Frank Woods In 60 Seconds

Frank is an experienced Finance Executive with over 25 years of commercial and financial experience in small and large companies in both Europe and Asia. He has held a number of senior positions at various companies including Pulse, Tellabs, Emerson and Vertiv Inc. Frank has a strong track record of achievement through business collaboration. He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with PWC.

Specialist Skills

Leadership

Business Planning

Management Information

Managing Risk

Profit Improvement

Track Record Highlights

  • Significant Commercial experience in working on programs with Marketing and Sales to deliver improved customer satisfaction and business growth in both Channel and Direct Sales models.
  • Significant experience in acquiring and integrating both Hardware and Software businesses and divesting of other similar businesses in both EMEA & Asia.
  • Led the implementation of a major tax restructuring project (following a number of acquisitions) to streamline all business operations including the movement of IP to different countries.
  • Implemented programs to reduce working capital and exceeded free cash targets over a number of years.
  • Improved credit & collection experiences by building relationships with Customers in EMEA & Asia.
  • Worked with start-ups and smaller businesses covering areas such as cash management, financial reporting and business divestiture.
  • Designed and Implemented a new legal structure in Europe to minimize tax risks and achieve a lower effective tax rate for European Operations.

Sector Experience

  • technology-media-telecoms

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