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I have over 15 years of expertise in multiple facets of Operations, earning respect as a trusted advisor to company leadership, clients, and third party personnel. I am a passionately committed, client-focused leader who strongly believes in the philosophy and ability to create “win-win” situations in very detailed contract negotiations. I have been highly involved in Legal, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service functions while working closely with finance and seeing projects all the way through from inception to finalization. This involvement allows me to see and understand the strategic vision, and present my solutions where expectations and needs are balanced between all parties.Throughout my career, I have managed large scale initiatives, earning a reputation as an exceptional leader with unique problem solving abilities. If your company is looking for an unparalleled combination of innovative leadership and expertise in promoting operational efficiencies, let’s have a conversation about how my skill set can help you achieve your next level of success.

► Exceptional and Broad Leadership Skills
► Contract Review and Negotiation
► Problem Solving Expert


● Risk Analysis
● Legal Liaison
● Cost Containment
● Sales Support
● RFQ Expert
● Import/Export Compliance
● Project Management
● Process Development/Improvement

Key Skills:

Strategic visionary focused on gaining efficiencies ◆ Diplomatic leader ◆ Solutions focused problem solver ◆ Focused on continuing education and personal and professional growth ◆ Earns respect of superiors, team members and clientele through a reputation built on genuine relationship development, integrity and trust.

Work experience

Jan 1998Jan 2015

Contracts Manager

FMC Technologies

Oversees and provides direction for all corporate commercial issues from the receipt of customer RFQs through project management, delivery and warranty support. Mitigates corporate risk in the preparation of proposals, procurement of goods/services and contract negotiation.

FMC Technologies purchased Control Systems International in May of 2012. My role and duties stayed the same through the acquisition as they were when I started with Control Systems International in 1998.

● Assessed commercial risk of all customer RFQ's and provided response ($40M annually)
● Oversaw proprietary software support & maintenance growing revenue from $1M to $9M annually
● Processed 85 letters of credit in 17 years with a total value of $17M
● Reviewed and acknowledged all purchase orders totaling $16M in annual revenue
● Processed all contract change orders averaging $8M annually
● Transitioned Contracts Department from a private company to a Fortune 500 organization
● Directed all of company's legal correspondence directing outside counsel on all legal matters

Jan 1996Jan 1998

Staff Sergeant

Iowa National Guard

● Logistics

Jan 1992Jan 1996


Nebraska Army National Guard

● Team Leader
● Company Commander Driver
● Promoted to Sergeant in 1994

Jan 1986Jan 1992


United States Marine Corps

● Sea Duty - USS Saratoga
● Platoon Radio Operator - Lima Co., 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines
● Headquarters Co., 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines


Jan 2002

Juris Doctorate

Creighton University School of Law
Jan 1992Jan 1995

BS Biology/Criminal Justice

University of Nebraska at Kearney