MEET GARY ZIMMERMAN
Gary is a A 25+ year finance executive in the manufacturing, technology and distribution sectors. He was a former Principal at Inciting Outcomes – focused on assisting companies in Corrugated Manufacturing, green technologies and web-based SAAS technologies. He was also the former Head of Finance at Icecorp Logistics Inc., a nation-wide, privately owned international freight, customs brokerage, and warehousing group of companies with sales over $100MM and 145 staff.
Gary has a wealth of experience including creating and managing the financial integration for 31 functional departments into 8 operating divisions, inside 7 separate companies, to enable unified budgets and reporting. He has managed full cycle accounting systems – credit, payables, cash management, foreign currency, treasury, external audit, banking/funder relationships and all reconciliations – through multiple direct reports (including hiring & training).
Additionally, he has collaborated with senior management teams to develop strategic planning and liaise with each department to align budget process to the strategic plan, increasing gross profit 6% (from 15% to 21%). He has designed, developed, and implemented departmental budgets company-wide and executed 11 acquisitions (out of 26 potential evaluations) from inception through letter of intent, pricing, evaluation, due diligence and integration by leading collaborative multi-disciplined teams.