Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Clark Enterprises, Inc.

One of the largest privately held real estate companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with holdings in real estate; commercial, heavy and residential construction; and private equity investments.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (2009-Present)

Lead role in reengineering the financial accounting department from manual bookkeeping orientation into a dynamic electronic based process business unit.The new system will enhance the financial management of the portfolio and lay the foundation for improved asset management through traditional Financial Planning and Analysis.

  • Increase frequency of annual financial closings from semi annual to monthly
  • Increase speed of closing process from 40 to 10 days
  • Lead Creation of detailed and consolidated financial statements
  • Reduce G&A expense by 30% by implementing electronic transfer vs. manual methods
  • Implement traditional Financial Planning & Analysis processes
  • Standardize Chart of Accounts and categories used across 45 core Real Estate Portfolio
  • Review investments in resources for enhancing improvements listed above
2005 - 2009

AIMCO (APARTMENT INVESTMENT & MGMT. COMPANY)

Among the nation's largest owners and operators of rental apartment communities, with $1.84B in annual revenues and 5,900 employees throughout the US.

Vice President of Development (2006-Present)

Identify and enhance current assets with substantial revenue potential. Conduct detailed market analysis and develop comprehensive redevelopment plans to capitalize on market opportunities. Supervised consultant teams comprising architects, engineers, marketers, and legal counsel to develop full construction documents. Design and present business plans to the investment committee. Direct construction activities. Manage cross-functional evaluation of anticipated return on investment (ROI), coordinating research and analysis among construction, marketing, and operations teams. Co-select financing options and assess tax implications for each project.

  • Rapidly developed familiarity with and expertise in redevelopment to skillfully lead senior management meetings, assess portfolios, and analyze potential investments.
  • Authored 3 redevelopment plans that created $50M in value.
  • Increased revenue 27% and asset value 52% ($14M), with 1 high-rise renovation.

Vice President of Finance (2005-2006)

Headed financial operations for 30 DC Metro area apartment communities totaling 12,000 units and 34 community and regional managers. Maintained competitive rental rates in each community to meet and exceed revenue goals. Ensured monthly distribution of up to 3,000 lease renewal offers, totaling 60% of leasing revenues. Led monthly senior management business reviews.

  • Boosted sales 5% year over year (YOY) through a combination of revamping pricing processes, streamlining and upgrading key systems, and increasing marketing and promotional efforts.
  • Grew renewal business 10% YOY by standardizing offers and reengineering processes.
  • Successfully introduced new management and revenue forecasting systems despite previously failed efforts by others and utilized change management prowess to guide implementation.
  • Cultivated a sense of urgency in solving business critical problems
  • Promoted from Regional Finance Officer.
2002 - 2005

Senior Project Manager

TOTAL WINE & MORE

$700M retailer with 50 beer, wine, and liquor stores in 8 states.

As a retail management systems subject matter expert, supported multiple business areas by improving and implementing processes, overhauling ineffective systems, and managing pricing and operations systems. Coordinated a quarterly retail pricing project for 4,000 products in 8 markets.

  • Saved 20 man-hours each week through labor scheduling automation.
  • Developed a competitive analysis database using MS Access reporting system to monitor retail pricing changes for key products at 30 competitive retailers.
  • Created guidelines for distribution partner supply chain controls.
  • Secured management buy-in for cost-saving projects that improved productivity.
1996 - 2002

SAFEWAY

$40B grocery retailer with locations in the US and Canada.

Senior Financial Analyst· 2001-2002

Led programmer and analyst teams to standardize and improve sales reporting and sales initiative performance systems throughout North America. Coached team members and ensured alignment for each project. Supported planning and sales efforts for the $3B meat and seafood business.

  • Developed effective sales automation solution using MS Access, ODBC, against tight deadlines.
  • Leveraged business acumen and solid technical background to gain a deep understanding of key business drivers and performance measures.

Senior Industrial Engineer · 1996-2001

Managed and refined salary targeting and reporting systems for the retail business, totaling $250M in annual salaries. Provided training and development for the retail management team of 250 on reaching and maintaining labor standard budgets. Managed labor data critical to analyzing and negotiating union contracts. Planned and executed a variety of cost savings projects and financial analyses to support corporate initiatives.

  • Generated cost savings of approximately $1M/year for each of 5 years.
  • Selected to develop and administer warehousing labor standards for a new distribution center, saving $2M/year and justified the standards increase to union officials.
  • Improve line length 30% as a key player in a line reduction initiative.
  • Developed subject matter expertise in cost management, earning a promotion to a corporate position as Senior Financial Analyst.

Education

Education
2001 - Present

Master of Business Administration

The George Washington University
1995 - Present

Bachelor of Science

University of Minnesota

Summary

VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR

Finance · Analysis · Operations

Executive with more than 10 year of multi-industry experience spanning real estate and retail sales. Track record of success in managing large projects, overseeing major projects, and generating millions of dollars in incremental revenue through investment and cost savings through continuous improvement and process streamlining. Demonstrated ability to thrive in union and non-union organizations. Extensive financial expertise including revenue forecasting and long-range business planning. Strengths in problem solving, consensus building, and negotiation. Proven history of managing successfully in diverse environment.

Financial Accountability · Change Management · Market Research · Competitive Positioning

Pricing Strategies · Business Analysis · Strategic Planning · Market Modeling · Retail Sales

Cross-Functional Team Leadership · System Development · Performance Management

Process Reengineering · Cost Control · Project Management · Negotiations

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Home Builders

Urban Land Institute