William Lees, Jr.
New York, NY
Bill is an entrepreneurial Senior Financial Executive with successful international public company experience. He has sector expertise in the public relations, telecommunications, cable television, manufacturing and real estate and construction industries, as well as Big FOUR public accounting experience.
Bill has a track record of improving margins, maximizing cash flows, implementing effective enterprise metrics, organizational turn-a-rounds and increasing shareholder value.
Previously, Bill held a series of senior financial roles at Fortune 1000 companies. He was CFO of APCO Worldwide, Inc. the North American business unit of a $125M international public relations firm. As a consultant for Cengage Learning, Bill was a LBO Integration Specialist providing leveraged buy-out regulatory integration strategies for a $7.2B acquisition. Bill was a turnaround specialist for AboveNet, Inc., a $225M international fiber optic telecommunications services provider and Global Crossing Ltd., a $2.1B international global telecommunications services provider.
Earlier, Bill had a series of CFO and executive finance positions with Mediacom Communications Corp, Regus Business Centre Corp & Imperial Schrade Corporation. He began his career with Ernst & Young with responsibilities in the Entrepreneurial Services, Merger & Acquisition and Construction Litigation Support Groups of the firm.
Bill has a B.S. in Accounting and Economics. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Recently, he was the recipient of the Financial Executive of the Year Award presented by the IMA, the Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals in Business.
Areas of Expertise
- P&L Management and Turnaround
- Fortune 1000
- Small and Mid-Size Enterprises
- Start Ups