Results orientated, self-driven and self-reliant - honest, ethical and socially aware. I offer the unique combination of hands-on administration that maximizes organizational effectiveness, operations-oriented leadership that ensures efficiency, and people-oriented guidance that yields productivity. I’ve done all that and much more in senior-level positions in China for more than 5 years, where I consistently scrutinized processes with an eye toward greater efficacy. My accomplishments include assessing current and future staffing needs, overseeing allocation of resources and managing operational processes. I can build and lead successful, goal-oriented teams of professional staff while controlling costs and resources for bottom-line results. Upon identifying key issues, I solve problems while embracing change and its positive effect on successful organizations. Fostering commitment, team spirit, pride, trust, and group identity are particular strengths Fluent in English and Mandarin, learning Russian and Spanish.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Director of Operations

Melissa & Doug
Responsible for Operations with a focus on internal QA, Scheduling, Order Tracking, Sourcing and On Time Shipping
Nov 2008 - Oct 2009

QC Manager

Melissa & Doug
Aug 2007 - Nov 2008

Special Projects/Product Development/Sourcing

Melissa & Doug
Sep 2005 - Aug 2007

GM, China Procurement & Sourcing Manager

Ciparo Products
Sep 2003 - Sep 2005

Partner and Manager

Scof Speciality Sandwiches
Feb 2001 - Aug 2003

Various Projects Hong Kong

Extensive travel in South-East Asia, volunteer English teaching, part-time employment, and free-lance sourcing work.
May 1998 - Feb 2001

Adjudication Officer

Inland Revenue (UK)




2005 - 2006


Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
2002 - 2005

Diploma in Chinese and International Business

University of Central Lancashire
1996 - 1998

BTEC National Diploma Computer Studies

Southport Technical College