Contact Information

  • Antonio Ramos

Description

Process and data-driven bilingual expert to lead and develop strong partnerships within all business levels, bringing systems, processes, and people together to improve operating cash flow, exceed revenue and cost savings targets. Collaborative leadership style to guide, motivate and encourage productivity and engagement across diverse and global teams, leveraging extensive experience to transform and turnaround businesses in established companies and startups. Passionate about identifying and improving business processes into industry best practices to execute strategic plans and increase growth. Open to relocation.

Industry

E&P

Location

Greater Houston

Experience

ZENITH ENERGY ($80M TANK AND LOGISTICS OPERATOR), Houston, TX
Financial Planning & Systems Lead 2017 - 2021
Oversaw reporting of $80M budget plan and KPIs. Oversaw financial performance for 22 terminals in the US.
• Enhanced financial performance accuracy by implementing, designing, and spearheading capital project reporting and procurement processes for newly acquired tank storage business.
• Generated over $100K in additional revenue, facilitated more timely collections, and increased billing accuracy by performing revenue audits.
• Standardized reporting process, increased efficiency and effectiveness, and boosted performance by establishing a monthly financial package for leadership to analyze and report key financial metrics.
• Increased terminal productivity and reduced expenses by designing, negotiating, rolling out, and managing procurement, fleet cards, and office supplies programs.

KLX ($150M US OILFIELD SERVICES PROVIDER), (Acquired LT Energy Svcs.) Houston, TX
Finance Vice President | Controller 2012 - 2017
Led performance of 30+ sites in US, Southwest Region for startup business (LT Energy Services) with 5 areas before acquisition. Directed 11 team heads.
• Consolidated 30+ remote sites in the US by orchestrating merger, recapitalization, exit, and transition of 5 private businesses to a publicly-traded company in 1 year.
• Grew LT Energy Services business from $18M to $50M by establishing AP, AR, Fixed Assets (FA), payroll, corporate credit cards, and accounting shared services functions in 2+ years.
• Reduced Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) from 104 to 65 days in 2 years by changing process to create and submit invoices to customers.
• Achieved 90% employee retention by recruiting, training, developing the finance and HR teams, and setting up the corporate shared services team from ground up.
• Increased site productivity and reduced expenses by designing, negotiating, rolling out, and overseeing procurement, travel, entertainment, and fleet card programs.
• Boosted employee loyalty and retention by negotiating, designing, and rolling out 401k and health benefit plans.

CAMERON ($7B GLOBAL ENERGY OEM), Houston, TX
Director of Shares Services | Director of Financial Planning and Analysis 2008 - 2012
Guided performance of Corporate Shares Services in the Americas, which spanned $2.5B in annual disbursements, 12K employees, and a 45-team count. Led FP&A performance for Drilling and Production Systems Global Group, which accounted for $4.2B revenue (60%) of business.
• Attained $800K in labor savings with 90% rate of use of purchase order functionality by directing implementation of SAP shared services model for newly acquired $600M business.
• Achieved business process efficiencies and cost scalability by building and managing the North American Shared Service (SS) team, managing AP, corporate credit cards, billing, FA, and payroll functions.
• Achieved report standardization and KPI uniformity across Cameron Drilling and Production global businesses by directing and overseeing the preparation and delivery of budgets, forecasts, and KPIs.
• Improved SAP reporting accuracy by streamlining global headcount and product line sales / backlog.

EATON | COOPER INDUSTRIES ($5B GLOBAL OEM), Peachtree City, GA, and Mexico
Division Controller
Directed performance of Wiring Devices Division, a $280M manufacturing and distribution business in 4 countries and 8 locations. Oversaw 15 team heads.
• Rationalized inventory items, source manufacturing, and improved margin realization by spearheading SAP report development to calculate cross-border landed cost and profitability.
• Achieved gains of $200K through reconciliation and cleanup of GR/IR inventory clearing account.
• Improved efficiency and effectiveness of cost accounting and procurement processes by leading conversion of business to SAP.
• Saved $130K by realigning finance functions in Mexico and US, focusing on inventory spending control, variance analysis, and internal controls.

EATON | COOPER INDUSTRIES ($5B GLOBAL OEM), Peachtree City, GA and Mexico
Country Controller
Managed performance of Mexican Hand Tools operations, a $50M business in Mexico with 3 manufacturing sites and 1 distribution center. Oversaw 15 team heads.
• Reduced inventory shrinkage by $500K 2 years after arrival by implementing housekeeping inventory and production controls to curtail waste and reduce inventory.
• Decreased DSO from 112 to 58 days 2 years after arrival by applying Six Sigma analysis and problem resolution techniques, creating company policies and procedures to control warehouse inventory movements, quantify, address shipping and billing issues.
• Lowered overhead, labor costs, and improved team morale by right-sizing staff, upgrading talent, and cross-training personnel while leveraging SAP functionality.
• Improved statutory reporting after company had been fined $100K in maquiladora import program by automating inventory control system and training / leveraging local resources to improve import-export knowledge and process continuously.
Prior Positions Held:

EATON | COOPER INDUSTRIES ($5B GLOBAL OEM), Peachtree City, GA and Mexico
Audit Manager

EATON | COOPER INDUSTRIES ($5B GLOBAL OEM), Peachtree City, GA and Mexico
IT Auditor

EATON | COOPER INDUSTRIES ($5B GLOBAL OEM), Peachtree City, GA and Mexico
Senior Auditor

Additional Experience

DELOITTE, Caracas, Venezuela
Senior Auditor

Awards and Certifications

CISA (inactive)
Chartered Accountant (inactive)

Skills

-Budgets & Forecasts
-Cash Flow Management
-ERP Implementations & Integrations
-Audit & Internal Controls
-IFRS & USGAAP
-Inventory Controls & Cost Accounting
-Talent Management & Development
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Shared Services
-Spanish

Education

- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Systems, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela