Lorne Karasik In 60 Seconds...

Senior finance executive with extensive, finance, operations, and human resource experience. Highly skilled in financing, improving cash flow and profit margins, financial modeling (budgets, cash flow projections, M&A), KPI’s, change management, and business integration. A strong leader and communicator able to build and manage human capital to maximize bottom line results.

Specialist Skills

Profit Improvement

Cash flow Improvement

Strategic Thinker

Budgeting & Forecasting

Raising Funds

Track Record Highlights

  • Played key role in facilitating the private equity purchase and subsequent sale of food manufacturing and distribution company, including due diligence and integration.
  • Led and participated in various financings – debt, equity and mortgage financing from banks, government and private placements.
  • Played a key role in IPO on NASDAQ of a Canadian company.
  • Played a key role in the acquisition and integration of a Canadian food company. Integration finance, procurement and manufacturing functions into parent company systems and facilities.
  • Developed and implemented inventory costing procedures to accurately reflect profit margins by product. Invaluable in assessing product profitability and areas of improvement.
  • Involved in the sale and distribution of corporate training programs to a variety of large and medium sized public, private and educational institutions (Microsoft, Amex, Kraft Foods, etc.)
  • Instrumental in building a system of post secondary private schools (corporate and franchised)from 3 locations to over 50 locations throughout Canada and master franchise locations in Mexico and China.

Sector Experience

  • Manufacturing, Transport, Logistics
  • Technology
  • Food & beverage
  • Retail & consumer-products
  • media & telecoms
  • Commercial printing
  • services & Private education

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