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Larry Pelkowski

CFO

Johns Creek, United States
Industry Category: Related Professions
Relocation Preferences: Open
To find a company needing financial direction so that my background and abilities will be beneficial in assisting an organization as it grows and becomes more profitable -
Become an intercal part of the company itself, as well as, within the community -
Continue to learn and prosper persoanlly and as a leader in the organization -

Larry Pelkowski'S Overview

Resume:

OBJECTIVE           To contribute to your organization in a Senior Management Position utilizing recognized


achievements in strategic and financial planning, bank relations and negotiations, MIS


computer operations, land valuations, audit and tax returns, cash management and business


development.


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PROFILE                Proven professional, experienced in guiding and directing $10-$150 million construction/


development, restaurant and manufacturing organizations.


     Co-founded a new Mail Boxes, Etc. franchise which posted $400,000 in annual revenues within two years.


     Combined excellent financial and interpersonal skills to negotiate and expand a line of credit 170% to provide needed cash flow which allowed a growth organization to increase its sales 50%, or $15 million in one year.


     Offered excellent technical and analytical skills to effectively manage treasury functions and implement system conversions.


     Extensive real estate experience included acting as one of three directors of a $60 million


development company, and serving as sole financial officer for a $25 million real estate


and investment company.


     Designated troubleshooter, able to prioritize and complete multiple projects within strict budgetary/time restrictions and corporate/customer specifications.


     Chosen by a venture capitalist company seeking an individual to help guide an


organization through a transition from a venture buyout.


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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


 


2008 Present         Chief Financial Officer, Montaluce, LLC, Dahlonega, GA


       Diversified company consisting of restaurant, winery/vineyard, development and building operations. Full charge financial responsibility for financial statements, tax returns, banking, insurance, cash management and HOA relations. Kept organization moving forward during a downturn in the economy. Transitioned ownership from family owned business to an investor group.   


 


2005 2008             Chief Financial Officer, Seagraves Management, Inc., Atlanta, GA


       Start up multifaceted real estate company consisting of land development and home construction in multiple state locations. Complete financial responsibility for daily and long range planning. Liaison with financial institutions. Responsible for backroom operations, as well as, coordinating employee benefits, corporate insurance, tax planning, budgeting and financial reporting.    


 


2002 -  2005         Chief Financial Officer, Riverbrooke Capital Partners LLC, Atlanta, GA                          


       Start up development/home builder company in North Atlanta specializing in mixed use


                                       projects, established bank relations and employee benefits program, structured corporate


                                       insurance, initiated accounting procedures, formalized monthly and year end financial


                                       reporting, assisted with tax return preparation, beta test site for advanced construction


                                       software program, created multi-investor development programs


                                                                                              


2001 - 2002                  Chief Financial Officer, Hallmark Developers,Inc., Atlanta, GA


      $60M developer/builder in the first time home buyer marker, in business over 25 years without a financial officer, reduced loan costs by $100,000 annually, revamped computer operations, established monthly reporting, set up investor relations, cut overhead costs by $50,000 annually, formulated credibility of accounting department, analysis to cut job costs by several thousand dollars per home built


      


 


 


1999 - 2001                  Chief Financial Officer, The Williamscraft Group,Inc., Atlanta, GA


       Instrumental in helping The Williamscraft Group, an annual developer/builder of 250 high-end homes, complete year end audit and tax requirements, and restructure their computer and overall business systems following the termination of both their CFO and Controller.


Successfully re-established banking relationships, and created a corporate insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                       program and accounting department guidelines. Ensured timelier vendor/subcontractor payments, improved cash flow, and significantly increased reporting and computer system


       effectiveness.


 


1996 - 1999                  Controller, Pathway Communities, Inc. (Formerly Peachtree City Development Corp.), Peachtree City, GA


       Solely responsible for the Finance, Human Resource and MIS departments of a residential, commercial, industrial and business park developer.


       Installed a new automated reporting system for a start-up home building company, and established the MIS Department, including rewriting proprietary software to reduce financial reporting time from two weeks to four days.


       Renegotiated Line of Credit financing to reduce costs 30%, or $50,000.


       Revised reporting to allow on-line access to each jobs profitability.


       Streamlined the Finance Department to reduce payroll and overhead costs by $40,000.


 


1995 - 1996                  Controller, TrimbleHouse Corporation, Atlanta, GA


       Oversaw all financial and reporting activities for a national architectural lighting manufacturer/distributor.


       Negotiated and expanded line of credit by 170% to allow for a 50%, or $15 million sales increase in one year.


       Reduced corporate insurance costs 25%, or $30,000 by hiring a new vendor.


       Created an employee health plan with improved benefits and 30% corporate savings.


 


1993 - 1995                  Owner, Mail Boxes Etc., Fort Walton Beach, FL


       Established and developed a professional postal, business and communications service center which recorded $400,000 in annual sales within two years.     


 


1984 - 1993                  Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, John Wieland Homes, Inc., Atlanta, GA


       Directed finance functions, supervised a 12-member team, and served as one of 12 directors to help this residential developer grow from $45 to $150 million.


       Negotiated with insurance vendors to convert to self-insurance for Workers Compensation, resulting in $500,000 in first year savings and $200-$300,000 per year thereafter.


       Spearheaded two system conversions from research to implementation, Wang to IBM 36, to AS400. Established and oversaw the MIS department.


       Increased degreed accountants from one to five, and reduced overall staff by 15% while the company grew 300%.


       Researched and hired an outside retirement plan advisor at a 25% fee reduction, who proceeded to outperform the market.


       Streamlined job cost budgeting and interim reviews, and improved subcontractor performance monitoring. Enhanced financial statement analysis and reporting to allow senior management to make timely and informed business decisions.


 


1980 - 1984                  Chief Financial Officer, Mulvaney Builders & Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC


       One of three Directors of a $60 million real estate development company.

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