Innovative Agricultural Professional as well as decisive and result-focused Project Manager with numerous years of outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills. Possesses the ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix-organizational structure. Key strengths in development and implementation. A focused, self-motivated team member who takes pride in solving complex problems and delivering user-friendly solutions.
Ø Strong technical background with the ability to work independently on multiple projects, with specialized knowledge of project management, team leadership and management, strong analytical and decision making skills, strategic and tactical planning and development, communication protocols, problem resolution and proactive methods, as well as fiscal management of multiple facets of operations.
Ø Organize and conduct extension programs to advise and instruct farmers and others engaged in agri-business in areas related to agriculture such as planting, crop rotation and soil erosion.
Ø Deliver lectures and write articles on subjects pertinent to farm management and soil conservation.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of efficiency best-practices.
Ø Proven ability to adapt and develop necessary skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Sound communication and lecture skills; good customer relations; knowledge of and training in agricultural business
Ø Redesign existing procedures by analyzing and identifying areas for improvement.
Ø Approach problems from a reductionist standpoint and breaks down to find solutions.
Ø Obtains and manages customer requirements.
Ø Manage and direct diverse teams in a cross-functional manner to ensure information sharing and resource collaboration.
Ø Possess strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ø Highly adaptable in quickly changing technical environments.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering financial planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies.
Ø Develop expert plans of action according to specific financial needs, both expeditiously and effectively.
Ø Effectively manage and support staff relevant to specific projects in order to complete assignments on time and on budget.
Ø Ensure delivery of superior customer service and high client satisfaction levels by diligently tracking concerns and presenting issues at routine builders meetings for prompt resolution.
Ø Regularly schedule reviews and tracks progress of particular projects.
Ø Possess an extensive knowledge of fiduciary practices, policies, and regulations and can apply this knowledge in terms of budgets, forecasting and projections, as well as financial analysis.
Ø Provide project leadership in order to achieve maximum production, including budget control, production timetable, status reporting, client/project team coordination, and quality assurance.
n Bachelor of Science C Agriculture (Emphasis Agricultural Economics), University of Wisconsin
n Farm Business and Production Management (Pending 2011), Lakeshore Technical College
n Certification - Office Suite Software, Moraine Park Technical College
n MBA Coursework (6 hours), University of Wisconsin
Lead Carpenter, Nett Construction 1993-2007
Lead Carpenter, Fiebig Custom Carpentry 1990-1993
Senior Sales Representative, Combined Life Insurance Co. of New York 1988-1990
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