Lee Ferry

West Palm Beach, FL United States
National Cost, Inc.
Sales / Business Development

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“I have a solid and consistently progressive background in operations management and business development and have proven successes leading corporations and teams in turnaround initiatives and corporate restructuring. In my position at Cardinal Cartridge, I was recruited to direct operations for a leading manufacturer of laser toner cartridges. During my tenure I led the company to a top 5 ranking in the industry for fastest growing private companies in North America according to INC. Magazine. This recognition was a result of dramatic growth from $600K to $34M, an increase in market segment and the implementation of eco-friendly product line and marketing campaigns. More recently at National Cost: Containment, Audit and Consulting, I transformed a young company into a profitable enterprise providing business solutions centered around an RFP process, group purchasing solutions and best practices. Through effective leadership and team building techniques, I executed winning marketing and networking strategies securing many longstanding accounts such as RCM Industries, The Miami Herald and Oasis Outsourcing. In addition to my competencies in business development and operations management, I am formally educated in Accounting practices and adhere to a hands-on approach in all corporate departments. Through direction and oversight of internal controls and staff development I am able to effectively manage all departments as a cohesive entity considering strategies and initiatives in a global way. As you can see, I am interested in and feel well qualified for the position you have available. My resume is available Please contact me with any opportunities. Sincerely, Lee Ferry ”

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Lee's Short Bio

Lee R. Ferry
Lee Ferry attained an extensive background in business growth/management and cost reduction as the former President and Founder of Cardinal Cartridge, Inc. Indeed, with more than thirteen years experience as owner of a distribution/manufacturing business, and as president of several E-Commerce companies, Lee has personally overseen and implemented numerous cost savings programs. In addition to owning his own businesses, Lee has worked for several major corporations, such as The Hub Group and The Devon Group, serving as Accounting Manager and CFO. Lee has also acted as the lead senior executive on more than seven acquisitions. Furthermore, Lee has also led several procurement cost-reduction projects for small, mid-size and large businesses.

Lee’s expertise also includes over 15 years of staff management experience, purchasing, distribution, material control, domes tic and International Business Development and Manufacturing Operations Management, analytical accounting, negotiation, and implementation skills for various industries, including Freight, Publishing, Internet, and Office Products. Lee combines the hands-on experience gained in all aspects of business management at the highest levels of corporate enterprise

Lee also has earned many awards for his business leadership and company development such as: Inc 500 award 2002 and 2003; Inc 5000 Award 2007 and 2008; IL Exporter of the Year 2003; Elmhurst Business Person of the Year 2001. Lee is further recognized for his strong analytical and strategic ability to grow and manage a company through changing markets and economic climates.

Lee received his BS from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Lee's Resume

(847) 878-6564 ~ imagemaxusa@hotmail.com

Results oriented Operations and Financial Executive with expertise in financial forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, international expansion and start up logistics. Entrepreneurial insights create opportunities for innovative marketing strategies, creative financing, and effective operations management. Over 20 years of executive level leadership facilitates ability to make sound strategic decisions and provide advice to senior leadership teams and company board of directors.

Core Competencies:
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Seed Capital Funding
-Risk Mitigation
-Team Building
-International Expansions
-Internet Marketing and E-Commerce
-Sales and Financial Forecasting
-Procurement Management
-New Product Innovation
-Brand Development
-Operations Management
-Project Management


• Driven, results-oriented Executive with solid and successful background in sales, production and fiscal management.
• Develops strategic business plans that enable companies to expand into new markets and exceed organizational goals.
• Builds strong partnerships with domestic and foreign companies, strengthens vendor and client relationships and increases research and development to generate sales and grow market share.
• Hires and mentors strong leaders to sell, develop and support products and services.
• A proven results driven executive with exceptional team building skills.
• Possesses superior communication skills; quickly establishes and maintains effective rapport with individuals of diverse backgrounds and professional levels.


• Grew Cardinal Cartridge from $600,000 to $34 million in 11 years by producing quality products, securing profitable accounts and providing strong leadership and superior customer service.
• Switched Careers and industry and grew sales for a start up consulting business from 0 to $258,000 in year one.
• Increased market penetration into Mexican, Chinese and Korean markets by developing and implementing strategic sales campaigns.
• Oversaw production department, directing growth from 1,000 to 75,000 units per month.
• Completed four acquisitions; performed company, market and cost analysis.
• Expanded workforce from 6 to 185 staff members to support and continue organizational growth.
• Produced ecologically-minded products and expanded “green” operation into sales and marketing development.

National Cost Containment, Wellington, FL 2009 - Present
• Developed a Cost Containment business were clients reduce operating costs in all expense areas of the business by implementing an RFP Process, Introducing GPO solutions, and Best Practices
• Developed a team of 8 Sales People and 4 Back end processors to effectively handle projects
• Established outsourced data entry and web based solutions
• Closed 25 Accounts in 2010: Including: Searcy Law, RCM Industries, Miami Herald, Becker & Pollakoff, American Wilburt Vault, Midwest Memorial Group; One Source; Oasis Outsourcing, Atlantic Plant and Ben Hill Griffen. Selling in various industries.
• Developed sales through networking, cold calling, email marketing and associations
• Built 2010 sales from 0 to $258,000, Q1 2011 achieved sales of $127,000 – Proven results in a tough economy. Sold 38 clients in IL, MI, IN, FL, and CA.
• Developed a web strategy and sales training programs

CARDINAL CARTRIDGE, Melrose Park, IL 1997-2009
President/ Chief Operating Officer
• Developed, established and directed sales, production and financial operations for multi-million dollar manufacturer of laser toner cartridges.
• Oversaw sales department with customer base of 2,000+ with average order size of $50.
• Created and implemented strategic plans to advance organizational mission and achieve sustainable financial results and efficient operations.
• Provided overall financial oversight; created budget and ensured organization operated according to established fiscal guidelines.
• Established and led sales and manufacturing teams to grow business and ensure client expectations were exceeded.
• Trained/mentored staff members to ensure quick productivity and retention of most qualified talent.
• Managed employee base of over 200 with 7 direct reports; issued performance reviews and established measureable, attainable sales and production goals.
• Drove business by building and fostering long term client and vendor relationships.
• Administered risk management and legal activities; collaborated with auditors, financial institutions and attorneys to protect and grow business.


AHERNS INTERACTIVE, INC., Chicago, IL 1995-1997
• Directed daily operations for start up Internet-based organization; monitored business plans and provided guidance to organizational leadership.
• Developed and maintained budget to ensure fiscally sound operations.
• Reviewed internal controls and operating procedures to ensure integrity of financial/ accounting functions.
• Hired, trained and evaluated staff ensuring quick productivity and retention of the most qualified talent.

HUB GROUP, INC. (NYE-HUBG), Chicago, IL 1990-1995
Accounting Manager
• Managed day-to-day financial operations including financial reporting and analysis, review of ledger accounts, bank reconciliations and expense accounts.
• Prepared, verified and controlled journal entries and A/P-A/R to generate financial reports and provide accurate snapshot of company performance.
• Provided effective internal controls by developing and implementing effective GL maintenance and record keeping procedures.
• Streamlined procedures by implementing new accounting systems including Manage Your Own Business (MYOB), QuickBooks and MAS 200.
• Developed and implemented Total Quality Control program that was incorporated at Chicago office and extended to all locations in multi-state region.


• Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1999


• Recipient, INC 5000 Award, 2007and 2008
• Recipient, INC 500 Award, 2002 and 2003
• Named, Elmhurst Business Person of the Year, 2001
• Recipient, Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40,” 2000
• Illinois Exporter of the Year in 2004

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