Education, Certifications & Affiliations

EDUCATION

Warner Pacific College (2000-2002)

Bachelor of Science

Human Development

Mt. Hood Community College (1998-2000)

Associate of Arts

Transfer Degree

CERTIFICATIONS

Target Training International (2010-2013)

Certified Behavioral Analyst

DISC Styles Insights Instrument

Project Management Institute (2012 - Current)

Project Management Professional (PMP) - Certification in progress

Portland Chapter Board Member

Director of Business Outreach

PMI Member

Portland Chapter Member

AFFILIATIONS

Community for Higher Education Consortium (2007 - Current)

Two year member & Sponsor

SW Human Resource Management Association (2007 - 2010)

Two year member & Sponsor

Testimonials

"There are a rare group of people that reach a status of being in the top one-percent when it comes to delivering excellent performances...  She is the gem that every business, social program, or community wants to uncover."

Cole Chatterton - Department Chair of Business - Portland Community College

"...Trudi has had the ability to come on with "outside eyes" and make accurate assessments to assist us in our evaluation of processes. Trudi possesses a great deal of discernment and insights..."________________________________________________________________________________

Gina Berquist, VP of Enrollment Management, Multnomah University

Summary

A  leader with a lazer focus on gaining you results.  Offering over a decade of proven experience in sales and entrepreneurial endeavors.  A certified leader coaching and training sales teams to gain better results in each phase of the sales cycle. 

Offer outstanding talents in project management, resource loading (recruiting/business development) resource leveling (sharing resources), team building, budget management, developing project scope (budgets, timelines and delivery dates), customer relationships, and cost avoidance,

Driven by new challenges and desire to be successful in all endeavors.  Immensely enjoy navigating all aspects of complex projects and start-ups.

Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Project Manager

Reaching Success

Sales consulting company specializing in recruitment trainings to Higher Education Institutions.

Directly responsible for business growth including revenue, profitability, and services offered. Product topics varied from training in business development, sales, marketing, team building, communication, and human capital management.

  • Second year in business, training curriculum was offered as University level credit
  • One of two providers authorized in the NW to administer TTI performance system's assessments
  • Developed proven training curriculum yielding 95% of company's revenue
  • Exceeded client renewal and retention goals with returning client base of more than 75% seeking additional services

Multnomah University

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Spring Semester 2011

Approached by the University to design and teach courses under a new platform of business communication.

  • Course generated more than 40% revenue compared to other electives
  • 85% of students reported receiving new job offers, promotions, or pay increases using tools learned in the course
  • 100% of students inquired about additional training
2007 - 2010

Manager of Corporate Relations

Institute for Professional Development

Responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of a strategic business plan to launch a new campus location. Created collaborative communication teams, and systems working with three inter-campus sectors ensuring each sector's needs were being met.

  • 100+ enrollments resulting in two million of projected revenue
  • 250+ new marketing and promotional events, of which 1000+ qualified applicants were generated
  • Connected marketing strategies yielding 300+ new corporate, government, and educational partnerships
  • Designed and delivered trainings on the subjects of educational resources, professional development, and community resources
  • Recipient of the national president circle award, achieving two consecutive years involving multimillion dollar service
2005 - 2007

Training and Development Supervisor

Building Champions

Connected the vision of the organization through the development of sales and marketing programs for both internal and external teams. Collaboratively worked with the sales and marketing teams to support new program launches.

  • Facilitated the intradepartmental communication plan for a new marketing strategy that aided in attracting a new multimillion dollar contract
  • Evaluated and refined the functionality of current webinar hosting systems through which end user productivity increased and company reliance on the system increased by 75%
  • Key collaborator in the development of a company-wide virtual training workshop which saved the organization thousands of dollars in annual travel and entertainment cost
  • Implemented best practices documenting standard operating procedures allowing scalability throughout the organization
2002 - 2005

Business Manager

Belfor USA Group, Inc.

Responsible for all office operations including:  human resources, accounting, and management in the Portland division.

Key activities entail development and management of budgets, hiring and training staff, interfacing with staff and clients during project cycle and meeting project milestones and deliver dates.  Assists in the development and update of transition plans and schedules, improve project management processes and business systems.

  • Developed efficiency-enhancing project workflow/process, increased retention by 50%
  • Saved thousands of dollars in fees per project, by the creation of a working PO system, payment schedules, and in-house tracking systems
  • Developed an administrative change management plan, including operations manuals and succession plan
  •  Hired and trained all accounting and office personnel