Change catalyst for increasing profits and improving efficiency while enabling a business’ strategic growth. Analyze, coordinate, and implement process and related business system technology that improves flow and quality of information. Idenitify and establish metrics that measure progress. Experience in Marine, IT, Manufacturing, Operations and Finance. Reputation for success in challenging situations requiring energetic leadership of cross-functional project teams and bottom-line orientation.
Operations Manager MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service, Inc. 12/03 – 12/06
A full-service yacht repair & marina facility
Responsibilities: Direct service personnel, set goals and maintain profitability
Accomplishments: Largest sales growth in company history 2004, largest profitability 2005
Executive Editor Sailing World Magazine, Newport RI 10/99 - 11/02
Sailing World is the authority on performance sailing
Responsibilities: Editor for the Tech Review section of the magazine covering boats, gear, and technology. Responsible for editorial content, industry liaison, financial administration.
Accomplishments: Directed the magazine’s largest and most profitable initiative, the “Boat of the Year” contest. Project improved industry relations and included logistical and financial planning.
Sr. Project Planning Specialist: Cahners, Inc., Newton MA 11/98 - 9/99
Cahners, a $1 billion provider of business information, is the world’s largest publisher of trade magazines.
Responsibilities: Program Manager within the Corporate Program Management Office- responsible for oversight of multiple business unit Y2K remediation projects costing 80 million dollars.
Accomplishments: Program so successful in gaining results and monitoring progress for senior management that the model was assumed by the corporate Finance organization.
Project Director - Electronic Media: Cahners, Inc., 5/97 - 11/98
Responsibilities: Turn multiple technical R&D WEB ventures into operational lines of business. Included project management of development, financial, and operational alignment as well as product marketing to internal customer base.
Accomplishments: Transitioned $20 million outsourced software development web project to operational, revenue generating, line of business within 9 months of joining company.
Data Systems & Analysis Manager: Brite Voice Systems, Canton MA 1996 - 1997
Brite is a $100 million publicly held corporation, specializing in the Telecommunications industry.
Responsibilities: Reporting to Vice President, Worldwide Operations, responsible for analyzing operational effectiveness, recommending, implementing and measuring operational improvement programs. Manage, evaluate and implement data systems, applications and improvements. VAX Sys Administrator and DBA. Accomplishments: Consolidated multiple Target customer service databases resulting in improved metrics that enabled resource re-allocation and protection of critical company assets. ISO 9002 certified during this time.
Director of Contracts, Collections & Materials Management: Pilot Software, Cambridge MA 1995-96
Pilot is a global $50 million wholly owned subsidiary of the Dun and Bradstreet Company specializing in business analysis software.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the CFO, world wide responsibility to implement, integrate and improve contracts to collections process. Management responsibility for transactional systems for the company, providing application strategy in conjunction with IT infrastructure plan. Analyze procedural abilities and automate.
Manager of Production: Pilot Software, 1992-1995
Responsibilities: Reporting to the VP of Operations, manage production and distribution of all products worldwide. Responsible for new product introduction, release integration and configuration, manufacturing, distribution, product escrow, master library control and supply chain management.
Product Manager: Pilot Executive Software 1989-1991
Responsibilities: Manage sales, marketing and technical support for $1 million software product line, representing U.S. distributor of IBM mainframe software. Manage DSS product support.
Software Engineer: Cullinet Software, Inc., Westwood MA 1985-1989
Responsibilities: Fix software bugs, support customers by phone, act as a resource to Cullinet field personnel for Online Query, and SQL IDMS/R data base reporting tool. Progressed from Technical Coordinator to Associate Software Engineer and ultimately to Software Engineer.
Merchant Marine Deck Officer: 1979-1985
U.S.C.G. Licensed Master of Ocean Steam or Motor vessels #999457 expires 2007
Bachelor of Science, Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
Certification in Data Processing and Computer Programming
Cambridge Institute for Computer Programming, Boston, MA
Project Planning & Management, Project Planning Inc. Lawrence MA
Center for Creative Leadership graduate
CPIM, Certified Production and Inventory Management, APICS
Program / Project Management
U.S. Naval Reserve (Honorably discharged)