Summary

Motivated, results-driven leader with deep knowledge assessing and guiding operations; expertly forecast and analyze performance. Proven experience improving business, efficiency, and bottom-line performance across technology, healthcare, and defense industries. Skillfully apply full life-cycle development methods to sustain cost savings and maximize resources. Solid project leadership, communication, and presentation skills; partner across all levels to maintain strong working relationships with customers, colleagues, and C-level decision-makers. Track record of executing process redesign and improvement activities to establish award-winning, best practice models. Core competencies include: • Forecasting & Analysis • Program & Project Management • Cost Analysis & Recovery • Actual-to-Plan Variance Analysis • Team Leadership & Training • Change & Process Improvements • Project Scoping & Benchmarking • Troubleshooting & Problem Resolution

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Consultant

Noble Aspirations
- P&L, cash flow management - Strategic planning, SWOT assessment - Operational process improvement - Pricing strategy -bottoms up vs. tops down - Budget planning and forecasting vs actual analysis
Feb 2007 - Sep 2008

Marketing and Operations Manager

Sign-A-Rama
Launched franchise startup of world’s largest sign company, displaying solid entrepreneurial skills in all facets of business / financial administration, marketing, business development, strategic planning / implementation, and relationship management. Designed marketing presentations for delivery to key decision-makers within large commercial accounts. Established clear performance targets, incentive programs, and tiered commissions for sales staff. Facilitated sales training and brought in motivational speakers to showcase new products and inspire staff. Developed spreadsheets to forecast sales and operating expenses.
Sep 2000 - Jan 2007

Senior Financial Analyst & Team Leader

Hewlett-Packard
Led high-level financial analysis and project management for global IT company operating in more than 170 countries around the world, with $118B in net revenues and over 100,000 team members. Analyzed contribution and net worth profit margins, cost of goods sold, operating expenses, and discounts to gross revenue. Scrutinized financial costs associated with preparing new product introduction prior to launch, compared actual cost performance to plan, and examined variances. Oversaw data collection and reporting. Audited transactions and reconciled discrepancies. Provided project management from initial concept through implementation and follow up.
Sep 1997 - Sep 2000

Assistant Finance Manager

UC Davis Medical Center
Directed day-to-day financial operations within the Professional Billing Group responsible for billing and receivables totaling $50M for 425 physicians within an acute-care, teaching hospital with annual operating revenues of $1 billion and 9600 team members. Oversaw 4 supervisors, 45 staff members, and 1 analyst in carrying out all aspects of billing, imaging, patient accounts, accounts payable, and customer service. Reviewed weekly departmental reports and results with Finance Manager. Acted as Contract Manager to outsourced collections agency; established RFP proposals, reviewed best and final offers, and determined principle negotiation guidelines.
Jun 1994 - Sep 1997

Administrator of Clinical Operations/Director of Managed Care-Rank of Captain

Provided budget support and administration for 9 clinical departments with over 80 team members. Led teams to control cost and maximize resources; oversaw forecasting and guidance of a $1.3M clinical operating budget. Consulted on environmental and SWOT analysis for strategic long- and short- range planning. As Director of Managed Care, administered TRICARE health care program, including management accountability for cost, patient access, and quality of care for 18,000 beneficiaries.

Education

Education
1994 - 1994

Health Services Administration

United States Air Force Medical Services School
Attended Executive Challenge Course - Special Operations Tactical Course designed for both military offices and corporate executives to test strategic thinking skills, team leadership and agility.
1991 - 1993

M.B.A.

Intern with McClatchy -Reno Gazette Journal. Human Resource Department, responsible for developing the Affirmative Action Plan. Won the Silver Pen Award for opinion piece
1987 - 1991

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration