Lecturer @ The University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business
CEO & Co-Founder @ Peloton Technologies, LLC
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Chief Financial Officer @ Austin Industries is a privately-held infrastructure company building roads, bridges, institutional facilities (hospitals, universities, airports), and managing industrial facilities. The company is based in Dallas, Texas. From January 2009 to Present (7 years) Board & Audit Committee Member @ Limelight Networks is a content-distribution network company, with a worldwide private network and proprietary
Chief Financial Officer @ Austin Industries is a privately-held infrastructure company building roads, bridges, institutional facilities (hospitals, universities, airports), and managing industrial facilities. The company is based in Dallas, Texas. From January 2009 to Present (7 years) Board & Audit Committee Member @ Limelight Networks is a content-distribution network company, with a worldwide private network and proprietary technology that enables it to distribute large data files such as videos, music, movie trailers, ads, and live online entertainment for companies such as Microsoft, Disney, Fox, ESPN, etc., that need to communicate immediately and flawlessly with customers and the public. From November 2008 to Present (7 years 2 months) EVP & CFO @ Key role on turnaround team; implemented operating plan that produced double digit revenue and EBITDA growth.
Assimilated into complex organization vis-à-vis corporate governance, capital structure and debt leverage, and tax and accounting structure.
$20Bn in financings to improve operating flexibility and reduce balance sheet risks.
Raised overhead efficiencies and vendor performance to fund growth initiatives and customer service enhancements.
Established strong relationships with peers and other company leaders, external auditors, representatives of board of directors, members of audit committee, and key investors.
Streamlined Finance organization; identified and elevated talented individuals; boosted productivity and morale; increased reliability of reporting and projections.
Reduced corporate risks through ERM, interest rate hedging, and complete review of insurance programs.
Led innovative shareholder “Rights Plan” to protect NOL tax assets. From February 2006 to April 2008 (2 years 3 months) SVP Corporate Restructuring @ Managed Chapter 11 bankruptcy process and business restructuring.
Interface to creditors committee advisors; coordinated across business units and executive team to ensure successful financings, operational restructuring, and Plan of Reorganization.
Improved annual operating cash flows by >$1Bn and facilitated substantial growth of international business lines to position company for successful reemergence.
Led successful $2Bn sale/leaseback of a subsidiary to fund liquidity needs for Chapter 11 process. From August 2005 to February 2006 (7 months) VP - GM & CFO @ Managed profitable and growing group of companies under direct ownership or franchise agreements; responsible for P&L, balance sheet, operating performance, and multiple union and non-union workforces totaling 10,000 employees.
Developed and executed plans and processes to maximize profits, boost productivity, and best deploy $1Bn in annual capital investments.
Set annual operating goals and profit targets, and financial reporting and accounting policies for multiple large operating companies, in conjunction with parent company.
Negotiated with key contractors and suppliers to reduce expenses by $300MM annually while growing the business >20% per year, raising product quality, and sustaining profit margins.
Led Sarbanes-Oxley implementation across multiple subsidiaries and IT platforms. From March 2002 to August 2005 (3 years 6 months) VP Finance @ VP-Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Developed and consolidated $17.5Bn operating plan and $3.5Bn capital plan. Evaluated and structured $2.8Bn in successful acquisitions and 14 equity-based transactions. Net cash returns exceeded $1.0Bn.
VP-Finance, Division Controller
As Marketing & Sales Division Controller, oversaw $15Bn operating plan with 12,000 worldwide staff; led accounting and cash management in U.S., Asia, Europe/Middle East, and Latin America; and deployed SAP Finance and International Accounting modules.
As Customer Service Division Controller, managed $4.5Bn in annual expenses; drove 5% annual productivity; led corporate-wide early retirement program; implemented $6Bn/10-year supply chain consolidation project. From October 1997 to March 2002 (4 years 6 months) Vice President, Scheduling & Market Planning @ Led commercial planning to boost profitability, market share, and asset utilization. Generated 5-year capacity plan for market, region, and worldwide expansion opportunities.
Drove strategic projects including launch of secondary German hub (Munich) and expansion of new business lines deploying point-to-point operations using newer technology aircraft
Participated on steering board for industry-leading joint venture coordinating products, commercial rights, sales and promotions, and profit sharing among worldwide partners. From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) CFO @ From 1994 to 1997 (3 years) Corporate Finance @ From 1990 to 1994 (4 years)
MBA, International Finance @ The University of Texas at Arlington From 1990 to 1992 BS, Management @ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University From 1982 to 1984 JT Fisher is skilled in: Acquisition Integration, Financial Analysis, Mergers, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Financial Reporting