Bruce A. Jackson
From 1988-2005, Mr. Jackson served as Vice-President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN), which, during this period, grew from three amusement parks and one hotel (with revenues of just over $100M) to twelve parks and six hotels, reaching nearly $550M.
He was responsible for nine acquisitions and all related financing (bank credit facilities, private placements and one equity offering), managing relationships with independent accountants, attorneys, and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, including extensive involvement in planning and implementation of their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. He also assisted in the design, modification and monitoring of complex compensation programs. Prior to 1988, he spent four years as Partner and seven years as manager (including three years in the Madrid, Spain office) of Arthur Andersen & Co., supervising audits in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, health care and other services, and dealing with large multi-national companies and international accounting standards. Mr. Jackson received his B.S. in Management Science from Case Western Reserve University, and served, for many years, as a member of the Advisory board of their School of Accountancy.