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 Expert  726035

Expert in Management Consulting, System Developer, Accountant, Information Security, and Chemist


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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• Designed and implemented a standard cost system for an adhesives manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. Better understanding of manufacturing costs resulted in a 5% increase in gross margins.

• Conducted a downsizing review of the accounting and finance functions of a big three broadcasting network. The project resulted in significant cost savings by reducing personnel and simplifying financial systems.

• Reviewed the accounting and finance functions of a major New York City Museum, determined that the institution's expenses were increasing at a rate of 20% per annum. Identified expense tracking and control procedures that served to contain expense increases.

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accounting

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cost accounting

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labor cost estimation

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spreadsheet software

• Designed and implemented a standard cost system for an adhesives manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. Better understanding of manufacturing costs resulted in a 5% increase in gross margins.

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budget control

Analyzed various industries and formulated entry strategies. Evaluated acquistion candidates and drafted presentations to secure Board of Director's approval.
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competitive analysis

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competitive intelligence

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competitive intelligence countermeasures

As a consultant evaluated and identified areas of risk at Sandoz. This led to employment with Sandoz as the ISEC Officer. My responsibilities included: implementing an ISEC program at Sandoz, working as a liaison between the United States operation and the Swiss headquarters. When Sandoz and CIBA merged into Novartis, led the team that merged Sandoz' and CIBA ISEC programs into one cohesive program. As the North America subject mater expert (SME) for ISEC, assisted local ISEC Officers with the implementation of ISEC programs at affiliated companies such as Novartis' Consumer Health and Animal Health Divisions.

Major accomplishments included:

• Working with the Head of ISEC for Novartis, played a major role in the integration of CIBA's and Sandoz' ISEC programs. Major activities included: o Rewriting the ISEC manual for Novartis o Developing and implementing the New ISEC Officers workshop o Developing a self assessment questionnaire to determine the level of ISEC awareness at affiliate companies o Training ISEC officers for affiliate companies such as Animal Health, CIBA Vision, Novartis Corporation, Consumer Products, etc. o Conducting ISEC Audits of Affiliate Companies

• Managing the ISEC function for Novartis Pharmaceuticals U.S. This included: o Developing and implementing the concept of ISEC Coordinators. Training these coordinators to complete information classifications and monitored the coordinator's progress. o Increasing ISEC awareness by: ? Writing ISEC articles for Novartis' company newspaper ? Making ISEC awareness presentation to Novartis' Departments ? Implementing Computer Based Training (CBT) for ISEC ? Conducting investigations of ISEC incidents ? Acting as the ISEC liaison to Headquarter and Affiliate ISEC Organizations o Conducting risk assessments of all Novartis Pharmaceuticals' Departments o Working closely with IT to incorporate ISEC functions into new computer applications

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corporate espionage

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counterespionage


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Reading, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   MBA   Finance and Accounting   Ohio State University  
1972   BS   Chemistry   Tulane University  
1973   NJ Teaching Certificate   Physical Science & Math   Kean University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to 2006

 

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

 

Security Department

 

Information Security Officer

 

As a consultant evaluated and identified areas of risk at Sandoz. This led to employment with Sandoz as the ISEC Officer. My responsibilities included: implementing an ISEC program at Sandoz, working as a liaison between the United States operation and the Swiss headquarters. When Sandoz and CIBA merged into Novartis, led the team that merged Sandoz' and CIBA ISEC programs into one cohesive program. As the North America subject mater expert (SME) for ISEC, assisted local ISEC Officers with the implementation of ISEC programs at affiliated companies such as Novartis' Consumer Health and Animal Health Divisions.

1988 to 1992

 

American Management Systems

 

Finance & Accounting

 

Principal for Business Analysis

 

Worked as a management consultant for nine years specializing in accounting and finance, strategic planning and system development. Successfully completed engagements in the following major industries: Telecommunications, non-profit, and Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities included: selling engagements and writing proposals, managing engagements, as well as meeting the client's needs.

1983 to 1988

 

Coopers & Lybrand

 

Finance & Accounting

 

Manager of Consulting Services

 

Worked as a management consultant for nine years specializing in accounting and finance, strategic planning and system development. Successfully completed engagements in the following major industries: Telecommunications, non-profit, and Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities included: selling engagements and writing proposals, managing engagements, as well as meeting the client's needs.

1981 to 1983

 

Ogden Corporation

 

Business Planning

 

Manager of Business Planning

 

• Designed and implemented a standard cost system for an adhesives manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. Better understanding of manufacturing costs resulted in a 5% increase in gross margins.

• Coordinated the integration of an acquired company's financial systems into the parent company's information management system. Resulting in savings of $1 million per year.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

New Jersey Teaching Certificate: Physical Science and Math


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 1991   Division of Substance Abuse Services A New York State Agency   Manager   • Developed the data model for the Division of Substance Abuse Services (DSAS), a New York State Agency with a budget of over $300 million. Used this data model to develop the Strategic System plan for DSAS. The Strategic System Plan was used to justify the expenditure of $15 million for a new computer system.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • Identified over $100 million in value for the proprietary software of a major food company that was acquired by a major tobacco company. The documentation that justified this re-evaluation of software was used to reduce goodwill and increase cash-flow. The successful completion of this project resulted in a follow-on engagement to re-evaluate the proprietary software of a major meat processor.
  • • Reviewed the accounting and finance functions of a major New York City Museum, determined that the institution's expenses were increasing at a rate of 20% per annum. Identified expense tracking and control procedures that served to contain expense increases.
  • • Conducted a downsizing review of the accounting and finance functions of a big three broadcasting network. The project resulted in significant cost savings by reducing personnel and simplifying financial systems.
  • • Completed an acquisition study for a Swiss Mobile Radio Company. Study revealed that the equity of the Target Company was overstated by $10 million. As a result of this study, the final purchase price was reduced.
  • • Designed and implemented a standard cost system for an adhesives manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. Better understanding of manufacturing costs resulted in a 5% increase in gross margins.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to 1999   Europe   • Working with the Head of ISEC for Novartis, played a major role in the integration of CIBA's and Sandoz' ISEC programs. Major activities included: o Rewriting the ISEC manual for Novartis o Developing and implementing the New ISEC Officers workshop o Developing a self assessment questionnaire to determine the level of ISEC awareness at affiliate companies o Training ISEC officers for affiliate companies such as Animal Health, CIBA Vision, Novartis Corporation, Consumer Products, etc. o Conducting ISEC Audits of Affiliate Companies

Market Research:
• Designed and implemented a standard cost system for an adhesives manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. Better understanding of manufacturing costs resulted in a 5% increase in gross margins.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

• Working with the Head of ISEC for Novartis, played a major role in the integration of CIBA's and Sandoz' ISEC programs. Major activities included: o Rewriting the ISEC manual for Novartis o Developing and implementing the New ISEC Officers workshop o Developing a self assessment questionnaire to determine the level of ISEC awareness at affiliate companies o Training ISEC officers for affiliate companies such as Animal Health, CIBA Vision, Novartis Corporation, Consumer Products, etc. o Conducting ISEC Audits of Affiliate Companies

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

• Completed an acquisition study for a Swiss Mobile Radio Company. Study revealed that the equity of the Target Company was overstated by $10 million. As a result of this study, the final purchase price was reduced.

Other Skills and Services

• Reviewed the accounting and finance functions of a major New York City Museum, determined that the institution's expenses were increasing at a rate of 20% per annum. Identified expense tracking and control procedures that served to contain expense increases.

• Conducted a downsizing review of the accounting and finance functions of a big three broadcasting network. The project resulted in significant cost savings by reducing personnel and simplifying financial systems.


 

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