Matthew Hook

Matthew Hook

Work History

Work History

Regional ATFP Program Manager Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Systems & Applications Technology, INC

Planned, executed, and sustained projects for the United States Naval Region Mid-Atlantic as a contractor under the Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Headquarters Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) Ashore Program Office located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC. Working with a multi-million dollar regional budget, responsibilities revolved around the construction and implementation of greater force protection and emergency management cutting-edge product suites approved directly by the Commander Naval Installations Command (CNIC) in Washington DC. 

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

·Planned and successfully executed a total of 32 projects in a two year period while overseeing, the life-cycle of 52 different Family of Systems (FOS). This lead to the presentation of the NAVFAC ATFP “Speed and Agility” Award for Program Excellence that was presented by the ATFP Program Manager. Praised as one the top Program Managers in my position, in parallel with other managers in various Naval Regions that have 15-20 years experience; and the only Project Manager with experience in eProjects, Microsoft Projects, and various other Project Management tools.

·Lead Client relationships by organizing and executing a three week ATFP Roadshow that brought the Program to 18 Naval installations in the Mid-Atlantic Region and the customer base. The effect was a 75% drop in pushback from the local installations with regards to project execution that was previously created due to lack of knowledge and the lack of faith on return on investment.  Customer surveys were distributed and resulted in a new all-time high for satisfaction of the ATFP Program with an overwhelming 17 out of 18 positive responses; becoming the Clients main Point of Contact for all matters.

·Oversaw the authoring, review, and eventual acceptance of over 15 ATFP Request for Proposals prior to being submitted to four defense-based contractors leading to a successful savings of over $4.6 million dollars in labor, materials, and timeline deviations necessary to bring the project from execution to life-cycle status.
Apr 2011 - Jun 2013

Business Development Rep

Private Marketing Firm

Manages and oversees all facets of Business Development o include in-depth research into prospective company backgrounds to include Technology Plans, Business Strategies, and Corporate Benchmarks that serve as the crux for initiating a business relationship between Client and Prospective Customer's C-Level Executives. 

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

·Successfully, and solely, orchestrated in less than a 90-day period, 31 Tier 1-Level (client appointments) business relationships and 26 Tier 2-Level (soon-to-be confirmed client appointments)l; while constantly improving on each aspect of business development through a combination of a Continuous Improvement Process and LEAN Six Sigma initiatives.

·Lead Client relationships with future prospects by organizing and executing a four stage mailing campaign that resulted in an average 35% increase (per mailing) in prospect awareness of client services and its benefits. 

·Utilized superior Quality Control measures in database management and prospect marketing techniques that ensured a reduction in database research versus actual time from 1:4 (Talk:Research) to 3:1 (talk:Research) by measuring and mapping particular discussion points across each industry and enterprise; ultimately resulting in an 85% reduction in Tier 5-Level (not interested) results.

Dec 2002 - Sep 2008

Lieutenant, Surface Warfare Officer

United States Navy

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA, 2007-2008

Operations-Project Manager / Consultant

Provided consulting services to both the U.S. Naval Fleet (Dam Neck consists of 2,000 civilian/military scientists and engineers) and program offices in Washington, D.C. Manage full cycle of technological system programs, including acquisition, testing, and delivery to the entire U.S. Naval Fleet. Plan and administering a multimillion-dollar budget. Worked jointly with civilian engineers and scientists, as well as with Fleet members, in addressing and resolving issues. 

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

·Saved the U.S. Navy over $1.2 million in research and development of future technology combat systems, directing cross-functional team of 35 that played integral role in the process.

·Established foundation for over $1 billion worth of new defense contracts by spearheading approval of new $100 million combat system for implementation within the Navy as a member of several key committees and panels (ICC, CSCP, JARP).

·Directed upgrades of combat system suites for 3 Carriers and 4 Amphibious Ships that will play vital role in ship’s self-defense and air/ground elements through common network link.

U.S.S. Saipan LHA-2, Norfolk, VA, 2005-2006

Divisional Manager

In charge of 2 divisions with 6 workcenters each, managing 44 team members and $500,000 annual budget (participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terrorism). Oversaw upkeep and maintenance for ship’s components, including 2 emergency diesel generators, 2 aircraft elevators, 10 hydraulic power units, and 2 gravity boat davits. 

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

·Received Achievement Medal for saving the U.S. Navy $10.6 million in engineering parts and labor, as well as restoring 2 air conditioning plants deemed “out of commission” for 3 years prior to tenure. Cited for performance as “nothing short of impressive, characterized by inexhaustible drive and initiative.”

·Represented organization as a liaison to the Algerian Navy, providing instruction on seafaring and joint operations to foreign personnel. Used English and Russian language skills in delivering training sessions; commended by Algerian Ambassador for “exemplary” efforts.

·Earned high-profile qualifications as Tactical Action Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch for demonstrating sound judgment and abilities; subsequently charged with the safety of the ship and the ship’s engineering plant, respectively.

·Introduced “hook” method of frugal spending through instructing personnel on importance of financial and logistic responsibility in ordering new parts and machinery; method was implemented throughout divisions as well as across other vessels.

Education

Education
2005 - 2005

Surface Warfare Officer Engineering School

Qualification in Engineering Leadership and Management, Steam Engineering, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Material Readiness.

2004 - 2004

Surface Warfare Officer School

Qualification in Leadership, Navigation, Seamanship, Maritime Warfare, Engineering, Damage Control, Force Protection, Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Harrassment, and Administration.

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002

BA

University of Missouri - Columbia - College of Arts & Science

Positions Held: 1. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps - Battalion Commanding Officer

                       2. University Physics Society - Member

Awards: St. Louis Navy League Sword for Academic Excellence, Military Order of the World Wars for Academic Excellence

Skills

Skills

Government Liaison

Provided consulting services to program offices in Washington DC on behalf of both the Fleet and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck to include participation in Platform Certification Decisions, Interoperability Certification Committees, Joint Adjudication Review Panels, and other events involved in the certification process for Combat Systems.

International Liaison

Experienced many discourses with foreign dignitaries to include the Ambassador to Malta, the Ambassador to Algeria, British Admirals, Russian Captains, and many foreign aides. Through the utilization of both English and Russian, I was the liaison for the US Navy to the Algerian Navy onboard El Kirch in 2006.

International Law

Experience in international law is required in order to navigate international waters and interact with foreign vessels.

Negotiating

Negotiated from government contracts to the settling of personnel disputes.

Leadership

Russian

Summary

Over 11 Years of Experience in High-Profile Management Positions within Complex, Ever-Changing U.S. and Global Environments.Trusted Leader, Mentor, and Coach for 250+ Team Members.Generated $14.6 Million-Plus in Cost Savings Throughout Career.Hold Secret Security Clearance and B.A. Degree; Extensive Training in Operational, Technical, and Management Disciplines

Comprehensive project and program management experience within operations and programs that require split-second decisions, crisis management, and frequent adjustments to changing organizational requirements. Repeated success guiding highly skilled, cross-functional teams in the fulfillment of critical missions, including U.S. and global initiatives. Built relationships with executives, managers, senior engineers, and other project members to achieve project success, including million-dollar savings. Strong awareness of multiple cultures worldwide. Core competencies:

-  Strategic Planning & Execution

-  Budget Planning & Administration

-  Executive-Level Consultations

-  Complex Project Management

-  LEAN Six Sigma Qualified - Green Belt

-  Team Building & Leadership

-  Operational Readiness/Inspections

-  Quality & Safety Control Standards

-  Logistics & Asset Management

-  International Laws & Protocols

-  International Liaison/Spokesperson

-  Escalated Problem Resolution

Interest

Community Involvement:

1. Birdneck Commons Homeowners Association - Executive Board Member

2. Knights of Columbus - Member

3. National Honor Society - Member

4. Boy Scouts of America - Assistant Scoutmaster

5. Surface Navy Association - Member

6. Military Officers Association of America - Member

7. St. Louis Navy League - Member

Other Interests: Corporate problem-solving, dispute seetling, organizational management, leadership studies, arts and literature, investing, real estate, small businesses, history, russian language and literature, weightlifting and fitness, and sailing.

Objective

Career Targets: Operations/ Program/ Project Management

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2004 - Present

Surface Warfare Officer

United States Navy
2005 - Present

Engineering Officer of the Watch

Commanding Officer, USS SAIPAN LHA-2
2006 - Present

Tactical Action Officer

Commanding Officer, USS SAIPAN LHA-2
2008 - Present

Operations Security

Department of Defense
Feb 2007 - Present

LEAN Six Sigma

Department of Defense
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

DOD Information Assurance

Department of Defense

Secret

Department of Defense