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Thomas Donohue

Thomas Donohue

Vice President, Treasurer at Barnes & Noble

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising
Previous
  1. Interpublic Group,
  2. CBS Corp,
  3. ASARCO
Education
  1. University of Notre Dame
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University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Finance

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Background

Experience

Vice President, Treasurer

Barnes & Noble
– Present (2 years 6 months)Greater New York City Area

Vice President & Assistant Treasurer

Interpublic Group
(8 years 1 month)

- Plan, develop and implement all international treasury activities. Manage fifteen professionals with various experience and skill levels.
- Arrange and negotiate capital market transactions including bond and equity issuances, as well as, consent solicitations. These transactions include $525 million issuance of perpetual preferred shares, $250 million of privately placed senior unsecured debt, $600 million of senior unsecured debt, $350 million of common stock, $350 million of mandatory preferred shares, and $800 million of convertible debt.
- Manage and facilitate banking and rating agency relationships. This includes developing presentations for the board of directors and senior management.
- Develop and execute financing strategies in order to increase liquidity and reduce the company’s weighted average cost of capital. This included the negotiation and renewal of a $650 million revolving multi-currency credit facility.
- Develop and implement global cash solutions by implementing cash pools throughout the world including a global overlay structure. Local currency cash pools include the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. Effective cash management has resulted in a $900 million reduction in debt and approximately $15 million in interest savings. These strategies have resulted in significant foreign exchange gains.
- Develop and manage the transition of employee pension plan from defined benefit to defined contribution for all UK employees. These tasks include investment reviews as well as, actuarial management.
- Lead the design and implementation of a client credit database. This database centralized the world wide credit expsoure for Interpublic and all of our subsidiaries creating a credit monitoring and approval system. The system current monitors over 12,000 clients with credit exoposure in excess of $4 billion.

Manager Foreign Exchange & Risk Management

Interpublic Group
(4 years)

- Manage foreign exchange portfolio executing Spot, Forward, and Option transactions in excess of $1.5 billion per year. These transactions were mostly used for acquisitions, local payments and funds repatriation. This required monitoring over 95 currencies and trading over 40 currencies.
- Developed and executed monthly hedge documentation complying with risk management policy and FAS 133/138. This documentation was used to ensure hedge accounting treatment of derivatives for foreign exchange contracts and interest rate swaps.
- Developed and monitored monthly intercompany loan portfolio documenting each loan. This portfolio was used as a vehicle to repatriate cash from international operations. Cash repatriation appeared in the form of debt payments, interest payments or dividends.
- Created international cash pools to minimize interest expense and maximize interest income for overseas operations. These virtual pools were established on a net basis within the country of origin.
- Monitored credit needs for Latin and Central America agencies creating bank loans and parent guarantees to ensure local liquidity needs are met.
- Assisted with the analysis, negotiation, and execution of bond issuance’s / credit agreements. These tasks included ensuring the accuracy of the SEC filings and bond prospectus.

Global Cash Manager

CBS Corp
(2 years)

Senior Treasury Analyst

ASARCO
(4 years 3 months)

Skills

  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Banking
  • Cash Management
  • Credit
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Hyperion Enterprise
  • Capital Markets
  • Payments
  • Equities
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Portfolio Management
  • Cash Flow
  • Accounting
  • Derivatives
  • Treasury Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • SEC filings
  • Loans
  • Treasury
  • Managerial Finance
  • Investments
  • Bonds
  • Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Trading
  • Working Capital...
  • Negotiation
  • Budgets
  • Hedging
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Education

University of Notre Dame

MBS, Finance

Activities and Societies: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME LONDON CENTER International Study in the United Kingdom - Fall 1993

Loyola University Maryland

BS, Matehmatics

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