Thomas Chesney

Los Angeles, California, US

Operations, Startup, Turnaround, Finance Exec. I boost cashflow 15%, grow sales 25+%, and save 7 figures with execution
Thomas's Skills
Business Development
Operations
Finance
Background

About Thomas

Please visit http://webprofile.info/thomaschesney/ and https://linkedin.com/in/thomaschesney to see a comprehensive overview of my career experience.

For 15+ years I have served as a senior operations and business executive across various industries, earning recognition for revitalizing operations in manufacturing, global supply chain management, sales and marketing and implementing business planning and financial strategies that accelerated company growth and profitability.

► ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS LEADER: Throughout my career I have utilized extensive expertise in business and financial management, business reengineering, risk and resource management, and business continuity, accompanied by an in-depth understanding of continuous improvement methodologies to conceptualize revenue growth strategies and drive teams through tactical execution. Currently serve as the Founder and CEO of Alpha Omega Investments to provide expert financial advice and marketing support to clients, boosting sales of startups as well as optimizing business operations of underperforming companies.

► BUILD SUCCESSFUL TEAMS: I attribute a large part of my success increasing cash flow, driving multimillion dollar revenue and maximizing cost savings in startups and global organizations to my ability to build trust and motivate diverse teams to implement positive change. I articulate clear goals and expectations to promote accountability and welcome staff feedback to build consensus, manage roadblocks and ultimately deliver successful solutions that exceed customer expectations.

► PROPEL BUSINESS GROWTH: I offer a superior blend of business and operations management expertise, a proven record of success improving the bottom line for clients and an innate ability to foster positive relationships with executives, clients and talented teams to continue delivering transformational results in my next executive role.

To discuss relevant opportunities, please email me:
✉ thomas.c.chesney@gmail.com or
☎ call: 310-946-5151

Quote

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell

Work Experience

Project Manager/International Supply Chain Manager

Mitchell Rubber Products Inc.

February 2011 - January 2017

A $10 million OEM rubber manufacturer with 100 employees. Created on- and offshore inventory costing models. Managed a $1+ million supply chain purchasing spend. Calculated bids for new products and managed all new products awarded to the company from tooling to completion. ► $3+ million in annual revenues realized on legacy products by devising inventory costing models and pricing increase strategies. ► $1 million in additional revenue generated and a 20% gross margin maintained YOY for five years by analyzing new project costs, instituting onshore and offshore pricing models to calculate customer quotes and consulting with senior leadership on best manufacturing locations. ► $100,000 in airfreight cost savings obtained in the first year after assuming supply chain management by introducing a new order system. ► 95% on time track record earned for the product realization team by meticulously planning using project management tools. ► 10% surge in cash flow gained by formulating an order system to cut inventory.

Founder/CEO

Alpha Omega Investments, LLC

May 2006 - Today

A management and financial consultant for businesses seeking profit improvement. Partner with business owners to startup, turnaround or improve business operations. Manage a stock and options portfolio. ► $50,000 boost in annual sales accomplished by designing a website with online appointment and gift card purchase capability and applying keyword and search engine optimization to ensure top ranking in internet searches for the client, a startup day spa company. ► $25,000 in monthly sales increases attained for the customer by creating marketing and adverting collateral to rebrand a high-end jewelry store. ► 20% surge in sales achieved for the client by developing marketing plans and promotional materials to advertise a day spa startup business. ► 10% YOY growth rate reached by controlling the stock and options portfolio through an innovative trading platform.

Co-Founder (President)

Alpha Omega 777 Corp (dba ELS Transportation)

July 2002 - June 2006

A world-class global limousine service focused on entertainment and corporate clientele. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all company operations. ► $630,000+ in annual revenue cultivated by rapidly building client base to more than 100 in less than four years by establishing the company entity, banking relationships, financing, licensure, office site, IT and telecommunications requirements and inventing all processes, operational policies and marketing programs. ► Designed systems for the office assistant including a filing method for quick access to information and backup of financial data to sustain business operations in the absence of the CEO. ► 500% uptick in customer business in year one nurtured by building a luxury global ground transportation brand with exemplary customer service, easy to use marketing materials and elite business cards, corporate branded vehicle design and luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art advertising. ► 95% customer retention rate earned by exceeding customer service expectations.

COO

MetaTools Inc (formerly HSC Software Corp)

November 1988 - December 1993

A $10.5 million software-development publishing firm with 20 employees. Oversaw daily operations, orchestrated inventory fulfillment, led tradeshow logistics, organized software technical support, managed contracts and legal activities. Assisted with installation of a networked computer accounting system. Served as the interim CFO. ► 104 million IPO, a 1,400% boost in company valuation garnered by assisting management and the board of directors to draft a comprehensive business plan for investors. ► 25% decline in out of stocks by developing an order fulfillment system for a multiplatform software publishing firm. ► 25% spike in cash flow grasped by applying laser-focused daily cash management.

Education

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Bachelor of Science (Quantitative Analysis and Finance)

1967 - 1971

Certification

Certified Internal Auditor (inactive)

Institute of Internal Auditors