Objective

I help businesses solve major issues and turn their business around. I like to provide very high, very valuable impact to any client. I develop a long term strategy but determine how to phase solutions to start off with a "quick win" which will get momentum and widespread support and enthusiasm going.

As a problem solver, I provide business solutions to organizations with concerns in the areas of customer satisfaction, strategic alignment, project management and portfolio management processes, business case development, performance measurement and business process re-engineering.I have improved areas such as; supplier contracts and pricing, process efficiency, project management, change management and cost reduction for the companies I have worked with or for.

As a true change agent, I can positively and successfully impact the bottom line, creating an efficient operation to execute the strategic vision and return value to the shareholders.

Summary

Summary: My passion is in providing significant improvement to the client's business. I prefer a holistic approach to providing solutions, by analyzing the business to determine where the issues are, where can the most improvement be made. How am I different and what can I bring to you as a client: - I use an approach derived from my experience being "thrown" into very difficult positions in the past to turnaround a business, solve a major problem, implement major change or implement organizational change. - My work is all about what I can bring to the client or employer - bottom line is what counts. - In my work I am self motivated, driven and determined to ensure successful outcomes. - The key to the value I provide comes from my ability to quickly understand the organization's business, its industry, specific pain points and culture. Over 20 years expertise in portfolio management, business process improvement, IT management and governance, technical project and program management, business analysis and strategic planning consulting. I have worked with companies in many different industries including telecommunications, aerospace, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, banking, insurance, government, software and services. Companies and agencies I have worked with: Honeywell, Motorola, Pfizer, CNA Insurance, CSAA, Exelon Energy, AARP, Defense Logistics Agency, GSA, USSOCOM, Washington Mutual, Combustion Engineering, Allied Signal, and Babcock and Wilcox. As a problem solver, I have provided business solutions to organizations with concerns in the areas of customer satisfaction, strategic alignment, project management and portfolio management processes, business case development, performance measurement and business process re-engineering. I have helped organizations improve: supplier contracts and pricing, process efficiency, project management and change management and cost reduction.

Work History

Work History

Principal Consultant

CSR Consulting LLC

I help businesses solve major issues and turn their business around. I like to provide very high, very valuable impact to any client. I develop a long term strategy but determine how to phase solutions to start off with a "quick win" which will get momentum and widespread support and enthusiasm going.

As a visionary leader with over 15 years of experience in leadership, management and consulting, I have a unique approach for analysis that provides significant improvement to a business.I use a holistic approach that determines the optimized business strategy based on the company’s core competency. Then I determine how to interpret that strategy into what needs to be done.

My approach to clients is derived from my experience of being "thrown cold" into very difficult situations requiring me to turnaround a business, solve a major problem, implement major changes or implement organizational changes.My work is designed to bring solid results to every client or employer I work with.I am self motivated, driven, and determined to ensure successful outcomes.The value that I can provide comes from my ability to quickly understand the organization's business, its industry, specific pain points and most importantly, its culture.

As a problem solver, I have provided business solutions to organizations with concerns in the areas of customer satisfaction, strategic alignment, project management and portfolio management processes, business case development, performance measurement and business process re-engineering.I have improved areas such as; supplier contracts and pricing, process efficiency, project management, change management and cost reduction for the companies I have worked with or for.

As a true change agent, I can positively and successfully impact the bottom line, creating an efficient operation to execute the strategic vision and return value to the shareholders.

May 2008 - Oct 2011

Consulting Director

Guident Technologies

Developed Practice specializing in Portfolio Management, Project Management, Application Rationalization and Strategic Prioritization. Negotiated Partnerships and contracts. Developed Proposals, White papers, Demos and Marketing Materials. Led internal training programs for PMP certification and Portfolio Management.

US Air Force, Consultant (with Active Secret Clearance)

Program Manager, leading major solution implementation for a multi-year, multi-million dollar complex, enterprise wide transformation program for the Air Force for Investment Management, Portfolio Management, Program Management, Lifecycle Management, Capability Management and Capital Planning and Investment Control. The program provided a huge overhaul to the Air Force Budgeting process, streamlining the process and clearly tying all programs to the AF mission. Presented AF success story at Oracle Openworld Conference.

AFRICOM, Consultant (with Active Secret Clearance)

Provided subject matter training and expert advise in Budgeting, Project Management, Portfolio Management, Compliance Management & Capability Portfolio Management.Presented success story at Oracle Conference.

Hydro Quebec, Consultant

Implemented Enterprise Portfolio Management and Process Performance solution.

USSOCOM (US Special Operations Command), Engagement Manager on ProSight Implementation

Developed centralized budgeting data and business case development solution for IT Portfolio Management.

Honeywell, Engagement Manager

Provided high value solution to implement application and processes for the PMO Change Management, Program Budgeting and Project Prioritization processes.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Managing Consultant

Headstrong

Developed Consulting Practice. Provided Process & Software Solution for Honeywell.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2008

Portfolio Manager

Perot Systems

Perot Systems, Contract for Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) PMO 8/2006 – 1/2008

Developed Perot Systems Portfolio Management and IT Governance consulting methodology and Customized solution for CHW. Conducted Analysis of Alternatives to select Portfolio Management application.

Catholic Healthcare West, Portfolio Management Director, PMO

To solve the problem of high project failure rate: established and directed Portfolio Management & developed Application Portfolio Management. Developed best practice Project Prioritization, Resource Management, Project Lifecycle, IT Governance and Change Management and designed a data centralization plan.

Feb 2005 - Aug 2006

Managing Consultant

Headstrong

Portfolio Management Consulting Practice Director for Public Sector

Headstrong Consulting 1/2005 – 7/2006

Established Headstrong Portfolio Management Practice for Public Sector. Developed consulting methodologies & Application Portfolio Management solution for Federal agencies. Led business development and Marketing for the Consulting practice. Brought in $1,000,000 +  contract in first week. Developed Proposals and negotiated contracts. Hired, trained and managed consultants.

AARP, Engagement Manager (Working for ProSight)

Turned around failing project. Improved AARP Project Management processes and systems.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Lead Consultant to CIO (on IBM / Headstrong team)

Negotiated multi-year, multi-million dollar Portfolio Management solution. Valuable Process Improvement success in first year led to expanding the project scope in the future years.

General Services Administration, Public Building Service (PBS) OCIO, Consultant

Developed IT Future State Strategic plan eliminating duplicate data, providing cost savings & reducing number of systems. Provided Commissioner with prioritization to tie investment to GSA mission, justifying spend.

Oct 2003 - Jan 2005

Consultant

Csreid LLC

Independent Business Consultant: Engagement Manager, Business Development, Software and Process Solutions, Speaker, Writer, PMI Trainer

CSAA (Northeast region AAA) on contract to ProSight (now part of Oracle)

Improved Program Management, Budgeting, Project Data Centralization and Project Prioritization.

CNA Insurance on contract to ProSight (now part of Oracle)

Led implementation of solution for Six Sigma Business Process Improvement.

Washington Mutual (Banking) on contract to ProSight (now part of Oracle)

Led quick turnaround project to set up Project Portfolio Management process and application.
May 2001 - May 2003

Managing Principal

Artemis International

Leader on New Portfolio Management Software Product Development Team. Established and led Global Consulting team. Developed and implemented Strategic Market Plan for new product.

Pfizer (Pharmaceutical Industry), Lead Consultant (on IBM/ Artemis team)

Team leader for worldwide Project Management & Resource Management Process Improvement.

Exelon (Energy Industry), Engagement Manager

Provided Operation Improvement of $3 Million ROI. Developed and led Project Portfolio Management solution implementation for recently merged businesses under Exelon Energy. Established Industry Best Practice.

Education

Education
Jan 1998 - Aug 1999

Master's

Jan 1994 - Dec 1995

MBA

Sep 1979 - Jun 1981

BSME

University of Florida

Skills

Skills

Executive Director

Project Manager

Turnaround Business

Managing Consultant Practice

PMO Leadership

Project Portfolio Mgt

Certifications

Certifications

PMP

PMI

Secret