Bernard-Alexandre Merkel

Administrative Support Specialist

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2012 - Present

Deployment Lead

Rubicon International
  • Lead, recruit and manage a fluctuating team of 15-20 people
  • Develop and track both team and professional goals to continuously grow associates 
  • Create and develop new consulting services 
  • Develop new business strategies and products
  • Consult CEO and partners on new product development
  • Build and manage effective relationships with portfolio managers, consultants, the Development Team, firm partners and clients.
  • Organize and prioritize team workflow in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Create and implement new processes to increase team efficiency
  • Create training material for new associates and internal systems
  • Oversee the life cycle of 20-30 short and long term projects on a weekly basis 
Jun 2011 - Oct 2014

Deployment Technical Director

Rubicon International
  • Created, configured and modified Atlas, an education software, based on client requirements and business development needs
  • Solved and simplified complex problems for clients
  • Implemented creative solutions based on customer needs
  • Attended and participated in national educational conferences
  • Collaborated with Development Team on testing new products
  • Tracked and responded to 30-40 daily requests
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Curriculum Engineer

Rubicon International
  • Analyzed large quantities of curriculum documentation to determine system requirements
  • Researched educational standards practices and organization to determine best practices for database transfer
  • Localized internal systems and documents in French
Oct 2010 - Present


Rubicon Education Foundation
  • Found and added the Haitian curriculum online for the first time
  • Worked with local Portland schools to provide professional development strategies to schools in Haiti


Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Certificate for Leading High Impact Teams

Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL
Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

Masters of Science, International Relations

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 2005 - May 2009

Bachelors of Arts, International Studies and French

Willamette University, Salem, OR