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Linda Saraco is an accomplished training professional.  Balancing strategic thinking with tactical results, Linda has a proven track record:

�developing workforce, monitoring accountability and effectiveness

�driving organizational change and continuous improvement

�assessing global sales & services training needs

�defining and developing product launch and education strategy

�building strong relationships with all levels of sales management globally

�creating a positive and learning-friendly environment

Linda Saraco demonstrates exceptional flexibility to assume leadership responsibilities participates as a team member - or works independently - depending on project requirements.Linda is a proficient program manager from conceptualization and implementation through evaluation, including:budget, negotiations, benchmarking and coordinating resources, and diverse staff.She has a special talent for:

�training organization management and curriculum development

�adopting and developing best practice methodologies

�administering training-the-trainer and new hire programs

�managing all technical, sales, service and leadership skills training

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Work experience

Feb 2009Nov 2009

Productivity Coach

Temporary employment
Piloted sales excellence training and coaching program.
Nov 2007Jan 2009

Corporate Training Manager

Olympus NDT
Responsible for global learning and development function. Performed needs assessment, developed learning paths and programs. Developed department infrastructure, defined and managed learning solutions, led diverse teams. Established growth plans, fostered innovative and continuous improvements
Sep 2005Oct 2007

Training Manager

Healthcare Financial
Building training department from the ground up at a startup healthcare finance company. Hired to establish training department and run ongoing train-the-trainer programs, coaching and mentoring, preparing field subject matter experts for classroom and client presentations. Responsible for design, development and implementation of effective training programs. Manage design and development of curriculum and other support materials. Focus on delivering new hire orientation, company wide skill development programs as well as functional training for products, services and processes. Leverage training programs to move new employees to high performance quickly and develop new skills and competencies in existing employees by performing the following duties:
Feb 1997Apr 2001

Education Services Manager II

Sun Microsystems
Promoted from Sr. Instructor to Ed. Services Manager II. Lead and managed complex medium to large scale customer training engagements. Provided a single point of client contact in the management and coordination of Sun’s consulting services and training solution delivery. Supported customer with the integration and deployment of products, tools and solutions. Provided skills analysis, pre sales and business development services. Developed and maintained client relationships. Responsible for forecasting, budgeting and departmental reporting. Prepared and delivered custom client sales presentations. Designed education programs and certification examinations. Provided methodology and process improvement assistances to transitioning organizations. Projects utilized expertise to manage concurrent complex projects, to include: developing skills certification programs identifying and leading education and organizational change engagements conducting organizational analyses to identify performance impediments designing and delivering client presentations building internal and external partnerships working with senior managers and multi-discipline teams incorporated my IT background in Unix and Microsoft
Jan 1993Jan 1995

Sr. Technical Instructor

Hewlett Packard
Courses: Fundamentals, Shell programming, System Administration


Computer Science