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Project Manager Management

Memphis, Tennessee, 38135, United States
March 03, 2011

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Senior Accounting, Process, Systems and Finance leader with over 20 years experience in project

management accounting, and finance for smaller, medium and large-sized organizations. Specific

competencies include the following:

• Project Management & Requirements Definitions

• Business System Design & Integration

• Business Process Optimization

• Strategic Planning

• Acquisition Finance & Accounting

• Global Finance

• Forecasting

• Creating Accounting Close Efficiencies

Specific Accomplishments include:

• Increased client profit through: headcount reduction, reducing manual effort in data entry,

warehouse management, manufacturing environment automation, etc.

• Cost reduction of legacy systems by implementing fully integrated systems, giving clients the

ability to replace multiple systems with one (i.e. all the annual maintenance, support, and IT

related costs directly have been reduced due to this)

• Providing many organizations with improved visibility into their businesses: examples include

providing separate financials by product lines, divisions, geographic territories, cost centers,

salesperson, etc. This added visibility has contributed to more proactive decision making and,

occasionally, change in direction.


Softengine, Inc., Woodland Hills, California

Bluewave Consulting Group PLC, Memphis, Tennessee

(Bluewave Consulting was a start up SAP implementation practice)

2007 – Present

Managing Partner/Chief Financial Officer

• Developed successful management consulting & SAP implementation practice focused on

process improvement, financial management, systems integration and accounting services.

• Implemented best-of-breed solutions to serve multiple vertical industries including wholesale

distribution, manufacturing (MTO, ETO, and MTS), service management, and real estate.

• Led service offerings for strategic business planning, performance management, back office

accounting and business intelligence consulting.

• Successfully served both national and international clients.

• Hired and trained qualified Project Managers and varying levels of Implementation Consultants

• Marketing and sales of ERP and HR/Payroll systems to companies between $10M and $200M in

annual revenue

• Managed multiple ERP and HR implementation (ie. Over 75 projects to date)

• Hands-on implementation responsibilities (in some cases, full implementation responsibilities as a

one person team)

• Full P&L responsibility for projects and implementation company/division

• Project methodology and documentation

Cannon Wright Blount, CPAs, Memphis, TN

2004 – 2007

Director of Business System Implementations

• Led ERP business management division within a 60 person regional CPA firm

• Provided process improvement and ERP systems management for over 30 small-to-midsized

projects – focused on client service, best-practices implementation and on-time/on-budget

results); industries served include: durable goods manufacturing & distribution, retail, real estate,

service, and project job management.

Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc, Irvine, CA

2001 - 2004

Director of Planning & Analysis

Directed a 20-person team

• Responsibilities included budgeting, forecasting, parent-company reporting, acquisition modeling,

accounting oversight and business systems integration for 800 million multi-national segment of

Fortune 100 Company.

• Performed due diligence on foreign acquisitions and assimilated into company’ s existing

accounting function

• Developed multi-currency accounting system to ensure efficient consolidation

• Created series of modeling tools to accurately forecast financial and driver results for multiple

business lines.

• Management experience included domestic and international analyst teams. Reported directly to


JD Edwards, Los Angeles, California

1998 - 2001

Sr Project Manager

• Management of ERP implementation projects for multinational corporations including the design,

development and resource management of multimillion dollar projects.

• System & process design for manufacturing, distribution and financial corporate functions.

• Designed customized financial systems per client specifications; selected and managed third-

party specialists; automated business process by creating connectivity from new systems to

existing systems; Increased clients efficiency and profitability by streamlining internet storefronts

with web-automated links to accounting systems revenue.

• Consistently recognized as Manager of the Quarter.

Waffle House, Inc, Atlanta, GA

1993 - 1998

Director of Accounting

• Management of corporate accounting and finance team with full financial responsibility for 30

separate corporations with combined revenues in excess of $200 million.

• Successfully designed and implemented JD Edwards ERP system to replace manual legacy


• Revised and updated existing accounting and financial reporting processes for all sub-companies

• Acted as finance liasion between franchisees and corporate office

• Responsible for all finance, accounting, taxation, audit, treasury and business insurance

functions. Reported directly to Board of Directors.

West Johnston Turnquist & Schmitt, CPAs, San Diego, CA

1989 - 1993

Senior Accountant/Auditor

• Audit and tax preparation of various industries

• Specialized in service-related businesses - systems review and consulting

• Acquired California CPA designation #61705.


Completed 50% of Masters of Science coursework

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Science Accountancy

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

SAP Software Certified Implementation Consultant 2005

Sage Software Licensed Software Professional (Accpac, MAS 90/200, MAS 500) 2004

JD Edwards Certified Sr. Project Mgr & Consultant 2000

CPA License- California/Tennessee- #61705/#20469 1992

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