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Chief Financial Officer

Sunflower Group

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Sunflower Group

14001 Marshall Dr

Lenexa, Kansas 66215

United States

Company Description

We are the Sunflower Group, an experiential marketing company that is specialized in getting samples of your product into the hands of your target consumer in a way that is entertaining, effective and memorable. The Sunflower Group is more than just sam ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

LaGarde , Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer

LaGarde , Inc.

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

American Floral Services , Inc.

Key Member of the Executive Management Team

American Floral Services , Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Freightquote

Education

BA

Vanderbilt University

MBA

Tulane University

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Joe Whelan, President and CEO

Whelan joined LaGarde as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006 to manage the company's growth as a world leader in mid-market B2B and B2C e-commerce.
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Whelan has extensive financial, operational and revenue growth experience.Prior joining LaGarde Whelan served as COO and CFO of Freightquote.com where he led the company's organic growth from $15 million to over $130 million in revenue.Whelan also managed the company's acquisition of a $70 million carrier, taking the company's total revenue to more than $200 million.Prior to his work at Freightquote.com Whelan was SVP and CFO of Teleflora, previously American Floral Services, a leading B2B provider of services to over 20,000 North American florists and affiliated with an additional 50,000 florists worldwide.Prior to Teleflora, Whelan was involved in a number of public equity offerings and has substantial experience in investor relations.He also worked in Europe for several years as the CFO of a major publicly traded Swiss organization.Whelan holds an MBA from Tulane University and a BA from Vanderbilt University and is a certified public accountant.


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Joseph WhelanChief Financial Officer / Chief Operations OfficerPhone: Fax:
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Whelan joined freightquote.com in May 2001 and has over 20 years experience in managing financial and operational organizations.Previously the SVP and CFO of American Floral Services, a leading B2B provider of services to over 20,000 North American florists and affiliated with an additional 50,000 florists worldwide, he was responsible for finance, customer service, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development.At AFS he was a key member of the executive management team that increased revenue growth and profitability dramatically.He was responsible for daily operations of acquired companies and restructured and negotiated the sale of the company to release shareholder value.Prior to that, Whelan was involved in a number of public equity offerings and has substantial experience in investor relations.He also worked in Europe for several years as the CFO of a major publicly traded Swiss Organization.
At freightquote Whelan will work to optimize the operating and financial infrastructure to position the company to continue it's rapid growth.Whelan holds an MBA from Tulane University and a BA from Vanderbilt University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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"We feel very fortunate to have Mark on our team," adds freightquote.com's Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Joe Whelan.


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Joseph M. Whelan, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer

Joe Whelan joined freightquote.com in May 2001 and has over 20 years experience in managing financial and operational organizations.Previously the SVP and CFO of American Floral Services, a leading B2B provider of services to over 20,000 North American florists and affiliated with an additional 50,000 florists worldwide, he was responsible for finance, customer service, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development.At AFS he was a key member of the executive management team that increased revenue growth and profitability dramatically.He was responsible for daily operations of acquired companies and restructured and negotiated the sale of the company to release shareholder value.Prior to that, Whelan was involved in a number of public equity offerings and has substantial experience in investor relations.He also worked in Europe for several years as the CFO of a major publicly traded Swiss organization.
At freightquote Whelan will work to optimize the operating and financial infrastructure to position the company to continue it's rapid growth.Whelan holds an MBA from Tulane University and a BA from Vanderbilt University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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Joe Whelan, President and CEO.Whelan joined LaGarde as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006 to manage the company's growth as a world leader in mid-market B2B and B2C e-commerce.

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Whelan has extensive financial, operational and revenue growth experience.Prior joining LaGarde Whelan served as COO and CFO of Freightquote.com where he led the company's organic growth from $15 million to over $130 million in revenue.Whelan also managed the company's acquisition of a $70 million carrier, taking the company's total revenue to more than $200 million.Prior to his work at Freightquote.com Whelan was SVP and CFO of Teleflora, previously American Floral Services, a leading B2B provider of services to over 20,000 North American florists and affiliated with an additional 50,000 florists worldwide.Prior to Teleflora, Whelan was involved in a number of public equity offerings and has substantial experience in investor relations.He also worked in Europe for several years as the CFO of a major publicly traded Swiss organization.Whelan holds an MBA from Tulane University and a BA from Vanderbilt University and is a certified public accountant.

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