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David Pelichet

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David Pelichet

David Pelichet is a proven finance leader with decades of experience. He has managed revenues of over nine hundred million dollars and is talented at implementing strategic initiatives to drive profitability. Additionally, David is a proud fraternity member (Alpha Phi Alpha Incorporated). 

Over the years, David Pelichet has had plenty of opportunities to hone his skills. He has worked with multiple international companies to manage profit and loss. He has also helped manage bank financing agreements (including asset-backed lending, floor planning, asset acquisitions, and more). Likewise, David has handled countless mergers and acquisitions, all while managing external auditor relationships and more.

Most recently, David Pelichet could be found working for Greenworks North America. David has held several positions at Greenworks North America, including Vice President of Finance, Senior Director (Finance and Operations), and Director of Finance. His role encompasses crucial responsibilities such as budgeting, forecasting, and detailed financial analysis. Under his leadership, the organization successfully completed an IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2023, raising over $500 million. David’s strategic initiatives included implementing effective tariff strategies, restructuring operations, and optimizing expenditures, resulting in enhanced financial performance and a streamlined business structure. He also focused on advancing the financial proficiency of the company, fostering teamwork within the finance and accounting departments to achieve comprehensive and insightful reporting.

Prior to joining Greenworks, David Pelichet worked for Valspart Corporation/Sherwin Williams as their Finance Business Unit Leader (Lowe’s Division). David identified business strategies in this role by analyzing, reconciling, and validating various advanced financial data. He was also responsible for promotional analysis, including revenue impact driven by marketing and promotional activities. It’s worth noting that David was responsible for strategically analyzing, recommending, and implementing sales incentive plants, which helped motivate sales teams across the board – a total of over three hundred employees in North America. David was responsible for many other critical functions, including creating and maintaining business KPIs to measure current business objectives.

Going back further, David Pelichet was a Senior Finance Manager for Ryder Integrated Logistics. In this role, David took ownership of all financial functions, including forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting, variance analysis, and month-end close. One of David’s most significant projects during this time was fiscal management of the Volkswagen portfolio, which comprised four locations and ninety million dollars in revenue. 

Naturally, this is a partial list of David Pelichet’s experience. Other roles he’s held include Multi-Site Plant Controller (Avdel USA LLC), Controller (Lear Corporation), Assistant Controller, and Technical Specialist.

David Pelichet got his professional start at Kentucky State University, earning a BA in Business Administration – with a minor in accounting. Following graduation, David attended Wayne State University, earning a master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Outside of work, David Pelichet is an active runner. He is passionate about exploring new trails and pushing personal limits. In particular, David enjoys participating in marathons. His dedication to running embodies perseverance and a commitment to physical and mental well-being. David also enjoys various other forms of working out, including mountain biking. 

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