Results-focused Senior Executive eager to contribute exceptional Project, Office and Facilities Management expertise toward supporting a dynamic organization in achieving business goals.
Adept throughout full project lifecycle including developing project scope and budgets, selecting and directing vendors, and steering timely and cost-effective project management.
Able to proactively and collaboratively drive efficient and forward-moving efforts among multi-disciplinary personnel.
Strategically develop schedules to maximize use of human, financial and physical resources and ensure on-time, budget-compliant delivery of projects from launch through completion.
Excel in space planning, facilities management, and navigating major office relocations without impacting business operations.
Considerable strengths in negotiating vendor contracts, instituting operational policies and procedures, and facilitating transparent communication between clients, contractors, vendors and consultants.
WestWards Inc., 2009 to Present
Consultant / Business Owner / Project Manager
- Spearheaded extensive remodeling efforts for SML, Inc. and temporary relocation of employees to three offices in Oakland, Lafayette, and Santa Rosa.
ProActive Business Solutions, Oakland, CA, 2000 to 2009
Senior Project Manager
Merged excellent consulting expertise with project management talents to spearhead complete office relocations, establish internal office procedures and infrastructure, and perform facilities management.
Oversaw space planning and build-out for ProActive s relocation project in 2009.
Created records retention policies and procedures as well as safety and security guidelines, and coordinated HR functions spanning benefits administration, hiring, terminations, and policy and procedure development and implementation.
Championed relocation of 450-person call center for Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida over a two-week period with zero impact to business operations.
Led relocation of Amtrak s Oakland maintenance facility to modernized building in Oakland within two months; subsequently requested by Amtrak for second phase to relocate South Bay maintenance facility to state-of-the-art building in San Jose.
Conducted rebuild of Steefel, Levitt & Weiss entire workspace and full law library relocation; resourcefully leveraged swing space method for temporary relocations while construction occurred on the main floors to ensure seamless business continuity.
Played a lead role in establishing Operations department for start-up firm (E*Offering) by clarifying and implementing policies and procedures.
Project-managed relocation of over 300 Herbalife employees from Century City to Torrance office; successfully completed over three weekends with zero impact to business operations.
Relocated Herbalife World Headquarters from Century City to downtown Los Angeles requiring movement of 100 senior staff and assistants on time and within budget.
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Professional Experience (ProActive) continued
Director of Operations
Steered full-scope business operations with a significant focus on leading successful projects and administering human resources functions such as benefits programs (medical, dental, vision, 401k, CORBA), hiring, discipline, mentoring and daily supervision and direction.
Clearly defined operational policies and procedures for corporate office.
Facilitated remote meetings with clients to discuss project status/progress and ensure adherence to timeline and budget requirements.
Evaluated, decisively selected and coordinated vendors for projects.
Reviewed and also developed RFPs for numerous clients.
Delivered compelling and informative sales demonstrations to potential clients.
Gymboree Corporation 1999 to 2000
Exhibited outstanding critical thinking skills in performing space planning and orchestrating office relocations at corporate headquarters.
Established, implemented and administrated comprehensive safety, disaster recovery, and emergency response programs.
Negotiated vendor contracts and supervised vendors and office services personnel.
Proficiently managed, mentored and directed eight personnel in driving cost-effective and compliant operations at corporate headquarters.
Analyzed and determined operational requirements for new retail location and prepared detailed plans for office move to Emeryville, California.
Enhanced operations efficiency, accuracy, safety and reliability by devising records tracking system, creating database, and introducing ergonomic standards and procedures.
Supervised mail distribution to all 600 nationwide locations and two international stores.
Project Management San Francisco (PMSF), 1998 to 1999
Project Manager / Move Coordinator
- Controlled full spectrum of project management activities inclusive of budget consulting and team consolidation between offices located in San Francisco and Los Angeles for 32 employees.
- Adeptly assembled and maintained schedules for projects ranging from 20,000 square feet to 350,000 square feet including furniture installations.
Prior background includes 5 years of Project / Facilities / Administrative roles with Morrison & Forester LLP as well as service with the United States Army; honorably discharged.
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks Pro, Intuit, Lotus Notes, and Nutshell Database Technologies
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