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  • Over twelve (12) years of project and management experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry, specializing in implementations and integrations with client IT systems
  • Experience managing cross-functional, virtual, and multicultural teams
  • Simultaneously and successfully managed multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Highly collaborative manager able to work with different teams with different skillsets and resources with different personalities and work styles.
  • Additional knowledge in: Recruiting, Team Building, Strategic Planning, Organizational Change Management
  • Significant Achievements:
    • Managed aggressive schedule for an IT upgrade project, staying within budget that resulted in a positive reference from the customer for the company
    • Successfully completed a fixed price project within scope, schedule, and budget which resulted in additional project work for the company
    • Managed projects for several customers that resulted in additional funding each budget year during my tenure

Work experience

Sep 2005Present

Project Manager

Total Resource Management
  • Prepare estimates, Statements of Work (SOW), and manage the budgets ranging from $25K – $10M for various projects with diverse IT requirements and limitations. 
  • Monitor cost, schedule, and scope performance throughout the project duration.
  • Create reports and provide analysis of project progress including earned value (EV), burn rates, and schedule performance.
  • Provide resource projections and report resource usage and needs to management and other project managers for the purpose of maintaining 100% resource utilization across all cost centers.
  • Manage and coordinate resources with diverse skill sets, cultural backgrounds, and experience, located across the US and working within a virtual environment.
  • Develop resource plans, cost estimates, quality plans, risk plans, and activity definitions for commercial and government IT projects.
  • Prioritize team activities and drive resolution of issues across all areas of the projects.
  • Lead kickoff, functional requirements, and status meetings for team members and clients regarding the development and implementation of the projects.
Jul 2010Jul 2011


San Diego World Affairs Council

  • Recruited by Board of Directors to assume management of this failing non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. 
  • Doubled membership levels for the organization within a year.
  • Coordinated marketing and public relations for all events and programs.
  • Worked closely with other similarly focused non-profit organizations to increase awareness of the need for a larger international presence in the region.
  • Managed office personnel including recruitment, training, professional development, scheduling, supervision and performance evaluations.
  • Directed and managed day-to-day business operations.
  • Maintained consistent break-even level when booking speakers and arranging logistics and pricing structures for events.
  • Created quarterly reports and presented details, analysis, and status to Board of Directors.
Sep 2003Sep 2005

Curtiss Wright Controls

  • Managed product development schedules.
  • Interfaced closely with software and hardware engineering team to create project timelines and continuously update schedules to reflect current program status.
  • Made key decisions on or developed new processes for specific tasks, consulting senior staff, as necessary.
  • Facilitated weekly Change Request Review Board meetings.
  • Created weekly high-level executive reports to accurately present current department status to upper management.
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated IT management tools and systems and reported results to the engineering director.
Jul 1998Jul 2003

Garrison Technologies
  • Delivered implementation and systems integration services with client online financial systems within budget, scope, and schedule resulting in consistent repeat business for other services.
  • Developed detailed project plans for client deliverables and Statements of Work (SOW) describing the integration of vendor products with Garrison services.
  • Identified, reviewed, and analyzed clients’ departmental business and security processes for effectiveness and efficiency.  Recommended or created new procedures when necessary.
  • Negotiated engineering resource availability to meet client needs for project work.
  • Interfaced with end-users and management to define needs of all departments.
  • Negotiated pricing structures with vendors.
  • Coordinated, marketed, and provided training for IT security user and administrator training courses.
  • Organized conferences and trade show strategies to promote the company.
  • Managed office personnel
  • Directed and managed day-to-day business operations if the IT Security Services Division.
  • Held responsibility for successful delivery, implementation and systems integration with clients’ online financial systems.


BS Business and Management

University of Redlands

MA Diplomacy

Norwich University


Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute