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.
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.