Alice West

CEO/CFO

Alice is a resourceful and knowledgeable financial executive with more than 20 years experience in strategic planning, finance, accounting, auditing and operations.  She has a demonstrated record of success in improving earnings, developing and implementing accounting and operational systems, and controlling costs.  Her areas of expertise include; internal auditing, cost accounting, budgeting, project management, policy and procedure development, and financial analysis.

 

Ms. West began her career in Corporate Audit at a Fortune 100 company with worldwide divisions.  It was in this environment that she honed her business skills including but not limited to the assessment of current business processes, developing best business practices, implementing internal controls, as well as preparing and presenting audit and management reports to staff and corporate boards.

 

During her career, Ms. West spent 10 ten years at Soft Sheen Products, first as its first Internal Audit Manager and then as Corporate Controller.  She has also worked in other businesses ranging in size from small family owned organizations to companies over $100m in sales.  Alice has set up and managed payroll, cost accounting, internal audit departments, budgeting and forecasting processes, inventory control, and other functions in the Finance and Operations arenas.

 

Having spent a considerable amount of time working with companies in various stages of transition (start ups, mergers, rapid growth, acquisitions and turn arounds), Alice is well versed in developing and executing the processes that help organizations build a foundation for growth and success.


Charmaine Bogan

Vice President of Administration

 

Charmaine Bogan is an administrative executive with over 30 years of proven experience managing corporate operations policy development and best practices in administrative management, human resources, operations management, legal, finance, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, office management, risk management, payroll, customer service, information technology, software technology, facilities management. As a key executive business partner, particular areas of achievement and methods of management involved the employment of a very strong understanding of the crucial development of business relationships and company best practices. She is a self-motivated, results-oriented, strategic leader possessing a keen focus on the future and implementation of continuous improvement throughout the organization.

 

Ms. Bogan spent the past four years as the Vice President of Administration for M.V. Roberts & Co. where she has place major emphasis on personnel management, employee relations and benefits. Serving as an integral member of senior management, Ms. Bogan has contributed substantially to strategic decision-making and operations. Ms. Bogan has been charged with developing and implementing policies and procedures for general operational realms and has worked as a hands-on and participative manager and has led to the development of teams to support:

 

Prior to that, Ms. Bogan spent fifteen years with Namaste Laboratories as Director of Administration and Human Resources working closely with the President, having duties that included compliance with state and federal regulatory policies and requirements. She also served thirteen years with Soft Sheen Products Co. as Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer, provided direct support to the CFO as well as ran the day-to-day operation of the finance departments.

 

Ms. Bogan has held various finance positions in Illinois. Her additional experiences include Federal Home Loan Bank and numerous other financial positions at thrift institutions.