Writer and Consultant @ Strategic Science. The pursuit of better strategy and problem solving

Experience

  • Management Consultant

    at Strategic Science

    July 2009 - at Present

    Colorado

    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

    at EPC Energy Services & Evolved Products

    April 2014 - March 2016

    Colorado

    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

    at Association for Strategic Planning

    July 2013 - July 2015

    Colorado

    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

    at Samuel Engineering

    January 2012 - April 2014

    Colorado

    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.

  • Strategy Manager

    at Shaw Group

    December 2005 - May 2010

    Colorado

    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

    at Freelance

    March 1999 - June 2006

    Colorado

    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

    Colorado

    ● 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.

Education

  • PMP - Project Managment Professional

    at PMI

    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)

  • Astrophysics

    at Colorado State University

    1994 - 2002 (8 years) Colorado

Services offered

  • Strategic Planning and Execution

    Management Consulting
    Facilitate strategic planning and strategy execution.
    Alignment of strategy, operations, and projects.

  • PMO Consulting

    Projects, Programs, Portfolios - Governance Execution and Strategic Alignment.

  • Change Management

    Change Management Consulting

  • Strategy 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

Languages

  • English Native

  • German Elementary

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