I work with CEOs and their teams to help identify and seize opportunities for strategic and operational improvements in their businesses – bringing nearly 30 years of board chair, CEO, CFO and consultative change leadership experience to the table.
Maybe your business has plateaued. Maybe you’ve lost a little focus. Maybe there are financial or leadership issues that could benefit from an experienced look by a fresh set of eyes. Working together, I can help put you on the path to new, more profitable growth and success.
The Weitz Company, Des Moines, IA, 2000-2010
A 100% employee-owned general building and industrial contractor with revenue of $1.3 billion; 1,000 salaried and 1,500 hourly employees. Ranked in the top 50 (size) in the U.S., with 31 office locations between Dominican Republic and Guam. Its 155-year history marks it as the oldest construction company west of the Mississippi.
Responsible to lead, plan, execute, and manage the overall strategic direction of the Company.
Vertical Growth Officer, 2004-2006
Planned and led elements of the differentiation strategy, effectively leveraging core competencies to achieve profitability and enhanced growth by accelerating the development of start-up and emerging businesses.
Chief Financial Officer, 2000-2004
Designed and built the organization’s corporate services infrastructure to facilitate growth to annual revenues exceeding $1 billion (attained in 2004).
RSM McGladery, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, 1980-2000
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services.
Senior Vice President — Economic Units, 1999-2000
Responsible for overall leadership and management of 20 Economic Units, a consolidation of 60 offices representing more than 90 percent of the firm’s gross service volume of $350 million.
Managing Partner — West Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA, 1997-1999
Led the West Central Iowa Economic Unit consisting of 175 professionals and supporting staff.
Tax Partner — Consultant, Davenport, IA, 1980-1996
Responsible for tax consulting services to owner-managed entrepreneurial businesses and high wealth individuals, becoming a partner in 1984 after just 4 years with the firm.
B.A. Degree with Distinction — University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Principal Mutual Fund (March 2008-current)
Weis Builders Advisory Board (January 2011-current)
Hardin Construction Advisory Board (July 2010-December 2012)
West Bank (January 2006-February 2008)
American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG) — captive insurance company (2000-2010)
Construction Industry Round Table
Iowa Business Council (March 2009-June 2010)
RSM McGladrey Leadership Development Program (2 years)
Anawim Housing (2002-2006 and 2012-2017); Chairperson (2006)