A dedicated, self-motivated professional with 20 years experience in strategic planning, project management, and financial analysis complemented by proven leadership and technical skills. Diversified and comprehensive background includes work on large-scale business transformation, information technology, telecommunications, and life sciences projects. Keen ability to organize and manage successful teams. Skilled in communicating concepts and ideas verbally as well as in writing – clearly, concisely, and effectively.
·Program Management ·Process Improvement ·P&L/Budgeting/Cost Control
·Strategic Planning ·Vendor Management ·Financial/Statistical Modeling
·Operations Management ·Software Implementation ·Marketing/Sales Support
Confidential,Vienna, Virginia 11/06 –Present
Program Manager/Associate Director, Global Resource Management & Operations
Responsible for operations-related project oversight across multiple business units within Covance supporting both pre-clinical and clinical phases of drug development work. Develop scheduling tools, financial models, resource forecasts, and project analytics to provide key business driver information to customers and senior management. Innovate and implement software tools in support of strategic initiatives to drive growth and automate processes.
Promoted to director-level position after successfully demonstrating project and people management skills during first year at Covance; managed 5 direct reports and 25 indirect reports with an associated yearly department budget in excess of $2 million.
Served as Project Manager for $7 million joint initiative by Finance and IT to develop the capability to determine project profitability across Covance through the implementation of a global data warehouse in conjunction with Oracle Business Intelligence software – project was completed on time and under budget.
Developed performance metrics for clinical business along with client-specific analyses used by marketing/sales to expand existing portfolio and secure new strategic accounts.
Acted as the Lead for global initiative that optimized scheduling processes and resources through the reengineering and standardization of current business practices as well as the identification and evaluation of suitable software applications.
Confidential,College Park, Maryland 04/02 –10/06
Program Manager, Strategic Planning
Responsible for providing strategic planning support and guidance to senior executives at the Headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Duties included producing a monthly Strategic Planning Report detailing status and risks for high priority projects; assisting project managers with project management methodologies and development of project plans; and participating on program, product, and risk review boards.
Identified problems and weaknesses that existed in NARA management processes and assisted NARA executives in developing approaches to deal with areas of concern.
Served as primary consultant on team responsible for implementing new Enterprise Project Management (EPM) software solution to better manage NARA projects and costs.
Developed NARA Business Transformation Plan as a roadmap to assist the agency in transitioning its systems and organization to support electronic records management.
Confidential,Washington, DC 08/01 –03/02
Senior Project Planner
Responsible for providing planning and project management support to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program office. Duties included project management of software development efforts, risk identification and mitigation, and program analysis and reporting.
Developed and implemented standardized planning methods, software templates, and report formats to provide a uniform program control environment.
Confidential,Tyson’s Corner, Virginia 09/96 –06/01
Responsible for planning, coordinating, and tracking the construction and deployment of Winstar’s nationwide communications network. Duties included developing and maintaining project plans for Winstar’s targeted cities; producing high-level status reports and providing monthly briefings to senior executives; and coordinating with internal groups and external vendors to ensure that critical activities occurred when required.
Established a Project Management Office (PMO) tailored to support rapid growth.
Managed cost, schedule, and technical aspects of multiple concurrent projects involving coordination of cross-functional activities including site construction, equipment installation, system testing, marketing and sales efforts, and service launch.
- Recognition: Inner Circle Award as one of fifty employees (out of 2,500 company-wide) recognized for excellence in overall job performance.
Confidential,Arlington, Virginia 10/94 –09/96
Senior Program Analyst
Responsible for directing program management efforts for a large-scale software development contract in support of the Department of Education\'s College Student Loan Program. Duties included the implementation and administration of the project management system as well as direct support to senior managers in numerous areas such as project planning, resource management, process improvement, and software training.
Confidential,Arlington, Virginia 05/91 –09/94
Senior Program Analyst
Leader of assessment team which provided program planning and control support to senior executives of the multibillion-dollar Ballistic Missile Defense Program (“Star Wars”). Duties included independent program assessment based on cost, schedule, and technical performance; computer-based project tracking, risk identification, and budget analysis.
Confidential,Fort Worth, Texas 03/86 –03/91
Responsible for conducting wind tunnel tests on scale models of high performance aircraft including the F-16 and F-22 fighter jets. Duties included pre-test coordination, test supervision, and post-test documentation. Acquired valuable work experience at some of the leading research centers in the U.S. including Ames, California and Langley, Virginia.
BS in Engineering
·Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, Project, Access, Visio, and SharePoint.
·Experience developing financial models and statistical analysis utilizing Excel and SAS.
·Experience creating interactive and insightful dashboards utilizing Xcelsius software.
·Data mining experience utilizing SQL Server Management Studio.
· Project experience with various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models.