Writer and Consultant @ Strategic Science. The pursuit of better strategy and problem solving
July 2009 - at Present
Management Consulting & Strategy Facilitation Simply put - I help organizations large and small understand and execute strategy. From competitive intelligence and strategic planning to connecting the dots between culture, resources, change, finances, budgets, operations, programs and projects that execute strategy. All results driven and backed up by hard data and best practices "right sized" to your needs. ● Strategic Planning, Strategy Management, change management, project management and process fixing methods that agnostically integrate best practices from multiple industries. Use what works for the situation, keep the rest in the tool box for when needed. ● PMO coaching and direct project support. ● Built and implemented PMO & Program Management department, processes, standards, tools & software automation that cut PM, performance analysis & Project Controller man hours by 40-80% on projects.
Director Business Planning & PMO
April 2014 - March 2016
Reported directly to CEO - Daily stand up meetings one on one ● I owned Strategy, Finance, Business Proposals, Operations, Risk, Contracts, Data Analytics, Project Controls & Project Management Office. Yes, that means I was responsible for 7+ departments. I solved business, operational and strategic problems for the CEO. ● Strategy - assessment, strategic planning, scenario planning, KPI development & tracking, cultural change management. Turned executive intent into aligned programs and projects executed by the management team and tracked against plan and metrics. ● PMO, Project Governance & Project Controls - set up tools, standards, software and templates for PM tool kit, estimates, proposals, scope, schedule, budget, resource management, project reporting, forecasting, change management, risk management.
Board of Directors
July 2013 - July 2015
Elevating the Profession of Strategy. I helped build and advocate 2013, 2014, 2015 annual and long-term Strategic Plans for the Association of Strategic Planning. How cool is that? Talk about advanced training with the best in the industry. The accomplishment I take pride in is a multi-year campaign of winning hearts and minds changing culture and strategy that helped bring about a Standard Body of Knowledge and aligned Certification program for Strategy Management that establishes industry-standard terminology and practice. Certified Strategic Planning Professional International Certification Committee, 2012-2014; Chairman 2013-2014 Colorado Chapter Advisory Board since 2011 Association Board of Directors 2013 - 2015 International Board Initiative - Tiger Team Lead 2011-2012 International Strategy and Ops Committee 2012
Lead Project Controls
January 2012 - April 2014
Reported to the Director of Project Controls and Procurement ● Consulting Project Management Support - Estimating, Scope, Schedule, Budget, Change, Risk, financial analysis, forecasting and adjustments for a variety of engineering, capital projects, and studies. ● Change management for new initiatives and business processes. ● Won, set up and executed capital project worth 50% of company annual revenue. ● Completed a Feasibility Study for a $5BN Arctic Gold Mine. ● Created enterprise level dashboards that drove division to double annual revenue. ● On Demand Analytics, FP&A, Business Analysis, Business Development and Proposal Support for division leadership. ● Built Earned Value System and PMO Toolkit for Utility Scale EPC Program.
at Shaw Group
December 2005 - May 2010
Reported to Director of Strategic Planning & Business Management; Fortune 500 Company. ● Consulting & Change Management - Over a hundred executive stakeholders on 3 continents that called me for help, and paid to see me in person. ● Strategic Planning - Helped facilitate the annual strategic planning process. From environmental scanning, SWOT and executive surveys through business, financial, and annual budget planning. ● Portfolio Management - Developed, strategically aligned, and managed $100MM+ company overhead budget, HBU and departmental business plans for dozens of stakeholders while coming in on schedule and under budget for strategic initiatives and total strategic execution to recognized benefit on the corporate balance sheet. ● Business Management - review, analysis and forecast modeling of $3 BN per year project portfolio - Business, Portfolio, and Project performance in Accounting, Financial, and Project Management systems for executive audience.
Cheerleading Coach / Instructor / Consultant
March 1999 - June 2006
Coaching and Consulting to Professional, Collegiate, High School, and Competitive College prep Cheerleading programs. Judge for Hight School and Competitive competitions. Organized Educational and Recreational events.
Lead Business Analyst
at Dish Network
August 2004 - December 2005
● Interdepartmental Analyst supporting Call Center, Supply Chain, and Customer Management Ops. ● Apparently I did well enough with data analytics that multiple departments started using me simultaneously. ● Operations analysis, root cause analysis and process troubleshooting for satellite telecommunications business.
PMP - Project Managment Professional
2017 - at Present (1 year)
Certified Cost Professional #4251
at AACE International
2014 - 2017 (3 years)
Strategic Planning Professional
at Association for Strategic Planning
2011 - 2017 (6 years)
at Colorado State University
1994 - 2002 (8 years) Colorado
Strategic Planning and Execution
Facilitate strategic planning and strategy execution.
Alignment of strategy, operations, and projects.
Projects, Programs, Portfolios - Governance Execution and Strategic Alignment.
Change Management Consulting
Strategy - Competitive Intelligence, Environmental Scanning, Futures, Strategic Foresight, Scenario Planning, Strategic Planning, Financial Planning, Operation Planning, Budget Planning, Project Planning, Strategy Managment, Strategy Execution, Change Managment, Portfolio Management, Program Managment, Project Management, Strategic Alignment, Business Process, Business Management, Risk Management
Knowledge and keywords