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Hello! I'm Alan

 

I’m an experienced, hands-on, senior-level operational leader with comprehensive relationship-building skills and advanced supervisory acumen. Expertise in global operations management, finance, marketing, compliance, strategic leadership and corporate development in various industries, most notably financial services. Proficient in change-management (e.g. launching companies, departments and products, mergers / acquisitions, restructures), developing talent, and establishing effective relationships from the boardroom to the front-line. Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills – local, remote, domestic and international – assimilating quickly in multicultural environments, providing world class service with tangible results to clients, partners and colleagues alike. Self-confident, organized, and motivated. Brings creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to all business endeavors. Bi-lingual with degrees in Finance and Global Management.

scientia est potestas
Knowledge is Power

Alan J Woods

FINANCE, OPERATIONS, MARKETING & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
 
Phone:

+1 727-642-1514

Email:

alan@woodsalan.com

 

Address:

Tampa / Saint Petersburg

Florida, USA

Date of Birth:

October 14th, 1965

 
EXPERIENCE
 
2014-2018

Managing Partner

KLEANSLATE LLC

Family business, professional services firm focused upon bringing its customers a suite of service offerings in a concierge approach.

  • Founded company, developed Business and Sales & Marketing plans, oversight of 15 staff members

  • Generated 6-figure sales annually; established strong 250-account customer base, 100% organically grown

  • Successfully sold company in 2018 for a profit

2011-2013

Director

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS

Global asset management firm in existence for over 70 years with operations in more than 35 countries and over 10,000 employees.

  • Global head of a shared services department responsible for the development, quarterly production and dissemination of more than 15,000 multi-lingual marketing pages, consumed globally by Sales; ensuring consistency of information across multiple platforms and departments

  • Developed a Concierge Services team, which was created to establish and maintain relationships with internal customers (e.g. Sales and Client Service), fielding and replying to all inquiries as well as educating on self-service solutions

  • Oversight of 35 staff members in 7 locations across 5 countries; direct supervision of 5

BLACKROCK, INC

The world's largest asset management firm and through one of its acquired companies, Barclays Global Investors developed passive index investing strategies and pioneered exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), branded iShares.

  • Managed development, production and distribution of shareholder semi-annual and annual reports for more than 200 unique products, including corresponding audits across 5 different reporting cycles

  • Managed production of, and ensured timely SEC regulatory filings (e.g., Forms N-SAR, N-CSR, and N-Q) in accordance with the Investment Company Act of 1940

  • Managed Disclosure Controls and Procedures (“DCP”) process

2009-2011

Director

2003-2009

Management Consultant

MULTIPLE CORPORATE ENTITIES (see CLIENTS)

Pre and post merger analysis and integration, financial planning and analysis / fp&a, financial and operational process flow analysis and re-engineering, co-sourced internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls review remediation and attestation assessment.

1992-2002

Managing Director

AEGON TRANSAMERICA

Life insurance, pension and investment company serving more than 40 million customers globally.

  • Established Luxembourg operating company and offshore domiciled product (SICAV) with several portfolio offerings able to be sold into more than 35 different countries

  • Managed RFPs, negotiated and executed multiple third-parry servicing agreements

  • Developed sales and marketing plans including executing distribution agreements

  • Served as Controller of an international joint venture, presenting at Board and Audit Committee Meetings

2002

Master's Degree

GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

Awarded from the University of Phoenix.

1992

Bachelor's Degree

FINANCE

Awarded from Saint Joseph's University.

1997-2003

FINRA SERIES 7 & 63

 
EDUCATION
CLIENTS
 

Between 2003 and 2009, led consulting engagements in pre- and post-merger analysis and integration, financial planning and analysis / fp&a, financial and operational process flow analysis and re-engineering, co-sourced internal audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls reviews (control identification, process documentation, process mapping, testing, and remediation).

 

For more details, download my Résumé Addendum.

INDUSTRIES

Financial Services

Telecommunications

Shipping / Transportation

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Shipping / Transportation

Technology

Financial Services

Technology

Pharma / Healthcare

Manufacturing

LOCATIONS

FL

CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, NH, PA, VT, WA

FL

NJ

FL

Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, TX, CT

NY

Washington DC

GA

NJ, OH, TX

KY, CO, FL

 
SKILLS
SKILLS

Multi-cultural Leadership

Fiscal Oversight

Development of Policy

Process Improvement

Global Operations Management

Corporate Development

Compliance & Documentation

Bi-lingual (English & Portuguese)

TESTIMONIALS
 
FROM COLLEAGUE - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

[Alan] has a very good skill set and I would vouch to put him in front of any senior level executive on a daily basis.  MG, Partner

FROM A CLIENT

…received positive feedback … with regard to your work at the Commercial Services division.  This is excellent feedback from our largest division.

NO, Director of Internal Audit

FROM A CLIENT

[Alan] has been a wonderful person to work with. I've heard the same sentiments echoed by several members of our accounting leadership and other team members.
Alan is smart, efficient, organized, and has quickly come up to speed to understand our process, the nuances of SOX, and the many things we are all juggling.
He also manages to take the words written on the pages and works with us to truly understand what the process is and more importantly, the business implications behind it. He even takes it one step further by finding ways for us to increase operational efficiency while maximizing SOX compliance.  JM, SVP/Controller

 
CONTACT ME

© 2009-2018 By Alan J Woods.

Alan J Woods

FINANCE, OPERATIONS, MARKETING & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Phone:

+1 727-642-1514

 

Email:

alan@woodsalan.com 

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