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I am a senior level finance and accounting individual with over 30 years of experience and background in all major areas of accounting, finance and strategic operational leadership.  I have served as both a controller and chief financial officer at two different public companies.  I have also served as a member of the board of directors at one of those companies.  In addition to my experience with publicly traded companies, I also have experience with large and small privately held companies as well as partnerships.  My background includes not only domestic business experience but an extensive international background as well, including countries such as India, Brazil, and China as well as Western European countries and the UK.

I am a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with big four accounting firm experience.  My accounting background includes internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, accounting standards (GAAP), accounting systems (including ERP systems, internal and external reporting, SEC reporting and compliance, budgeting, planning and forecasting.

I am experienced at leading multiple business functions and units both in the U.S. and abroad, including strategic and operational planning as well as cost control and reduction initiatives.  I have significant experience with working capital management, profitability improvement and business unit restructuring.  My background also includes experience working with and managing the human resource department, the legal department, employee benefits (including ERISA), insurance and risk management matters and information technology systems including ERP and business intelligence systems.

My finance background covers a broad array of capital market, corporate finance and banking experiences.  I have been involved as leader in a number of public financing arrangements including an IPO, several secondary stock offerings, a rights offering, and several public debt offerings.  I have also led and negotiated numerous commercial bank financing arrangements including revolving credits, asset backed loans, term notes and private placements.  I have contacts at a broad base of commercial banks including large regional banks, private lenders, commercial finance companies as well as a number of large national money center banks.  In addition I have a network of contacts and relationships with some of the nation’s leading investment banking companies.

I have significant experience with Mergers and Acquisitions, ranging from identifying and evaluating potential targets to negotiating, including and integrating successful transactions, both buy and sell side.  I have participated in and supervised numerous due diligence projects.

I have been engaged in a number of successful consulting/contract arrangements serving as an interim CFO at two different companies.  I have also been engaged for several specific consulting projects involving the coordination of due diligence efforts on several potential acquisition targets as well as a project regarding an earnings restatement for a publicly traded company.

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David W. Kay
Senior Level Finance and Accounting Services