Resume- Michael Cullen

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OPERATIONS and FINANCE LEADER delivering consistent and measurable increased shareholder value through business, financial and market development processes and strategies. Decisive leadership at the Board and senior executive level through root-cause problem solving, team development, and communication that leads to growth and profitability of public and private companies. Expertise in restructuring undervalued businesses, leading M&A, FP&A, and Operations Management. Finely honed communication skills built on unwavering accuracy, credibility, and integrity. Seeking to drive rapid growth of high potential enterprise on “C-level” through world-class financial and operational leadership.
Delivering Results to the Bottom Line
for Fortune 500 / Start-Ups/ Underperforming Companies
• Realized $50M or ~ $0.01 EPS impacted savings by dramatically reduced unclaimed liabilities
• Delivered ~ 10,000 hours capacity enablement through digital enablement and automation
• Led teams in increasing profitability over 100% in each of the last three assignments
• Achieved a 20% CAGR in revenue and profitability for Fortune 500 businesses and high-tech startups
• Served as cultural change agent in leading over $200 million of M&A transactions
Driving Organizational and Financial Excellence
• Strategic & Business Planning
– P&L/Balance Sheet Management
– Cost Control / Overhead Reductions
• Balanced and insightful leadership
– Cash Flow Management
– Diplomatic People Skills / Customer Focus
• Wall Street Financing / M&A
– Corporate Finance and Reporting
– SEC Compliance / Sarbanes Oxley
• Skilled Negotiation
– Visionary Business Creation
– Commercial Savvy
• Restructuring and Turnarounds
– Ownership of Results
– Multi-discipline leadership
• Consulting to Board of Directors
– Diverse Business Experience
– Empowerment of management team
Building Corporate Performance and Industry Leadership
2019 – 2022
Verizon, Inc. – a Fortune 15 telecommunications juggernaut
Finance Transformation Management Office needed a seasoned leader that could couple business acumen with project management and bridge the gaps in systems, processes, and policies end-to-end.
Manage a headcount of four and lead finance, operations, marketing, sales, IT and HR initiatives generating an EPS increase of a penny and capacity enablement of 10,000 hours across seven different Business Units and Center of Excellence. Continually mine current processes, align stakeholders, identify gaps, and propose alternatives to the status quo. Create communications plans and deck ware for Senior Leadership highlighting business requirements, project status, CRAID entries, and value. Held approval authority for 1ERP S/4 implementation Key Design Decisions.
• Over 2,000 business requirements identified within Record-to-Report and Acquire-to-Retire workstreams
• In total, $100M in savings generated through 10+ completed projects
• In total, 20,000 hours in capacity enablement driven across five projects
• Drove Key Design Decision with Senior Leadership for Investment Management (S4) spanning 6 months

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