I believe that my formal education and experience in working mainly for international companies have given me the opportunity to develop management and multi-cultural skills, that I would like to make available to a sound company searching for a competent individual.
Patricio Hernndez Rousseau
Av. Granados No. E1428 & Queri Quito-Ecuador
(5932) 2224-6272 Cel phone (5939)139-1431
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
The academic background and the years of experience working for commercial, service and industrial companies, has allowed me to develop expertise and skills to manage sales and marketing operations, finance and administrative areas, project management and handling public relations and interaction with Customers, Bankers, Board Members, related to my specific job responsibilities.
Thoroughness to provide support to CEO Accuracy and efficiency to comply with job demands Highly focused in solving complex problems and meeting demanding deadlines Hands-on attitude International finance and company start-up exposure Fully Bilingual (English & Spanish) Creative and with the ability to promote strategic changes Computer literate in MS Office and in several accounting and reporting software packages
EFICONEX S.A.- Quito-Ecuador 3/92 to date. General Manager (Owner)
Provides financial, management, accounting and tax consulting services.
Holds 20 representation agencies from several overseas companies, for the supply of equipment and materials for the downstream Oil & gas industry.
Responsible of legal, administrative and operative matters, marketing, training, sales policies, customer satisfaction.
Started the company from scratch, building a customer base on the grounds of personal contacts and on the communitys acceptance of an integral and ethical professional.
Achievements with consulted customers.- Successful assessment of customers risk areas and implementation of re-structure processes. Fraud identification and implementation of corrective processes. Tax consulting.- Identification of proper tax shields to reduce income tax exposure. Set-up of the Audit Committee functions for a major NGO granting microcredit loans in the Latin America Region
PETRO-CANADA OIL & GAS INC.- QUITO-ECUADOR10/87 to 2/92 Finance and Administrative Manager (equivalent to a VP Finance position in the USA)
International arm created to start overseas oil exploration. Hired to start-up the subsidiarys Financial, Administrative and Accounting activities. Design and implementation of all computer bi-monetary information systems and reports to head office and local authorities. Coordination of the logistic support for the drilling of 2 exploratory oil wells, imports of equipment, technical and administrative personnel management.
Achievements.- Only non-expat in the oil patch in Ecuador assigned with these responsibilities, Only foreign oil company to have total success in meeting all contract regulatory financial markers. Lead the project team aiming for a 600 million fertilizer plant investment fueled with new gas discoveries. Completion of the closing activities after expiration of the exploration contract in record time.
SISTEMAS BURROUGHS S.A.C.(now UNISYS Corp.)- ECUADOR; COMLASA LTD.- Ecuador, Panama, Colombia & Venezuela; DISTRIBUIDORA BURROUGHS S.A.- Panama 7/80 to 8/87
Finance Director, Vicepresident of Finance & Financial Advisor. (equivalent to a CFO position in the USA)
Hired as a team member to turn around a bankrupt operation. In two years time, the company yielded profits and took an important market share within the computer sales industry in Ecuador. Financial, Imports, Human Resources and Accounting departments were led to become efficient, timely and focused on excellence. Team member to the acquisition of the Burroughs operation in Panama. Partner to the CEO to create new companies for the marketing of intelligent computer stations, able to communicate with IBM mainframes in the banking industry of the region.
Achievements.- Hired and trained a competitive team to turn around an ineffective administration in record time. Designed and implemented a financial strategy to restructure a multi-million short term debt. Designed and implemented an information system to consolidate financial data of all international companies within the group. Legal incorporation set-up of four foreign offices under the umbrella of an offshore holding company.
PRICE WATERHOUSE & CO.-ECUADOR8/76 to 7/80 Senior Auditor
Broad experience in external audit activities, corporate evaluation, special audits and personnel supervision in companies whose main business are: Financial, Commercial, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Services, etc.
Achievements.- Record career advance within a Big 4 public accounting firm to become a Senior Auditor
CPA from Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico Major: Finance, July 1976 Jacksonville University, Freshman year, Business Administration, 1971 Friendship Central HS, Friendship, New York, High School degree, 1970
Financial Planning and Control Seminar for Oil & Gas Company Managers; Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas 1990 Monetary Correction of Financial Statements; Price Waterhouse & Co., Quito Ecuador, 1991 Petroleum Economics; Oil & Gas Consultants International, Boulder, Colorado 1991 Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Company Managers; American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Beaver Creek, Colorado 1991 Perspectives of the Balanced Scorecard; CellTek C.Ltda, Quito-Ecuador, 2002 Comprehensive SWOT Analysis Seminar; San Francisco University of Quito, CellTek C.Ltda. 2003 Twenty or more other seminars, courses and lecture meetings in Ecuador and in the United States. OTHER ACTIVITIES
Quito Tennis & Golf Club, 16 handicap golfer Honorary member of the Mexican Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
CPA degree paper: Operational Audit and its applications to sales. Mexico D.F. 1976