Objective

An effective networker with a proven ability to communicate technical subject matter to non-specialist policy makers and have the ability to lead, manage and motivate multicultural teams and to deliver inter-disciplinary work programmes. Senior executive with experience in reporting to the Board of Directors, Finance and Audit Committees. Results-oriented and effective leader with proven ability to provide leadership in the design of organizational structures and corporate governance rules in order to facilitate successful integration of divisions to achieve sustained synergies. Visionary leadership strengths with respect to the proper functioning of executive board decision-making bodies. Seeking to provide strategic leadership to establish long-range goals, plans, and policies to achieve the success and growth of the organization. Personal belief in professional accountability at all levels of the organization and work to create a culture of teamwork with appropriate rewards.

Summary

Chief Financial Officer and Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience managing cross-functional teams across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas on complex strategic initiatives. Seeking to use my skills and experiences to increase shareholder value through world-class innovation in strategic management and best practices for creating operational efficiencies, specifically as it concerns Corporate Finance, Program Management, Business Development, Risk Management, Supply Chain/Logistics Security, and Trade Facilitation.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Executive Officer - Budget, Research & Strategy

World Customs Organization
Chief Financial Officer responsible for all finance functions including Treasury, Budget development, allocation and reporting of +30 million euro. Responsible for strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and performance management against objectives. Co-ordinate research initiatives, direct a staff of 50+ Technical Officers and Customs Attachés, as a key senior manager
Jul 2008 - Present

Owner - Senior Consultant

PME Group
In addition to my current responsibilities within the WCO, I provide Project Management and Strategic Management Training Courses throughout Europe. I have assembled materials from my extensive background as a project manager and have coordinated with other top notch PMs to provide comprehensive training. All of our courses are guaranteed to fully meet your training requirements.
May 2007 - Present

Executive Officer - Budget & Strategy

World Customs Organization

Working in the Office of the Secretary General, primary responsibilities are Chief Financial Officer of the organization. Responsible for liaison with Finance Committee and Audit Committee. WCO Data Model Steering Group member. WCO Advisory Committee on Contracts member.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for the overall responsibility of administrative and IT support, including planning and structural horizontal project design, in relation to the implementation of the WCO Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the overall view of the WCO's Key Results Achievements as well as its Resource Allocation Efficiency;
  • Act as an Expert on performance measurement within the Directorates and Sub-Directorates.
  • Maintain relations with the line management within the Directorates and the Division of Administration and Personnel.
Nov 2005 - May 2007

Program Mgmt Advisor

FedEx Express
Accountable for the strategic direction and implementation of FedEx’s Global Security strategy to meet various Global Regulatory Security Initiatives. Successfully implement top strategic Regulatory initiative in pilot country (Canada) for Advanced Commercial Information requirements meeting aggressive milestones on USD 18M project. Work with PMO to meet imminent Security initiatives while implementing industry leading Business Process Management tools, including CaliberRM, MS Enterprise Project Web Access and SharePoint.
Sep 2001 - Nov 2005

Global Project Manager

DHL Worldwide Express
Project managed the creation, definition, development and deployment of the Worldwide Clearance System (WCS) project. Java-based client/server application that automated the core clearance processes for the largest international courier company in the world.
Jan 1994 - Jul 1999

Operations Management

Estes Express Lines
Managed operations in a large multi-use facility that provided service to immediate local region. Experienced in managing staff responsible for EDI computer operations, including manifesting, billing, dispatching, and claims reporting. Skilled in team leadership techniques, and managing independent projects.

Education

Education
2008 - Present

Exec Education

Harvard Business School
Driving Corporate Performance - Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy
1999 - 2001

Master in International Business Studies

University of South Carolina - The Moore School of Business
Intensive language and area studies in conjunction with EAP-ESCP through the Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
1997 - 1999

Bachelor of Science

Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Established inaugural student government charter for Charlotte campus

Skills

Skills

Leadership development

Master of Science in International Business Studies, Harvard Executive Education program, viaction DBL program - Experience coaching senior managers and directors in leadership development principles.   I have organized Leadership Development Seminars and Workshops as well as off-site Team-Building and Leadership Development activities, including: Leadership Training Executive Screening Personality Profiling Competency Testing Crisis Management Change Management

Project management

Project Management International (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Define, Develop and Deploy process optimization, software development, and merger and acquisition integration projects.

Strategic management

Harvard-trained Strategic Management expert. Formulate strategic plans, develop corporate goals & objectives, implement performance metrics for tracking and reporting progress against stated deliverables.