Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Advisor, Strategic Pricing

Cardinal Health
Provides strategic guidance including development and management of price strategies and execution of value-capture initiatives; provides “pricing” thought leadership and focus within the organization, ensuring assessments, procedures, decision-making and initiative management link to existing business processes. Ensures operational price action readiness, including necessary systems, resources, communication and analyses. Liaise between stakeholders, and staff to ensure objectives are met. Serve as member of the Veterans and Military Advocates Network (VMA) Employee Resource Group. Significant Contributions: • Increase revenue, accuracy and competitiveness through data and profitability analysis and process and system improvements of new transfer pricing strategies • Maintain 20% margin/market competitiveness by managing short/long-term transfer pricing planning & implementation of Red Oak Sourcing, while balancing and protecting savings • Lead daily monitoring of sales margin and gross profit to ensure accurate adjustments are made prior to sales compensation release
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015

Sr. Analyst

Cardinal Health Inc

Developed effective hospital/care site financial projections for 21 healthcare facilities, including long-range financial plan updates, working collaboratively with and in support of care site finance leadership. Identified and presented opportunities around operational improvements and financial impact of those. Communicated effectively with site financial leadership to establish key financial variables requiring special analysis. Executed analysis, coordination of information, and data related pricing while administering specialty pricing initiatives. Guided cost analysis process, established and enforced policies and procedures; provided trends and forecasts; explained processes and techniques; recommended actions. Improved financial status, analyzed results; monitored variances; identified trends; acted as primary contact to all internal and external investors, recommended actions to management. Maintained profitable relationships with clients within pricing and contract implementation process. Significant Contributions: Achieved a 96% reduction in contract and pricing discrepancies by creating a standard operating procedure, implemented a streamlined system that reduced productive hours spent improving service efficiency by 92% Resolved pricing research requests, contract expirations, discrepancies, and reports resulting in annual sales of $140 million Continuously mentored and trained other Analyst on standard work and effective operating procedure, eliminated the need for in-classroom training sessions

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Consultant

Cardinal Health Inc

Managed the delivery of pharmacy solution implementations, including building strategic partnerships with vendors, allocating resources, and administering inventory initiatives to ensure customer service requirements are exceeded. Rendered post-implementation support for sales/customer staff through troubleshooting and issue analysis. Significant Contributions: Handled 400+ pre-and-post implementation of pricing strategies encompassing acute, acute care, alternate care and retail business for pharmaceuticals, resulted in reduction of completion time by 40%.

2012 - 2013

Sr Accounting Technician/financial Service Representative

Nationwide

Implemented and revised accounting systems; maintained and reconciled financial control records; reviewed and prepared budgets and financial statements and approved and disbursed funds. Developed guidelines to implement policies and procedures designed to improve controls, methodologies, and other changes to the accounting system. Built strategic partnerships with internal consultants: sales, underwriting, and marketing and external consultants: agents, field management, and vendors. Significant Contributions: Achieved 100% accuracy in reconciling monthly vendor accounts payable, resulted in reduction of credits owed by 83% and recouping $4. 1+ million from over-payments Reduced processing time of over 17, 000 financial reports by 40%, resulting in savings of approximately $1 million Coordinated 99, 000+ purchase orders, reducing resources allocation and processing transactions by 45% Launched business process initiatives focused on agent licensing, vendor issues and reporting, contributed to collection of $22 million insurance premium payments while attaining 99% quality rating in processing $341 million worth of insurance applications ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 - 2012

Case Manager

Franklin County Children Services

Managed child support cases in accordance with federal, state and local laws and procedures. Distributed day-to-day case management support to children and families covering contract formulation/documentation, counseling, safety care assessment, placement coordination and court proceeding assistance. Responsible for all aspects involved in enforcement of child support and medical support orders when payments were missed or not made. Determined which enforcement activities were appropriate, completed enforcement activities, communicated and cooperated with other agencies in the process of case management, prepared, processed and monitored paperwork for administrative enforcement processes, made recommendations for court referrals and prepared case for criminal or civil court. Significant Contributions: Instituted development of training program for Case Managers, established case plans & positive working relationships

Education

Education
2014 - 2014

Project Management Professional Certification

Syracuse University
2011

Master of Business Administration

Ohio University
2003

Leadership Training

United States Army Leadership Academy
2000

Social Work

University of Findlay