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Management Manager

Los Angeles, California, United States
May 19, 2017

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Matthew B. Carmen Phone: (818) ***-****


Results-oriented leader with experience in building successful cross-functional teams and managing high profile global projects within timelines and budget. Skilled in partnering with senior management and provided recommendations regarding implementation of new business strategies. Excellent management, communication and problem solving skills. Extensive experience in project management, vendor management, budgeting, and financial analysis, in healthcare, entertainment and consulting industries.


Founder/Chief Financial Consultant March 2015 - Current

MBC Consulting Services, CA (10/15-Current)

Provider of consulting services to start-up, small business, and large company business units looking to better organize their finance and operational areas for current and future growth opportunities.

• Lead organizations in the development and implementation of processes to take their businesses to the next level through budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and analytic tool usage, this is accomplished by using industry approved standards including ITIL and IT Service Management processes.

• Develop business metric and reporting strategy mechanisms that provide business leaders with actionable information, leading to faster more accurate decisions.

• Revenue cycle and recognition, procurement, cost accounting, activity based costing and capital planning strategy development

• Create business, long range financial and operational plans that focus business on growth.

Union Bank, MUFG, CA (3/15-9/15)

• Lead team of 6 employees and 2 consultants through the Development and SIT testing phases of management reporting and activity based costing implementations.

• Modeled expected results for cost allocations associated with new OFSAA 6.1 implementation.

• Created service metrics and reporting plans for costing work stream using HP Service Manager.

• Developed Access database repository for rules and associated information for 2015 and 2016 total bank expense allocations.

• Liaised between the financial institution and consulting groups for system development defect mitigation.

• Developed costing work-stream roadmap for future stage implementations of OFSAA 6.1 Program.

Kaiser Permanente, CA December 2012 – October 2014, February 2007 – September 2009

Healthcare and insurance leader in California with 9 million members and 32 hospitals. Responsible for overall metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for operational and financial reporting for the Information Technology - Infrastructure Strategy Project.

Manager/Sr. Financial Consultant – Financial planning & analysis, operational support and workforce planning to large healthcare providers. (12/12 – 10/14)

• Provided financial planning, analysis and management support for a large medical claims system implementation.

• Managed 3 FTE’s in the month-end close, reporting and planning activities.

• Achieved 17% reduction in month end close process time, from 6 to 5 day, by developing and implementing new processes and procedures.

• Developed activity based costing models, using Access Database and Excel software, to improve financial planning accuracy by 3% annually.

• Managed financial analysis of medical costs associated with outside claims, including reporting results to senior management.

• Improved the forecasting process of volume based expenses, through automation, by over 10%, by developing models and analytics to support reporting for healthcare reform and affordable care.

• Implemented cost accounting principles for the claims supply-chain to determine areas of internal strengths and need, leading to process improvement.

• Provided business intelligence and reporting capabilities to the CA Claims group, leading to a reduction in overtime usage by the California Claims group.

• Monetized the Days Work on Hand (DWOH) calculations so as to better plan overtime usage and adjudication standards.

Business Consultant Specialist – Finance (11/08 – 09/09)

Worked as a member of the Program Management Office managing financial, operational and logistical support for the Infrastructure Strategy Program, a $1.8B dollar investment, over 7 years.

• Planned and directed work on complex projects necessitating the origination and application of new and unique approaches.

• Created Processes and Procedures for bi-weekly financial discussions with Infrastructure Program track leads.

• Implemented program cost management KPI’s and metrics to track labor ROI by employee, contractor and consultant.

o Raised internal employee productivity by over 4%.

o Improved external contractor productivity by 6%.

• Built financial models and database inputs, using high level excel and access functionality, for the Service Catalog build, for IT infrastructure.

• Provided expertise and managed all aspects of the activity based management needs for the program including: modeling and presenting changes needed to corporate system, managing the change management process and providing feedback on architecture of technology enhancements, using ITIL approved processes.

• Supported the Infrastructure Strategy Program tracks by providing customer services, problem mitigation, solution support, direction for program priorities, and status updates using ITSM methodology in conjunction with corporate Service Now application.

• Provided analytics, data and expertise for presentations to the various project approval committees, including the Board of Directors.

• Tracked and reported staffing information, analyzing employee and contractor contributions to the Infrastructure Program. Including a time management database solution and interviewing of program participants.

• Participated in the Program Management Office’s construction of Regional and Portfolio business plans as the financial consultant, developing cost analysis for Network, Wireless, Disaster Recovery and Data Center initiatives.

Lead/Supervising Financial Planning Analyst (02/07 – 11/08)

• Administered and managed all aspects of Activity Based Management for the Kaiser IT infrastructure.

• Consolidated the work efforts of 3 financial analysts in the IT Infrastructure space.

• Instituted telecom usage costing analysis, which lead to an IT wide policy regarding billing recharges within Kaiser, saving IT over $2M per year, and overall corporate savings of $800K.

• Supported Enterprise Operations groups (Office of the SVP, Operations Support, Data Center Facilities, Implementation Services, Technical Support Services, Contract Management and Processing Services), $650M operational and $100M capital spend annually.

• Presented monthly financial results to leadership, annual variance of .3% for 2007 and 2008.

• Managed budget process including: target setting, budget calendar, presentations, change management, and long range financial planning.

• Developed contract modeling and management tools to better understand revenue and obligations.

• Created business cases for infrastructure and outsourcing projects.

• Member of many financial committees including: Budget development, process improvement and tool decisions.

Datacenter Trust, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA November 2009 – December 2013

Consulting partnership, in the corporate/IT finance, strategy and managed services market segments with an emphasis on providing cost savings, strategic growth and service efficiency.

Managing Director – Financial Intelligence

• Managed the Corporate Strategy, Program Management, Best Practices, Business Intelligence, Corporate Integration, Forensic Finance, Life-Cycle Management, and Business Process lines of business.

• Achieved savings of over $40 Million for clients by analyzing, modeling and providing solutions that optimize current assets and operational future spend.

• Developed, modeled and architected financial systems including: activity based management, budgeting and planning, asset and contract management systems, general ledger and enterprise resource tools (SAP, Oracle, Hyperion and Microsoft Access/Excel), using ITIL principles.

• Provided CFO and Strategic leadership to small and midsized, growing, technology savvy businesses in the manufacturing, healthcare and financial services industries.

• Worked with clients to develop the linkage between strategy and action by providing tools and solutions implemented professionally, on time and within budget.

Pinpointe Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA January 2005- February 2007

Consulting start-up in the IT strategy sector with an emphasis on Mergers and Acquisitions. Responsible for the financial, governance and vendor controls for client projects.

Director: Financial Services

• Supervised team of 5 project managers, overseeing completion of multiple projects, including cost savings initiatives, data center consolidations, outsourcing initiatives and the creation of financial models.

• Managed all financial and vendor aspects for large data center consolidations and outsourcing initiatives, including valuation of outsourcing deals and large consolidation projects, lease vs. buy analysis and reporting to executive level clients, with an average engagement for services of $10M leading to client savings of about $30M, a 3 to 1 savings ratio.

• Presented financial conclusions related to cost savings, budgeting requirements and project statuses to client leadership, including boards of directors.

• Consulted on budgets and provided forecast analysis for IT departments and projects at Fortune 500 clients.

• Developed cost analysis and reporting models for clients in the areas of software and telecom usage, resulting estimated savings of 10%.

• Participated in the managing of large financial system (SAP, Oracle and Hyperion) implementations.

WellPoint Health Networks, Westlake, CA January 2003 to December 2004

Nations largest health insurance company, owner of all for profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield businesses. Provided financial guidance, budget-forecast expertise and monthly variance analysis to the IT Infrastructure team.

Senior Financial Planning Analyst

• Created and managed budgets, quarterly forecasts and financial reports for multiple data center, $400M annual operations spend.

• Managed monthly variance analysis and reporting for the IT Infrastructure group, achieving average variance levels of less than .5%.

• Oracle financials super-user for information technology group.

• Presented monthly financial information to executives.

• Budgeted and reported on capital expenditures for all Infrastructure Services, $150M annual spend.

• Developed cost accounting model and metrics for server and IT services usage, streamlining the corporate recharge process.

• Conducted lease versus buy, shareholder value, ROI and other financial analysis for infrastructure projects.

• Participated in the negotiating of IT software, hardware and service agreements.

• Designed and managed the IT Depreciation forecasting access database.

• Performed detailed financial analysis and participated in the decision making processes regarding outside managed solutions.

Vivendi Universal, Inc., Universal City, CA February, 1998 to September, 2002

Worldwide media company with Music, Movie and Television divisions. Developed and managed the IT vendor relation process including building the database, increasing efficiency and effectiveness of IT management and increasing return on investment.

Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis and Contract Administration

• Budgeted and forecasted global Data Center budget information to Vivendi Universal IT (VU IT), $250M annual spend.

• Negotiated multi-national licensing and contractual agreements between VU IT and information technology vendors.

• Developed business cases for purposed global and local projects, including lease vs. buy, currency exchange hedging, and valuation calculations.

• Achieved savings of over $20 Million by providing analysis, for equipment and software re-lease, purchase or disposal of Data Center equipment, by developing process improvement.

• Designed and administered Vendor Access Database to automate the budget process, cutting the decision making process by over 50%.

• Participated in strategic management and assessments of the VU IT global enterprise in relation to managed outside solutions.

• Led global projects from financial and legal perspectives, keeping them on budget and within corporate guidelines.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles

B.S., Business Administration, Emphasis: International Finance


Financial Planning and Analysis, Activity Based Costing, Vendor/Asset/Contract management systems, High Level Microsoft Excel (vlookup, hlookup and index matching), Microsoft Access (report building & Database management), MicroSoft Word (Strong Corporate Communications Skills) MicroSoft PowerPoint, Cognos, Business Objects, Oracle Financials (including Peoplesoft), TM-1, Essbase Financial Database, Hyperion Budgeting/Financial Systems, MVS budgeting software, Lexis/Nexis research databases, ITIL approved processes and procedures


Member of SWAMI – Software Asset Management Institute, 1999- current.

Member of USC Marshall Associates Board, 2000-current.

Chairman of the Speaker’s Recruitment Committee for the USC Finance Club.

Vice President of USC Finance Club.

Social Committee Chairman for the Dean’s Advisory Board.

Dean’s list award recipient for five semesters.

Commendation from Chairman of Security Pacific National Bank for outstanding service as an intern.

Former Treasurer and Lifetime member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Fraternity.

Lifetime member of California Scholarship Federation.

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