Marc Vandenplas

Marc Vandenplas

Work History

Work History

Executive Consultant

Pacific Venture Capital
  • Reported to President on improved processes for new business formation and transformation, goals and measurement, and IT strategies to assist company in its planned first year energy and telecommunications investments of $50 to $100 million.

Program Manager

Kona Pacific Properties
  • Provided Executive oversight for land development, design, and construction programs. Accountable to the primary stakeholders for program life cycle and best practices from initiation through successful closing.
  • Directed the planning, development and project management of concurrent construction projects (land and home development, design and construction). Responsible for project, financial planning and forecasting, cost and performance reporting, risk assessment and mitigation management, time and resource allocation, monitoring and control of project quality to meet strategic goals while ensuring integration among project tracks.
  • Acted as liaison to county, state government, architects, legal counsel and citizen-entities for public relations and legal requirements. Responsible for proposal development and presentation for county, investor, and executive approval.

Executive Consultant

Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Direct consultant to CIO.
  • Delivered plans addressing management issues, vision, mission, change, and PMO / IT strategies; strategic & business plans for corporate IT services. JAD, RAD, Waterfall, SCRUM, OD & OCM, Strategy; contained scope, risks, costs.

Management Consultant

  • Facilitated integration of newly acquired businesses using business transformation and workflow process, facilitation, and change management methodologies.
  • Consulted on strategy, process, and change management programs for various initiatives: information architecture & data mapping.
  • Designed and deployed company-wide change management efforts across company pertaining to requirements analysis processes for data warehouse initiatives.

Management Consultant

  • Lead development, change and business transformation effort for rewrite of Enterprise Data Warehouse methodologies and processes.

Client Executive, Strategy & Transformation

Merrill Lynch

New York & London, consultant to C-level.

  • High-visibility enterprise business transformation and work flow processe and change management for foreign exchange, fixed income (debt and mortgage instruments), equity, and research divisions.
  • Consulted on strategy, process, and change management programs for various institutional initiatives: information architecture & data mapping, site creation & branding, strategic planning, organizational development and change management; project kick-off and project planning; engagement management.
  • Facilitated $20MM business process transformation, web presence projects. Responsible for project scoping, project planning, and mapping; executive in transformation of foreign exchange, debt, equity, and research divisions; led associated JAD sessions, change management and organizational development efforts.

Executive Consultant

Pacific Concerns LLC
  • Delivering enhanced leadership skills and client executive techniques; coaching for client presentation and persuasion skills, and lead strategic planning and tactical execution.
  • Processes concerning offshore IT development to Big-10 consulting firm (confidential). Quantitative business.

Adviser OCM & BPM

  • Delivered OCM and BP transformation for $8MM international deployment of supply-chain management optimization processes, as adviser to Accenture project.
  • High-profile global change management and business process transformation strategies and implementation and associated change management and communication. Business Transformation lead on company's $8MM global effort toward standardized capital procurement & supply chain management processes associated with Oniqua SAP software.
  • Lead Business Process Transformation, key performance indicators (KPI) and gap analysis; delivered Process Capabilities Maturation through support and development of the Inventory Management Center of Excellence (COE); coached and mentored for compliance to business process notation and other supporting guidelines and standards for process. Facilitated requirements for future-state process modeling design workshops and transition planning; redesigned process methodologies and business process transformation; and lead process redesign initiatives planning, including best practice research and benchmarking.
  • Accountable for communications within all levels of ConocoPhillips, including executive and senior management, business account managers, business analysts, business partners, system architects, developers, and consultants.

Executive Presence

  • Executive-level presence and point-of-contact who is viewed as a trusted advisor by key stakeholders; with a strong teamwork orientation, proficiency in coaching, developing and mentoring others, thinks strategically to understand client's business needs and align consulting & integrated solutions.
  • Superior problem solving skills with the demonstrated ability to identify research and make decisions based on the day-to-day and complex customer & prospect problems; excellent, methodical negotiation & influence skills developed through two decades of consulting experience and legal and business education.
  • Outstanding presentation skills with proven success in preparing and delivering presentations that convey information critical to the audience and adjusting to meet changing audience needs.

Additional Roles (Condensed)

  • Merrill Lynch, Client Executive, Strategy & Transformation, (1st of 2 engagements)
  • Providian Financial, Client Executive, Performed strategic planning, management consulting, financial modeling and process and data improvements.
  • Visa, Client Executive, Delivered business and functional requirements with JAD, RAD, RUP, SCRUM.
  • NBC, Process Consultant, Delivered strategic planning and business transformation plan and implementation.
  • General Electric, Program Manager, Managed multiple strategic planning engagements.
  • Bank of America, Project Manager, Database design and implementation project. SQLServer, Visual Basic.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric, Project Manager, Delivered strategy, analysis, requirements documentation, and implementation, for provision of IT environments, for the delivery of electrical power, as mandated by Public Utilities Commissions. JAD, RAD, SCRUM.
  • NBC, Project Manager, for strategic planning and business transformation planning and implementation.
  • Reliant Energy, Project Manager, for strategic planning and business transformation planning and implementation.
  • KN Energy, Project Manager, for business analysis, strategic planning and transformation plans for implementation of GISB-mandated (regulatory agency-required) presence on the Web.
  • Pacific Bell, Project Manager, for web application design and development project. Oracle, Visual Basic.
  • Xerox, Financial Modeler, with Excel
  • DBS Industries, Financial Director, for acquisition of direct television broadcast spectrum and satellite launches.


Are you going to be a lawyer? No. My interest is purely academic; I like the rigor of the curriculum and the achievement of learning. I like consulting and intend to stay in consulting.



Coaching & Mentoring

Always Ready to Coach & Mentor; Always Eager to be Coached & Mentored.

Influence Management

Herding Cats and Understanding Their Individual Goals.

Business Transformation

Organizational Leadership

Strategies of M&A

Representation of Clients' Interests within M&A Environment.

Program Management