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Ms. Pamela L. Griffin, CPA

Overview:

Ms. Griffin is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of management experience. Prior to joining The Long Hill Company, Ms. Griffin has served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration, CFO and Board member of The Bilco Company, a global manufacturer of specialty access doors. Prior to that position, Ms. Griffin was the Vice President of Finance and CFO of The Marlin Firearms Company. In both roles, she was responsible for all aspects of financial management, including accounting, budgeting, operating and cash flow projections, as well as internal control assessment and process improvements. As a member of the executive teams, she was involved in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and due diligence activities. Ms. Griffin’s early career was with Arthur Andersen, LLP where she was an Audit Manager with clients in the healthcare, not-for-profit and manufacturing industries.

 

Experience:

Ms. Griffin is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of financial management and analysis experience. She has successfully managed finance teams, streamlined financial reporting and developed and implemented process improvements. She was instrumental in the successful business sale and subsequent integration processes of two business entities. Ms. Griffin has participated and led kaizen teams focused on documenting and improving various office and manufacturing processes.

  • Financial Management – Member of senior executive teams and governing boards with strategic planning experience. Responsible for preparation of financial statements, variance analysis, budgets and projections.  Led post-acquisition integration initiatives which resulted in cost reductions, process improvements and reduced financial reporting lead time.
  • Operations – Led kaizen teams which resulted in an improved transportation methodology and freight cost reductions. Participated in and led cross-functional teams in the U.S. and Mexico focused on improving paperwork flow in order entry and eliminating waste in the manufacturing process. 
  • Receivership Services – Responsible for financial and treasury function oversight as well as vendor management and financial reporting requirements. Projects include:  Formation Capital, Columbia Pacific Advisors and HUD
  • Transactional Services – Involved in the evaluation of acquisition proposals and financing alternatives, both on the buy and sell side of acquisitions. Responsible for the financial due diligence efforts and coordination of data room information.

Affiliations:

Board Member, Audit Committee Chair:  International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven (501c3)

Member:  American Institute of CPAs, Connecticut Society of CPAs

Volunteer:  United Way Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program

 

Education:

Bachelors of Science, Education, Bucknell University

Master of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Connecticut

Certified Public Accountant