Val Kress

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Business Operations Director (WHQ), WD+C

NIKE, INC.

Led development of  space supply / demand analysis and recommendation for WHQ portfolio through 2021,  identifying the need for additional space and establishing the business case for implementing new ways of working.  Developed and implemented cross-functional intake and prioritization process to ensure alignment of WHQ priorities, projects and communication across all functions and partners.

2012 - 2014

Market Development Manager

INTEL CORPORATION

Spearheaded the development, approval and execution of Intel's business tablet strategy, delivering purpose-built tablets for business users to market in less than one year, addressing critical product roadmap gap.

2008 - 2011

Planning & Operations Manager

INTEL CORPORATION

Drove development of five-year, cross-group strategic plan and annual budget process, aligning priorities across all partner organizations, architected KPIs, and drove improvements to operational processes for two global business units.

2005 - 2007

Strategic Finance Controller, Business Client Group

INTEL CORPORATION

Co-led development and approval of new segmentation strategy, product offering and pricing model, resulting in three-year competitive advantage and preventing pricing erosion on business platforms.  Co-led cross-group leadership team that identified and prioritized strategic growth opportunities, developed business plans and gained executive approval.  

2003 - 2005

Senior Finance Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions

INTEL CORPORATION

Partnered with business groups to identify divestiture opportunities; performed valuation analysis to set price expectations,inform negotiating positions and optimize deal structure.  Seamlessly integrated seven acquisitions and four divestitures across Finance, Accounting, Tax, and Legal organizations  for  Intel and acquired/acquiring entities.

2000 - 2002

Finance Manager, Intel Online Services

INTEL CORPORATION

Managed staff of six analysts responsible for all P&L activities across seven legal entities. Included all financial planning and reporting cycles,  ongoing cost control, inventory management and capital spending. 

1989 - 2000

Multiple Financial Analyst/Manager Roles

FORD MOTOR COMPANY