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Seth Murdoch


High Energy CFO with Innate Ability to Thrive and Bring Successful Results Under Any Difficult Business Challenge

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Effective Leadership

I am a very hands on manager who thrives in a fast paced environment and over the years has demonstrated continued success in building, motivating and maintaining excellence in staff performance. My skills are well developed, yet continually evolving, informed from working with global diverse cultures and influenced by my intuition on what brings out the best in my team as a group and in their individual performance. Throughout my career I have witnessed the positives impact of my management style on the personal development and performance of my staff and their careers. 

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Energetic Team Player

I am a very energetic and passionate individual who strongly believes that building and working with a team requires the input of many heads and diverse backgrounds. Collaboration is key. Colleagues can be assured that my team will be results-oriented, exceed deliverables  and follow a project through with measurable success. I am dedicated to the task at hand and will never back down from a challenge. Most importantly, my capacity for self evaluation and accepting critical review guarantees a willingness to adjust if I am missing‚Äč the mark. 

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Adaptable Problem Solver

Being very intuitive and analytical, I pursue assignments with an organized methodology, passion and perseverance The consistent innate ability to remain laser-focused has contributed to always achieving the desired outcome. I get things done and often exceed expectations. Being a resourceful problem solver, I am highly skilled at aligning personnel, systems and processes to achieve key objectives while demonstrating an ease of communication style that transcends all levels of an organization, its culture and customers. 

About Me

A dynamic Chief Financial Officer with parallel experience as a Chief Operating Officer having 20 years of Senior Finance Management experience. I have demonstrated international business expertise managing global finance teams of up to 300 members. Additionally, my background includes a diverse group of industries: emerging technology startups, light and heavy manufacturing including hi-tech, consumer products, B-to-B operating models, retail operations, OEM's & tier one automotive suppliers along with aerospace and contract assembly operations. My finance & operations expertise encompasses financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting, financial statement preparation, data center management, SEC reporting, FP&A and ERP systems integration, preparing global roll-out methodology, sales, marketing and product branding. Over the years my experience was accrued within organizations having annual revenues from $25M up to $3.5B. In my spare time, I am a Jazz musician and enjoy playing the sax in a big jazz band around the New York area. I also enjoy golfing, mountain biking and working with "At risk kids" being a big brother in the urban and non-urban communities.


  • La

    UCLA, Los Angeles, California

    Master of Business Administration in Finance

  • W

    Wayne State University, Dearborn, Michigan

    Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting

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  • C

    2003 - CURRENT

    CFO & Chief Resructuring Officer

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    1999 - 2003

    Group CFO / COO

    Polaroid Corporation


  • Accounting
  • Contracts
  • QA / QC
  • Consolidations
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Investments
  • Treasury
  • Organizational Budgeting
  • Change Management
  • Tax Reporting
  • Funding Sources / Management
  • Procedures
  • Team Leadership / Motivation
  • Forecasting Strategies
  • Cost Allocations
  • Internal Controls
  • Performance Metrics
  • Growth Objectives
  • SEC Reporting
  • Organizational Planning
  • Policy Development
  • Process Improvements
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Training / Development
  • FP&A