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Manager Project

Grayslake, Illinois, United States
May 17, 2019

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Clifford J. Faust

Address: **** *’Brien Drive, Aurora, IL 60502 Phone: 312/286-6565 Email:


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Juris Doctor

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

Minors: International Relations and Computer Science

Dean’s List

Work Experience

ExteNet Systems, Inc. Lisle, IL

National Close Out Specialist, 07/18-12/18

Working closely with internal stakeholders and external customers to make sure that all proper documentation is uploaded to completely close out projects across the country. Ensured the integrity of project information throughout the project lifecycle from proposal request through project closeout. In this capacity, have captured, managed and disseminated project closeout information to and from members of the project team and the customer. Confirmed that the project tracking system and document repositories are current, well organized, and reflective of the status of the projects in the portfolio. Successfully responded to all RFPs.

ACTIV Financial Wheaton, IL

Contracts Manager/Paralegal, 05/17-01/18

Assist General Counsel in a variety of Legal and IT/Business efforts by identifying contractual milestones, tracking vendor and licensee contractual obligations, ensuring that all obligations are met within the contracted time frame. Draft and revise general, software contract documents (e.g., MSAs, SAs, Amendments, etc.) that are consistent with ACTIV’s policies and objectives.

SAC Wireless Schaumburg, IL

Customer Deliverables Program Manager / Site Developmental Specialist, 10/13-05/16

Served as liaison between executives, Construction and AT&T to correct any contracting issues that came up to obtain timely NTPs. Completed a project to re-negotiate land lease contracts to bring down previously negotiated prices. Obtained all types of missing leases and other types of contracts using various contract databases. Worked with technical and construction teams to finish projects within budget. Performed bidding and negotiated rates with sub-contractors and suppliers. Managed personnel entering documents and data into PeopleSoft, QuickBase, NORAD, Siterra and SharePoint among other Contract Database Systems. Completion of leasing packages and other documentation required by the client. Assured each client received accurate, timely reporting.

Black & Veatch Burr Ridge, IL

Site Acquisition Specialist, Contract Consultant, 01/09-06/13

Site Acquisition Specialist Primary lead for site projects including leasing, drop-and-swaps, and collocation projects. Regularly led site acquisition activities from initial release, to new application, to release of NTP for work done on site, through building permit issuance. Tracked and procured all necessary equipment to successfully complete a project. Using QuickBase, controlled the initial contract setup, made sure all appropriate supplement documents were complete, and completed all necessary revisions and redlines based on negotiations with the landlord. Moreover, made sure all milestones and reports were correctly and concisely completed. Coordinate with major tower owners and/or private landlords to negotiate and secure lease entitlements as project scope defines.

Contract Specialist assigned on a sensitive corporate merger/reorganization project for a major cell phone provider. Primary responsibilities include staff and data coordination along with the final review and editing of Contract Abstractions. Reviewing and editing all merger correspondences which are sent to thousands of owners, Landlords and Corporations, informing them about the merger and requesting related data.

Robert Half Legal Chicago, IL

Contract Consultant, 10/06-12/08

Contract Reviewer on an acquisition project with US Cellular where my primary focus was with land lease contracts. Responsibility included the review and analysis of contracts with various landowners. Worked with Information/Legal Management to develop an Excel Spreadsheet that I designed to generate reports and to track the project’s progress.

Assistant Project Manager on a major reorganization project with Black & Veatch. Key duties include reviewing and redlining the work of over 20 Contract Abstractors and Quality Control Personnel as the Final Quality Control Manager for various types of property leases. Assisting in the training of, and maintaining the day-to-day workflow to, those same abstractors. Moreover, aiding the Project Manager in consequential tasks such as gathering and filtering vast amounts of data for reports sent directly to the client.

Contract Consultant assigned on a long-term co-sourced engagement with Sears Holdings Corporation. Primary responsibilities include the drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts which limits potential legal exposure to Sears Holdings Corporation. Such contracts include, but were not limited to, Real Estate Agreements, Evaluation License Agreements, Software & Maintenance Services Agreements, and Uniform Terms and Conditions Agreements. Created contract templates, processes and tools for the new company and provided on-going team training which improved performance, quality and established best practices.

Relevant Skills

Attended and Successfully Completed SAC Wireless’ Leadership Training Course

Experienced in contract language, research methods and abstraction

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