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Personal Profile

A highly resourceful, flexible, innovative, and enthusiastic individual who possesses a considerable amount of experience in business, specializing in financial advising and law. A quick learner who can absorb new ideas and who is proficient in managing, coordinating, planning and organizing a wide range of events. Well organized and an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively in a complex and busy office environment. Approachable, well presented and able to establish good working relationships with a range of different people. 

Work experience

Oct 2015Present

Team Executive

Rooney Nimmo

Rooney Nimmo is a transatlantic boutique corporate law firm who aims to do simple things more efficiently and the difficult things more intelligently.

The firm’s lawyers represent US and UK domestic and international clients ranging from established multi-national public corporations to emerging start-up companies, as well as governments, educational institutions and non-profit entities. Rooney Nimmo has lawyers admitted in the US, the UK and Germany.

As the Team Executive, I am responsible for business and administrative support to the team, as well as acting as an executive on transactions. Furthermore, I am the firm's employment, HR and immigration adviser and executive giving transaction and executive support in other areas.  

Oct 2015Aug 2016

Executive

StockBridge Advisers

StockBridge Advisers, established in September 2015, aims to provide corporate finance advice, and other strategic advice, principally to UK incorporated and traded closed-ended funds and to their investment managers. ‘StockBridge’, as the name indicates, aims to provide an advisory conduit between client and traded markets, with its advisory services clearly delineated between how a transaction might work technically, practically and from a market facing perspective, namely whether it is likely to work for investors. The firm’s main operation is in Edinburgh but it has office presence in London, the two pre-eminent centres for fund activities in the UK.

Jun 2015Aug 2015

Director of First Impressions

Nexstar Network

Nexstar is a member-owned organization that provides business networking opportunities through business training classes and leadership events. Nexstar's only purpose is to help each business succeed as the best in customer service, profitabily and employee satisfaction. Nexstar has over 500 members who are of the top independent home service contractors in the United States, Canada and Australia.

As the Director of First Impressions, I was the first person to interact with potential customers, current members and investors, either face-to-face or over the telephone. My responsibilities included but were not limited to:

• Schedule appointments for the office staff as well as weekly updates of each employees itinerary.

• Verify that accurate room status information is maintained and properly communicated.

• Operate all aspects of Front Office computer system, including software maintenance, report generation and analysis, and simple configuration changes.

• Maintain working relationships and communicates with all departments.

• Resolves guest problems quickly, efficiently, and courteously.

• Ensure logging and delivery of all messages, packages, and mail in a timely and professional manner.

• Providing training and orientation for new staff.

• Coordinating and arranging repairs to office equipment.

• Perform other duties as requested by management.

Oct 2014Jun 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Bethel University

Served as a liaison between faculty and students by negotiating professional, productive relationships with both groups while simultaneously working to meet my own academic goals.

• Assist faculty members with classroom instruction, exams, and other miscellaneous projects.

• Grade coursework, record it in the Microsoft Excel grade book as well as the Moodle database and return to the students.

• Tutor and mentor students as needed.

• Assist in photocopying and distribution of course handout materials.

• Meet with faculty advisor on a regular basis.

• Correspond with students on related inter-campus communication system.

Sep 2014May 2015

Intern

Young Life

Young Life is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. This happens when caring adults build genuine friendships and earn the right to be heard with their young friends. For more than seven decades, Young Life staff has been increasing its numbers from five to more than 3,500 staff members — from one club in Texas to clubs in nearly every corner of the world. Young Life continues to press toward the goal of reaching two million kids a year through the Reaching a World of Kids initiative. To do this, they are looking to mobilize more than 80,000 volunteers and establish 8,000 ministry locations. This will be accomplished through sustaining and starting ministries, leveraging the power of volunteers and expanding the camping programs.

As the Northern Twin Cities Young Life Intern, I assisted the execution of Young Life at two high schools and three middle schools. There are two branches of Young Life; a weekly "Club" as well as a weekly small group gathering. I created and organized the yearly curriculum for our small group meetings as well as assisted our volunteers with implementing the material. Furthermore, I helped to restart Young Life at a secondary school called Irondale High School. There were many duties within this internship, some include: 

• Expertly managing a team of 12 adult volunteers.

• Coordinated and hosted large events for 150+ people. A few of my responsibilities were marketing and advertising, coordinating the catering of the events, organizing attendee materials and speaking about Young Life at the benefits. 

• Trained and coached adult leaders on how to effectively speak to large groups, initiate conversation with youth and their parents, and create goals.

• Recruited new volunteers who best aligned with Young Life’s mission and values.

Aug 2013Sep 2014

Nanny

Child Care for David and Belinda Jensen

Belinda Jensen is the Chief Meteorologist at Kare 11 News Station in St. Paul, Minnesota. Belinda is highly talented and well known within the TV News Sector. While serving as their nanny, my responsibilities included but were not limited to:

• Scheduling and coordinating children's activities.
• Transporting children to activities.
• Undertaking appropriate creative, educational and outdoor activities with the children
• Helping with homework
• Reinforcing appropriate discipline for the children

Sep 2013May 2014

Intern

Sanctuary Covenant Church

Sanctuary Covenant's Mosaic Student Ministry works with students by creating spiritually healthy relationships between adults and youth and equipping young people with resources and teaching to know and experience Christ while transitioning into mature Christian adulthood. Sanctuary is able to do this by caring about youth and working hard to find ways to show them.

• Gained cross cultural competence and comfortability in ethnically and culturally diverse environments.
• Contributed positively by building a strong sense of teamwork and purpose among the leaders.
• Strategically planned weekly lesson plans.
• Coordinated responsibilities and delegated tasks to 12+ leaders.

Education

Sep 2011May 2015

Bachelor of Arts

Bethel University

Specialised in Sociocultural Studies, Youth Ministry and Biblical and Theological Studies

GPA: 3.97/4.00 - 1:1 Equivalence

Relevant Courses: 

• Micro Economics • Chemistry • Biology • Calculus • Qualitative Research Methods • Reconciliation in a Racialized Society • Philosophy of Science • Interpersonal Communications • Sociology 

Skills

Personal Compentencies

• Time management

• Proactive and assertive

• Flexible and adaptable

• Confident communicator

• Forward-thinking

Business Compentencies

• IT skills; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

• Presentations with a high standard of accuracy

• Organization

• Data Management

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Team Leader, Gunnison Valley Young Life, Crested Butte, Colorado                                                 2016— Present

Volunteer Team LeaderTwin Cities Young Life, St. Paul, Minnesota                                                                             2013— 2015

Volunteer Tutor, St. Paul Public Library, St. Paul, Minnesota                                                                                            2014— 2015

  • Worked with refugee students ranging from grade 1 to grade 12.
  • Developed action plans based on students’ and educators’ academic goals.

Summer Staff Volunteer, Young Life Castaway Club, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota                                                                      2012

  • Served for four weeks at Castaway Club as the rock wall and zip line facilitator. 

Work Crew Volunteer, Young Life Frontier Ranch, Buena Vista, Colorado                                                                                  2011

  • Served for four weeks at Frontier Ranch as a waitress in the dining hall. 

Honors

Summa Cum Laude, Highest Academic Honors, Bethel University

References

Available upon request.