Frank Woods In 60 Seconds

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

Specialist Skills


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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