Twenty years of diverse and progressive experience in the treasury department of three Fortune 500 companies. Extensive experience in debt financing and treasury operations, including domestic and international cash management, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging, letters of credit, pension investments and investor relations.
TRANSOCEAN INC., Houston, Texas (international offshore contract drilling company)
Assistant Treasurer 1997 to 2003
• Negotiated a $238 million synthetic lease refinancing related to the construction of a deepwater drillship.
• Issued $400 million of 1.50% convertible debentures due May 2021 to redeem the 10.25% notes of Cliffs Drilling acquired in January 2001.
• Issued $700 million of 6.625% notes due April 2011 and $600 million of 7.50% notes due April 2031 to refinance three high yield debt issues of R&B Falcon Corp. acquired in January 2001.
• Negotiated $800 million of revolving credit commitments in the form of a five-year $550 million facility and a 364-day $250 million facility for general corporate purposes.
• Issued $865 million of 2.75% zero coupon convertible debentures due May 2020 to finance rig construction.
• Negotiated a $400 million term loan facility to finance the acquisition of Sedco Forex in December 1999.
• Lowered interest costs by approximately $45 million over six quarters by executing $700 million of floating interest rate swaps on the 6.625% notes due April 2011.
• Implemented Wells Fargos cash management system which allowed consolidation of the companys U.S. cash management activities with a credit bank.
• Integrated the U.S. Dollar cash management program of Sedco Forex by implementing the Chase Insight system and utilizing it worldwide via Citrix software.
• Integrated the domestic cash management program of R&B Falcon and established a separate cash management program for TODCO, a subsidiary that was partially sold to the public in an IPO.
• Managed the global cash management activities of the company, including bank selection and implementation.
• Implemented an $800 million A2 / P2 commercial paper program involving four dealers.
• Managed the foreign exchange activities of the company, including hedging of contract exposures and funding of foreign operations.
• Arranged $100 million of letter agreement, bank facilities for issuance of standby letters of credit to support the companys contract bidding activity.
• Created the investment policy guidelines for the corporate cash portfolio and invested excess cash accordingly.
• Responsible for oversight and reporting of investment performance of the companys pension plans.
Directory of Treasury 1997
• Managed the risk management functions of the company; obtained delay in delivery coverage for a $300 million drillship being constructed at a shipyard in Spain.
STERLING CHEMICALS, INC., Houston, Texas (international chemical manufacturing company)
Manager of Treasury Analysis and Investor Relations 1992-1997
• Arranged $456.5 million of bank facilities used to acquire 91% of Sterlings outstanding common stock as a part of a merger transaction with a privately held company.
• Managed the proxy solicitation process to obtain shareholder approval of the merger transaction between Sterling and a privately held company, including management of the proxy solicitor and the exchange agent.
• Negotiated a $60 million term loan facility to finance the construction of 110,000-ton per year sodium chlorate plant in Georgia.
• Negotiated $275 million of bank facilities to consolidate debt facilities which significantly lowered borrowing margins and revolver commitment fees.
• Restructured the investment management of the defined benefit plans, the 401-K plan, and the non-company stock portion of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
• Hedged a portion of the floating-rate revolver debt through execution of interest fixed-rate swaps.
Manager of Cash, Credit and Investor Relations 1989-1992
• Negotiated $185 million of bank facilities to acquire a Canadian pulp chemicals business for which $165 million was non-recourse to the parent company.
• Managed the cash management activities of the company which included establishment of a new program for the pulp chemicals acquisition.
• Managed the investor relations function of the company, which included creation of investor presentations, production of annual and quarterly reports and being the contact person for investors and buyside analysts.
• Supervised the credit function of the company which included negotiating and managing commercial letters of credit received from international customers.
• Established a Canadian Dollar hedging program for the pulp chemicals acquisition.
• Negotiated a non-recourse $25 million project financing for the construction of a 42-megawatt, gas-fired co-generation plant that significantly reduced the Texas City, Texas plants steam and electrical costs.
Manager of Debt and Investment 1987-1989
• Renegotiated the companys revolving credit agreement to lower borrowing margins, release collateral and permit the payment of $180 million in extraordinary dividends to shareholders.
• Prepared the offering document to tender for $59 million of outstanding subordinated notes so that the company could pay common stock dividends.
• Improved the compliance reporting system for the debt agreements by correcting reporting errors, resulting in the elimination of audit comments from the independent auditors.
ANDERSON, CLAYTON & CO., Houston, Texas (international food manufacturing company)(Acquired by The Quaker Oats Company, October 1986)
Financial Analyst 1983-1987
• Negotiated $255 million of bank facilities to purchase a portion of the companys common stock in an attempt to keep the company independent of a takeover by Quaker Oats.
• Secured $600 million in collateral for a bank financing which included obtaining the release of liens on numerous properties of the company.
• Represented the company on the due diligence trip for a $150 million subordinated note issue.
• Evaluated investment alternatives for the companys corporate cash portfolio.
• Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas - M.S. Finance, 1983 and B.B.A. Management, 1980