Mr. Poling has been the
Chief Financial Officer of several dynamic organizations which have experienced rapid
growth and profitability. He has also witnessed the downturns and problems of an
organization, which has provided him with the insight to recognize distressed situations
and the ability to correct them.
|John W. Poling, Sr.
Senior Vice President
The best thing about a success story is knowing your
decisions were in some way responsible for achieving the goal. Decisions need to be
carefully modeled and exercised and must have a champion. The best thing about a failed
story is the lessons learned.
John Poling has been a financial executive in manufacturing, industrial services and
environmental and Media Services for over 30 years. He has held executive positions as
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer in several publicly owned
companies, which were engaged in an IPO and numerous capital offerings. He is currently
Chairman of the Audit Committee for two publicly owned companies. John also sits on their
Compensation and Corporate Governance committees. He has significant experience with SEC
reporting and registration statements, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and
crisis management. Mr. Poling also served as President of two environmental service
companies and was largely responsible as general manager for the turnaround of a specialty
manufacturing company. He has a strong background providing independent financial
consulting and advisory services for developing business plans and organization
development to both public and private companies in distress.
Mr. Poling has considerable experience in crisis management and turnaround situations
where an organizations business plan or acquisition strategy failed and the company
was in default of its loan covenants. More commonly, managements inability to
identify and create a restructuring plan to recapitalize and turn the company around.
Mr. Poling has extensive M & A experience having spent three years with a consolidator
of solid waste management companies. During this period, the Company completed 61
acquisitions, two secondary public offerings, a private equity offering and grew its
commercial banking credit relationship to $150 million until the sale the Company for $1.3
Mr. Poling spent ten years with a hazardous waste disposal company, which completed an IPO
while he was Senior Vice President and CFO. In addition, Mr. Poling managed the
Companys commercial and investment banking, and Wall Street relationships until the
sale of the Company.
Mr. Poling received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rutgers University and
has taken graduate finance courses at St. Johns University.
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