Skills

Skills

MS SQL Server 2008 / BIDS

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin) Speech Contest Award

Stakeholder Mangement

6 years Negotiated and managed multifaceted contracts among multiple stakeholders Contract Stakeholders   4 years Founded, presided over and formed a board of directors for a sustainability organization while balancing the people, planet, profit agendas CASF Rec. Ltr. CASF Presentation    

Managing Multicultural Environments

4 years Served as an aide and escort for the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State IIE IVLP Rec. Ltr. Institute of International Education International Visitor Leadership Program U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program   2+years Working with international clients 2 years Graduated from an international management program with 50% international students from China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and the European Union MIM Rec. Ltr, 1 MIM Rec. Ltr. 2 China, Japan, S. Korea Team presentation (Japan my section) Portland State University SBA, Master of International Management   1 year Served on the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors RMFACC Rec. Ltr. Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce      

Process Improvement

4 years Worked with my employing broker and the firm's legal council on a quarterly basis to develop a system which allows new associates regardless of experience, educational level or client load to offer identical consistent service and contract management while adhering to Colorado statute and real estate commission regulations. Sample Contract Sample Process Improvement

Organizational Leadership and Business Development

4 years Founded, presided over and formed a board of directors for a sustainability organization while balancing the people, planet, profit agendas CASF Rec. Ltr. CASF Presentation   1 year Served on the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors RMFACC Rec. Ltr. Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce   1 year Served on the Rocky Mountain Institute of International Education's International (Young) Professionals Committee IIE IVLP Rec. Ltr. Intitute of International Education Young Professionals   2 years Served as Co-Chair for the the Denver Board of Realtors International Council DBR Rec. Ltr.   3 years Served as a committee member for the Northwest Metro Denver Board of Realtors International Committee NMDRA Rec. Ltr.          

Contract Negotiation / Management

6 years Negotiated and managed multifaceted contracts among multiple stakeholders while adapting to cultural  differences Global Real Estate Presentation Sample Contract   4 years -Negotiated and managed annual service level agreements (SLA) -Procured bids from qualified contractors for major maintenance and repair projects    

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

International MBA

Portland State University
  • Asia Field Study-Japan, South Korea & China
    • Toured firms and manufacturing facilities
    •  Met with international executives in Finance, Sustainability, SLM and NGO management
  • Elective coursework in finance and sustainability
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society  3.89 GPA

Through my recent graduate work specializing in international management I have gained valuable experience working under pressure in multicultural teams with members from Taiwan, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and France.  I have additional training in cultural competence and communication skills, Mandarin language and Asia-Pacific regional expertise emphasizing Asia's political economy and business environment.  Throughout my graduate work I was widely recognized by instructors and peers as a benchmark performer with an excellent ability to research and analyze complex issues while disseminating information in an effective manner.  I was hand picked by my graduate program's Academic Director to produce a presentation on Japanese interest rates during our Asian Field Study under a tight two-week deadline upon immediately arriving in Japan.

PSU MIM Diploma

PSU MIM Transcript

Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society

PSU MIM Rec. Ltr. 1

PSU MIM Rec. Ltr. 2

Japan/China/S.Korea presentation

Mandarin Speech Contest Award

Aug 1989 - Dec 1993

Political Science

University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Internship-State of Colorado Governor Romer's Press Office
    • Drafted Press Releases

    • Set up for Press Conferences
    • Maintained a daily briefing packet for the Governor's staff of all references to the Governor or state government in every major Colorado newspaper along the front range.

  • CU Outdoor SCUBA Program-SCUBA Instructor/Instructor Trainer

CU Diploma

CU SCUBA Program Rec. Ltr.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2011 - Aug 2012

Project Manager-Metropolitan Export Initiative

City of Portland, Office of International Affairs
  • Organized graduate and undergraduate market research teams
  • Assisted with Development of Portland's Metropolitan Export Plan
  • Served as liaison between Portland MEI and Oregon 's institutes of higher education
  • Streamlined efforts between regional economic development offices and export assistance programs
  • Worked in conjunction with the Brookings Institute and the U.S. Department of Commerce

Office of the Mayor, Portland Oregon LOR

Portland Export InitiativeBrookings Institute MEI

Jun 2010 - Jan 2011

Global Strategy / Sourcing Consultant

Groen Brothers Aviation
  • Team prepared RFPs and sourced 91% of cost and flight critical components for experimental aircraft
  • Individually sourced all custom composite components
  • Assisted with development of firm’s global strategy utilizing a joint venture to establish a Chinese supply network and market share
  • Researched and analyzed China’s political and economic environments
  • Provided analysis and recommendations as part of a multicultural team by researching the most prevalent theories and testing firm’s decision making process regarding…
    • Mode of entry
    • Joint venture partner selection
    • Market selection and Intellectual property issues in China

GBA Promotional Piece

GBA Sparrowhawk Standard Kit

GBA Custom Composites 1

GBA Custom Composites 2

Sep 2002 - Apr 2008

Consultant / Associate Broker

Homestead Real Estate
  • Negotiated and managed multifaceted contracts while adapting to cultural differences
  • Negotiated agency contracts with domestic and international clients
  • Analyzed and recommended revisions to transaction management and risk management procedures
  • Provided market analysis and recommendations for domestic and international investors
  • Contributed to 300% increase in company growth and spearheaded second location

Global Real Estate PresentationSample Contract

Sample Process Improvement

International Transaction Stakeholder Graphic

Apr 2003 - Sep 2007

President & Founder

Colorado Alliance for a Sustainable Future
  • Independently created and developed the Colorado Alliance
  • Recruited business and non-profit membership, established board of directors
  • Liaison to non-profit members
  • Funded CU –EWB’s referendum campaign for $100,000

CASF is a for profit entity composed of small referral based businesses, sole proprietors and non-profit organizations working together to achieve mutual success and to enhance the community.

CASF Rec. Ltr.

CASF Presentation

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Member Board of Directors

Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Provided consultation to increase American participation in a predominantly French program outperforming other international chambers in the Denver metro area
  • Leveraged the diversity of a multicultural team to produce creative solutions that appeal to French and American membership regarding…
    • Business strategy
    • Missions / objectives
    • Internal resources
  • Methods of strategy implementation included increasing events, decreasing costs, revising organizations mission /objectives and revising marketing message to educate Americans concerning French cultural events

RMFACC Rec. Ltr.

Jun 2000 - Jan 2002

Customer Finance Analyst / Billing Specialist

Level 3 Communications
  • Key accounts role with clients such as Sony, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL and Walt Disney
  • Facilitated the research and resolution of client account issues with a 99% accuracy rate
  • Collaborate with Sales, CIM, Product Management and IT departments to research and reconcile billing issues.
  • Facilitate monthly, quarterly and annual audits performed by CFS (Customer Financial Services)
Jan 1999 - Apr 2000

Consultant / Associate Broker

Sterling Industries
  • Prepared preliminary cost analysis and estimates of projected revenues
  • Discovered and evaluated real estate development opportunities in Colorado resort communities
  • Provided market data and recommendations based on thorough research of real estate laws and local ordinances
Jan 1994 - Dec 1998

Property Manager

Pennant Investment Co., San Marco South, Spanish Towers
  • Negotiated and managed annual service level agreements (SLA)
  • Procured bids from qualified contractors for major maintenance and repair projects.
  • Developed/administered annual budgets, reviewed financials, and managed capital improvements for 890 units
  • Performed general accounting and banking functions and prepared quarterly income and expense reports

Letters of Recommendation

IT Skills

  • MS SQL Server 2008 / 2012
  • MS SQL BIDS 2008
  • Sharepoint / Power View
  • Excel Add In-Power Pivot, Mega Stat
  • MS Office 2007

Professional References