Experience

Millard Roth, provides business advisory and investment banking services.
Competitive Innovative Analytical
Intuitive Creative Collegial
Solid business acumen Results oriented Versatile
A “deal” creator and doer. An excellent organizer, team builder, motivator, facilitator Effectively prioritizes to maximize opportunities.

CEO for 2 private, 2 public and 1 not-for-profit; Co-Chairperson of the “Repositioning Committee for a charitable foundation; developing and executing strategic plans; identifying, negotiating and closing acquisitions/JV’s/divestitures; leading corporate reorganizations/the renegotiation of lender/key supplier terms; managing a diversified “SME” portfolio (realized IRR: 0.0% – 411.0%); negotiating 2 IPOs and 2 RTOs; realigning business models

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Human Solutions International Inc.

Employee and Family Assistance Plan Provider

Advisory Board Vice Chairman / Executive Committee (18 Months)

Guided the realignment of the business model; negotiated new financing; refocused senior management; recruited an Advisory Board; managed the termination of senior executives; initiated new M.I.S.; coached the President achieved a major turn around (from Special Loans to a 6 figures bank account).

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Vubiz Inc.

E-learning – Soft Skills

Board of Directors (4 years)

Weekly strategic consultation with the Chairman.

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Shaftesbury Films Inc.

TV  Series Producer and Distributor

Board of Directors; Audit/Compensation/Strategic Planning Committee Chair (12 years – present)

  • Arranged sub-debt
  • Introduced new management reporting
  • Led financial and strategic review
  • Helped to resolve a partnership dispute
  • President coaching/advising
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Atelier America Inc.

Dimensional/textured art reproductions

CEO (1 year + 1 year advisory)

  • Arranged new financing; resolved major shareholder differences; realigned the business model
  • “Right-sized” the organization and avoided factory unionization
  • Negotiated terms with key suppliers
  • Refocused and motivated senior management.
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HTN Inc. – TSXV

Medical practice software

Board of Directors (8 years)

  • Initiated the “Capital Pool Company”; negotiated 5 potential major transactions. Guided an asset sale. Sold “the Shell”.
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Tengtu International Corp. – NASDAQ-BB

Multi-media K-12 courseware for the Peoples Republic of China

Senior Vice President; Board of Directors (18 months)

  • Neutralized a control challenge
  • Coordinated capital raising
  • Managed governance; directed Auditors and Lawyers;
  • Coordinated investor, strategic and joint venture (3 Beijing based) IT partner relations.
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CCC Information Services of Canada Inc.

Computerized total car loss data base marketing to the car insurance industry

CEO (4 years)

  • Identified and negotiated the transaction
  • Recruited and directed senior management
  • Interacted with key accounts and prospects
  • Maintained active relations with U.S. NASDAQ partner
  • Substantially grew the business
  • Negotiated a highly profitable sale
  • Currently Board of Directors
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The Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (representing the US film studios)

Established a government lobby, copyright retransmission collective, film security office and charitable foundation

CEO (11 years +)

  • Recruited and directed senior management
  • Maintained regular contact with senior provincial and federal government officials and politicians
  • Coordinated public and inter-and intra industry relations; directed collective bargaining;
  • Expanded the services, raised the financing to “green field” the collective, raised $100,000’s for children’s hospitals and film schools
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TMS Marketing Limited

Direct response affinity marketing for AMEX and others

Board of Directors and Executive Committee (2 1/2 years)

  • Identified and negotiated the transaction; coached the President; assisted with banking and strategic relations.
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Inniskillen Wines Inc.

Boutique grower of premium Niagara wines

Board of Directors (12 years)

  • Helped raise the capital to build the winery
  • Routinely reviewed operating and strategic issues
  • Coached the President
  • Led an unsuccessful RTO of a major public competitor.
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Kimball-Aim Labels Inc.-ASE

Product identification pressure sensitive labels, bar-coded courier dispatch labels, license plate renewal stickers

Board of Directors, Management Committee (12 years)

  • Negotiated an RTO and major acquisition from a Fortune 500 U.S. multi-national
  • Identified the prospective purchaser (TSE) and negotiated the profitable sale of the business, the building and the public “shell
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Menu Foods Corporation

Private label canned pet food

Board of Directors and Management Committee (2 years)

  • Arranged a new and larger long term debt facility
  • Coached the President
  • Assisted the negotiation of a U.S. acquisition.
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Swing Stage Limited

Manufacturer of suspended scaffold systems

Board of Directors (7 years)

  • Identified and negotiated the transaction
  • Developed the business strategy
  • Conducted the search for joint venture partners and negotiated a joint venture with a subsidiary of a K. public, building products company
  • Negotiated a highly profitable sale.
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Earth Fresh Foods Corp. (formerly Gemini Food Corp. –TSE)

Fresh potato, carrot and onion growing, processing and distribution

Board of Directors and Management Committee (5 years)

  • Negotiated RTO
  • Arranged new bank facility; negotiated acquisition and “bought deal” IPO
  • Grew the business by 400% in 3 years
  • Negotiated a highly profitable “going private”
  • Currently, advisor to the owner and the CFO.
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USL Industries Inc.

Manufacturer of steel studs, roof deck, expanded metal and T-Bar ceiling systems

Board of Directors and Management Committee (1 1/2 years)

  • Negotiated asset acquisition from the auctioneer and a partnership with the major shareholder
  • Arranged new banking and a new source for steel
  • Managed the receivership process
  • Negotiated a distress sale to a competitor.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Various assignments involving business model and organization change, financing, acquisition search and integration, improved efficiency and effectiveness.

EDUCATION

Purdue University Krannert Graduate Business School,
West Lafayette, Indiana:

Master of Science in Industrial Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York:

Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering

EARLY EMPLOYMENT

• Corporate Controller, Levy Industries Limited (bikes, hockey sticks & skates; OEM and after-market auto, aircraft and machine tool parts)
• Consultant, VRSK Management Consultants
• Assistant to the V.P. Production Electric Reduction Co. of Can. Ltd. ( industrial and agricultural phosphates & sodium chlorate)

MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Association of Management Consultants (Life-Time)

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