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Work experience

2007Present

Independent Analyst/Project Manager

Analyst/Consultant
  • Assist asset recovery firms, ensuring scope meets or exceed deliverables; maximizing revenue and minimizing discounts.
  • Provides written critiques of companies and project conditions, conducts on-site visits per project needs.
  • Plans, executes, monitors and closes projects based on clients requirements.
  • Provides independent matrix analysis for various clients including investment companies and asset recovery firms.
Jul 2006Sep 2007

Regional Manager

Pharmaca, Integrative Pharmacy
  • Developed and implemented projects  to create policies and procedures in a start-up company.
  • Initiated and carried out projects to utilize the company intranet and streamline company communication.
  • P&L accountability for five states consisting of twelve stores.
  • Accountable for deliverables including revenue, team development, succession planning and merchandising processes.
19922006

Divisional Director

Pier 1 Imports
  • Executed projects throughout 5 regions, 70 stores in six states.
  • Complete P&L accountability for six states, consisting of five regions with 10-16 business units per region.
  • Accountable for $100,000,000 in annual revenue.
  • Reduced division-wide turnover through people development strategies and gain buy-in from project teams.
  • Surpassed company revenue goals each year in position.
Jan 19841991

Manager

Fred Meyer Inc.
  • Oversaw 30,000 square feet of apparel retail space.
  • Executed merchandise planning, scheduling and hiring projects.
  • Accountable for over $6,000,000 in annual revenue.

Education

20102010

IT Infrastructure Library at LeaderQuest

ITIL® is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. ITIL provides a cohesive set of best practice, drawn from the public and private sectors internationally.

References

Jeff Lindeman

“Steve's strategic and influential approach to leading a team obtained sustainable business results. He is an asset to any team and adds great value to organizations. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Steve again."

Mitch Weatherly

“In my capacity as Chief Human Resources Officer and later as head of Store Operations for Pier 1 imports, Steve and I worked together for 14 years. In my dealings with Steve, I always found him to be an intelligent person and an excellent retail professional as well as a very good manager and leader.”

Bruce Reed

"Steve was a pleasure to work with. He's an excellent retailer and focuses on actions that create dynamic shopping environments for the customer. One of his major strengths is developing and empowering his team to achieve company goals. He stresses the fundamentals that build the foundation for consistent execution and also fosters independent decision making based on the need of the business."

Portfolio

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Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, MS Project, Windows, QuickBooks and Exchange, Windows 7

Summary

A proven and result-driven leader with profit and loss accountability and proven accomplishments in managing projects, business operations, strategic planning, marketing, customer service and team motivation. Motivates and focuses project teams to achieve company goals through innovative tactics.  Evaluates all positions for performance and applies an in-depth review process to determine and resolve issues and improve productivity.  Provides constructive feedback, listens closely to others, and implements changes as needed.

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