On request (99005)
CFO / COO
A strategic and accomplished senior executive and leader with domestic and international experience. Direct responsibilities have included all aspects of finance (CFO), operations, loss prevention, Inventory management and replenishment, human resources, IT, and business development. Retail experience has included over 17 years in duty free and specialty airport retail which included multi store, multi brand operations in airports throughout North America, with a parent company based in Europe. Categories included alcohol, high end fashion and accessory brands, food, souvenirs, cosmetics and fragrances. Earlier retail experience includes big box grocery stores throughout Canada and small to medium size commuter/travel focused stores within airports, office buildings and hotels throughout North America.
The CA/CPA training has helped implement sound financial practices and controls to all areas of the business. Gary also brings strong relationship building skills as well as a teamwork focused approach to each role. The experience in managing the various departments within the organizations along with developing and maintaining numerous landlords, vendors and other stock holder relationships has resulted in immediate and long term success for all parties involved.