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PROFILE

Well-rounded consultant who has served in multiple practice areas with experience in problem solving, achievement, and leadership. Professionally certified project manager with strategic, operational, and information technology consulting experience. Extensive experience in business analysis, project management, and business development with CPCM, PMP and FLMI professional designations. Also, obtained Position of Public Trust (active) and Secret (inactive) security clearances.

Skills

Competencies

Project Management & Marketing, Strategic Business Planning, Operational Consulting, Business Start-Up and Development, Contract Management, Business Analysis & Valuation, Earned Value Management, Ratio & Cost Benefit Analysis, Capability Maturity Model, MS Office & SharePoint, Leadership & Team Building, Recruiting & Networking, Volunteering & Fund Raising, Communication & Partnering, Extend Learning & Special Projects

Work History

Sep 2015Present

Program Analyst VI - Senior Project Manager - Business Analyst

CALIBRE Systems

Provided project management, business analysis, and practice development for an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company supporting government and industry - NOTE: CALIBRE purchased IMC in September 2015

Accomplishments:

Obtained Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) professional designation

Received letters of commendation and incentive awards for my management activities

Managed operational performance, cash flows, and return on investment

Provided contact management and lead a recent successful contract recompete 

Provided Earned Value Management analysis and reporting

Supervised staff, conducted employee reviews, and established policies and procedures

Lead proposal activities and/or provided timely feedback for new opportunities

Involved in alumni groups, industry chapters, and professional affiliations

Lead project team that became CMMI ML2 certified in 2016

Mar 1997Sep 2015

Principal - Senior Project Manager - Business Analyst

Information Management Consultants

Provided project management, business analysis, and practice development for the Health and Life Sciences sector of a mid-sized IT company - progressed from Staff Consultant to Principal and received letters of commendation and awards for my activities - NOTE: CALIBRE purchased IMC in September 2015

Accomplishments:

Client: National Cancer Institute / Division of Cancer Control Population Studies (NCI/DCCPS)

Period: 11/2000 – Present

Labor Category: Senior Project Manager

Accomplishments

Obtained Project Management Professional (PMP) professional designation

Received letters of commendation and incentive awards for my management activities

Managed operational performance, cash flows, and return on investment

Managed multiple projects and led team that increased annual revenues from $250K to over $3M

Provided contact management and lead several successful recompete efforts 

Provided Earned Value Management analysis and reporting

Developed and implemented project plans to manage project scope, deliverables and costs

Supervised staff, conducted employee reviews, and established policies and procedures

Created corrective action plans to address NIH application security vulnerabilities

Served as the NCI emergency response team floor coordinator

Managed engagement team that became Capability Maturity Model certified in four months

Client: IMC (Internal) – IMC Practice Area Development

Period: 3/1997 – Present

Labor Category: Indirect (Various Positions)

Accomplishments:

Lead proposal activities for my contacts and providing timely feedback for other engagements

Recruited personnel for the organization (both on-site and college campus recruiting)

Mentored future managers and conducting presentations to promote IMC

Involved in alumni groups, industry chapters, and professional affiliations

Clients that I have partnered with include the National Cancer Institute, US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of State, US Veteran Benefits Administration, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US Coast Guard, and the Consumer Electronic Association

Client: US Food and Drug Administration/Center of the Biologics Evaluation and Research (FDA)

Period: 5/2000 – 11/2000

Labor Category: Senior Business Analyst

Accomplishments:

Lead engagement team for several months while Project Manager was on sabbatical

Provided project management and/or system support for each of the IMC created CBER systems

Provided project guidance on CMM related activities

Conducted interviews and core team meetings of cross-functional FDA staff

Trained in SQL, PL/SQL and Oracle Developer

Client: Consumer Electronic Association (CEA)

Period: 1/2000 – 4/2000

Labor Category: Senior System/Business Analyst

Accomplishments:

Recommended improvements for web site design and efficiency

Outlined the “as-is” and “to-be” business workflows associated with the CESWeb web site (CESWeb.org)

Identified the current Graphic User Interface, business, and database rules for the web site

Client: IMC (Internal Project) – Software Integration Solutions Practice Group (SISPG)

Period: 12/1999 – 1/2000

Labor Category: Indirect (Senior Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Gathered system requirements and facilitated meetings

Summarized feedback and provided PRTS development recommendations

Client: IMC (Internal Project) - Software Implementation Services Practice Area Development

Period: 10/1999 – Present

Labor Category: Indirect (Senior Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Trained in the CMM Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement to conduct internal CMM appraisals

Provided guidance and summary documentation for IMC project staff on CMM requirements

Prepared presentation materials and worked with the SCE assessors during the SCE appraisal

Client: IMC (Internal Project) - Software Implementation Services Practice Area Development

Period: 9/1999 – 10/1999

Labor Category: Indirect (Senior Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Worked with a small team to rapidly construct a proposal for the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA)

Reviewed baseline documentation, summarized findings, and was lead presenter for the VBA evaluators

Client: IMC (Internal Project) - Software Implementation Services Practice Area Development

Period: 6/1999 – 5/2000

Labor Category: Indirect (Senior Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Coordinated IMC’s effort in securing a Quality Channel Partner agreement with Mercury Interactive.

Devised marketing materials to promote the practice area

Conducted presentation for senior level IMC and MIC staff to highlight future collaboration efforts

Client: US Department of State - Office of Recruitment, Examination, and Evaluation (DoS REE)

Period: 3/1999 – 7/1999

Labor Category: Senior Systems Analyst

Accomplishments:

Devised solutions for major business problems within the Office of the Registers within DoS REE

Facilitated core team meetings of cross-functional DoS staff

Developed project briefing, planning, and recommendation materials

Client: US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Period: 1/1999 – 5/2000

Labor Category: Senior Systems Analyst

Accomplishments:

Provided project management support to the VA and Avue Technologies during the project

Provided functional testing assistance to the VA for an Avue Technology software product (Coho Casting)

Provided load-testing support to the VA during the load testing of Coho Casting

Client: US Coast Guard Personnel Command/Civilian Personnel Management Division (CGPC-cpm)

Period: 8/1998 – 3/2000

Labor Category: Senior System Analyst & Systems Analyst II

Accomplishments:

Developed project initiation material, including briefing and planning material

Conducted on-site functional and technical interviews at Coast Guard detachment sites

Analyzed solution configuration requirements and alternatives for implementation of Coho at the Coast Guard

Client: IMC (Internal Project) - Software Implementation Services Practice Area Development

Period: 7/1998 – 11/1999

Labor Category: Indirect (Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Devised marketing materials to promote the practice area

Attended various forums held by vendor and promoted strategic alliance

Collaborated with vendor on functional, technical, and staff development activities

Client: US Department of State - Office of Personnel (DoS PER)

Period: 7/1997 - 7/1998

Labor Category: Systems Analyst

Accomplishments:

Performed Coho planning for department-wide implementation

Implemented Coho at each of the 29 DoS bureau site locations and trained over 100 DoS employees

Received a letter of commendation from the Department of State for project work

Client: IMC (Internal Project) - Software Implementation Services Practice Area Development

Period: 3/1997 - 7/1997

Labor Category: Indirect (Staff Consultant)

Accomplishments:

Improved IMC’s ability to deliver an integrated business solution across a broad range of business domains

Created input and provided recommendations for the BSF

Jul 1996Mar 1997

Management Consultant

Self-Employed (Sole Proprietor)

Operational consultant focused on productivity and profitability

Accomplishments:

Designed, installed, and implemented programs to improve productivity and profitability for small businesses

Completed the George S. May International Company consultant training program and served as a Staff Executive

Mar 1994Jul 1996

Business Analyst - Mergers & Acquisitions

OneMain Financial

Business analyst for a leading consumer finance company – trained in financial/business analysis and became proficient in business valuation, risk management, and Senior Management reporting – NOTE: American General Finance changed name to Springleaf Financial Services in 2011 and Springleaf Financial Services changed name to OneMain Financial in 2016

Accomplishments:

Obtained Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) professional designation

Analyzed the company’s performance and business opportunities

Analyzed operational performance of asset utilization, cash flows, market performance, return on investment, operating performance, liquidity, and solvency

Performed correlation/regression analyses in the design of relationship studies/forecasting models

Evaluated external acquisition opportunities

Developed solutions for complex unstructured problems and communicated results to all management levels

Created and implemented project plans to improve productivity and profitability

Summarized findings and presented recommendations to senior managers and associates

Performed internal division area development activities

Trained staff on financial statement analysis, model building, and periodic reports

Recruited personnel for the organization

Certifications

Mar 2016Present

Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

License 709067

A CPCM certification demonstrates that you have met NCMA’s highest standards for education, training, and experience, and have demonstrated your knowledge of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge. A CPCM shows that you are knowledgeable about all facets of contracts management, both within the government and the commercial arenas.

Feb 2004Present

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

License 182152

PMP is a credential offered by the PMI. As of 31 July 2010, there were 393,413 active PMP certified individuals worldwide. Over 4,300 individuals a month, since September 2006, have obtained a PMP certification.

May 1995Present

Fellow in Life Management Institute (FLMI)

Life Office Management Association (LOMA)

Professional management designation earned by passing 10 national examinations on life and health insurance subjects including insurance, finance, marketing, law, information systems, accounting, management, and employee benefits. Examinations and course materials are prepared and administered by the LOMA.

Education

Aug 1986May 1990

B.S., Finance, Minor: Economics

Penn State University

B.S., Finance, Minor: Economics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801

Interest

Interest - Team Activities, Endurance Events, Travel, Volunteering and Continuing Education

Networking – NCMA, PMI, LOMA, HIMSS, PSU Alumni, RMU Alumni

Charity Activities

Tough Mudder - Participant

Tough Mudder (Various Dates) – On-Going!

Completed thirteen (13) Tough Mudders to raise awareness/funds for the Wounded Warrior Project

2013 Marine Corps Marathon - Participant

Marine Corps Marathon (10/27/13) – FINISHED!

Wanted to thank everyone who contributed my sponsor charity (Wounded Warriors Family Support) – I finished the Marathon and reach my contribution goals

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