To apply proven project and proposal management expertise, exemplary contracts and business development skills, professional military training, and an international MBA degree toward supporting a dynamic organization in achieving growth and program performance objectives.
An accomplished project manager with more than 12 years of experience in DoD and military intelligence programs. Superior blend of communication, analytical, presentation, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills. Combine solid leadership and team-building expertise to train, manage, and supervise highly productive personnel, consistently navigating major projects to efficient and cost-effective completion. Proven expertise in delivering superb status briefings, key understanding of relationship management, and intermediate French language skills. Key skills include:
- Project Management
- Proposal Management
- Navy Intelligence
- Business Development
- Managed programs and proposal projects at Lockheed Martin valued at $250M+, demonstrating proficiency in project management utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM).
- Fully supported proposal management team at Lockheed Martin by coordinating cross-functional team activities including project planning (IMP/IMS), cost proposal development, and technical proposal development for F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) proposal valued at $300M+.
- Successfully hired and retained a staff of approximately 20 software engineers during first two months of employment at AcuSoft.
- Spearheaded an intelligence initiative to compile and present explicit briefs to senior military intelligence officer (N2) and approximately 80 officers/enlisted personnel at Naval headquarters, Bahrain.
- Proactively contributed to increasing company revenues for Illgen by exploring, evaluating, and identifying new business opportunities and leads.
- Successfully trained select coalition forces on facial recognition database well ahead of schedule.
Confidential, Orlando, FL 2012 - present
Provide assistance to various DoD companies in the areas of project management and proposal management.
Confidential, Lake Mary, FL. 2011 to 2012
Project Manager (short-term contract)
Successfully managed the Light Imaging Detection and Referencing (LIDAR) project valued at approximately $50 million with a three-year term. Responsible for managing wire-wire, wire-obstruction and wire-ground discrepancies on multiple transmission and distribution lines/projects. Effectively communicated across different internal/external organizations. Accountable for documenting and tracking project scope, performed gap analysis and made recommendations for process improvements, schedule and budget for each project. All project deliverables were accomplished within schedule and budget constraints. Ensured that all project activities are compliant with applicable federal regulations as set by National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
Confidential, Orlando, FL, 2009 to 2010
Program Planner (short-term contract)
Planned created and maintained Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), which included utilization of critical path analysis and advanced EVMS skills. Ensured deadlines were met and priorities were set with regards to the project schedules, milestones and deliverables. Reviewed project milestones in conjunction with the project scope and identified any inconsistencies. Attended weekly update status meetings and reported to senior management as needed.
Confidential, 2002 to 2010
Intelligence analyst utilizing expert analytical talents to extensively research intelligence information including sensors, platforms and capabilities. Completed two tours of duty at Naval headquarters, Bahrain with responsibilities for facial recognition database work and as an AOR analyst. Additional duties included extensive collaboration with coalition forces, in-depth target analysis using All-Source intelligence, and senior officer status briefs. Also provided user familiarization training for facial recognition tools and procedures.
Confidential, Orlando, FL, 2008
Project / Proposal Manager (short-term contract)
Oversaw preparation and reporting status of project plans for Human Performance Engineering (HPE) training programs and proposals. Monitored projects to ensure scope of work, schedule and budgets were well defined and maintained utilizing Earned Value Management techniques. Accurately composed, reviewed and validated proposals for clarity, correctness and compliance. Managed writing/editing/proofreading of proposals as required to ensure clarity and correctness including the review and editing of section inputs and coordination with the technical lead to ensure accuracy. Demonstrated a keen ability to manage workflow to meet all proposal deadlines. Managed the final production of proposals to ensure that it meets all requirements for final delivery to the customer. Performed compliance reviews of both text and graphics to ensure the assigned sections fully comply with RFP requirements, stay within page count limits, contain win strategies and win themes, and comply with standard format and style criteria.
Confidential, Orlando, FL, 2005 to 2006
Experienced Program Manager responsible for overall technical, cost and schedule performance of multiple software development programs valued at $40M. Led management of technical projects from initiation through implementation that included planning, analysis, design development and implementation. Exercised outstanding leadership skills to interview, hire, direct, supervise and motivate a team of 25 engineers. Assembled and delivered weekly status updates/presentations to government customers and served as the primary customer interface. Examined and edited text from previously written proposals as required, diligently tracked schedules, monitored performance, and administered comprehensive progress plans and reports. Employed strong organizational strengths to efficiently coordinate and manage participation in annual Modeling and Simulation trade show (I/ITSEC). Submitted monthly Earned Value reports vital to maximizing project progress/scheduling and cost control.
Confidential, Tampa, FL, 2005
Researched, compiled and maintained intelligence collection technology Special Reconnaissance Capabilities (SRC) database. Documented traditional architectural interfaces of intelligence collection technology to include tasking, Documented traditional architectural interfaces of intelligence collection technology to include tasking. Provided USSOCOM with up-to-date documentation of MASINT and Technical Collection capabilities in the SRC database. Submitted weekly status reports to government chain of command. Researched non-traditional commercial and foreign technologies.
Confidential, Orlando, FL, 2001 to 2002
Program Development Specialist
Business Development Manager responsible for researching and identifying new business opportunities. Marketed simulation products/services to a variety of customers such as PEO STRI and NAVAIR. Managed all aspects of multiple trade shows that entailed demonstrations and lead generation. Teamed with National Center for Simulation (NCS) to facilitate and optimize local marketing efforts.
Confidential, Chicago, IL, 2000 to 2001
Maintained corporate install schedule and created reports to analyze install delays using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system. Forecasted demand for slot machine/video gaming products by interacting with sales, marketing and production departments. Coordinated new product rollout for multiple gaming themes. Supervised shipments of games to remote locations and monitored inventory.
Confidential, Orlando, FL, 1999 to 2000; 2001
Project Specialist (contract)
Handpicked to serve as primary contact to 200+ personnel and play an integral role in preparation, evaluation and cost analysis of proposals. Accurately composed, reviewed and validated proposals for clarity, correctness and compliance. Managed writing/editing/proofreading of proposals as required to ensure clarity and correctness including the review and editing of section inputs and coordination with the technical lead to ensure accuracy. Demonstrated a keen ability to manage workflow to meet all proposal deadlines. Managed the final production of proposals to ensure that it meets all requirements for final delivery to the customer. Administered and negotiated government and commercial contracts inclusive of RFP/RFQ analysis. Orchestrated purchasing activities for SEMAC group by scrutinizing proposals, negotiating prices, and cultivating effective relationships with suppliers to maximize cost control, quality and reliability.
Sales Consultant/Product Specialist, Confidential,, Orlando, FL, 1998 to 1999
SAP Project Coordinator, Confidential, Orlando, FL, 1998 (contract)
Education & Professional Development
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - International Business
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Marketing and Management
Certificate in Project Management
Leadership Training Course, U.S. Navy Reserves
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Adobe Illustrator, FGMS
Project Management Institute (PMI)
National Defense Industry Association (NDIA)