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Executive Vice President/CFO
Eau Claire, WI
"I think one of our greatest assets is the transparency of our actions and operations at all levels. There's also a willingness by the staff to really pitch in and see that the success of the company comes to the front. It's like a big family."Richard Schoenthaler
I am Ayres' executive vice president and chief financial officer. I have direct control over all aspects of the finance and information technology departments, as well as our West region and development services operations. I oversee external and internal financial statements and controls, general ledger, payroll, risk management, cash management, collections, budgets, information technology, customer service, banking, regulatory and legal issues, and mergers and acquisitions.
I am a certified public accountant and have obtained vast experience in finance, treasury, taxes, information technology, and operational areas while working with a Fortune 500 corporation, multimillion-dollar manufacturing and architectural/engineering corporations, and the fifth largest international public accounting firm.
I am Six Sigma Black Belt and lean manufacturing certified, with completed projects in plant layouts, document management solutions, enterprise resource planning, implementations, delivery time, inventory management, and the sales process. I have expertise in international, federal, and state tax laws; public and managerial finance; budgeting; cost and pricing standards; domestic and foreign investments; mergers and acquisitions; political lobbying; audit defense; project management; and strategic planning. I am skilled in new business development, market research, and cross selling of diverse services.
My areas of expertise include:
- International, federal, and state tax laws
- Public and managerial finance
- Cost and pricing standards
- Domestic and foreign investments
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Audit defense
- Project management
- Strategic planning
- New business development
- Market research
- Chartered Global Management Accountant
- MBT, Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota
- BS, Accounting, University of Minnesota
- Certified Public Accountant, WI