STEPHEN J. RHOADES
256-***-**** • email@example.com
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Operations Professional and proven leader with a passion for working with customers and employees to achieve and surpass
organizational goals. Over 20 years in U.S. Army and Government Contracting Industry. Expertise lies in business operations
including: project/program lead, project/program management, proposal management, BD management, process development,
strategic partnerships, customer relationship management, personnel management and operating globally . Recognized for
professionalism, positive attitude, and commitment to excellence with a proven ability to train personnel to have the same
confidence, excitement and enthusiasm as company leadership. Comfortable communicating with senior management,
associates, vendors and customers and a cross-functional expert in strategic business planning, operations, purchasing,
personnel resources and logistics with an active SECRET clearance
CONSULTING HUNTSVILLE. AL 2012-present
Working as a consultant to assist companies in multiple areas
Program Management; ID/IQ, FFP, CPFF, T&M, CP
Proposal Management; ran multiple proposals simultaneously EAGLE and AMCOM EXPRESS
Government Contractor Program Audits
Supported multiple companies in the above areas
Huntsville, AL 2008-2012
SPS helps customers train, move, and track assets anywhere in the world.
Executive Director of Operations
Responsible for the day-to-day business operations. This included project leads, program managers, in-depth experience
of proposals, costing, capture managers, OCONUS manager, HR, contracts, and the Michigan office.
Managed P&L on different types of contracts ranging from 3M - 90+M, on time delivery, maintaining compliance
and staying within budget for all company programs.
Mentored all project managers/leads and program managers and ensured that all program reports and deliverables
were reviewed for compliance and submitted on time. Managed the Deltek Time and Expense
Communicated any challenges within the organizational objectives during our Executive meetings that covered
both internal and customers.
Provided direction and support on the development of strategic business plans and assumed a leadership role for
assigned strategic actions.
Successfully manage competing priorities and provide clear direction in all types of environments both CONUS
and OCONUS including Force Protection system engineering and fielding efforts with ECP and BETSS-C
Proven ability to manage multiple projects with successful results through proactive problem solving and decisive
Senior Program Manager Huntsville, AL 2008
Responsible for controlling P&L, on time delivery, maintaining compliance and staying within budget for all company
Experience managing ID/IQ, T&M, TO’s, CP, CPFF and Firm Fixed Price (FFP) projects with hard deliverables
on different types of contracts ranging from 3M - 90+M. Experience with proposals, costing and recruiting
Prioritized daily actions required for company programs and mentored the Project/Program Managers.
Led integrated teams to provide appropriate program management oversight on contracts and conducted weekly
program reviews with executive leadership.
Provided leadership for all program start-ups through execution. Managed the Deltek Time and Expense
Assisted in planning for new business market penetration within core competency markets.
During OCONUS effort I established SOP, SIPR and NIPR access for the team and supported BDE Ops
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OMEGA TRAINING GROUP Columbus, GA 2003-2008
Founded in 1990 Omega offers a wide range of quality products and services to Department of Defense agencies, the
defense industry and commercial clients.
Senior Program Lead Columbus, GA 2007-2008
Responsible for leading, supervising, managing and deployment of the eight man Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment
(RAID) Force Protection System (FPS) New Equipment Training (NET) Team in South West Asia. Directing,
coordinating and planning team assets and resources to meet all customer mission requirements.
Developed and updated programs of instruction (POI), training support packages and manuals.
Directed, coordinated, and planned team assets and resources to meet all missions.
Responsible for Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance for all bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Managed and performed platform-level instruction on the 3107 RAID Tower, 17M Aerostat, GBOSS and
Cerberus systems during the program.
Senior NET Team Manager Columbus, GA 2006-2007
Directed, coordinated and planned team assets and resources to meet all Force Protection Systems (FPS) missions.
Provided consultation, analysis, reviews, and provided feedback aimed at improving project success. Planned and
coordinated all travel throughout CONUS AND OCONUS.
Mentored, trained and assisted the ten man NET team during the deployment to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Managed a four man team that developed maintained and updated programs of instruction (POI), training support
packages and Technical Manuals to support the Light Weight Counter Mortar Radar System (LCMR) Program.
Established priorities for the NET team to provide a clear direction in harsh environments.
Analyzed, designed and prepared training materials supporting institutional and unit sustainment training for the
STRYKER family of vehicles and the STRYKER Brigade Combat Team (SBCT).
Developed, staffed and published Programs of Instruction (POI) for institutional training concentrating on the
STRYKER leader’s course and the STRYKER transition course.
Team Lead Columbus, GA 2003-2006
Mentored, supervised and assisted the instructors presenting instruction In Accordance With (IAW) approved POI.
Developed a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and managed the six man
team for the Shoulder Launched Munitions (SLM) program.
Conducted a comprehensive software analysis for an Intelligent Munitions System (IMS).
Assembled a future concepts paper for the Modified Light Machinegun to include the development of
Developed an integrated master schedule (IMS), plan of execution and managed the five (5) man team for the DRI
Limited Objective Experiment (LOE)
Developed a comprehensive Stryker training plan that included institutional/operational units, training aids and
Monitored the progress of the 172nd Infantry STRYKER unit during the fielding and operational training.
Self Employed Columbus, GA 1999-2003
Communications Technician Contractor for Charter Communications.
Managed cable and satellite operations and personnel in two different cities.
Supervised the quality of work conducted by the cable and satellite installers.
Established a customer relationship to ensure a high retention rate.
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U.S. Army Numerous 1987-1999
Served in various infantry units to include the Airborne Infantry, Light Infantry and the United Nations Command.
Leadership positions ranged from Squad Leader to First Sergeant. Planned and conducted training in both institutional and
Primary schools attended:
U.S. Army, ANCOC, Fort Benning, GA. 1996
U.S. Army, Drill Sergeant School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 1994
U.S. Army, Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA. 1993
U.S. Army, Ranger School, Fort Benning, GA. 1992
U.S. Army, BNCOC, Fort Campbell, KY. 1992
U.S. Army, PLDC, Fort Campbell, KY. 1990
Security Clearance: Secret
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Resource and Technology (Business) Management