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Business Continuity Manager Resume

Farmington Hills, MI

SUMMARY:

  • A business continuity professional with over twenty years’ experience in business continuity, disaster recovery planning, incident management team and senior - level administration.
  • Industry experience includes insurance, finance, IT, human resources, administration, and facilities management.
  • Excellent project management and analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to lead and chair meetings with outstanding presentation skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Works well with all levels within an organization and has proven success providing exceptional customer service to management & stakeholders alike.
  • Responsible for all local business continuity & disaster recovery planning
  • Conducted yearly scenario cell & desk top with Tier 1 Incident Management Teams in Chicago, Nashville & New York
  • Completed annual risk assessments
  • Responsible for implementation of the Everbridge Mass Notification System
  • Managed the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process
  • Conducted annual testing at Confidential facilities to ensure Colleagues could undertake key business activities
  • Provided guidance and protocol for Pandemic & Special Events Planning with a BC Consideration
  • Provided travel guidance; created an executive travel policy
  • Implemented Cobalt (business continuity planning software), used to manage BIA data, BC plans and used to support validation testing
  • Engaged technology teams to ensure business users had an appropriate understanding of the RTO for the systems they rely on
  • Created digital programming for our stakeholders on topics including MNS, hurricane season, natural disasters, political unrest, etc.
  • Provided project management support & development of programs 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Farmington Hills, MI

Business Continuity Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Incorporated ‘Hostile Intruder Prevention & Response Plan’ in BCP documents for all Tier 1 offices.
  • Minimized business disruption during crisis incidents by fully participating in crisis management team meetings/calls, supporting local leadership, and implementing communication strategies targeted at specific stakeholder groups.
  • Implemented new mass notification system rolled out to offices in 3Q 2016.
  • Conducted yearly incident with Tier 1 Incident Management Team ( Confidential ) members in NA, India & UK to enhance teamwork, confirm roles & responsibilities, explore information handling challenges, and build confidence in the Confidential ’s capabilities.
  • Collaborated with client/prospects on Confidential BC approach designed to minimize disruptions to operations and the provision of services to clients.
  • Conducted physical security risk assessment & implemented specific policies involving:
  • Workplace Violence Prevention (includes weapons in the workplace)
  • Hostile Intruder/Active Shooter Security Guidance
  • Protecting Property in the Office
  • Assisted Real Estate & Facilities in office site selection using the CAP Index Crimecast Model tool to identify risk of personal and property crimes at locations in the US
  • Acted to address risk where necessary at selected sites.
  • Developed sources of intelligence and tools used to identify risk that may affected Confidential and its property and colleagues including:
  • Specific city based intelligence
  • Travel alert intelligence (HRG Travel Alert intelligence & International SOS Travel Security intelligence)
  • Geographic Information System (ArcGIS ESRI) intelligence

Confidential, Farmington Hills, MI

Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President

Responsibilities:

  • Business Continuity Manager for Michigan offices - updated BCP documents and conducted validation testing to ensure plans were ‘fit for purpose’
  • Managed the day-to-day operations of the Michigan offices, reporting directly to CEO.
  • Supervised administrative and client manager staff.
  • Identified and recruited insurance candidates (sales, client service support & admin roles).
  • Implemented mentoring program with Ferris State University to introduce students to the insurance brokerage environment.
  • Conducted performance management coaching sessions with supervisors and yearly appraisal process. Terminated staff due to performance issues and workforce reduction initiatives.
  • Maintained sales database software to track prospects through life cycle.

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