Bill Budzien

Bill Budzien

VP, Chief Financial Officer
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bill.budzien@mranet.org
Work hard, do the right thing, take care of the client, and everything else will take care of itself.”
Frank F. Haack, Jr.
 

Bill is passionate about and takes pride in overcoming obstacles to get results and for changing an organization’s culture to be more customer-focused and market-driven to achieve profitable growth. He is equally passionate about physical fitness, achieving recognition that includes both winning and being named a consistent finalist in the Fittest Exec competition sponsored by the Milwaukee BizTimes newspaper.

Expertise

With more than 25 years of executive level leadership in finance and operations, Bill’s experience spans the manufacturing and service industries in both private and publically-traded companies. Obtaining his CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his expertise includes all aspects of financial planning and reporting, revenue forecasting, performance measurements, benchmarking, working capital management, and facilities management. He has been responsible for bottom-line results and providing leadership and direction to achieve maximum growth, profit, and return on assets, and he has designed and implemented pay-for-performance programs for managers and hourly associates. Bill’s operational experience includes accountability for sales & marketing, design engineering, operations, customer service, IT, and human resources.

Key Accomplishments

  • Increased net sales by 30 percent and achieved record levels of operating income for a newly acquired manufacturing company with multi-state plants.
  • Introduced strategic planning processes to define market opportunities, competitors, customer profitability, and to evaluate strategies for growth, acquisition, and divestiture.
  • Created “financial dashboards” to heighten management feedback and provide operational metrics to compare against industry standards and best practices.
  • Coordinated due diligence process for acquisitions and held primary responsibility for mergers and various office integrations.

Education

Bill earned a master’s degree in finance/marketing from the University of Chicago. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major bachelor’s degree in accounting and mathematics from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Professional and Community Activities

Bill is an active volunteer in his church and in the community. He is a former executive committee member and current board member for the Wauwatosa (WI) Chamber of Commerce.