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THOMAS R.

GUTHRIE
22690 Indianwood Drive South Lyon, Michigan 48178
248-939-3074 tg6355a8@westpost.net

Director of Finance\Controller
Versatile, driven and accomplished Financial Executive with 20+ years experience
in multibillion dollar Corporate leadership position. Proven leadership and cri
tical thinking skills to maximize company profitability. Confirmed ability to en
hance financial strategies and business processes in manufacturing operations, s
ervices, vendor relationships, cost management and controls. Promotes and implem
ents innovative solutions while ensuring due diligence in all financial activiti
es.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Development Negotiation Asset Management Financial Controls Profit/


Loss Analysis
Feasibility Analysis Cost Reduction Strategies/Initiatives Equity Financing B
udgeting and Financial Forecasting Team Leadership Due Diligence Merger Finan
cial Management
Capital Budgeting Infrastructure Strategic Planning Risk Management Internat
ional Finance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HUMMER, LLC Detroit, Michigan


IT Financial Consultant (Oct. 2009 Feb. 2010)
Developed and initiated IT Budgeting/Financial Forecasting and Planning activiti
es for HUMMER, LLC start-up. Developed and analyzed various business case scenar
ios for Office-in-a-Box IT infrastructure environment (purchased as a service)
as well as enterprise-wide application architectures (i.e., SAP, Oracle, PLEX) f
or global company implementation. Performed lease vs. buy analysis along with c
ash flow/commitment outlooks for near-term and longer- term planning periods rel
ative to the companys overall IT spending requirements.

GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION Detroit, Michigan


Director of Finance, Information Systems and Services Group (2002-2008)
Initiate, direct and oversee Budgeting/Financial Forecasting and Portfolio Plann
ing for annual Global IT expenditures of $2.7B. Consolidate Global IT operations
encompassing North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific operations a
nd manage financial analysis of Strategic Contracting/Outsourcing initiatives. O
rchestrate IT accounting and financial reporting of Expense/Capital spending as
well as substantiate Operating vs. Capital Leasing of IT hardware
* Created and launched innovative IT Budget Process for matrixed organizational
model resulted in establishing Sector (Vertical) and Functional (Horizontal) Bu
dgets as well as secured needed funding for new application development while re
ducing ongoing application sustain costs
* As Finance representative on GMs Corporate IT Strategic Planning Committee, co
llaborated on long-term financial planning - eliminated $100M in Budgeted IT cos
ts for 2008
* Slashed annual operating costs $15-20M by strategically developing and executi
ng Vendor Continuity Management Strategy won 2006 Chief Information Officer Awa
rd
* Restructured IT Financial Management reporting system led to improved visibil
ity of IT Infrastructure spending and lower cost IT equipment financing and serv
ices offerings
* Developed Financial Template for review/approval of Strategic IT Contracting I
nitiatives resulted in significantly improved understanding of proposed contrac
ting initiatives and more efficient/effective Sr. Management reviews
* Managed direct lease agreement negotiations and institution of IT vendors and
lessors expanded IT Infrastructure leasing to 42 countries in meeting the compa
nys Global IT Infrastructure procurement objectives
* Developed and implemented sophisticated allocation model for all indirect IT e
xpenses associated with the Services Group - methodically assigned all indirect
costs for improved overall perspective of Business Unit and Process Area financi
als

THOMAS R. GUTHRIE
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tg6355a8@westpost.net

Director of Finance, North America Profit Analysis (2001-2002)


Managed Business Plan financial analysis and Budgeting/Forecasting for North Ame
rica Automotive Operations - implemented product line profitability analysis an
d reporting
Director of Finance, Technical Centers Group (1997-2001)
Directed Budgeting/Forecasting, Financial Analysis and Reporting for North Ameri
can Engineering operations. Served as Chair of GM Global Engineering Finance Cou
ncil - developed integrated system for tracking and reporting engineering expend
itures for Global GM Product Development organization
* Managed all financial aspects of Portfolio Planning activities in order to asc
ertain affordability of product development portfolio within defined Engneering
spending budget resulted in effectively rationalizing, balancing and prioritizi
ng the North American automotive product development portfolio
Director of Finance, Delphi Packard Europe Wuppertal, Germany (1994-1997)
Provided Corporate oversight of all financial activities for $2.0B European auto
motive component division - responsible for 15 manufacturing subsidiaries and 4
joint venture operations in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. Ensured Feasibility
Analysis, Cash and Asset management, Business Development, Financial Planning/B
udgeting, Reporting and Accounting for all sites throughout European division
* Orchestrated Financial Management and Due Diligence for expanding manufacturin
g operations and acquisitions/mergers of independently-owned automotive componen
t companies to facilitate incorporation and/or joint venture relationships resu
lted in 3 greenfield plant start-ups, 2 joint ventures and 2 acquisitions contri
buting to the companys European growth objectives
* Managed all financial activities associated with closing under-utilized, high
labor cost manufacturing facilities in Belgium, the U.K and Ireland resulted in
enhancing the overall cost competitiveness of the European wiring harness manu
facturing and assembly operations by relocating existing business to lower cost
operations within the company
Finance Director, Packard Electric Mexico Juarez, Mexico (1991-1993)
Managed Accounting, Budgeting/Forecasting and Financial Analysis, legally mandat
ed and management reporting as well as all banking activities for companys manu
facturing operations in Mexico annual revenue of $1.2B
* Spearheaded utilization of new NAFTA-related export credits sizably reduced e
xport costs by analyzing legal requirements and implementing component manufactu
ring export credit process to more cost effectively export vehicles from Mexico
to the U.S.
* Developed and negotiated lucrative lease and buy-out option agreement elimina
ted unutilized manufacturing plant floorspace and increased revenue from leasing
agreements with non-automotive manufacturers by escalating cost of buy-out opti
on for longer-term lease contracts enticing the lessor to purchase the facility
outright

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Post-graduate Coursework
University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Executive Development Program
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management