Work History

Work History

Undercover Loss Prevention Officer

Various Retail

Protect company assets and minimize the financial losses of retail organizations, relating to theft, vandalism, accident and injury.

Private Investigator

International Counterintelligence Services

Perform undercover operations, obtain and compile evidence for cases. Conduct background investigations on individuals and corporations in regard to character, financial status or personal history. Apprehend suspects and release to law enforcement authorities.

  • Insurance Fraud
  • Missing persons
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Child Custody / Infidelity Investigations
Jun 2004 - Present

President/Consultant

Kase Consulting

Results-driven, accomplished professional with a demonstrated record of bottom line improvement, during sound and depressed markets and proven success in providing 'Change Agent' leadership. Financial accomplishments include eradicating 28% of previously contracted costs, increasing ROI 33%, minimizing cycle times 23%, generating multi-million dollar contracts and capturing profit margin improvements of over $7M ....all within minimal timeframes. Areas of expertise include Strategic Sourcing, Negotiations, Financial Analysis, Project Management, Leadership, Process Improvement and Business Development combined with continuing education in Business, Finance, Human Resources and Management. Short and Long-term consulting assignments in Business Development and Management effectively introducing sound purchasing, supply chain, operation and inventory management strategies through comprehensive project planning, inter-departmental communication and supplier relations. Establish policies, systems and processes to improve financial performance by creating reliable purchasing, contracting, budget and vendor relation practices.

  • Reduction in costs 40% and increase productivity/delivery time 30% with implementation of consistent, comprehensible bid process and contract document review and rewrite.
  • Develop master item lists, demand based fabricating processes and implement comprehensible MRP systems reducing inventory surplus 25%.
  • Provide analysis, training and restructure of procedures and concise communication interdepartmental practices; resulting in a 25% change reduction and a $50K variance cost budget decrease.
2011 - Present

via Kase Consulting

As the acting Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for start-ups, such as SBI, DSG & Aris Manufacturing, Ms. Kase was responsible for administrative management of the corporation, primarily in charge of planning, directing, and overseeing policies related to the staff and services of the organization to ensure they are well organized and conducive to the development and progress of the organization.

Counseled clients with a focus on global technology integration and manufacturing of next generation energy‐efficient building technologies that enhance performance and reduce construction time while improving build quality. Assisted clients in their goals of producing innovative “green” products for the construction industry that are unique from the standpoint of energy efficiency and strength as well as from a “green” building, enviro‐friendly, socially responsible and sustainable standpoint including:

  • Direct, plan, develop, and establish policies and objectives of the overall direction of the company, as well as analyze operations to evaluate performance of the company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
  • Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites, along with directing, planning, or implementing policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments and to increase productivity.
  • Negotiate internal operations contracts and provide support and assistance to other functions and operating units of the organization.
  • Interpret company policy to employees and enforces company policy and practices and develop human resource management policy and programs that contribute to the acquisition, retention, motivation and development of employees capable of meeting organizational needs and objectives.
1988 - 2009

VP Purchasing/Strategic Sourcing

Various National Builders

Positions of VP/Director/Manager within the Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing and Finance areas with companies such as Meritage, Centex, Lennar, KB, ORCO, Eagle and RWC, Inc.

Endeavors and Achievements include creating processes among Operations, Purchasing, Marketing and outside suppliers to execute an integrated plan/bid/product selection system. Negotiate vendor/supplier agreements and redevelop national rebate program producing an immediate 4% revenue increase. Introduce policies and procedures for Purchasing, Design and Marketing departments and implement strategy to increase sales 9% and decrease costs 12%. Establish highly effective vendor forums to identify alternative products, job cost reduction or elimination and cycle time improvement areas.

Successful leadership in directing all purchasing, budget, trade qualification and contracting, while managing design development and value engineering functions for all new products. Initiate and maintain national contract negotiations, vendor sourcing and complete material selection. Successfully manage cost negotiation, product description and specifications for all product; including national contracts, trade qualification and product selection. Develop specifications and deliver comprehensive training for entire division and vendors.

  • Achieved $3.2M cost decrease on plans; including engineering and design. Negotiated rebate policies, recovering $225K in 90 days and an add'l $800K by end of year one.
  • Negotiate agreements to control costs, providing a 35% direct decrease; resolving & improving vendor relations. Review contract documents; rewrite where necessary.
  • Accomplished a 4 month $300K project; 20 days under schedule and 32% below budget, including design review/approval, procurement, trade qualification and project management. Reduced cycle time 45% as a result of implementing an efficient system.
  • Achieved a $4M profit increase and 37% sales growth through development of standard specifications and modification of all design product selections. Launched a comprehensive plan to identify engineering, design and product concerns, resulting in a 14% cost decrease 35% VPO reduction.
  • Delivered a $2.4M cost savings providing comprehensive cost analysis of option revenue and reporting structure for the Western Region.