John Oliver, CPA

CFO Services; Mergers & Acquisitions - Due Diligence, Carveouts, Integrations; GAAP/IFRS; Manufacturing; Retail – Omni-channel & E-Commerce

John Oliver, CPA

John has nearly 30 years of operations, management consulting, finance and accounting experience for public, private, and international companies ranging in size from entrepreneur to over $1 billion in revenues. He has specialized experience in the following:

  • Retail – specialty, omni-channel & E-commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale distribution, sourcing & logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace & aviation
  • Technology
  • Consumer products

John has served such major companies as Hasbro; Action Products International – Thomas Trains & Jay-Jay/Specialty Toys; Sky Caddie/Specialty Golf; Scuf Gamming (direct to consumer Gaming Controller company); Yeti Cooler (E-commerce & direct to consumer); United Parcel Service; Brinks Company; Pacer International; Best Buy; Amazon.

Specific retail related experience includes:

  • Best Buy – Supply Chain Operation Center involving:
    • Standardizing vendor agreements, terms & conditions
    • Establishing vendor compliance guide & charge back programs
  • Amazon – Inventory control and vendor compliance optimization to:
    • Define & implement distribution center inventory controls
    • Setup vendor compliance & charge back organization
  • Yeti Cooler – Interim accounting officer overseeing:
    • Products on Amazon Marketplace
    • Reconciliation controls implementation
  • Scuf Gaming – Interim accounting officer managing:
    • Setup of products on Amazon Marketplace
    • Establishment of account reconciliation controls

He also has extensive expertise that includes:

  • Financial / operations, M&A advisory, including due diligence
  • ERP & internal controls implementation, multi-site manufacturing & supply chain optimization (i.e., procurement, inventory rationalization, BOM, & labor management)
  • Carve-Outs / TSA management
  • Technical accounting and reporting (GAAP/IFRS/ASC 606), cost & managerial accounting
  • Interim and turnaround management.
  • Business analytics, board package presentations, budgeting & forecasting.

As both CFO and CAO (Chief Accounting Officer), some of his other accomplishments include:

  • Creating the standalone infrastructure of a manufacturing division carved-out of a conglomerate and acquired by a private equity firm that included staffing all financial, HR, payroll and IT function, and replacement of all IT equipment and software
  • Developing multiple financial models to facilitate business planning and budgeting, acquisitions, financing, and strategic analysis
  • Led multiple aircraft parts inventory optimization initiatives for a major airline that included streamlining supply chains; rationalizing parts & procurement, order management, shipping & receiving
  • Leading acquisition and divestment teams, including as CFO throughout sale preparation, due diligence, and post-acquisition transition
  • Implementing operational and financial dashboards, monthly reporting tools, and quarterly board of director reporting for multiple companies

John is a CPA and was senior manager with Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Connecticut State University, and Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.