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SUMMARY

EXPERIENCE

Confidential,New York City, NY (Oct 2010 – Present)

Senior Consultant

Manage a team to analyze and document the current and future state of critical financial reporting processes within the Reinsurance Accounting Department of a global insurer
Lead information gathering sessions with Reinsurance Operations Directors and project sponsors to create process maps, derive business rules, & convert them into system requirements
Perform gap analysis to identify opportunities for process improvement and present findings to senior management

Confidential,New York City, NY (Jul 2006 – May 2008)

Senior Analyst – Office of Chief Marketing Officer

Created market profitability analysis, and worked with marketing analytics to build a weekly sales forecasting tool
The new forecasting system improved market penetration by 20% and increased sales forecast accuracy by 50%
Developed and managed several successful growth initiatives to sustain a 20% brand acquisition growth rate
Worked with marketing analytics team to coordinate the development of LTV and ROI models for Investor Relations
Coordinated development & communication of customer acquisition strategy at various internal and external forums

Confidential,New York City, NY (May 2004 – Jul 2006)

Business Area Controller – Distressed & High Yield Desk

Led project to fix broken VAR (Value at Risk) process through a combination of outsourcing & process engineering
Designed systems upgrades and process improvements to move VAR calculation from a Today + 2 to a Today +1 basis
Worked with team identify non value added reporting and data clean up functions, and moved it to offshore locations
Designed and prepared a range of global balance sheet and P&L reports to improve business controls and management
Flagged any anomalies in the positions to the trade desk manager, risk controllers, and group managing director

Confidential,Boston, MA (Dec 2000 – Jul 2003)

Global Project Manager
Led projects at locations in Europe and America, identified key business issues and developed and implemented solutions to resolve those issues
Used six sigma concepts to implement a new process to allow the product services business to reduce investments in
inventory, while continuing to improve service inventory fill rates
The above project exceeded its target and reduced field service inventory by more than 70%, eliminated $300K in inventory deficits, and improved inventory turns
Worked with the IT personnel to design a web based inventory reporting tool that allowed service engineers across North America to access real time inventory data via the intranet and proactively manage their inventory
The project in Europe involved creation of a new inventory flow structure - eliminated $200K worth of inventory deficits for the European service business
Above project also created a new financial reporting package that reformed incentives for asset management and placed all inventory driven P&L impact in the European divisional P&L’s

Confidential,Fairfield, CT. (Jul 1998 – Oct 2000) Financial Management Program (FMP) & Corporate Audit Staff (CAS)

Graduated from a GE management program focused on leadership, finance, and quality. Completed four varied, six-month rotational assignments at different GE business locations along with four semesters of intensive classroom training. Graduated FMP with Corporate Honors and received two annual high performance management awards.

4th Rotation: Analyst – Global Accounting; GE Corp. HQ (CAS rotation)
Led a global project, using Six Sigma Quality tools, to reduce a $40M risk arising from imbalances in inter-company inventory flows. The project reduced the imbalance down to $1.6M
Completed Business Controls & Audit Principles course, which involved auditing an actual GE business unit and presenting the findings and recommendations to senior management

3rd Rotation: Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis; GE Speciality Materials
Led a project to identify and correct several key inventory booking issues and related inventory system issues
Created annual budget for the division, and designed a series of reports to track weekly and monthly performance
Prepared analysis and presentation for strategy review and operating review with senior management
Completed Business Strategy class, the course involved a weekly review of case studies developed by Harvard Business School. The course entailed a weekly team presentation and the submission of an individually written strategy paper

2nd Rotation: Financial Analyst – Manufacturing Finance; GE Speciality Materials
Managed closing process for the entire plant and ensured accuracy of reported financials
Coordinated world wide physical inventory for the Speciality Materials business – sites in Europe, Asia, & U.S.A.
Completed six sigma Green Belt Certification, Financial Analysis of Operations course

1st Rotation: Financial Analyst – Materials & Logistics; GE Silicones
Managed the closing process and created financials for the materials and logistics group
Worked on a quality team to improve on time delivery performance and warehouse inventory accuracy
Completed the Financial Foundations & Accounting course

Confidential,Plastics, Pittsfield, MA. (Jun 1997 – Aug 1997)

Confidential,Auditor; GE Plastics Audit Staff.
Worked on a six sigma project to develop external benchmarks for GE Plastics order to remittance process
Developed analysis, recommendations & presented findings to the CFO and his staff at the end of the internship
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EDUCATION

M.S. in Global Affairs.
B.A. in Economics & Government
B.A. in Business Management & Commerce

Other Skills & Interests

Proficient in MS Applications, Oracle Financials (GLDI), SAP, Hyperion, IBM Web Sphere, and Bloomberg
Excellent writing & communication skills, deep understanding of international economic & political issues
Avid squash player, enjoy international travel, and non fiction

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