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Project Management

Essex County, New Jersey, United States
January 13, 2017

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Yale School of Management MBA Finance 1989

Columbia University MS Engineering Mechanics; Awarded full fellowship 1982

Manhattan College BS Civil Engineering; Ranked first in class 1981


Project Control Executive providing comprehensive cost, schedule, estimating, and business leadership on Engineering and Construction programs $10M to $10B, spanning most types of facilities and infrastructure.

Solid record of driving Project Control initiatives through policy, procedure, tools, reports, staffing and training, to generate step gains in operational efficiency and financial performance. Trusted partner to Executive and Project teams - leverages analytic, operational and interpersonal acumen to accurately assess project health, and identify risks, opportunities, action plans and P+L impact. Strong financial / business background to lead at the project and corporate level, develop strategy, assess and structure deals, and increase profitability.

Leadership & Communication - Cost, Schedule & Scope Control - Estimating - Project Planning - CPM Scheduling - Earned Value Analysis - Risk - Contract Management & Negotiations - Portfolio Performance Analysis - Management Reporting - Policy & Process - Project Accounting - Financial Planning & Analysis

- Bridge – Rail – Airport – Transit – Highway – Marine - Power – Industrial – Commercial - Aerospace - Defense -Government Infrastructure - Universities - R&D – Science - Technology - Sports - Real Estate Development -


President 2014 - Present

Gentile Consulting Group, LLC Millburn, NJ

Founded this Project Controls consulting firm to provide business and project leaders with the tools, processes, resources and strategy, to deliver projects on time and on budget, reduce risk and increase transparency

Cost Control, Schedule Management, Estimating, Earned Value, Performance Measurement, Risk Analysis, Contract Management, Project and Corporate Reporting, Information Systems, Process Design

Strategic Advisor to assess and recommend improvements; Owner’s Agent to provide due diligence and institute processes and systems; Staff Augmentation to deliver comprehensive project controls

CFO / Chief Project Controls 2012 - 2014

Truland Group, Inc. Reston, VA

Selected by the CEO / Founder of this $500M Engineering & Construction firm to increase profitability, improve all business operations, and enhance valuation to investors.

Increased gross margins 25% and reduced risk, by building a Project Controls function to manage all cost, schedule, manpower and commercial aspects of the portfolio of Industrial and Government projects

Provided business clarity to the Executive and Project Management teams through executive dashboards, rigorous project reviews, forward looking analysis, and timely, accurate, value added project reporting

Upgraded policies, procedures and best practices, improving performance of Project Controls, Project Management, Finance, Accounting, Estimating, Contract, Legal, Strategy, Policy, IT, and HR functions

Reduced overhead $10M (30%) by consolidating 9 legal entities to 2 business units, streamlining all operations, and better positioning the company to clients and investors

Cultivated strong relationships with Clients, Banks, Bonding, Insurance, CPA, Law firms and Investors

Chief Project Controls 2009 - 2012

Alstom Ltd Baden, Switzerland

Chosen by the President of Europe/Americas/Africa to turn around the Project Controls function for this $5B division of an international Power Engineering & Construction firm.

Increased project margins 10% and accelerated project delivery 15% through improved estimating, planning, cost / schedule control, and earned value management, and by integrating disparate EPC division schedules, policies, procedures, and management tools

Reengaged the Executive Team and Operations through a streamlined set of enterprise-wide Project Controls, resulting in more timely and accurate project P&Ls, budgets, forecasts, cash flows, performance analysis, reporting, issue resolution, and the accountability to run each project like a business

Reorganized and trained the 40 member team, providing a motivating, challenging career path, and resulting in becoming a seed organization for top managers throughout the firm

Director Project Controls and Finance 2008 - 2009

Meadowlands Management, LLC East Rutherford, NJ

Engaged to reestablish Investor / Lender confidence in development of this $2.5B sports and retail complex.

Rebuilt confidence between the Developer, Investors and Project Team to focus on strategic matters, through agreed and reliable business plans, financial analysis and reporting, and corrective action plans

Instituted a disciplined business process to effectively plan and control the project through sound policies, procedures, cost and schedule control, commercial management, reporting, administration, and training

Vice President Project Controls 2005 – 2008

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jersey City, NJ

Recruited to develop an in-house Project Controls group to manage all capital projects worldwide, comprising $500M in Office Building and Data Center infrastructure.

Established and directed all global policy for project planning, cost, schedule and scope control, forecasting, cash flow, project accounting, business case analysis, funding approval and project reporting

Chaired global project reviews, saving over $20M annually through rigorous application of Earned Value Analysis, Risk Analysis, CPM scheduling, change order and contract management, and benchmarking

CFO & COO 2002 - 2005

B.W. Dexter II, Inc. Danielson, CT

Right hand to the CEO / Founder of this fast growth $50M construction firm, responsible to improve corporate profitability and all financial, business and project operations.

Increased profitability 25% through a Project Control system designed to give Managers accurate and timely revenue, cost, schedule and manpower statistics to anticipate and correct critical issues

Built the management infrastructure to accurately budget, forecast and control corporate costs, revenues and profit, manage cash flow, and improve management decision making, reducing overhead 14%

Directed the portfolio of Government, University, and Commercial construction projects, with ultimate authority to negotiate and resolve all stakeholder and contractual matters

Project Controls Manager 1998 - 2002

J.A. Jones / Lockwood Greene Somerset, NJ

Standardized and delivered comprehensive Project Controls for $400M in Pharmaceutical Plant, Campus and Laboratory programs, improving project profit and risk profiles, while giving clients consistent visibility to program performance, for this $1B Engineering & Construction firm.

Division Manager – Program Management & Project Controls 1992 - 1998

Louis Berger Group Morristown, NJ

Launched a new division for this top-tier Engineering Consulting firm, responsible for profitable delivery of Program Management and Project Control services to Government clients engaged in major capital programs, including $10B in Light Rail, Airport, Roadway, Dredging, Tunnel, and Long-span Bridge infrastructure.


Certified Management Accountant / CMA Licensed Professional Engineer / PE

Project Management Professional / PMP Mayor’s Budget Council, Millburn, NJ

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