VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
P&L / Turnarounds / Budgeting & Forecasting
Organizational Development / Negotiations
Program & Project Management
Change & Crisis Management
I provided overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of small to large-sized organizations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability. I also administered day-to-day leadership and management of all operational functions for companies in financial services, consulting and aerospace/defense.
In addition, I have experience in information technology, business development and project management. I cut costs, and consistently ensured customer satisfaction maintained at peak levels. I am adept at contract administration, establishing continuous process improvements and ensuring contracts are completed on time and within budget.
- Turning around programs and departments
- Identifying and solving difficult technical and business problems
- Executing complicated projects from concept to completion
- Training and leading productive, low-turnover teams
- Analyzing technical and financial trends to reengineer and revitalize processes
I earned my BS in Mathematics from Illinois State University. A solid communicator one-on-one or before groups, I am able to synthesize complex concepts and effectively communicate those to non-technical individuals. I am effective dealing with subordinates, prospects, clients, government officials and more.
General Manager, ARES Corporation, 2010 to present. A prominent energy, defense and aerospace technical consulting firm. Direct overall consulting operations in Houston.
Identify diversification opportunities and oversee government contract negotiations and administration. Manage $50M budget and 35 employees.
Program Manager, ARES Corporation, 2007 to 2010. Led administration of NASA Constellation Program Support Contract.
Directed enterprise architecture, application development, quantitative and qualitative risk management and variance analysis. Managed $10M budget and 45 employees. Promoted to General Manager.
Consultant, Operations Integration, SAIC, Inc., 2007. Fortune 500 technology applications firm. Provided technical direction, oversight and support for NASAs Orion projects operations integration office.
Defined operational concepts/responsibilities.
Managed $5M budget and 25 employees.
In 2005, seized opportunity to take personal sabbatical. Evaluated new industries and career progression for next challenge.
Recruited to SAIC, Inc. in 2007.
Vice President, IT, AIM Investments, 2001 to 2004. A financial firm with $350B assets under management. Promoted to oversee Global Wide Area Network and provide strategic technical/financial planning and corporate development services. Recruited and motivated
technology team. Managed $350M global budget and 50 employees.
Earlier: Director and Associate Director, AIM Investments; Delivery Integration Manager and Project Manager (Mission Control Ctr), United Space Alliance; Telemetry Flight Controller and Group Supervisor, Ford Aerospace.
Additional: I spend a majority of my free time volunteering for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Foundation and providing weekly assistance to local elderly with errands and transportation.
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