Name : Cliff Wright
Industry Type : Building Products - Equipment
City & State : Houston, TX
Job Title CFO and Owner
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Assist a company to get to the next level in this competitive and unsure market.
Resume :  

With a stellar track record of creating competitive advantage, negotiating and integrating hundreds of acquisitions, and formulating winning Wall Street offerings, it is my pleasure to submit my resume. I believe that, upon review, you will recognize that my innovative strategies and experience are exactly what you need to get your company ready for a more competitive environment and to maximize on going valuation.

My greatest strengths match those required for superior internal and external growth and access to public markets:
-Quick learner of business drivers
-Formulating strategy to create competitive advantage.
-Identifying, negotiating, and integrating acquisitions
-Building management teams and compensation strategies to achieve goals
-Creating required information systems for timely operating control
-Presenting the Company story and plans to investors and the media

My experience with domestic and foreign companies, public and private companies, large companies and start-ups, small and large financings, negotiating and funding hundreds of acquisitions,and leading an NYSE IPO makes me uniquely qualified to bring value added to this management team.

I am particularly skilled in recognizing potential problems and forming a unique solution before it becomes a problem. Integrity, creativity, and hard work toward achieving goals are my hallmarks.

I enjoy working with law firms, accounting firms, investment bankers, mergers and acquisitions, commercial bankers, boards, shareholders, and especially the media.

I look forward to discussing how we can put your company on a path to maximize value.






Strategic Planning: Development / Execution
Mergers & Acquisitions: Planning / Negotiating / Funding
Public Company CEO: Led Road Show
Created 3 New Companies / New Divisions to Capture Underserved Markets
Recruited / Managed Entire Management
Negotiated Hundreds of Acquisitions
SEC Reporting / Investor Relations
Chairman, CEO, CFO, CAO, Treasurer, Entrepreneur, Audit/Executive CommitteeOPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Integration Planning / Execution
Production Planning/ Measurement / Improvement: Profit, Quality
Trend Analysis / Forecasting / Market Share
Product Design & Development
Corporate & Cultural Realignment Maximizing Customer Service
New Revenue Source Development
Align Employee Compensation with Shareholders
Operations Team Building


Founded building products company designed to develop proprietary fencing, decking, and railing products manufactured in China to bring new features, lower prices, and 100% quality to U.S.
Results: Fence sales have begun. Vertical integration manufacturing through retail.

Founded the largest company of its kind in the United States. Identified and researched a poorly served, growing, and fragmented market. Located industry leading companies. Negotiated the funding, integrated a management team, and created one company.
Results: Took company public with 7 companies and purchased 75 more companies; within 18 months, parent company had absorbed and successfully integrated 82 organizations into a new, combined public company.

Successfully spearheaded integration of many disparate cultures into single-focused organization. Evaluated the dissimilar corporate cultures of newly formed company. Led our team and created single, solution-driven staff. Transformed the 5,000 employees into one consistent delivery system of 100% customer satisfaction and exemplary customer service.
Results: Greatly reduced customer attrition, boosted sales, set new industry standard for service.

Launched a successful merger and acquisition venture organization. Envisioned creating the premier company to seek industries and companies to consolidate into a larger, more profitable company. Founded this company after researching all consolidations to determine what factors caused success and failure.
Results: Created 3 new companies with over $300 million in revenue.

Created very effective, proprietary financial systems. Determined sizable public company had need for sophisticated financial systems and procedures. Created first financial budgeting system, first financial acquisition techniques, first market plan, and first strategic plan.
Results: System facilitated growing revenue $2.5 billion by using new profit measurement techniques, entering new lines of business, and acquiring over 600 companies.



Utilize my significant private and public company experience in finance, acquisitions, planning, start-ups, turn arounds, team building, and execution of plans to help achieve company goals.


LONE STAR COMPOSITES, LLC (Purchased assets of Simplex) - CEO, CFO. 2009 - Present
-Sales beginning on composite fencing. Establishing distribution network & management team.
- First vertically integrated building products company manufacturing through retail.
- Negotiated Chinese manufacturing. Set up accounting, inventory management, and bank financing.

CONSOLIDATION EXPERTS LP - Co-Founder and Managing Director, CFO . 1997 - 2006
- Develop idea, research, plan, personally fund, select founders, negotiate, hire management,
and close transaction.
- Highly accomplished in all areas of consolidations. Expert Witness Testimony.
- Co-Founder rePipe, Inc. - Chairman of the Board, start-up CFO. 2000 - 2004
Consolidation of 3 pipeline rehabilitation companies. Executive and Audit Committees.
- Co-Founder National Refrigeration Services, Inc. 1998 - 2001
Consolidation of 12 commercial refrigeration companies. $150 million revenue. Negotiated bank debt.
Sold to Ingersoll Rand.

AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. - Co-Founder, CEO and President. 1995 - 1997
- Formed company to make acquisitions in residential plumbing, heating, air conditioning, & electrical
residential service. Founded sister commercial company, American Mechanical Services, Inc.
- Assembled entire management team; led integration and creation of corporate culture.
- Researched market, targeted companies, and negotiated letters of intent. NYSE IPO.
- Created largest company of its kind with 82 acquisitions, $500 million run-rate, 5000 employees.
- Sold to ServiceMaster.

AMERICAN ECOLOGY CORPORATION - Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, CAO. 1991 - 1995
- Directed Company's accounting, financing, investments, tax, financial strategic planning,
acquisitions, SEC filings, investor relations, information systems, personnel, administration,
and risk management.
- President - American Liability and Excess Insurance Company. Captive insurance company.
Providing closure and post closure coverage for Company sites and reinsures Zurich. Delivered
$5+ million of earnings from intense balance sheet review. Down-sized and recapitalized
Company. Cut overhead 30%.

KPMG PEAT MARWICK - Director - Corporate Finance Southwest Region. 1990 - 1991
- Directed day-to-day corporate finance consulting in mergers & acquisitions, business planning,
financial consulting and debt financing, business valuations, and negotiation assistance.

BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES, INC. - Divisional VP - Planning & Analysis. 1980 - 1989
- Reported to CFO, Chairman & CEO, and to Vice Chairman.
- Directed Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, Market Planning.
- Led finance, accounting, tax, negotiations on larger acquisitions, entries into new lines of business,
business segment profitability, and corporate real estate.
- 600+ acquisitions, raised $1 billion.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. - Management Services Consultant. 1978 - 1980
- Advised, designed, and implemented accounting and oil trading systems.

MBA, Finance - 1978; BBA, Finance - 1976 Certified Public Accountant
University of Texas at Austin AICPA Member

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