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OLA SODERQUIST

WALTHAM, MA 02451

508.494.1885

CFO, VP FINANCE, CONTROLLER - MBA, CPA, CGMA

Senior finance professional poised to work globally and cross-functionally to deliver transformational change, particularly with complex projects involving business integration, systems implementation, continuous improvement, and process excellence.

C O R E

C O M P E T E N C I E S

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Strategy Implementation & Balanced Scorecard

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Expense Analysis & Operations Control

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Change Management & Integration

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Leadership & Cross-Functional Teamwork

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Financial Budgeting & Forecasting

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Operational Efficiency & Process Enhancement

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External Reporting & Consolidation

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System Implementation & Automation

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Risk Management & Internal Controls

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Enterprise Resource Planning & Cost Accounting

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Financial Analysis & Internal Reporting

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Statistical Inference & Variance Analysis

R E C E N T

R E L E V A N T

E X P E R I E N C E

CONTROLLER & PROJECT MANAGER

LFA CORP. | WALTHAM, MA

2012 Present

Play an integral role in development, innovation and scaling of a B-Corp start-up, an e-Commerce venture as well as

process implementation for management of P&L and reporting.

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LEADERSHIP: Strategy implementation based on market research, including in-depth interviews with over 200 potential clients

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Effective business plan and branding, new sales and marketing strategies in order to envelope new products and services

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FINANCIAL PLANNING: Recruiting successful operative partners, securing $250K venture financing

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BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: Development of a web-based platform for an existing market which generated $500K in revenue, adding 9 affiliated organizations and 6 new employees during prototyping

DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER

GARRETTCOM, INC. | NORTH ANDOVER, MA

2006 2011

Managed five direct reports that performed accounting and sales administration in a $50M Industrial Networking manufacturing division of the $3B public firm, Belden Inc.

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Supported merger by leading financial analysis and integration of infrastructure; implemented processes to achieve Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance

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CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMWORK: Spearheaded procurement and implementation of a multi-site Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, reducing monthly closing process from 5 days to 1

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LEAN MANUFACTURING: Streamlined plant operations through Continuous Improvement, and introduction of Activity Based Costing (ABC), reducing cost of goods sold 10%, and inventory by 15%

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REVENUE IMPROVEMENT: Deployed modularization processes for redesigning products, and implemented service contracts, which drove sales by 20% and improved profitability by 22%

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INVENTORY CONTROL: Introduced cycle count, eliminating annual physical inventory audits, allowing for 4 additional production days per year, and achieving 99.6% inventory accuracy rate

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STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION: Initiated analysis to measure performance & identify improvement opportunities through Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

CONTROLLER & PRODUCT MANAGER

PRODITEC, INC. | BOSTON, MA

2001 2006

Launched a business-to-business subsidiary in U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America for a German Manufacturer of Industrial Printing Equipment, management of P&L and reporting, performing direct sales.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Implemented business plan and sales & marketing strategies to better serve our customers and broaden the product range

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REVENUE ENHANCEMENT: Generated additional $7M in annual sales and 60% profit margin by introducing new machinery & consumable product lines

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LEADERSHIP: Managed 100 accounts, 8 Sales Reps. and 3 manufacturing sub-contractors

OLA SODERQUIST

GROUP FINANCIAL OFFICER & SALES MANAGER

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SVECIA AB | PARIS, FRANCE

508.494.1885|OSODERQUIST@COMCAST.NET

1996 2001

Consolidated statements and analyzed sales & manufacturing plant performance in 15 countries with combined revenue of $100M in Industrial Screen Printing Machinery, serving on Board of Directors.

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CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT: Collaborated with strategic partners / clients in Europe, U.S., Russia, Hong Kong, and China as well as managing sales, service teams, & distributors in France, Canada, & Africa

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OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY: Selected and led ERP and accounting systems implementation, streamlining accounting processes and automated reporting; resulting in $200K annual cost savings

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Reduced expense fees and interest by 40% by renegotiating terms

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PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: Realigned French sales team, improving turnover 400% in the first year, captured an additional 30% of market-share, and generated $600K in additional profit

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LEADERSHIP: Managed eight turn-key projects valued at up to $3M each

E D U C A T I O N

MBA: Graduated with Honors Concentration in Strategy & Implementation and Corporate Entrepreneurship

MS/BS IN ACCOUNTING

BABSON COLLEGE| WELLESLEY, MA

STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, CPA, SWEDISH NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE, and

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY, License 31404

CHARTERED GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT, CGMA, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CPAS

CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT, CMA, INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS, expected - Sept. 2014

L A N G U A G E S

L A N G U A G E S

ENGLISH

FRENCH

SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGES

A F F I L I A T I O N S

A F F I L I A T I O N S

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AICPA - American Institute of CPAs

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CFO Round Table

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MSCPA - Massachusetts Society of CPAs

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FENG - Financial Executives Networking Group

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IMA - Institute of Management Accountants

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SACC-NE - Swedish-American Chambers of

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CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management

Commerce (Vice President)

Accountants

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BGS - International Honor Society Beta Gamma

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FEI - Financial Executives International

Sigma

V O L U N T E E R

W O R K

COACHING FOR LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK PROGRAM (CLTP) - Provide Babson College students with constructive Developmental Coaching on Leadership, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills

THE POSSIBLE PROJECT Entrepreneurship Training for Teenagers in the City of Cambridge