Interim CFO Manufacturing – Life Science Industries

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This interim CFO with experience in manufacturing and life sciences is an accomplished senior finance leader who has extensive experience in corporate and PE owned entities, manufacturing and service industries, and large to small companies. He also has “hands on” experience in FP&A, due diligence and M&A, strategic planning and controllership activities such as month-end close, banking and insurance. He puts the team first by partnering with cross-functional leaders and translating financial data into clear, concise, and actionable information to improve decision-making. By using his skills in ERP systems and financial analysis/reporting, he is able to obtain relevant data, then analyze and report it so that it is easily understood. An energetic leader, Gary enjoys coaching and empowering his team to help them better serve and improve the customer experience.


  • 20+ years of experience
  • Senior Finance leader
  • Manufacturing and service background
  • Skilled in process improvement
  • Knowledgeable on several ERP systems
  • “GSD” mentality for a small company

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Redesigned and streamlined month end accounting process to both comply with GAAP and get results to make decisions faster.  Updated allocation processes and eliminated unnecessary allocations, improved process flow, and corrected balance sheet discrepancies.  Drove process from 3 months to 10 days resulting in faster, accurate and more useful reports. Improved decision-making to focus on strategic issues.
  • Implemented strategic and quarterly P&L and cash flow model, analysis and management review meetings.  Designed analysis model, educated management on meaning behind calculations, and presented analysis / results to board and management.  Drove forecasting time down 90% and improved bottom line by $200K due to optimizing and cutting unnecessary spend, changing vendors, and renegotiating purchasing contracts.
  • Led the diligence and integration of multiple acquisitions resulting in doubling the size of the company while leading diligence, as we prepared to further grow the company and gain investment, by multiple PE entities.
  • Managed the quarterly “landing” process of a $750M annual business unit. Developed model to track and anticipate variances to forecast that improved the company’s communication to Wall Street and allowed Allergan to continue hitting earnings estimates as we grew more complex.
  • Implemented new ERP, HRIS, and cap table management systems and inventory management / procurement processes.


  • Chief Financial Officer
  • VP Finance/Controller
  • VP Finance, M&A
  • Director of Finance
  • Senior Manager of FP&A
  • Business Manager


  • MBA in Finance
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Biology

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