Robert Kunihiro In 60 Seconds...

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). Also, public company CFO for a software company and VP Finance for a Pet Products Retailer / Franchisor.

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

  • Successful sale of a large multi-product company to private equity at a favourable valuation after 24 months of careful planning including divestiture and JV partnering.
  • Designed and implemented a successful Matrix organization of Business Units by product line and Core Functions which drove up profitability, innovation and employee engagement.
  • Overhauled and led the commercial quoting processes for a tier 1 automotive company ensuring that new business met financial, manufacturing, capacity, engineering and carline risk requirements.
  • Pulled together a fragmented and severely broken matrix organization for a very large organization to focus on a single source of operating metrics and proactive daily management.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Automotive
  • retail-consumer-products Franchisor & Corporate
  • technology-media-telecoms Middleware software

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