Barry Gunderson Depart.:Finance

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Boston University – BS Business

Babson College – MBA Finance


English – Native, Bilingual Proficiency

French – Native, Bilingual Proficiency  

Spanish – Full Professional Proficiency

Additional Certifications

IFRS – AICPA Certified

Cash Management – CCM exp.

Teaching Experience

Chengdu Ligong Dashue & Oxford Brookes University     2017-2018

Chengdu, Sichuan        

BSc (Honors) Accountancy Award Leader and Senior Lecturer.  

Set up (honors) accountancy program in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. Students in this program are awarded dual degrees from CDUT and Oxford Brookes at the successful completion of the program.

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics       2016-2017

Dalian, China

Delivered Accounting and Finance classes to undergraduate and graduate students

Simon Bolivar Escuela Preparatoria – TOEFL, SAT exam preparation.   2012 – 2013.

Medellin, Colombia

Established program for high school and College students

International Management School –  advanced  Accounting  & Finance Courses   2004 –2007

Kolkata, India

Classes for preparation of the  Certification of Management Accounting and Chartered Financial Analyst examinations

Temple University – Strategic Management Doctoral Degree Candidate   1989-1990

Philadelphia, PA

University teacher with full responsibility for curriculum development, material instruction, student advisory and grade determination for the following courses;

Advanced Financial Management – For master’s degree program students

Curriculum included in depth review of Financial Management Fundamentals, Introduction to Financial Management, Accounting review and Financial Ratio Analysis.

Capital Asset Management  - To bachelors and Master’s Degree Students

Replacement teacher for various Accounting and Economics classes

Grossman’s Lumber – Cost accounting and Financial management        1986- 1987

Boston, MA

Professional Experience

Partner                                                                                          2008 – 2013  

Tatum CFO Partners, LLC  ²  Atlanta, GA

Nationwide partnership of C-Suite professionals who provide executive leadership services.

Worked with manufacturers, distributors and retailers in identifying profit improving opportunities across entire companies and then successfully leading finance, technology and process improvement implementation efforts.  Focused on helping companies improve profit by successfully implementing or enhancing utilization of ERP and related systems as well as work flow modification and simplification.

Advised C-Suite executives regarding strategic opportunities and then managed hands-on tactical implementation efforts. Identified sales opportunities in the practice and led subsequent business development efforts.  

Notable Accomplishments:

Ø   Assessed cost accounting and finance efficacy for a $500 million NE manufacturer. Within 3 weeks identified 27 significant control weaknesses and subsequently successfully led a complete finance, accounting, and treasury restructuring.

Ø   Established reporting metrics and key performance indicators for a mid-size manufacturer and distributor of consumer products ensuring that management focused on critical areas leading to improvement in efficiency and profitability.

Ø   Established management reporting package for merchandising, distribution, finance, treasury, operations and executive management for a regional manufacturer with national distribution operations.

Ø   Advised private equity investor leading to improved profitability through adoption of shared services. Consulting assignment spanned manufacturing, finance, treasury, inventory management, AR, and GL. Established cash flow and supply chain disciplines of $100 million company successfully providing foundation for eventual sale of company.

Ø In the consulting practice, identified and delivered additional business opportunities through add on sales, incremental business and establishing new markets enabling company to record continued sales growth in a down economy.


President                                                                                       2006 – 2008  

VMProcessor  ²  Hingham, MA

Provider of an automated streamlined methodology to determine the value of different types of assets and enable perpetual visibility into loan portfolios. Cloud based, Saas finance and management accounting application using SQL Server for database operations and ASP/Java for user interface.

Founded company designed to bring innovation to asset valuation, portfolio management and borrowing base establishment through a series of automated data collection and analysis modules.  

Notable Accomplishments:

Ø   Reduced planned development costs by using blended onshore/offshore approach employing 16 accounting professionals and senior software developers in the US and India. Spent 2 years in India spearheading development.

Ø   Met all business plan goals including timelines for product development.

Ø   Trained staff to be self-directing and able to perform a wide range of financial, analysis, accounting, valuation and other back-office functions.  


Executive Vice President - Operations                                                  1995 – 2006

Hilco Appraisal and Advisory Services  ²  Chicago, IL

Provider of advisory services for domestic and international firms concentrating on Finance/Operations Assessments, Raising Capital and reducing Risk Profiles.

Accountable for all operations including staffing, training, mentoring. Personally led over 300 company financial and operating assessment projects. Originated and delivered 30% of all new business.

Notable Accomplishments:

Ø   Consulted with mid-size and large manufacturers, distributors and retailers including Goodyear Tire, US Steel, Kia Motors, Daewoo, Ocean Pacific, Standard Auto Parts, Advance Auto, Delco Remy, CSK Auto, and Terra Industries in assessing and when necessary, restructuring finance, accounting and operations. Successfully reduced high risk profiles and returned companies to higher level of profitability. Complemented many assignments with cross references to best in class statistics.

Ø   Advised Daewoo and KIA Motors on how to structure their US Dealer and after-market parts distribution network.  Assisted both companies in successfully raising $550 million to enable their initial launch and growth into this market.


Director Inventory Planning and Control                                                   1990 – 1995

CVS Drug Stores  ²  Woonsocket, RI

Largest provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation.

Recruited to corporate position charged to drive improved management of inventory across 600 stores throughout the United States.  Managed up to 90 personnel.

Notable Accomplishments:

Ø   Recognized for bringing highly disciplined approach to inventory management by automating and establishing inventory, margin tracking and reporting tools still in use today. Solely conceived, designed, and oversaw the programming and implementation of multibillion dollar chain’s first perpetual inventory system.

Ø   Implemented first statistical sampling and cycle count program improving sales through better in stock position and avoiding year-end warehouse closures. 

Ø   Cut inventory and margin administration costs 66% while enhancing actionable analysis and reporting yielding significant improvements in margin and company profitability.

Notable Accomplishments (Cont’d)

Ø   Established monthly executive management reporting package across all functional areas including pharmacy, retail stores, mail order, distribution operations, and third party A/R.

Ø   Implemented ERP system facilitating administration of shared services across all operations.

Ø   Worked on integrations of large acquisitions identifying and incorporating process improvements improving bottom line results.


Senior Manager – Expense Payables, Sales Audit, Bank Reconciliation, Profit Improvement 1984 – 1989

Evans Products, Grossmans Lumber  ²  Braintree, MA

$1.2 Billion building products manufacturer, distributor and retailer.

Reported directly to the CFO of the combined organization providing shared admin services support, implementing systems, identifying process improvements and improving gross margin.  Managed up to 55 personnel.

Research Interests

Financial Markets, Behavioral Finance, Accounting, Investment


Financial Markets, Behavioral Finance, Advanced Accounting, Advanced Finance, Investment


Recent Publications and Webinars:

Borrowing Base Management for Reduced Risk – The Secured Lender - (a CFA Publication)

The Impact of New Regulations  on Banks (Dodd-Frank and Basel III) – The Secured Lender - august 2011

The Turnover Dilemma – APICS Magazine - April 2011

Merchandising for a lean supply chain – APICS Webinar - May 2011

RMBS made the Top-50 list of MBA,
EMBA and EE programs——The Financial Times

Renmin University of China

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