Vice President of Operations
P&L / Startups & Turnarounds / International / Contract Negotiations / Labor Relations Strategic Planning / Reorganization / Cost Reduction / Acquisitions & Divestitures / Budgets
Combining strong operations, financial and strategic planning skills, I have been able to lead organizations in various high pressure and rapidly changing situations.I possess a solid track record as an accomplished labor negotiator and in delivering effective solutions to business challenges across very diverse environments.
- Forging solutions to complex problems between employees and management
- Leading organizations in both startup and turnaround situations
- Establishing effective communication strategies for all stakeholders
- Designing and implementing successful restructuring/reorganization plans
- Building and directing highly professional teams to greater success
I have been described as being very focused on the task at hand even in crisis situations, relating to individuals at all levels, and being able to explain complex issues in simple terms.I received my MS in Business Management from the London Business School (Sloan Fellowship) and a BS in Labor Studies from the National Labor College.
Crafted effective contract negotiating and communications strategy.Air carrier client had been in contract negotiations for two years without significant progress.Designed and implemented negotiating strategy and communications campaign, including new channels of internal/external messages.Repaired management credibility and employee morale.Client was able to increase operational performance and product quality.
Turned around under-performing operation, leading to successful divestiture.Tomcat Global had two European subsidiaries that were performing poorly and had made multiple attempts to address problems.Defined annual/monthly sales goals for each department.Stabilized operations and instituted new strategic direction.
Played key role in designing and implementing reorganization plan.US Airways entered bankruptcy during period of economic turmoil, energy price increases and demand reduction.Worked with various parties to convince that reorganization was preferable to liquidation, and with financial, trade, and labor to arrange emergence.
Directed successful design and launch of new startup operation.Charged with forming US Airways cross-functional team to design and launch new airline subsidiary.Studied industry and competitors to establish benchmarks.Determined best product attributes and positioning.Achieved flawless launch with MetroJet.