I am currently exploring senior management opportunities in Operations or Corporate Events and Meeting Services I can bring highly developed talents in business development, client satisfaction, and multi-organization management. As a hands-on team builder with solid management, operational, and communication skills, I am certain I could make a valuable contribution to an organization’s goals. Some specific areas of expertise include: Project Management; Logistics; Resource Allocation; Industry Partnerships; Event Planning; Budgeting/Cost Controls; Relationship Management & Development; Process Improvements; and Team Leadership. Prior to founding Corporate Experience, I was at Arthur Andersen and other IT consulting/ software companies in management and project management positions. I have over 24 years experience.
Feb 2003 - Dec 2008
Independent meeting and event planning company managing partner. Extensive experience in all facets of the meeting and event project management life cycle. Includes all aspects from event conception and goal determination throughout all details to ensure a successful result that achieves a business goal and provides a significant return on investment. Extensive strength and experience in people management, problem-solving, fiscal accountability, strategic planning, communication/presentation skills, and customer service.
Mar 2001 - Oct 2002
Technology Solutions Manager
Leadership of technology groups including project management, relationship management, technology deployment, application development, technology training and performance measurement reporting/knowledge sharing.
Jun 2000 - Jan 2001
Project manager in Information Technology Strategy practice. Analyzed and documented current IT strategy as part of overall strategic change projects. Involved in design and presentation of IT Strategy to upper management.
Aug 1996 - May 2000
Eastern Regional Consulting Manager
Responsibilities included new business and project development, including system presentations, proposals and negotiations, resource utilization, client business requirements analysis, project delivery and management. Responsible for successful project implementations in large non-profit organizations. Responsible for staff utilization tracking and management, scheduling and development, including recruiting, hiring, mentoring and career growth. Key member of management team that designed original professional services organization, including project methodologies, staffing policies, department procedures and new business development processes.
Jan 1993 - Jul 1996
Responsibilities included project planning and management for PC-based financial systems implementations. Other duties included: Financial system implementations; Staff management; Practice lead for not-for-profit implementation group; New business development; Project/Practice budgets; Frequent guest speaker