John Oliver, CPA

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.

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.