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With over 9 years of global experience, Dan blends abilities in financial control and analysis, team and stakeholder management, strategic improvements, project controls and project management. Dan offers employers a proven track record of delivering on financial objectives, maximizing profits and reporting financial analysis accurately and efficiently. Known for providing best-in-class internal and external stakeholder relations, financial and operational improvements and excellent communication in a variety of business settings around the world.

Relevant Experience: Financial Analysis, Investment Management, Estimating, Management Information Analysis, Project Controls, Project Management, Planning/Scheduling, Change Control / Management, Stakeholder Management, & Operations Analysis

Work Authorization: Canadian citizen

Work History

Jul 2014Present

Director of Finance for the Agency of Public Works - Gabon

Agency of Public Works of Gabon / Bechtel International

Location: Gabon Infrastructure Project - Libreville, Gabon

As the Director of Finance for the Gabon Infrastructure Project, responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the finance organization including but not limited to the drafting and implementation of financial and cost control procedures for the finance team, ensuring  a clear division of responsibility and maintaining accountability.


  • Interfaced with several senior government officials at the ministerial and presidential level to coordinate payment processes for projects
  • Established over a dozen guidelines and workflows to enable efficient management of accounts and payment processing for the development of Gabon's national infrastructure development program 
  • Ensured timely and accurate processing of invoices for over 400 active construction and consultancy contracts 
Aug 2013Jul 2014

Management Information (MI) Manager and Exec. Assistant to the President

Bechtel Australia

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Responsible for the leadership and management of the Management Information team which works with Executive Management to develop, manage and maintain commercial and financial forecasts and strategies. In addition, Dan served as the Executive Assistant to the President of Bechtel Mining & Metals, constantly engaging with the President and the senior executive team on various aspects of business and strategy.


  • Led and managed a team of five MI analysts who developed and reported on the commercial and financial forecasts of the Mining and Metals global business unit
  • Researched and developed over 15 different strategic planning initiatives, commercial reviews and briefing packages for a portfolio of global businesses that span several markets, geographies and cultures
  • Reviewed commercial/financial position of the over $10B Mining & Metals Business Unit to identify improvement options where applicable
Dec 2010Aug 2013

Senior Cost Control Engineer

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company

Location: Ras Al Khair Aluminum Smelter Project - Saudi Arabia / Montreal, Canada

Served as a Senior Cost Control engineer responsible for the cost management and analysis of the $3.8B prime contract and the $300M Port area facility.


  • Successfully managed and controlled the prime contract to ensure that Bechtel achieved maximum earnings potential for the project
  • Completed 12 quarterly financial status reports (PFSR) and successfully presented the results to Executive Management
  • Improved profit forecasting accuracy by 50% which resulted in a significant improvement in tax planning and working capital management
Apr 2010Dec 2010

Application Development Manager

Sunwire Systems

Location: Sudbury, Canada

Responsible for the management of client relationships and to work with those clients to develop an execution plan that met or exceeded requirements for the final product.


  • Directed a team of 7 programmers to develop custom software packages as per customer requirements
  • Designed and developed over 10 custom Windows/Web applications to manage extensive client databases with point-of-sale functionality, recurring invoicing, AP/AR reconciliations and customer account maintenance
Feb 2009Apr 2010

Management Information Analyst - Office of the CFO

Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals

Location: Houston, TX

Responsible for the development, analysis, management  and maintenance of high level commercial and financial forecasts and strategies for the Oil, Gas & Chemical business unit.


  • Developed and analyzed Oil, Gas, & Chemical Global Business Unit (GBU) overhead budgets, operating centers, and capital needs for Bechtel's largest business unit
  • Developed and  improved work processes that reduced time and effort by approximately 25%, leading to greater accuracy and quality control
Jul 2007Feb 2009

Project Controls Engineer I

Bechtel Canada

Location: Scotford Upgrader Expansion Project - Edmonton, Canada

Responsible for the cost and schedule (project controls) maintenance and analysis for the $3.4B USD expansion project.


  • Analyzed, maintained and reconciled cost, quantities and jobhours for $300M worth of scope
  • Managed and maintained communication with 5 key subcontractors on site to ensure continuity and accuracy of data.
  • Analyzed weekly schedules for 5 subcontractors using Primavera P6 software and generated a summary level schedule for senior project management

Mar 2007Jun 2007

Securities Trader

Trading North

Location: Sudbury, Canada

Responsible for the daily trading of securities on NYSE/NASDAQ exchanges by analyzing and understanding economic data, market trends and individual security fluctuations.



Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Laurentian University - Sudbury

Graduated with Honors


Bachelor of Arts - History

Laurentian University - Sudbury

Graduated with Honors


  • Applications: Expert in MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Project, Primavera, and both Microsoft and Apple systems
  • Advanced Programming Skills: Experienced in desktop and web development including .NET framework, VBA, ASP, C#, HTML, Javascript and SQL
  • Language Proficiency: Fluent in English & French
  • Expert in corporate presentations to all levels of management
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Ability to work closely with clients and senior management, utilizing excellent communication, inter-personal skills, and a confident knowledge-based approach to problem solving

Awards / Achievements

  • Judge at the Junior Achievement Africa 2015 Company of the Year Competition / Award
  • Key member of a team that raised over $105k for the Movember charity during 2011 and 2012 campaigns with a team based in Saudi Arabia (#1 Bechtel Team for 2 years in a row, 4th highest fundraising total among US teams)
  • LeadeR++ Awards for outstanding ethics and leadership - Received 6 awards through 2015

Committees / Taskforces

Council of Tomorrow - 2012

  • Member of a first of a kind team selected by the Bechtel Mining & Metals Executive Committee to study the future of the Mining and Metals industry in the next 15 to 25 years. The CoT presented its findings to the Bechtel Mining & Metals Executive Committee to help guide long-term strategic planning of the GBU.

Business Plan Taskforce - 2012 / 2013

  • Selected by Regional Executive Management to be part of a business development taskforce designed to study the prospects and opportunities of the Mining and Metals industry in the next 5 years.

Certifications / Training

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 Candidate2016
  • Tier I Project Management | Bechtel Corporation – London, England | 2015
  • Tier II Project Management Training: Prime Contracts | Bechtel Corporation - Saudi Arabia | 2013
  • Tier II Project Management Training: IS&T | Bechtel Corporation - Montreal, Canada | 2011
  • Project Estimator Workshop | Bechtel Corporation - Montreal, Canada | 2013
  • Project Controls Analysis Workshop | Bechtel Corporation – London, England | 2012


Available upon mutual agreed interest.