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Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Principal

Porchlight Properties, LLC

Identify real estate investment projects, source funding, manage transaction, manage rehab, market property.

Nov 2005Dec 2006

Strategy and Business Planning Consultant

Westinghouse Electric Company

Global strategy and business planning consultant for Nuclear Fuel Business Unit.

Nov 2004May 2005

General Manager

Fastco

- Directed the overall operations of the company�s five facilities - Ultimately responsible for all operations-related activities, including purchasing, logistics, warehousing, customer service, inside sales, and administration - Trained, supervised, and evaluated staff in reporting departments - Monitored and evaluated operational effectiveness, effecting changes required for improvement - Conducted feasibility studies, monitored trends, and made recommendations for cost-effective operations

Dec 2000Aug 2003

Vice President, Marketing & Strategy

- Responsible for all marketing functions including: � Strategic planning � Brand positioning � Corporate communications and public relations � Program research and development � Creative services � Retail program development and implementation - Led a highly effective team of ten marketing professionals - Managed $2.6 million budget and $1.3 million in revenues

Feb 2000Dec 2000

Vice President, Operations

- Responsible for the management of over fifty field locations in the western half of the United States including: � Client relationship management � Senior leadership of approximately 150 management and hourly employees � On-going operational support � Employee training - Led team of four Regional Directors of Operations - Managed approximately $1.6 million in revenues and $550 thousand in overhead budget
Jun 1998Feb 2000

Director, Finance

- Responsible for all financial functions for operating division - Responsible for all aspects of the company's two largest acquisitions to date including: � Targeting of acquisition prospects � Key decision maker relationship development � Deal structure design and legal negotiations � Employee relations � Management system integration - Served as one of six members of Divisional Executive Committee responsible for developing all divisional policies and procedures
Jun 1996Jun 1998

Financial Analyst

- Developed core financial model that automated financial statement preparation and reduced period-end accounting cycle by three days - Developed proprietary statistical benchmarking model to identify client relationships at risk and improve client retention to an industry hallmark ninety seven percent retention rate - Assembled new four-member bank group and negotiated $75 million credit facility - Designed, published, and marketed company's employee intranet that became the backbone of communication and financial reporting within the organization
Jun 1994Jun 1996

Corporate/Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager (Bank Officer)

Wachovia

- Managed total relationship with a $50 million corporate and commercial real estate portfolio - Underwrote all credit aspects and negotiated all business with corporate and commercial real estate customers - Led local corporate office during six-month transition of senior bank officers for the market

Education

2001Present

Executive Continuing Education

2001Present

Executive Continuing Education

Skills

Technology
Envisioning the Possibilities
Negotiation
Hitting Problems Head-on
Communicating Complex Concepts
Understanding the Story behind Data
Leadership - Assuming Command

Summary

Strategic problem solver who is forward-thinking, resourceful, team-oriented, and driven who excels by uncovering the story behind the data, inspiring others to take action, and assuming command in:

Leadership                    FinanceMarketingProject Management

Crisis ManagementMergers/AcquisitionsCreative Direction Critical Decision Making

Mentoring/MotivatingResearch InterpretationComp. AnalysisPolicy Development

Resource OptimizationEvaluation/AssessmentProgram Dvlpmt.Needs-Based Solutions

Team BuildingContract PreparationClient RelationsProblem Resolution

Strategic PlanningBenchmarkingEvent PlanningIntegration Logistics

Portfolio

Interest

Automotive design and strategy, real estate investment and design, technology,  dogs, photography, performing arts, conservation and green issues, politics

Certifications

Apr 2006Present

Six Sigma Green Belt

Westinghouse Electric Co.
Apr 2004Dec 2009

Realtor

South Carolina LLR