Robert Kunihiro In 60 Seconds...

A 20+ year career CFO/COO most recently for large automotive tier 1 suppliers ($1b-$5b USD Sales) ABC Technologies and Yazaki North & Central America. Very well connected in the automotive industry and related government agencies and a past Board member of APMA (Canadian Auto Suppliers Association) and Accelerate ZEV (Electric Vehicle Advocacy. Also, public company CFO for a software company and VP Finance for a Pet Products Retailer / Franchisor.

Providing fractional CFO services for small & medium businesses in Ontario, Greater Toronto Region of Halton Peel, including: Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Bolton, Oakville, Milton.


  • Variety Village,The Childrens Charity: Board Member – Audit Committee (Past) 

Accounting Designations

Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA CA

U.S. Certified Public Accountant CPA

Specialist Skills

Profit Improvement

Led a cross functional process to reduce costs by 300m per year

Strategic Thinker

Sold non-core divisions and entered into highly strategic JV's

Management Information

Standardized metrics and led the daily management process

Exit Planning

Successfully engineered a sale to PE above industry multiples at

Financial Operations

Designed and implemented a matrix structure with BU's and Core Functions

Track Record Highlights

  • Achieved record earnings in a 75-year-old company by standardizing KPIs and leading daily management processes.
  • Increased EBITDA margin by 3.5% on $1B revenues in 5-years by sparking new product innovation and cascading improvements throughout the organization.
  • Reduced overhead $200m a year (on $5b revenues) and drove earnings by developing key operating metrics and implementing a proactive daily management strategy.
  • Divested 1 non-core division and negotiated 2 strategic joint-ventures, one of which resulted in a $100m plus business; becoming the largest in its category in North America.
  • Executed the exit of a $1B multi-product enterprise to private equity at a multiple 20% higher than industry standard.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing transport logistics Automotive
  • retail consumer products Franchisor & Corporate
  • technology media telecoms Middleware software
  • National Sector Lead for Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industries.

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