Dan Hauser



Experienced at managing internal and external resources to transform design concepts into reality for prototype, pilot and rollout projects.

Strong communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels.

Extensive knowledge of material & finishes, retail fixtures, décor graphics, signage, displays and qualified suppliers for unusual and unique design and architectural project requirements.

Project management skills include:

·Defining project goals, scope, deliverables, timelines and schedules

·Determining and utilizing necessary internal and external resources

·Developing and managing project budgets

·Communicating expectations to the team and progress to the stakeholders

·Managing risks, changes and issues

·Closing-out projects

Work experience

Work experience
1995 - 2012

Vice President, Implementation

Interbrand Design Forum

·Provide leadership in managing internal resources & suppliers to ensure delivery and installation of products and or services that adhere to the design intent and design specifications.

·Liaison between clients and suppliers to make sure that our clients expectations are met when designs are being implemented

·Driving new business initiatives by creating implementation project proposal scope, fees and timelines

·Project planning, tracking, and control

·Drive quality, service and delivery while optimizing resources

·P&L responsibility for implementation projects

·Manage the Opinion of Probable Cost process and deliverable

1990 - 1995

Purchasing Manager

Interbrand Design Forum

·Purchase MRO supplies and services, capital equipment, general construction, signage, millwork and printed material

·Issueand tabulate RFQ’s (request for quotes) and bid packages

·Generate purchase orders

·Track receipt of goods and services

·Approve invoices for payment

·Negotiate, track and report cost reductions

·Manage minor construction and renovation projects

1988 - 1990

Resource Manager

Interbrand Design Forum

·Assignment and oversight of material and finish resource requests from designers to resource librarians

·Established relationships with FF&E vendors to develop project specification, budgets andnational account pricing

·Managed the implementation of DOS based computer systems hardware and software and assisted in computer training and trouble shooting

1985 - 1988

Project Coordination/Implementation

Interbrand Design Forum

·Liaison between designers, vendors and clients

·Vendor selection including developing seeds specifications, soliciting quotes, negotiating pricing and terms and issuing purchase orders

·Managed production, assembly and kit packing of POP displays for prototyping and roll-out


1979 - 1984

Bachelors of Business Administration

Ohio University



MIcrosoft Office Suite

Project management

Situation Analysis and Resolution


Verbal and written communication