About JR Covelle

Meet JR

CFO | Vice President of Business Operations
An accomplished, passionate, results-oriented finance professional with a wide range of experience, Jr uses his strong accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic analysis skills to give Covelle and Company a view into the business that is extremely valuable and informative while also playing the role of Dad to three kids, Jude, Ila and Sonny. A wearer of many hats, he is an initiative-taking, meticulous, and responsible individual that is an analytical thinker with an eye for identifying and resolving issues. His sound leadership skills give Covelle and Company a strong foundation and motivating presence. He is a solid performer under pressure, with a consistent history of exceeding timelines and deadlines. His character can be described in three words: reliability, accountability, and integrity. He is a consummate team player with proven interpersonal and team management skills and is always committed to excellence and success.
 
As Vice President of Business Operations, Jr lends many of these skills to Covelle and Company daily. A passionate FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) strategist, he normally analyzes three aspects of the business, past, present, and future. From his weekly sales presentation to his monthly financial review, Jr makes sure that the company’s results are accurate and analyzed to make certain the best decisions are made from the executive team. “The numbers can tell you so much about not only the health of your business, but the direction your business is headed. It is not what you think you are, but what you are that really matters. The numbers do not only show you where you have been, but also where you are going and that is so important in this age where everything moves so quickly, and decisions have to be made on the spot.” He also lends his skills to the sales team, motivating them and making sure they are aware of how they are performing relating to their goals and the goals of the company. “In any game, you have to keep score, or you will not know if you won or lost.”
 
Aside from his operational and financial responsibilities to the company, he also acts as a “fixer,” often picking up the pieces that CEO Erica Covelle cannot get to. “Erica is on the clock 24/7, so anything I can take off her plate is not only healthy for the Company, but also for her. “I am here to lend my skills wherever they might be needed. From being a runner and dropping of checks to meeting with potential clients, I am there to do whatever is needed to help the success of the Company.
 
After graduating from Merrimack College with a BS degree in Business with a concentration in Finance, Jr gained invaluable experience working at Custom Wireless and Lycos, Inc. in the accounting and finance departments. There he sharpened his skills and received a priceless education on what it takes to run a successful business. By collaborating closely with the executives in all aspects of the business, he was able to absorb critical information on everything from leadership to inventory management and was the person the executives came to if they had a question or project that needed to be completed. His latest endeavor was being the Director of Financial Operations at Presidio Networked Solutions in Woburn, MA where he held that position from 2012 – 2020. There he honed his FP&A skills over 8 years working closely with company leaders and executives.
 
He was also the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of shopthejunkyard.com, an electronics e-commerce site where he gained invaluable familiarity and experience in the space of e-commerce, leadership and management.

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