Dipak has over 20 years of experience in CFO, VP, Treasurer, Director, and Controller roles. As the VP responsible for all Finance and Accounting functions at a $4 billion company, he learned the importance of thinking strategically and rolling up his sleeves to drive solid business improvements. At smaller companies, he's worked closely with owners and CEOs to help the business overcome challenges and improve profits. Dipak has helped companies raise capital, get bank loans and lines of credit, increase trade credit, improve revenue and profits, improve cash flow, and perform due diligence and integration for M&A transactions. He is a CPA with a Master's degree in Finance and diverse industry experience. .. SEE MORE
He has served in roles such as CFO for a $110 million utility company, VP of Finance for a privately held $4 billion retail company, and numerous VP, Director, Treasurer, and Controller roles at different size organizations ranging from small privately held businesses to larger publicly traded companies.
Dipak has led teams as small as 5 and as large as 160 responsible for accounting, tax, treasury, cash management, internal audit, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, information technology, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, and contract management. He has also managed operations functions such as customer service, warehouse and inventory management, shipping and receiving, production, purchasing and logistics.
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Dipak earned his bachelor's degree in 1986 from Berry College (Rome, GA) with a double major in Business and Accounting. He began his career in Atlanta as an auditor and accountant for a $12 billion consumer products and building products company. He was promoted several times to positions of increasing responsibility across several different business units. He also attended graduate school while working full time and earned a Master's degree in Finance from Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business. In 1998 he moved to California and continued his successful career leading the finance functions at technology and telecom companies, manufacturing businesses, a utility company, and a $4 billion privately held retail grocery company. He is a US citizen and a licensed CPA. He is also a graduate of the Food Industry Executive Program at USC's Marshall School of Business.
Dipak lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife and two children. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son's soccer team, cycling, yoga, and golfing.
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