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KENT A.

DREIER, MBA, CFA


https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentdreier

214-287-2875 kent.dreier@gmail.com Dallas / Ft Worth, Texas

OPERATIONS-DRIVEN FINANCE LEADER


Innovative finance professional with demonstrated ability to evaluate complex business situations, improve processes, build
strong/collaborative teams and drive business results. In-depth experience in financial planning and analysis (FP&A),
strategic planning, management reporting and controllership working for best-in-class global companies.

CFO / Division P&L management


$50MM to +$1B
Business development case feasibility
Lead revenue growth initiatives
Startups, acquisitions and divestitures

Multi-location (Domestic & Global)


Financial turn-arounds
Kaizen / Process improvement
KPIs / Metrics / Dashboards
Industry leading best-practices

Lead teams of 5 to 50+


HR & IT management
Systems implementation
Develop / Coach / Mentor teams
Collaborative and hands-on approach

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ZODIAC AEROSPACE, INC. Gainesville, Texas

Sept 2015 Nov 2016


Airline seats manufacturing business segment of Zodiac SA with annual sales of over $700MM. Supplier to aircraft OEMs
and almost 100 airlines around the world. Zodiac SA is a France-based aeronautical equipment manufacturing company.
Chief Financial Officer Zodiac Seats US Division
Led all financial reporting, planning (FP&A), business analysis, compliance and general accounting activities. Direct reports
included Controller, Regional Finance Manager, Estimating Director and IT Director. Total staff of 53 professionals.

Supported +$59MM increased earnings year-over-year, equivalent to +9 points in EBIT return on sales. Accomplished
through financial leadership and cross-functional teamwork during turnaround of business (from loss-making to
profitability).

Reduced $15MM in annual labor and SG&A overhead expenses. Developed comparative KPIs used to right-size direct
and indirect staffing. Enhanced timeliness, usefulness and accuracy of forecasting and reporting processes.

Improved business support in key areas: business planning, financial analysis, operations cost analysis, contract liability
valuation/analysis, internal controls, audit/tax coordination and program profitability analysis (EAC accounting).

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE, INC. (Aircraft Service Centers) Dallas, Texas

2008 Sept 2015


Maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and engineering services division (2,300 employees) of Bombardier, a Montreal-based
$18B international aircraft and train manufacturing (OEM) and services company.
Senior Director Business Management, Finance Director
Finance and strategy leader for business unit with over $400MM in sales. Supervised proactive team of 52 finance and
accounting professionals located across 10 sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Supported +6,000 projects per year for
12 commercial airlines and over 2,000 business aircraft operators. Directed all divisional finance and accounting processes.

Guided profit improvement initiatives yielding +$15MM annual EBIT increase. Identified initiatives strengthening
financial results, financial controls, policies and procedures, customer service and employee engagement. Led monthly
senior executive operations review focused on key areas including profitability, safety, quality and staffing.

Generated actionable financial planning analytics (FP&A) enabling revenue growth of +$118MM or +38%.
Deliverables included detailed 10-year strategic plan, annual operating plan (budget), annual capital plan and quarterly
forecasts . Evaluated growth initiatives in the areas of avionics, gear overhaul and interior upgrades.

Championed business plans for three new service centers (two organic and one M&A) and fleet of mobile service trucks
generating $45MM in sales. Demonstrated profitability, confirmed strategic direction and gained consensus from CEO and
executive team. Established accounting processes supporting these new businesses.

Cultivated +217% revenue growth for component repair and overhaul (CR&O) operation over a 5-year period. Led crossfunctional team that identified and secured external and internal customers needing this capability.

Supported increased volume of +23% and unit revenue growth of +12% during a 5-year period, including a recession and
stagnant economy. Guided pricing reviews including competitive evaluation, product line profitability, inter-company
pricing, project risk assessment and bid/proposals.

KENT A. DREIER, MBA, CFA

214-287-2875

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SANBORN MAP COMPANY, INC. Colorado Springs, Colorado

2007 2008
Sanborn Map is a $58MM geospatial information services (GIS) company serving a spectrum of government agencies and
commercial clients (including Google Earth and AT&T). Owned by UK-based Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).
Chief Financial Officer
Supervised financial reporting, budgeting, business analysis and human resources activities. Team included Controller,
Manager of Business Analysis and Director of Human Resources.

Led 3-year financial planning (FP&A) process providing division budgets and projecting pro forma income, balance sheet
and cash flow statements. Set operational and financial goals for Sanborns sites and operating units.

Devised profitability reporting system clarifying cost structure of Sanborns operations and supporting pricing and product
analysis. Teamed with functional leaders to set organization, work breakdown structure.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, Dallas, Texas

2006 2007
Completed special projects for telecommunications and real estate development clients. Advised and provided financial
modeling support for a large customer service project for Ericsson Telecom. Analyzed market, financial returns and drafted
financial presentations for high net-worth individual and institutional investors.

VOUGHT AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES, INC. Dallas, Texas (Subsequently sold by Carlisle private equity)

2005 2006
Vought Aircraft Division is a $1.3B military and commercial aerospace manufacturing company employing over 6,000
employees in seven states, selling large structural components to all the major aircraft OEMs (tier one supplier).
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
Supervised team responsible for corporate financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities including support of DCAA,
program management and corporate governance activities. Restored, strengthened teamwork and improved business support.

Prepared management for significant future cash requirements, addressed creditor concerns and enabled private equity
investors to value company. Developed 5-year financial forecasting model including pro forma income, balance sheet and
cash flow financial statements. Introduced business segment specific cash reporting.

Identified and valued $50MM in essential cost reductions for financial turn-around plan. Collaborated with management
and outside auditors to understand future financial performance and cash flow projections.

BOMBARDIER, AEROSPACE INC. (Flexjet Division) Richardson, Texas

2000 2005
Finance Director / Controller / Manager
Full profit/loss responsibility. Managed all financial planning, analysis, risk and management reporting activities for Flexjet
division. Customers included high net-worth and corporate customers.

Productivity increased by 30+% (RONA) and guided +$40MM profit improvement enabled by robust financial and
operational performance reporting system. Confirmed turn-around progress by closely tracking key financial metrics.

Researched, initiated and managed the implementation of Hyperion Essbase OLAP platform (online analytical processing)
streamlining close, consolidation and financial information/performance metrics retrieval processes.

INVESCO REALTY ADVISORS Dallas, Texas

1998 2000
Acquisitions Specialist
Evaluated and closed +$200M in commercial real estate portfolios for a large institutional investor. Responsible for market
analysis, deal structure financial modeling, ROI/NPV analysis, fiduciary due diligence and investment committee reports.
Prior experience includes finance and accounting roles with American Airlines (6 years) and Deloitte & Touche.

EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Financial Executives International

2016

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

2000

Master of Business Administration, Finance: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1988

Bachelor of Arts: Austin College, Sherman, Texas

1985

Technology: ERP Systems, Multi-dimensional databases (OLAP), SAP, MAPICS, Hyperion, MS Office (Advanced Excel,
Word, PowerPoint, Project, Access) Argus

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