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© Wayne B. Norris 2016

WAYNE B. NORRIS
Chief Financial Officer, Acountant
2534 Murrell Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1859
Wayne@WayneBNorris.com 805-962-7703 805-456-2169 FAX


SUMMARY

Professional Summary: Accountant and Chief Financial Officer with experience in multiple industries.

I have served for many years in accounting and finance roles in both interim and long-term capacities, including as a Chief Financial Officer in a company I took public and as the Chief Financial Officer of a Los Angeles based restaurant. I was a former Associate Director of a $1 billion financial institution, KeyPoint Credit Union.

  • President and Chief Financial Officer of a Los Angeles based restaurant.
  • President and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded technology firm with 130 employees and 3 offices on 2 continents.  I personally took the company public.
  • Interim President and Chief Financial Officer of an ICANN authorized Internet Domain Name registrar and Internet marketing firm with offices in the US and in Europe, 2010 - 2011.
  • Developer of innovative stock market trading software and Artificial Intelligence software
  • Negotiated mergers to $20 million.

RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

President and Chief Financial Officer, The Daily Shake, Inc., 2013 - 2015

I created the accounting system, set up the tax, payroll, closing, and cash management processes, wrote custom payroll software, and ran all accounting operations. SCRUM / Agile Project Manager, RackSpace Hosting, San Antonio, TX - 2015

President and Chief Financial Officer, The Daily Shake, Inc., 2013 - 2015

I created the accounting system, set up the tax, payroll, closing, and cash management processes, wrote custom payroll software, and ran all accounting operations.

SCRUM / Agile Project Manager, RackSpace Hosting, San Antonio, TX - 2015

Software development manager of 3 teams of developers with 30 practitioners in corporate accounting.

IT Project Manager III, New Directions Technology, Inc., Prime contractor for Cyber Security and Information Assurance, US Navy NAVSEA Command, Port Hueneme, CA, 2014 - 2015

Project Manager III in cyber security and information assurance for the US Navy’s NAVSEA command, in a role in which I was de facto Deputy Program Manager of a 37-person department. I managed 9 projects and four departments under ITIL processes and procedures.

Accounting / Finance / Project Management / Consultant, 2011 - 2014

I provided management support to corporate clients in critical areas. Customers included:

  • Stackpoole Consulting, LLC. I was Director of Operations for this Woman-Owned Small Business [WOSB] US Government contractor, providing accounting and taxation support, project management, US Government bid preparation and submission, and technology guidance and management.
  • Advanced Scientific Concepts [ASC], Santa Barbara maker of 3D Flash LIDAR cameras used on the Dragon spacecraft and in helicopter vision augmentation systems. I represented ASC in business development in the mining and large vehicle sectors as a Customer and Sales Engineer.
  • Nimiane Corporation: I did all the accounting for this water-as-a-beverage Los Angeles startup
  • 3DStockCharts.com, Inc. I provided all accounting and project management of IT and technology development, as well as and strategy and technical vision, for a novel stock trading website being developed in stealth mode.

Interim President, CFO,DNI family of companies 2010 - 2011

DNI was one of the largest Internet domain names registrars and provider of related services. I restructured the corporate finances, reinvented the corporate presence, created a subsidiary corporation for upsell and cross-sell product lines, and created three product brands.

Chief Scientist, Board Member, SEDS, LLC and BOSSdev, Inc., family of companies 2005 - 2010

BOSSdev is a technology provider specializing in multiple systems for major US and international customers. SEDS, LLC is its Government subsidiary. I raised $4 million in private equity capital to start the company, hired a technical staff, and created and managed a nuclear physics laboratory in Northern California to create photonic detection systems for IEDs in theater.

President, CFO, Board Member, Offshore Creations, Inc., 2003 – 2005 [acquired by BOSSdev, Inc.

OSC was a publicly traded 130-person US-based multinational software firm supplying IT products and services, web services, and static art and animation to over 100 US and European customers, including Disney, Warner Brothers, the DHS, US Navy, US Army, the German Air Force, and Brunswick Corporation. The firm also operated a charitable orphanage, Orphans Hope, in Crimea [www.OrphansHope.org ]. I took the company public and ran all accounting and financial operations, writing all the SEC filings for our SEC Forms 10-K and 15(c)211.

Senior Program Manager, 3DstockCharts.com, 2000 – 2001

3DStockCharts.com produced real-time 3-D displays of Level-2 stock prices on the major Electronic Communication Networks [ECNs]. The site was used by stock traders worldwide. I managed all the company’s technology development.

EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Barbara:  B.A. Physics

University of California, Santa Barbara:  Human Factors, Advance Math, Physics

DOD Industrial Security Institute, Honolulu, HI: Security Management Certificate

University of Texas, Austin:  Professional Certificate, HAZOPS and Risk and Managemen

University of California, Santa Barbara:  Accounting

CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Professional, certified by the Project Management Institute

Micrososf Certified Professional

Certified SCRUM Master [agile project management], by the SCRUM Alliance

Management Experience | Technical Experience | Environmental Experience

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