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Bernard-Alexandre Merkel

Administrative Support Specialist

Work experience

Aug 2012Present

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 2011Oct 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 2010Jun 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 2010Present

Volunteer

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

Education

Sep 2014Sep 2014

Certificate for Leading High Impact Teams

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

Masters of Science, International Relations

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 2005May 2009

Bachelors of Arts, International Studies and French

Willamette University, Salem, OR