBA Finance, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1998
BS Accounting, Southern Illinois University, 1979
Professional Certification – Affiliations
Veteran United States Air Force
Certified Public Accountant
Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
2009 National Eagle Leadership Institute Award Winner
Executive Leadership Council Member
University of Missouri – Kansas City – Alumni of the Year 2015
Board Member – National Minority Supplier Development Council