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Project Management Development

Location:
Snellville, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 11, 2017

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LaVerne Cox

(678) ***-****

acx8br@r.postjobfree.com

Management Consultant

Creative and visionary advisor with over 10 years experience in developing and training emerging business owners in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Proven effective leader in providing vision and counsel to executives through periods of development and expansion. Consistent record of building businesses that increases the economic stability and sustainability of the communities that they serve.

Core competencies include:

Project Administration,Training & Development, Strategic Marketing & Sales, Problem Identification & Curriculum Development, New Business Development, Resolution Process Reengineering, Capacity Builder, Volunteer Recruitment, Change Management, Strong Financial/ Budgetary, Building Community Partnerships

Business Development Experience

Evergreen City Builders, LLC, Lawrenceville, GA 2013-16

Process Manager

Provided effective project phasing to aid management control of acquisition and resale process of

investment properties under management.

Developed work plan and managed capital resources in managing investment property re-sales.

Managed financial reports to ensure capital projects remained within strategic annual goals.

Insight Global, Atlanta, GA 2011-12

Process Consultant (Project Coordinator)

Led and managed process of 9000+ server migration within banking environment to more secure and cost effective storage system.

Improved project management processes of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience using Ten Step project management methodology. These improvements reduced rework and helped put 6 month delayed project back on schedule and within budget.

Reduced annual costs $2+MM by reducing bank wide data storage hardware resource utilization rates.

Coordinated UNIX and Solaris cross-departmental efforts and led cross-functional teams through integration with system end of life process within our data migration process.

Monitored project planning and initiation phase and revised work breakdown structure for enterprise information services team.

Documented change control process and communicated changes to stakeholders.

Green Worker Cooperatives, Bronx, NY 2008-10

Coop Developer

Managed the growth and development process of 7 "green", environmentally friendly worker-owned cooperatives and the training of their 16 members towards meeting self-sufficiency goals.

Directed full scope of project life cycle including project justification, risk analysis, scheduling, procurement, project methodology, execution and closure.

Evaluated the financial and talent potential of cooperative firm members for board members, Directors, and financial stakeholders of investment suitability of developing coops for funding approval.

Recruited and consulted with Subject Matter Experts who provided development assistance in creating triple bottom-line sustainability plans to worker cooperatives.

Developed and recommended curriculum for training 6 developing cooperatives' and one operational cooperative team in entrepreneurial and green business management skills.

L'Visioneer, Brooklyn, NY 2000-09

Business Development Consultant

Organized a New York State MWBE certified consulting firm that assisted 80+ firms with incorporation, business licensure and certification, organizing operations, strategic planning, and product development.

Managed small- to large-scale operations and infrastructure projects for clients in diverse industries.

Aided and advised clients in implementing organization-wide project management processes.

Trained entrepreneurs and their executive staff in group sessions and periodic coaching sessions in order to build sustainability and attain strategic objectives.

Structured sound financial management practices for client firms and evaluated progress.

Merlyn's Rainbow Lupus Walk For a Cure, Brooklyn, NY 2002-07

Event Coordinator

Developed sponsorship system which raised $50,000 of financial and in-kind professional services for community health and youth development programs.

Brooklyn United Innovative Local Development, Brooklyn, NY 2006-07

MBA Intern Program

Developed methodology for evaluating MWBE firms interested in benefiting from the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement which decreased review time from 4 months

to weeks.

Qualified and managed prospective commercial vendors through qualification process for MWBE contracts in Atlantic Yards Development project.

TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Green Worker Cooperatives, Bronx, NY 2009

Class Coordinator & Co-instructor- "Coop Academy"

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and trained business teams in a sixteen week course geared to develop the social and business skills required to create and work in a worker-owned cooperative.

Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY 2007

Lecturer - "Developing Your Marketing Message."

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and trained youth interns.

L'Visioneer, Brooklyn, NY 2000-08

Instructor/Mentor - "Developing and Managing An Advertising Campaign." "NxLevel Entrepreneurship Courses"

Developed structure, trained interns and coordinated youth mentorship program access to young professionals in their field of interest.

EDUCATION

Baruch College, New York, NY

M.B.A. Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management 2008

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

B.B.A. in Finance 1997

Areas of Concentration : Corporate Finance, Investment Banking

Minor: Business Law

Certifications

NxLevel Entrepreneurship Instructor Certification 2007

National Business Incubation Association

Business Incubation Management Certificate 2009

Ten Step Project Management Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in process 2010

Microsoft Project 2010 certificate

2010

SKILLS

MS Office Suite, Lotus Suite, SAP, SAS, PeopleSoft, Visio, Publisher, Act!, Microsoft Project, Business Plan Pro, QuickBooks, Internet Research, Legal research, Lexis-Nexis, Raisers Edge.

PLATFORMS: Windows NT / 9X / 2000 / XP / Vista, HP UNIX, Sun Solaris

HARDWARE: Wide range of PCs and workstations; HP, Sun, & UNIX Servers

Associations:

NXLEVEL, National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), Project Management Institute (PMI)



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