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					                             MARK HARMSWORTH, CPA
                                            Wellesley, MA
                             714.263.6118 ~ jmarkharmsworth@gmail.com



                     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
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                    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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Description: 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.