Carolyn Van Eck — Independent consultant

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Carolyn Van Eck

Carolyn Van Eck

Dental Professional and Business Career Highlights

  • Senior executive with extensive private company manufacturing background with significant experience in start-ups, due diligence, governance, legal, and insurance
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership ability to add value, decrease expenses, improve quality, and manage critical projects
  • Pragmatic decision maker who quickly understands key business and market drivers and accurately portrays their impact on operations and financial results
  • Highly effective in working with both internal and external stakeholders including executives, board members, industry leaders, customers, bankers, legal counsel, and auditors
  • Offers extensive professional contacts and a thorough knowledge of the dental industry
  • Formerly held positions as:
    • CFO, Vice President – Finance & Legal Affairs at GC America Inc. for 32 years
    • President – GC Advanced Technologies Inc.
    • Chair – Dental Manufacturers of America / Dental Trade Alliance
    • Chair – Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
    • Executive Director (Interim) – Chicago Dental Society Foundation
  • Key Accomplishments:
    • Effectively lead change and organizational growth through strategic planning
    • Reviewed and recommended overall financial objectives, strategies and policies consistent with and cascading from approved corporate management policy goals leading to 100%+ profit achievement
    • Generated positive cash flow each year, accumulating cash reserves to unprecedented levels
    • Process improvements leading to the Company’s greatly improved process capabilities, operational risk reduction, and completion of target deliverables within budget and scope.
    • Planned and implemented the SAP R/3 ERP system
    • Developed and administered employee handbook and recommended all salary and benefit plans allowing for a union free workplace while driving employee satisfaction to higher levels than industry norms
    • Directed all aspects of governance
  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Business Administration
  • University of Illinois – Chicago, Magna Cum Laude