Sr VP and CFO at PLS Financial Services, Inc.
The Vigoro Corporation (now The Mosaic Company)
Vice President and CFO
January 1993 to February 1996
Non-Standard Insurance and Surety company
Acting President and CFO (consulting role)
June 2010 to March 2011
Long Beach, California
Great American Management & Investment
Director of SEC Accounting
1984 to 1989
Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs
Audit Supervisor, Audit Senior, Audit Staff
January 1979 to November 1984
PLS Financial Services, Inc.
Sr VP and Chief Financial Officer
Sr VP and CFO
December 1997 to May 2008
Des Plaines, IL
IMC Global (now The Mosaic Company)
Vice President Strategic Purchasing
March 1996 to September 1997
Great American Management & Investment, Inc.
VP and Controller
1990 to 1993
Fortune 500 Company - Assisted in taking Vigoro public (NYSE: VGR) in 1991 as a spin off from the Sam Zell-controlled holding company Great American Management and Investment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAMI). Became CFO in January 1993 at age 36 and helped grow company into a Fortune 500 company before it was sold to IMC Global, Inc. in... Fortune 500 Company - Assisted in taking Vigoro public (NYSE: VGR) in 1991 as a spin off from the Sam Zell-controlled holding company Great American Management and Investment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAMI). Became CFO in January 1993 at age 36 and helped grow company into a Fortune 500 company before it was sold to IMC Global, Inc. in March 1996 for $1 billion.
What company does Jim Patterson work for?
Jim Patterson works for The Vigoro Corporation (now The Mosaic Company)
What is Jim Patterson's role at The Vigoro Corporation (now The Mosaic Company)?
Jim Patterson is Vice President and CFO
What industry does Jim Patterson work in?
Jim Patterson works in the Financial Services industry.
Vice President and CFO @ The Vigoro Corporation (now The Mosaic Company) Fortune 500 Company - Assisted in taking Vigoro public (NYSE: VGR) in 1991 as a spin off from the Sam Zell-controlled holding company Great American Management and Investment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAMI). Became CFO in January 1993 at age 36 and helped grow company into a Fortune 500 company before it was sold to IMC Global, Inc. in March 1996 for $1 billion. From January 1993 to February 1996 (3 years 2 months) Chicago, ILActing President and CFO (consulting role) @ Non-Standard Insurance and Surety company Non-standard personal auto and contract surety company and manager of run-off of worker compensation book of business >Brought leadership to the business and improved communications with management team and with owners>Improved cash flow by aggressively pursuing assets previously thought to be unavailable to the business >Improved timeliness of cash flows between business partners to reduce the potential for error >Helped to stabilize the business during a volatile transition period From June 2010 to March 2011 (10 months) Long Beach, CaliforniaDirector of SEC Accounting @ Great American Management & Investment I was recruited to GAMI by a colleague from Laventhol & Horwath, a national CPA firm, GAMI was a REIT in bankruptcy in the early 1980's when Sam Zell purchased a controlling stake and through GAMI made several acquisitions of profitable manufacturing and agricultural chemical companies and grew to $2 billion in revenue in 1992 from $43 million in revenue when I joined in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 (5 years) Chicago, ILAudit Supervisor, Audit Senior, Audit Staff @ Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs Laventhol & Horwath (L&H) recruited me out of college to join the audit staff of this fast growing public accounting firm. I was promoted to Senior Accountant after two years and to Audit Supervisor after five years. L&H grew to the fourth largest accounting firm in Chicago in 1984 with 400 staff as compared to 100 staff when I joined them in 1979. From January 1979 to November 1984 (5 years 11 months) Chicago, ILSr VP and Chief Financial Officer @ PLS Financial Services, Inc. Member of Senior Leadership Team, responsible for Accounting, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Finance, Budgeting, Tax, Purchasing and Strategic Projects for a privately owned, retail financial services company with approximately 240 locations in twelve states. PLS's more than 3.5 million customers cash approximately $8 billion in checks at our check cashing locations and PLS issues over $4 billion in free money orders to our customers each year. PLS Financial Services has won a number of industry awards for store appearance and giving back to the communities we serve and has been recognized as one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in Chicago.>Initiated strategic sourcing project that resulted in 25% savings and improved quality and service in seven spend categories. Introduced state-of-the-art techniques including online auctions>Completed a successful cost segregation study producing a $2 million reduction in taxes>Improved commercial insurance program filling coverage gaps and saving over 40% per year on worker compensation insurance >Successfully completed a sale leaseback of 20 properties generating over $11 million of net proceeds used to fund growth>Selected new accounting firm resulting in improved annual financial statements and lower taxes>Upgraded talent level in Accounting, Internal Audit, Finance and Purchasing to position company for growth>Initiated automation of accounting processes and improvements in accounting systems >Integrated 46 new locations in 2012, and over 40 new locations from 2013 through 2019>Improved communications between finance and other departments resulting in more collaborative interactions and improved new product launches Chicago, ILSr VP and CFO @ Schawk, Inc. NYSE company with $500 million in revenue. Oversaw all finance functions and HR, IT and Legal at various points; Revenues, operating income and net income increased at an annual growth rate of 17%, 12% and 10%, respectively; Acquisitions – Acquired 22 companies; sold two companies. Expertise in due diligence, acquisition agreements, purchase accounting, cost savings identification and integration; Multi-National Growth – Expanded to twelve countries from two countries. >Awarded "CFO of the Year in the Chicago Area" by the National Investor Relations Institute and the Kellogg School of Management in 2005. From December 1997 to May 2008 (10 years 6 months) Des Plaines, ILVice President Strategic Purchasing @ IMC Global (now The Mosaic Company) Fortune 500 Company - Transitional role after IMC Global acquired The Vigoro Corporation in March 1996. I had been CFO of Vigoro and I stayed on after the acquisition to help achieve synergies in purchasing goods and services for the combined companies. Supervised 30 consultants and in a strategic sourcing initiative that saved the company over $80 million per year. From March 1996 to September 1997 (1 year 7 months) Northbrook, ILVP and Controller @ Great American Management & Investment, Inc. Fortune 500 Company - Great American Management & Investment, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAMI) grew from $43 million to $2 billion in revenue from 1984 to 1993 when I left to take the CFO job at a GAMI subsidiary, The Vigoro Corporation, also a public company. Eagle Industries, a diversified manufacturing holding company, was GAMI's largest subsidiary with over $1 billion in revenue.. From 1990 to 1993 (3 years) Chicago, IL
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