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San Diego, California, 92128, United States
June 01, 2010

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Financial Program/Project Management Supervisor and Facilities Engineer,

excellent at leading Project Managers to identify project cost reductions

and revenue opportunities used by public accounting, finance, engineering

and business development practices. Manager and supervisor of large scale

resources to perform assignments required to bring about the company's

successful completion of projects, on-time and within budget, and where

appropriate, evaluate and reduce taxes. Fluent in Spanish and capable of

translating documents.

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol - Finance Chair, November, 2009

to Present

Finance Officer, January,

2007 to October, 2009

Independently identify and solicit major fund gifts for aerospace education

instruction at targeted AE benefactors from connections and developed

network contacts, benefactors and ideas, prepare written and oral

presentations under a deadline, short and long range planning

administrator, revenue and expense finance administrator charged with

reorganizing accounting system, supervise project team members and staff,

risk assessment, prepared projected budgets and financial reports to

National Headquarters for 90+ member Non-profit emergency services and

aerospace education U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Cadet Unit.

General Dynamics NASSCO -- Senior Projects Manager - March, 2009 to

October, 2009


Projects Manager - March, 2007 to February, 2009

Facilities Engineer - December, 2006 to February, 2007

Responsible for analyzing assigned facilities engineering projects to

determine alternatives, evaluate the alternatives, select the plan,

estimate, and implement the one most advantageous to the company on time

and within budget. Assist and advise VP Director of Operations and

Corporate in the development and execution of the corporate Capital

Expenditure Plan and various other capital projects, including all

associated development, design, construction and project management.

Facilitate and participate in collaborative problem solving and decision-

making with other management staff in meeting corporate goals and

objectives. Prepare and issue RFP and manage vendor relationships. Develop

strategy, review, interface and satisfy U.S. Navy facility requirements for

construction and repair contracts.

. Saved $240,000 researching supplier connections over NASSCO's approved

vendor list to blast and recoat the largest floating dry dock on the west

coast of the U.S. Saved additional $40,000 by recommending "Dutch"

auction after negotiated bid. Approved project's accounting and invoice

payments. Collaborated with Program Manager as required to execute

program requirements in compliance with contracts.

. Saved $16,000 per day in pollution fines by applying accounting and

environmental rules to oversee eight-member team of accounting,

transportation and environmental dept supervisors to identify, retire,

purchase or lease $1,200,000 of diesel transportation equipment to comply

with new CARB rules for Tier 3 & 4 engines before agency deadline.

Negotiated and approved procurement, purchase orders, accounting and

invoice payments.

. Saved $100,000+ in expenses over competitive bids by planning,

initiating, chartering, monitoring WBS and installation of "DMZ" to

protect corporate information network from outside threats. Supported

Program Management and Operations Management with data collection of

labor, cost and delivery lead time estimates for resource planning and

monitored key supplier schedules.

. Saved $160,000 negotiating best price from directing 45-member team of

structural engineers, buyers, fabricators, riggers, welders, painters and

mechanics in the year-end holiday removal and installation of new diesel

generator onto key shipyard gantry crane before CARB deadline for

compliance. One year planning included numerous delays, cross dept

conflicts and errors overcome by close supervision and rapid resolution

of issues.

. Saved $77,000 negotiating final bid price to sub-contract 22-member

construction crew in the design build installation of "Pin Jig"

fabrication assembly table. Approved project's accounting and invoice


. Managed large ($1M+) project budgets for the purchase of materials,

supplies procurement, internal labor charges, applied overhead and costs

associated with contract completion verifying quality assurance of

project deliverables and payment. Monitored work activities of sub-

contractors. Negotiated with U.S Navy & NAVFAC.

. Supervised 15-member team of design engineers, consultants, procurement

and fabrication team to build, one-of-a-kind, four-ton steel "flat-top"

trestles. Negotiated the cost and foreign country fabrication work in

Spanish. Experience with weld work and audit accounting led to the

discovery of overcharges resulting in $14,000 negotiated settlement to

NASSCO. Approved engineering plans, accounting treatment and invoice


. Wrote Spanish language scopes of work (SOW) on a number of Facilities

Department projects and traveled to Mexican subsidiary saving NASSCO

translation time and money and improving inter-company relations.

. Prepared budget requests with written justifications based on staffing,

facilities and equipment for senior management approval. Identified the

impact of alternative project decisions and presented written analyses

with recommendations of the predicted impact on the organization. Sought

support for ideas from key stakeholders with the result that these ideas

were included in major recommendations made by others.

William Cabot Cleaners, Inc., Co-owner, San Diego - 2001-2006

Owner and operator of one of the largest retail dry cleaning stores and

pickup and delivery services in California.

. Directed team establishing $300,000 in new annual retail store sales

within six months after store opening.

. Developed and employed a marketing strategy that targeted late night

working couples increasing sales 40%.

. Project-managed the installation of equipment and LHI to a number of


. Gathered information to evaluate and decide market share, construction

and leasing data for new stores.

. Launched sales strategy for expansion into the San Diego market resulting

in one of the largest retail dry cleaners in Southern California.

. Supervised 20 member production and administrative staff.

. Applied for and secured city and district permits, directed installation

of environmentally sensitive equipment including LHI, plumbing,

electrical and drive-through service.

Metro Cleaners - 1991-2001

Owner and operator of the one of the largest retail dry cleaning stores and

delivery services in Hollywood, CA

. Designed and launched customer incentive program and Holiday gift rewards

that increased sales 22%.

. Financed, acquired and sold for profit existing dry cleaning stores in

Hollywood, CA.

. Secured APCD and city permits to install new environmentally sensitive

equipment and overcame city compliance violations when no permits existed

for mature business.

. Motivated and supervised production staff to achieve daily demanding

entertainment costume industry deadlines.

Prudential-Bache Securities - Stock Broker - Two years

. Managed investment portfolios of 100+ investors with above average

performance, including limited partnerships, life insurance and mutual

funds in Beverly Hills, CA. Achieved the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Certified Public Accountants - Senior Tax

Consultant - Two years

Tax Consultant - One year

. Co-managed and supervised nine PriceWaterhouseCoopers staff tax

consultants on the largest Los Angeles federal and state partnership tax

compliance project, under budget and ahead of deadlines.

. Lead senior tax compliance consultant for the Academy Awards (The Oscars)

federal/state corporate tax returns.

Singer, Lewak, Greenbaum & Goldstein, Certified Public Accountants -Staff

Tax Consultant - One year

Monitored and reviewed tax returns prepared by staff accountants for

completion and accuracy. Conducted individual, corporate and partnership

tax research for the benefit of a diverse client base, including

manufacturing and retail.

Coldwell Banker, Assistant Tax Manager, Commercial Real Estate Lease

Division - One year

Evaluated and edited lease documents for state and federal income and sales

tax benefits to parent company.

Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA - Assistant Vice President, Corporate Tax

- Two years

Tax Staff Accountant, Corporate Tax - One


Supervised federal and multi-state compliance for Parent Corp. Initiated

tax research for corporate decision and strategy for the delivery of

rolling stock and aviation equipment outside of Los Angeles County after

interpreting sales tax rules for purchases and saving Bank of America

$8,000,000 of sales tax expense.

Military Experience - 2006 to present

United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. Squadron Commander,

Finance Officer, Captain

Education, Licenses and Certificates:

. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting-University of

Southern California (USC)

. Project Management Certificate (2009) - University of California, San

Diego (UCSD) 3.8 GPA

. PMP Candidate(2010) - Application in process with Project Management

Institute (PMI) - Member

. Squadron Leadership School (2007)- U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air


. Series 7 & 63 - Investments

Expert: MS Office Suite, Project, Visio, Access, Accounting, MapPoint,

AutoCAD LT, Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and SAP.

Languages: Fluent in conversational and commercial Spanish and capable of

translating documents with a strong working knowledge of Italian, French,

Portuguese and Catalan.

Communication: Excellent public speaker and writer.

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