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Management State University

Dayton, Ohio, United States
October 04, 2016

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Stephen D. Williams

**** ****** ***** ****, ***********, OH 45431

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Financial and administrative professional with a proven track record of successful financial, human resources, IT and facilities management experience. Experience includes working for an ENR top 400 firm, a publishing company and two fortune 500 companies.

Currently serving as an independent business consultant representing a broad based client group including a defense software contractor, a union construction company, two regional CPA firms and a pension consulting company. Assignments include serving as interim CFO, COO, staff development, mentoring and business development.

Human Resource management including

recruiting strategies, policy development and


IT planning, direction and investment including

software and capital equipment

Corporate relocation and facility design with

on-going facility management responsibility

Risk management

Core Accomplishments

Created internal strategic alliances with organization leadership and strategic business units to effectively align with and support key business initiatives answering the key compass question "What can our administrative services group do to provide world class service to our clients, staff and business units?"

Built and retained high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals. Was able to develop and implement a hiring plan to accommodate staff growth of over 20% a year for three consecutive years.

As chief financial and administrative officer, was committed to cost effective management of resources and quality performance throughout the organization by promoting accountability through the use of SMART goals that rolled up throughout the entire organization in support of key sales, financial and operational goals. This including savings of more than $1.4MM in overhead costs throughout the organization.

Professional Experience

Vice President, Finance and Administration (senior shareholder)

LJB Inc - Dayton, OH

Key management team member of this large regional engineering and architectural design firm serving on the firm's management committee. The management committee was chartered with over all firm management and strategic direction enabling the company to grow revenue by more than 50% in the last three year strategic planning cycle.

Orchestrated two key corporate relocations enabling the firm to grow revenue with expanded space, technical upgrades in support of design capabilities and enhanced company image with more efficient and state of the art facilities. These relocations supported a hiring plan and staff growth of nearly 40% in a three year period.

Planned, organized and managed the implementation of a major software upgrade and conversion to an enterprise system that produced more timely and accurate financial and project reporting helping divisions and management make more informed and timely decisions relative to projects, accounting and clients on an on- going basis.

Conducted continual training classes as a certified instructor for risk management, financial report interpretation, contract negotiation and other classes in support of divisional operations and project management. Became certified thru IACET and LJB University as a trainer to present classes that could award CEU’s. This internal training saved LJB more than $700K in training and travel costs that would have been purchased from outside vendors.

Moved the firm from an “administrative assistant” model to a marketing/sales coordinator model upgrading support staff at all levels of the organization with administrative staff who were more technical in nature and could perform multiple tasks beyond those just administrative in nature. This resulted in annual savings of over $400K plus increased marketing and sales support capabilities for the firm.

Led the financial group thru a number of audits for state and federal agencies (ODOT, DCAA, DOD,etc.). These audits supported pricing models submitted for large state and federal contracts including pricing and overhead substantiations. Contracts were never “re-priced” as a result of these audits.

Successfully negotiated annual health care renewals for the firm consistently producing lower than market and regional rates while culturally changing the staff’s mindset toward healthcare and preventative care educating them to the value of becoming an informed healthcare consumer.

Strategic planning


Relationship management for banking, legal,

insurance and other key service providers

Tax management

Operational accounting management

Pricing and contract negotiation



Skill Highlights


Served on a number of community boards including:

Wright State University college of business board, Greene County Board of MRDD

United Way


Bachelor of Science : Accounting,

Wright State University - Dayton, OH, USA

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