Chief Operating Officer and Board Member
Barkley is the largest employee-owned advertising agency in the U.S. Ownership has its advantages. It allows us to attract national talent, retain that talent and increase every partner Es passion because they have a financial stake in client and agency success. Our independent structure means we can invest in our clients, talent and resources in ways others can't.
I am a strategic financial and operational executive with experience in diverse corporate environments, including public and private companies. I leverage a valuable blend of financial expertise and business acumen to quickly identify innovative solutions to issues. I establish strong partnerships throughout the organization and I am known for seeing beyond the status quo and driving relevant financial and operational metrics. I lead with deep knowledge and experience in: ♦ FINANCE TRANSFORMATION: Focuses on corporate financial imperatives and assists in achieving growth objectives. Transforms finance organizations into world class partners by empowering leaders to take P&L accountability. ♦ OPERATIONS: Impacts corporate culture by evaluating processes and then implementing transformation. Develops high-performance organizations by building empowered, successful teams and delivering results. ♦ RISK MANAGEMENT: Leverages audit experience to minimize enterprise risk by identifying threats, evaluating priorities, and recommending strategies. ♦ BOARD MEMBER: Confident and comfortable in the board room, having spent years presenting to, and influencing the decisions of Boards of Directors at Sprint, Barkley and several nonprofits including: Kansas City Rep Theater; KU Medical Center Advancement Board; The Family Conservancy; The Children’s Place; Alzheimer’s Association. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org