<![CDATA[Bell and Associates, Inc.: talent_showcase]]> http://TALENT.BELLSEARCHFIRM.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Head of Finance with CPA]]> Our candidate is currently the Head of Finance for a large top tier manufacturing company where he has held roles in all sides of accounting as well as finance. He currently has both accounting and FP&A reporting directly to him and his hands are directly on all areas of accounting/finance. In total, he has 20 years of experience including his CPA and prior public accounting. Beyond his public accounting days, his career has been entirely with his current company where he has seen tremendous success. He is looking to make a move where he can make an even larger positive impact on an organization.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-4B7F2A9B-C707-30EB-BF08-1A9CD2D67BA1.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Versatile Accountant]]> Our candidate is an Accountant with his bachelor's in both accounting and finance and is actively working towards his MSA & CPA. Most recently, he was with a small public accounting firm where his clients ranged from dental offices to small businesses and self-employed individuals in rural areas. He has done much with tax within public accounting and prior to his last role, he spent 3 years in a tax specific role.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-7325A814-3DC7-3237-8318-3A964F662973.jpg
<![CDATA[Director of Finance with CPA]]> Our candidate is a Director of Finance with a background in operational accounting as well as strategic finance (forecasting, improving workflows, reporting, budgeting). In total, she has just under 20 years of experience with the last 10 in manufacturing. She also has her CPA and although she doesn’t have public accounting experience, she has led over 100 audits. Additionally, she has worked for PE-backed companies in various different facets. Regarding direct reports, she currently has 7 and has led as many as 15+.  She is open to relocation.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-88A5331A-75A8-34E1-8E6C-8E6EA3855AC5.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Financial Controller]]> Our candidate is a Controller with 20+ years of leadership experience in Finance/Accounting as well as his MBA, CPA (currently active), CGMA, and much experience within property management and real estate. Additionally, he recently had 8 direct reports that included purchasing as well as oversight of IT/HR. He does have his MBA but also has a Masters in Computer Resources with experience and knowledge of software implementations/IT. Lastly, he has experience as a leader within public accounting firms from the last 6 years and along with that comes expertise in both internal and external audits.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-FA83EB3D-DC26-3A0A-B70A-4346A78A5383.jpg
<![CDATA[Manufacturing HR Leader]]> Our candidate is an HR Professional with 25 years in full-spectrum Human Resources and over 12 years' experience in Manufacturing. He got his start in recruiting and spent 15+ years in recruiting-related roles where he has made major impacts on companies of varying sizes. He currently resides in Houston and is looking to relocate to the KC area. His current position is as the HR Manager for a large commercial vehicle manufacturer where he is heavily involved in every aspect of HR.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-5A397BCC-8077-371D-8D56-BF2083623F23.jpg
<![CDATA[Accounting Manager/Controller]]> Our candidate is an Accounting Manager/Controller with 17 years of experience as well as her MBA. Among her experience includes working with programs such as Yardi, MRI, and RealPage. She currently has 7 direct reports and has had as many as 17. In her 17 years of experience, she has worked heavily in real estate/property management as well as public accounting and financial services.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-B9A35713-E849-33C8-B60D-4930F4E68F81.jpg
<![CDATA[Seasoned Corporate Controller]]> Our candidate is a Corporate Controller with a perfect blend of operational accounting and FP&A within manufacturing. In total, he has 23 years of experience including his Masters in Accounting, CPA, and background from big 4 public accounting. He has worked with numerous ERP systems including SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, and Lawson. Regarding direct reports, his most recent team ranged from 3 to 9 and he’s had as many as 100 people reporting directly to him in the past. He was laid off earlier this year due to COVID and is actively seeking new opportunities.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-5C8BC0C4-64B2-3096-8B85-A922DEB67355.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Financial Controller]]> Our candidate is a CPA with his real estate license and 20 years in property management/real estate (both commercial and residential). He has produced an impressive track record of success and quantifiable accomplishments such as a 47% decrease in external audit fees and numerous others. Additionally, he has completed 3 software implementations in the last 12 years and is highly proficient with numerous ERP systems. He has led teams of varying size but currently has 3 direct reports. 

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-4B84BACB-4C1F-3027-9C64-93DA21D0F1B3.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Human Resources Professional]]> Our candidate is an HR professional with 20 years of experience (nearly all in manufacturing) as well as his SPHR & MBA (Industrial& Labor relations). He has worked for companies ranging from mid-size to the upper tier of fortune 500 in areas of pharmaceuticals/medical supply, chemicals, food-service equipment, and various forms of heavy metal fabrication/raw materials. He has an excellent background in terms of working seamlessly hands-on with blue-collar workforces one day and then a board of directors the next as he is a first-generation “white collar”.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-B676F96D-C3D1-346B-86EF-F7086F8D8EAA.jpg
<![CDATA[Wealth Management Controller]]> Our candidate is a Controller with 5+ years of experience within trust/wealth management. He comes from big 4 public accounting and has his CPA as well as his Masters in Accounting. In his current role, He deals much with foreign currency and communicates/cooperates with OCC on a regular basis. His current company has several hundred trusts under their umbrella and a substantial amount of assets under management. In short, he is essentially the guy in charge of all numbers. He also works hands-on with forecasting, budgeting, and reporting.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-9DE61A50-8448-3F6F-98B1-2D8192F3C0EF.jpg
<![CDATA[Human Resources Director]]> Our candidate is an HR Director with 11+ years of experience as well as her Masters in HR, SHRM-CP (will have SHRM-SCP this fall) and 7 of those 11 years have been at the Manager/Director level. She has been over as many as 35 sites and as many as 300+ employees. She is used to reporting to the president/CEO as well as communicating directly with the board while remaining hands-on and working directly with the labor staff. Additionally, in the last 5 years as Director, she has experience with ownership change and acquisitions- leading the integrations of departments, systems, and teams as well as culture change initiatives to improve employee and relations.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-04431DBF-DDF7-37F6-A904-FAE4C2E22CF8.jpg
<![CDATA[Public Accounting Consultant]]> Our candidate is a public accounting Consultant with 4+ years of experience. He got his start with a private company for just over 1 year and then moved over to public accounting where he has been since. His role encompasses some typical accounting processes/procedures but focuses heavily on financial analysis (building financial models, writing industry reports and evaluations, etc.). Additionally, he has his Masters of Data Analytics and he is highly proficient with Excel, Tableau as well as skilling with SQL and VBA.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-145CEF9A-2735-39C2-9C62-042217796A69.jpg
<![CDATA[Manager, Advisory Services]]> Our candidate is a Manager for a Big 4 accounting firm within their advisory division and brings 12 years of experience in compliance, audit, advisory, and law. He has both his Bachelor's in Accounting and Juris Doctor (licensed to practice in KS). He has been instrumental in impacting areas of business development, creative strategy implementation, and insight on corporate litigation. Along with a track record of highly impressive quantifiable accomplishments, he has worked in nearly every industry while juggling multiple clients and wearing many hats. He is exploring roles that are focused on areas of corporate litigation, operations, and accounting.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-87CFE138-A4FA-3D88-825C-4FC347CD8BDD.jpg
<![CDATA[Training & Development Manager]]> Our candidate is a Training and Development Manager with an MBA and 10 years of experience in instructional design, classroom training, field training, virtual training, and onboarding. Her track record of success includes as high as a 90% increase in content retention rates, 60% increases in employee engagement, and a 35% decrease in expenses pertaining to eliminating redundant programs/material.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-3AF3E4D1-7257-3C7E-B67E-5E816B910F71.jpg
<![CDATA[Versatile Assistant Controller]]> Our candidate is an Assistant Controller with 8 years of experience as well as her bachelor's in accounting. She has experience with managing/owning day to day accounting as well as higher-level responsibilities such as FP&A from top to bottom. She is comfortable wearing many hats and would enjoy a role that involves such duties. She got her start in Treasury and has since spent 4 years as a Financial Analyst and has been in her Assistant Controllership for 2 years. Her industry experience ranges from manufacturing to financial services.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-47DC47A3-7E76-384A-AA70-2A459C8B3E9D.jpg
<![CDATA[Cost Accounting Professional]]> Our candidate is a public accountant with a Big 4 firm and his CPA. He is currently in a tax-focused role and has decided he would like to pursue a more operational or cost accounting role beyond public accounting. His clients have ranged from financial services to manufacturing and various other industries. Among his skills includes software expertise in Sage as well as the utilization of BI tools such as MS Power BI and Alteryx.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-EBA72827-4AED-3B88-A00B-C3E47C0C2DFB.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Public Accountant]]> Our candidate is a public accountant with nearly 5 years of experience working with clients in industries such as real estate, manufacturing, and retail. As a Senior Auditor, he currently oversees a team of 4 delegating tasks and coordinating responsibility while remaining hands-on and client-facing. He is looking to move on from public accounting and wanting to gain experience with a company that has upward mobility.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-F572EE44-1D24-3619-BD85-3E35A84FC910.jpg
<![CDATA[Business Intelligence Accountant]]> Our candidate is a CPA with 6 years of experience and his Masters in Accounting. His current role is with a reputable public accounting firm in a data analytics-focused role and his duties include using BI tools, working with numerous data warehouse structures, and compiling automated reports. He uses SQL on a semi-regular basis and has a passion for automation and tech such as Alteryx, Tableau, and RPA. He would excel in any role that deals heavily with Business Intelligence as it relates to accounting/finance.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-F876818F-9E7A-3356-926E-CE393A535EA1.jpg
<![CDATA[Versatile Public Accountant]]> Our candidate is a public accountant with over 4 years of experience in public accounting as well as a bachelor’s in accounting. She is actively pursuing her CPA but is waiting to take the exams until the testing centers become more available. Regarding her experience prior to public accounting, she has 3 years of AP, payroll/billings, much exposure to AR, as well as experience with bank recs, and fixed assets. Due to her varying experience, she would excel in a role that requires a variety of responsibilities and wearing multiple hats.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-6C345D95-662F-346E-8E6C-6D9783260476.jpg
<![CDATA[Human Resources Specialist]]> Our candidate is an HR professional with her Masters in Psychology and over 20 years of experience in HR. She is currently looking to move on from her current role as they have indicated a restructure resulting in several people being let go with severance. In her day to day, she is responsible for most aspects of her company’s benefits including questions/enrollment/navigation, new hire orientations, etc. She also handles unemployment claims, payroll duties, and communicates with vendors of their benefits packages.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-7870CF62-02F5-3BA4-AB18-356E5E80185A.jpg
<![CDATA[Public Accountant with CPA and MBA]]> Our candidate is a public accountant with 3+ years of experience as well as his MBA and CPA. His experience includes implementing Oracle Cloud for numerous clients as well as performing audits for clients in manufacturing, distribution, and financial services. Additionally, he has done some “accounting coaching” for smaller companies to get their processes up to speed.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-1C65A044-45A0-3002-9DF9-C3CCA06FF586.jpg
<![CDATA[Skilled Project Accountant]]> Our candidate is currently a Project Accountant for an engineering company that works on large water purification systems. He is looking to move on because he and his wife are moving to KC to be closer to their family (he will need to find a position before they can move, but a relocation package isn’t necessary). In total, has 13+ years of experience as well as his Masters in Accounting. He’s also working towards his CPA and hopes to have it within one year. Among his day to day includes Payroll/Billings pertaining to expense reports as well as working with internal and external audit sources. He also works directly with project managers on financials for large scale projects and the reports/budgets associated with them.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-C9A9CCDF-84D5-3611-8EDA-78AFF5C5BA6E.jpg
<![CDATA[Professional Senior Accountant]]> Our candidate is a Senior Accountant at a small company of about 35-40 people and looking to move onto new opportunities that would allow him to gain additional experience/skills. In total, he has 3 years of experience as well as his degree in accounting. In his current role, he reports directly to the CFO and his day to day responsibilities include AP/AR, billings, bank reconciliations, collections, and GL.  Additionally, he has worked with numerous accounting software including NetSuite, Oracle, MS Great Plains, SAP and is highly proficient with Excel and MS office programs.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-DA56FC46-5547-3E7C-BD59-230F34E06392.jpg
<![CDATA[Knowledgeable Accounting Manager]]> Our candidate is an Accounting Manager for a reputable public accounting firm with 14 years of experience as well as her CPA and Masters in Accounting. The industries her clients have included range from construction/real estate to IT, retail, and various others (limited manufacturing). She is comfortable with and used to wearing multiple hats to fit her client’s needs. She would excel in a role where she is expected to own numerous day to day responsibilities. She has also had up to 2 direct reports (staff accountants).

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Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-47E7805D-6979-36DE-B3D6-CEE3AFA82EF9.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Financial Controller]]> Our candidate is a Controller with over 15 years of experience as well as his CPA, CMA, CTP, and Masters in Accounting. He is passively seeking opportunities where he can make a bigger impact on an organization. In his day to day, he currently focuses on managing financial processes, designing ERP tools to handle various international taxes, drop-ship manufacturing, and working with multiple divisions to maintain compliance. Among his recent accomplishments, he recently worked with a client company that had losses of $1M. He took over their accounting and in 1 year got them in the green by $6-7M.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-E616123E-580D-34D2-AA31-4339383BEF23.jpg
<![CDATA[Well-Rounded Assistant Controller]]> Our candidate is a CPA & CMA with his master’s in accounting and nearly 13 years of experience (6 years in manufacturing and 6+ years in public accounting). He has been at the Assistant Controller level and is looking to grow his career in manufacturing. In addition, most of his recent public accounting has dealt with clients in the non-profit space giving him some well-rounded industry experience.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-551B90B8-9424-38F1-8D89-46C5925CA9EF.jpg
<![CDATA[Skilled Construction Accountant]]> Our candidate is a Staff Accountant with 12 years of construction experience who is used to wearing many hats. She performs regular tasks such as focusing on invoice reviews for accuracy, communicating with sub-contractors, bank reconciliations, tracking change orders, working with AIA documents, and contracts. Regarding software, she currently uses Sage and has prior experience with Bluebeam as well as strong use of Excel.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-AE935BAC-6CCD-3666-BF22-25ED9FA23143.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Senior Accountant]]> Our candidate is a Senior Accountant with 7+ years of experience including 4 years of public accounting. Among his experience includes working various software including SAP, TM1, BPC, and Blackline. One of his responsibilities is serving as the administrator for Blackline which is the software his company uses for reconciliations. Also, among his regular duties are journal entries, internal reporting, and helping with the software transition of TM1 to BPC.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-F63118C7-5D14-36D1-84AF-E51390BB880F.jpg
<![CDATA[Public Accounting Senior Accountant]]> Our candidate is a Senior Accountant with 4+ years of experience in public accounting as well as his Masters in Accounting. Also, he is currently scheduled to take his 2nd exam to acquire his CPA. Among his experience in public accounting, nearly all of his clients were in the construction industry with the remaining clients falling within real estate/property management and non-profit. He has gained experience with Sage, QuickBooks, and a handful of other ERP systems. Additionally, in the last few years, he was assigned some bookkeeping duties for a small company in mid-Kansas and hence has become used to wearing multiple hats.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-43E16A5D-49ED-3193-A3B3-DAFDE3F792BC.jpg
<![CDATA[Construction/Property Management Accountant]]> Our candidate is an Accountant with over 20 years of experience including nearly 13 years of property management and construction. She has managed portfolios of up to 50 commercial properties and owned day-to-day accounting including, AP/AR, budgeting, payroll, closings, etc. She also has much experience with Yardi as well as various other accounting software. Due to some recent shifts in her current company, she is actively seeking new roles.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-E792ACD6-331A-3BC5-9F5C-B88F58007049.jpg
<![CDATA[Construction/Real Estate Accountant]]> Our candidate is an Accounting professional with 7+ years of experience. Among her recent experience includes working with commercial real estate property accounting as well as much day-to-day accounting within the construction industry. In her previous role, she was reporting directly to the CFO and handled taxes, ACA reporting, GL, job costing, and payroll. She is also experienced with accounting software including Sage/Peachtree and various others.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-38FD1021-E9E7-329A-8ED4-A3BB0EC76BA5.jpg
<![CDATA[Talented Senior Accountant]]> Our candidate is a Sr. Accountant with 12 years of experience and recently relocated to the KC area to be closer to family. She spent the last 12 years with the same company in the oil-gas industry in Oklahoma. Although she doesn’t have manufacturing experience, her previous role was a plant environment where she was responsible for full-cycle accounting, financial forecasting, reporting, reconciliations, etc. She has used Oracle and is highly proficient with Excel.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-3BBA6EAA-EF41-3D20-A791-59FA7E64D36F.jpg
<![CDATA[Experienced Financial Controller]]> Our candidate is a Controller with 30 years of experience as well as his CPA and prior public accounting. Although he’s spent his last 4 years in construction, he has spent most of his career in banking and government services including serving in roles focused on compliance and working as the Controller for a mortgage lending company prior to his current role. Additionally, he has been reporting directly to the CEO/President in his last two roles as well as overseen teams of varying sizes.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 CDT 1 http://talent.bellsearchfirm.com/images/talent/101752/thumbs/talent_thumb2x-009F7129-6E89-378C-AF65-92B7FE9CD6DC.jpg