CJ FUNARO

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Dynamic and innovative finance and media strategist with five years of experience across corporate 

 

finance and long-range planning. Passion lies in bringing daylight to unworkable workflows, providing 

 

uniformity and informable value across complex and varied data sets, and presenting clear and concise 

 

messaging around key performance indicators to drive the business forward. Seeking role in strategy 

 

and planning that allows me to utilize my corporate finance abilities alongside my skills in viewer and 

 

subscriber-specific data analysis, process rationalization and implementation, and vision setting.

Iona College

BBA / Finance

LaPenta School of Business

Graduated May 2015

President, Student Government Association

Member, Harvard Model UN Iona Delegation

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Month-End Accounting Close

  • Strategic Planning

  • Cash Management

  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Running

  • Tennis

  • Browns Football (I know, sad)

  • Reading

  • Guitar Shredding

FUN FACTS FROM THIS ERA

  • Finally made it to LA (visited friends in Santa Monica, ski trip up in Mammoth Lakes)

  • Moved to the East Village

  • Sold my Jeep (a smart way to avoid paying NYC traffic tickets)
  • Oversaw $80M marketing and creative services budget across original series, film, and affiliate sales teams with responsibility for month-end close, cash management, P&L and balance sheet variance analysis, budgeting and quarterly forecasting

  • Reimagined month-end close process by streamlining accrual and invoice records through a universal, intuitive, live tracking system with monthly and quarterly team meetings to review cost strategy and goals

 

  • Built-in new deliverables to go beyond financials in long-range planning, including subscriber analysis, affiliate performance, original series performance, and direct-to-consumer strategy including deck creation and presentation

 

 

FUN FACTS FROM THIS ERA

  • Ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon, an event that would help me discover a lifelong passion

  • Took a trip with my college buddies to visit a friend in Germany and did some sightseeing in Amsterdam and skiing in Austria, to boot

  • Baker Mayfield was drafted by the Browns with the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft
  • Oversaw $60M overhead budget with ownership over month-end close, departmental team budget meetings, and monthly P&L variance analysis 

               

  • Spearheaded the creation of a new budget and long-range planning system for CNE, featuring automated digital video metrics on impressions, built-in logic around viewership numbers, and user-friendly assumptions application  

             

  • Took on financial oversight of the branded content business by creating monthly P&L meetings, unique identification process for individual advertising assets, and live database for tracking of all branded campaigns financial from revenue to bottom-line               

 

 

FUN FACTS FROM THIS ERA

  • My Dad and I took a trip to watch his Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field. One of my all-time favorite memories

  • Graduated College. That's a day I'll always remember

  • First-time Groomsman for my cousin's wedding up in Albany, NY
  • Supervised corporate overhead costs across all Terex divisions including variance analysis, departmental meetings and budget support for CFO's team      

         

  • Responsible for final layout and presentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial deck for executive team monthly presentations      

  • Assisted in quarterly earnings release presentation, forecasting, and budgeting process for corporate and business financial planning & analysis teams                

 

 

Dynamic and innovative finance and media strategist with five years of experience across corporate finance and long-range planning. Passion lies in bringing daylight to unworkable workflows, providing uniformity and informable value across complex and varied data sets, and presenting clear and concise messaging around key performance indicators to drive the business forward.

 

Seeking role in strategy and planning that allows me to utilize my corporate finance abilities alongside my skills in viewer and subscriber-specific data analysis, process rationalization and implementation, and vision setting.

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