Results-focused leader specializing in driving high-profile project initiatives, managing large-scale operations, creating strategic business / finance plans, controlling multimillion-dollar budgets, and cultivating a high-quality organizational image eager to offer progressive talents toward maximizing an employer s success.
Strategic Analysis / Planning
Project / Program Management
Team Building / Training Processes
New Business Development
Cash Flow / Forecasting Analysis
Capital Project Analysis
Budget / Financial Control
Performance / Change Management
Top performer who offers proven experience in large-scale operational optimization, including designing, developing, and implementing results-driven programs, policies, and procedures to achieve continued key growth and profitability.
Ambitious self-starter who supports quality staff recruitment that encourages diversity, low turnover, and high company loyalty, and exhibits a collaborative leadership style with an established record of bringing together cross-functional teams.
Excellent communicator who conceptualizes forward-thinking initiatives and innovative, cost-effective project solutions.
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge and dynamic business acumen to direct daily project operations in the $1.2-billion renovation of the Lincoln Center campus encompassing 38 separate projects funded by city, state, federal, and private funds, as well as to initiate operating and administrative strategies to effectively communicate with administration.
Expertly handle annual and specialized government audits required to receive federal funds, along with collaboratively working with constituents and LCPA administrators to meet grant and bond capacity needs and boost overall success.
Implement financial relationships, systems, and processes for effective measurement tools to be produced for efficient and forward-thinking analysis which created accurate cash flows and projections and productive decision-making.
Reduced budget by $53 million+ and achieved zero schedule delays via tenacious management practices.
Proactively served as an integral liaison along with the President to LCPD s boards and audit committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Strategically steered daily management of two newly constructed buildings within a world-class performing arts center, including directing theater operations, event coordination, facility rentals, catering, building engineering, security, parking, grounds keeping, and housing, as well as planning, developing, and implementing short- / long-term growth strategies.
Cost-effectively handled bid and contract preparation for catering, security, parking, landscaping, and equipment maintenance, along with developing and controlling annual operations budgets and setting annual performance goals.
Led a top-performing team of seven division heads and administrative professionals in optimizing administrative success.
Saved $500,000 in only five months due to renegotiating contracts for more favorable terms; removing excessive overhead and markups; proactively managing gas, water, and electricity usage via rate plan reformulations; and hiring in-house maintenance teams to allow for more efficiency and accountability.
Enhanced existing operations staff with a few key hires to allow for an established paradigm-to-change allowing for an atmosphere of increased forward thinking, ownership, and commitment to excellence.
Established sound and workable security and hurricane preparedness plans by working closing with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and local police.
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Director of Construction Administration (2004 C 2007)
Drove administrative success by planning, organizing, and directing all operations related to the construction of a $480-million world-class performing arts center, including overseeing efficient and ethical administration of Project 2004 s daily operations specific to staff workflow, cash flow analysis, financial spreadsheets, contract progress, and budgets.
Monitored financial activity and issued fiscal and budget reports which entailed analyzing trends to ensure compliance with budget strategies and objectives; facilitating multiple funding sources (e.g. bond proceeds, interest earnings, private sector contributions, grants, and tourist tax dollars); and developing targeted financial initiatives in support of budgets.
Generated a $3.6-million savings due to careful oversight of construction / contract management and accurate forecasting, including efficiently directing a six-member construction and administrative staff.
Minimized contractual adjustments via comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project contracts by managing and participating in the development of contracts with key managers and design teams.
Negotiated subcontractor settlement agreements to reach fair, equitable arrangements and avoid litigation.
Finance Manager (1999 C 2004)
Planned, developed, and monitored the project s $480-million budget consisting of the compilation and control of the Center s administration and capital budgets, including interpreting and analyzing projected and forecasted cash flow, developing and implementing administrative procedures to create a fiscal structure, and handling project grant writing.
Assumed a vital role during final negotiations for the Center s $255-million construction contract.
Produced $3 million+ in savings by developing the County s first major Direct Purchase Program.
Created a multifaceted, multimillion-dollar pay application process for consistent procedural achievement.
Led all finance, budget, and procurement for the construction of a Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.
Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward preparing the County s $4-billion annual budget (e.g. operating and capital budgets) for FY1999 C 2000, including developing and analyzing departmental budgets and evaluating management initiatives and performance measures for departments (e.g. IT, library, cultural affairs, museums, performing arts centers).
Coordinated, tracked, and assigned grant awards for 350+ community organizations, along with forecasting tourist / convention development taxes, revenues, and expenditures, and reporting on departments financial / performance statistics.
Demonstrated the authority to approve budgetary, financial, and personnel transactions for all departments.
Liaised among officials, administrators, media, and citizens, and represented the County at public meetings.
Administrative Officer 3 Management Services Division
Prepared and monitored the agency s $200-million operating budget, including providing technical review and critical analysis of division budget, reviewing all capital reimbursements and reconciling to the operating budget, and organizing and coordinating budget submissions (e.g. monthly projections, revenue forecasting, trends tracking, major deviations).
Collaborated with the MDTA s Finance Division to reconcile and monitor actual monthly revenues and expenditures, as well as year-end financial reports to ensure organizational accuracy and consistency.
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University B.B.A., Florida Atlantic University
Professional Certificate in Project Management Florida International University
Executive Training, Driving Government Performance Harvard University, JFK School of Government
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