Urban Systems Consultant
Surface Transportation Systems / Air Quality Expertise / Capacity Development
Dynamic and experienced Urban Systems Consultant with a proven track record of securing funding, leading capacity development, and implementing critical infrastructure for Surface Transportation Systems for public and private clients on an international scale. Eager to integrate extensive experience in start up operations, lean construction techniques and client relations into a Consultant role with a progressive organization.
International Residency: Frankfurt, Germany; Teheran, Iran; New Delhi, India, Baghdad Iraq
Instrumental in leading the development and subsequent construction of the largest privately owned transit system in the US; executed strategic planning of the Las Vegas, Nevada Public Transit System.
Analyze and summarize infrastructure planning needs, interpret data and encapsulate it into a readable format for internal/client distribution.
Spearhead quality control, lean manufacturing, project management and budget management for large scale infrastructure and construction processes.
Establish strategic partnerships with internal and external business partners to drive project goals and meet targeted timelines.
Identity and secure project funding from private equity groups and public investors; negotiate contract terms, repayment schedules and investment shares.
Confer with appropriate authorities and interest groups to formulate and develop land use plans; prepare and recommend development concepts and plans for zoning, and ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements.
Highly familiar with all planning and development requirements for transit systems, passenger and commercial/cargo railways.
Department of State, Baghdad, Iraq 2009 to 2010
Senior Rail Advisor
Principle advisor to the Iraqi Republic Railroad for the planning and development of a land port in Baghdad Central Yards; executed the conversion of an unutilized rail yard into a major cargo processing area.
Guided the development of business and operational policies affecting the project; negotiated cost sharing funding agreement, and facilitated revival of IRR via commercial carrier business development
Developed and facilitated operators training program for communication-based train control (CBTC); the automated control system that ensures safe operation using data communication between various control entities that manage the system.
Grant Thornton, Baghdad Iraq 2008 to 2009
Provided management and leadership for Industry and Minerals Portfolio; advised and trained Iraqi government employees on best practices and strategies in seeking investment in public private partnerships.
Implemented due diligence for public and private operation of Iraqi State Owned Enterprises.
Ground Floor Capital, Greenwood Village, Colorado 1997 to 2009
Secured over $100MM in project financing for land acquisition, development and construction of a nano-partical technology firm offering urban infrastructure planning services; effectively identified financing resources and negotiated rates and terms for multi-million-dollar real estate projects.
Identified interim and recovery financing for transitioning and distressed projects.
Secured $30MM in private financing for Transit Oriented Design, and provided interim and recovery financing options for distressed projects.
SR Consultants Engineering Consulting Firm, Newport Beach, California 1985 to 1997
Created and led a highly successful Transportation Consultancy offering guidance and infrastructure planning to high profile clients including the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administration, Washington D.C. and various state clients.
Spearheaded restructure of the Fare System for the Denver Colorado transit systems, resulting in a 5% revenue increase and 0% ridership loss.
Project managed the strategic development and implementation of the Las Vegas, Nevada Public Transit System, the largest privatized public transit system in the United States at the time.
Houston-Galveston Area Council of Government, Texas. Developed a state-of-the-art air quality/congestion monitoring and management program.
Developed operating plans for more than 30 privatized public transit systems in the United States including; pricing strategies, fare management, technology integration, air quality management and privatization.
Tech Trans Conference and Trade Show, Las Vegas, Nevada 1987 to 1997
Public Transportation Innovation (PTI) Journal, Newport Beach, California
Created and successfully managed a private magazine devoted to highlighting planning issues for industry insiders; added a highly successful conference and trade show to attract transportation technology leaders and US Department of Transportation cabinet level staff.
Magazine focused on public transportation, policy and technology; grew circulation to 22,000, and received editorial contributions from key industry leaders, professors from University of California, executives of national transit operating companies, and public transit agency directors.
Selected venue, and developed/facilitated an extensive agenda of specialized training sessions, secured participating manufacturers and program exhibitors, and project managed 3 day event held in various locations including Las Vegas and San Diego.
Education and Professional Development
University of California at Irvine Graduate Engineering School
Masters in Urban Systems Engineering
Colorado State University 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science
Urban Traffic Signal Design; Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley
ADA Systems Design; Las Vegas, Nevada via Rutgers University
Front Range Land Development, University of Colorado at Denver
Maintenance of Rail Systems Right of Way, Association of American Railroads
Dear <Name Here>,
As a dynamic leader in the Urban Systems industry with extensive experience in Surface Transportation Systems and Project Planning, I have had the opportunity to lead critical infrastructure planning, funding development and project execution for some very interesting and challenging projects, worldwide.
I am anxious to leverage my knowledge, management skills and project financing expertise in supporting your project. After reviewing your posting for the position of <position here>, I am certain that I am the candidate you are seeking.
Here is a brief overview of my success;
ð Led project planning, design and implementation for the Las Vegas, Nevada Public Transit System, the largest privatized public transit system in the United States at the time.
ð Recently collaborated with the Iraqi Government to convert unutilized rail yard into a major cargo processing area, that will allow the importation and exportation of goods in the region.
ð Built a highly successful Transportation Industry Trade Show that attracted key transportation leaders from private and public organizations.
ð Gained reputation as a highly knowledgeable and influential Urban Planning Executive, with the ability to rescue failing projects and lead them to success.
As a proven leader, I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be contacted at the phone numbers listed above.
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