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Mark Harmsworth is an experienced finance and operational executive with an over 20-year track record of effective financial leadership with growing, financial services and technology companies both in the US and International.
MARK HARMSWORTH, CPA Wellesley, MA 714.263.6118 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED INTERNATIONAL CFO FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY Experienced finance and operational executive with an over 20-year track record of effective financial leadership with growing, financial services and technology companies both in the US and International., Known for ability to help drive strategy, improved operational performance and build financial systems and teams to support continued growth. SUMMARY Twenty years of experience leading the finance function including reporting, budgeting, planning, analysis, systems, audit and tax in growing global companies Experience raising private equity funding and managing investors Strong background in technology, financial systems and system integration Mergers and acquisition experience as well as acquisition integration Strategic thinker who goes beyond the numbers to focus on operations and strategy Team builder with strong history of building and leading strong finance teams through effective leadership, mentoring and coaching Deep understanding of operations and the ability to transform operational strategies to prepare and sustain growth CAREER HIGHLIGHTS As CEO of European B2B software company, led the raising of $26M in private equity funding, the setup of operations throughout Europe and subsequent sale of proprietary technology As Executive Vice President at RE/MAX in Canada, co-led the expansion of RE/MAX franchise network from North America to Europe, including: business development; developing an implementing technology strategy; Led the transformation of the global finance organization for three separate companies, involving: determining appropriate KPI’s; overhaul of reporting formats and infrastructure; building finance teams, processes and technology to support As Chief Financial Officer for a $4B US based financial services company, led the turn around after financial crises, involving: the consolidation of locations; large scale reductions in force; closure and/or sale of non-core businesses and rationalizing corporate legal structure; led to $1.25B in cost savings, successful turnaround and doubling of stock price ______________________________________________________________________ EMPLOYMENT HISTORY JMH Consulting, Boston, MA 03/2013-Present President Strategic planning; operational transformation; strategic recruiting; mergers and acquisitions. iPROMOTEu.com, Boston, MA 09/2011-02/2013 iPROMOTEu is a private equity backed franchisor in the promotional products and advertising industry with 65 employees and revenue of $95M. Chief Operating Officer Leadership of strategic planning, operations, systems and personnel across all functions Created new marketing strategies and negotiated a number of strategic customer agreements that helped to increase revenue by 25% and earnings by 40% Upgraded all operations including process, systems and personnel FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL, (NYSE: FAF) Santa Ana, CA First American is a publicly traded financial services company that owns a number of specialty insurance companies, the largest of which is First American Title Insurance Company (FATICO); FATICO has 20,000 employees globally and revenue of approximately $4.0Billion. Executive Vice-Present, Operations (FAF) 06/2010 – 06/2011 Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer (FATICO) 06/2006 – 05/2011 Responsible for all functions of global finance, accounting, real estate, marketing, PMO and technology; leadership of 800 people through six direct reports Key member of leadership team that transformed the business after the financial crises, including: rationalization of branch structure; large scale reductions in force,; simplification of legal structure; overhaul of claims and underwriting practices and the elimination of non-core businesses; consolidation of administrative processes and systems; resulted in reduction in costs of over $1.25B, a return to profitability and set up a doubling of stock price Leadership of successful transformation of the global finance and accounting function, including: organizational strategy and design; hiring and development of global management team and staff; global process re-design; implementation of offshore shared services model; award winning implementation of ORACLE ERP Led the creation and implementation of global financial planning and analysis function including; development of financial and operational metrics and processes to monitor, global budgeting and forecasting process as well as support for investor relations and earnings calls FIRST CANADIAN TITLE COMPANY LIMITED, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 08/2002 – 05/2006 First Canadian Title is a high growth financial services company that has transformed the real estate closing transaction in Canada though technology. The company has over 1,000 employees, has more than $250Million in Revenue and was voted one of Canada’s “Top 100 Employers” in 2004. EVP and Chief Financial Officer Operating responsibility for accounting and finance, taxation, technology, claims and underwriting, facilities, business continuity and process initiatives Total staff of 100 reporting through four direct reports; responsible for relationship with regulators, auditors, board of directors and banks Developed operational and productivity metrics and reporting procedures that improved operational and financial performance resulting in a doubling of profit margins Coordinated company growth through acquisition of a key supplier, which further integrated the company’s core assets and improved customer support related to its primary products IMMOEURO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Private-equity backed innovator in the development of Internet based technology solutions for real estate professionals throughout Europe. CEO Reporting to Board of Directors, and responsible for all operations of the company Negotiated the joint venture between Bamboo.com (NASDAQ) and RE/MAX that led to the creation of the business; led the company in securing three rounds of Venture Capital investment of $26.75 Million Led all operations in Europe RE/MAX, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario Master Franchisor of the RE/MAX real estate concept in Canada, the eastern United States and Europe Chief Financial Officer Responsible for all finance, technology, legal and administrative functions Led development of the company budgeting, planning and reporting system Led development of the company Internet strategy Co-led the expansion of RE/MAX into Europe KPMG Chartered Accountants EDUCATION Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) Chartered Accountant (Ontario) Bachelor of Commerce (University of Toronto)
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