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Summary

Innovative leader with extensive successful management, operations & training experience.  Passion for creating new and inventive programs to transform people, teams & organizations.

Diversely experienced in leading, managing, & business development for start-up, turnaround, and rapid growth operations including multi-channel distribution operations with high volume activity—commercial, food, pharmaceutical & retail industries.

  • Multimillion Dollar P&L /Budget Oversight
  • Multi-Site Operational Leadership
  • Business Development / Sales
  • Distribution Center, Transportation, and Warehouse
  • Online Education: Instruction, Course Improvement, Research 
  • Training, Development, Motivation, and Team Building
  • Performance Evaluation, KPI/Operational Metrics Development
  • Best Practices, Continuous Improvement, and Process Engineering
  • MS Project, Visio, Excel, Access, & Word; multiple LMS, WMS, TMS, CRM & eQMS
  • Quality, safety, health, and environmental—ISO, Six Sigma, DOT, EPA, FDA, GMP, OSHA, PSM, RMP, HAZMAT, and USDA.

Work experience

iGROUPone LLC

Jan 2009Present

Consultant / Instructor

  • Evaluate and assess processes and employee performance, identifying areas for improvement and advising on and implementing creative solutions.
  • Enhance productivity, efficiency and business growth through education, training and development and implementation of quality programs.

Customers: ECO Energy, Stonebridge Construction, Choice Auctions, Clear Choice Real Estate

Primary focus: start-ups, business development, process management, operational improvement, strategy development, technology implementation, training and development.

Southshore Companies

Oct 2007 Dec 2008

Director of Operations

  • Developed and implemented a company-wide quality program and attained ISO registration. 
  • Successfully led all 3PL operations consisting of more than one million square feet of multi-client distribution centers specializing in automotive and food products.

Customers: Nestle Water, Mann+Hummel, Robert Bosch Corporation, USDA, USPS, Motion Industries

Kuehne+Nagel

Dec 2004 Oct 2007

Distribution Center Manager

  • Drove an operational and financial turn-around of Chicago multi-client warehousing and distribution center operations.
  • Led two 3PL multi-client pharmaceutical and food grade facilities in Chicago market including a 371,000 square foot Midwest regional DC and a 238,000 square foot Midwest regional DC.

Customers: Merisant Food Corp, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Omron Health Care, ManRoland, Rheem

Exel, Inc. / Power Logistics

Oct 2000 Aug 2004

General Manager

  • Successfully led and managed operations for three 3PL facilities including a KRAFT FOODS 560,000 square foot distribution facility, a HORMEL FOODS 140,000 square foot refrigerated distribution facility and a HOME DEPOT 90,000 square foot cross-dock facility.
  • Led teams of managers and associates through several operational improvements, enhancing productivity and quality standards to achieve customer and budgetary expectations in compliance with all regulations.

Customers: Kraft Foods North America, Hormel Foods, and The Home Depot

Education

University of New England

20142018

Doctor of Education, Ed.D.

Educational / Transformative Leadership

Dissertation

Reasons Undergraduate Students Participating in Asynchronous Online Undergraduate Courses Perceive Faculty as Disengaged

University of Mary, Gary Tharaldson School of Business

20132014

Master of Science, M.S.

Strategic Leadership

Final Project

Business plan for Cottonwood Farm. Guide principals on where to focus business management efforts, lender financing activities, capitalization projects & as investor recruitment tool.

WGU Indiana

20092013

Bachelor of Science, B.S.

Business Management