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Operations / logistics Director

Location:
Harrison, New York, 10577, United States
Posted:
January 27, 2017

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

Possess a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Finance & International Business.

* *****’ recent experience as Director of Operations / Logistics for an alternative energy startup, in this capacity I organized, negotiated and employed cost effective methods for domestic and international maritime and land transportation

6 years’ experience as a Analyst / Broker for a pre-eminent maritime consulting, sale and purchase firm with exposure to most shipping sectors including dry-bulk, tanker, container and offshore vessels. Analyzed market conditions in order to advise international clients on critical investment decisions, negotiated the sale of vessels and performed vessel valuations. Duties also included interfacing with ship owners, insurance companies, investment banks and maritime attorneys.

13 years’ experience as Director of Operations for a major international maritime agency. Was responsible for the operations for a fleet of ships trading in the wet, dry and gas markets. Communicated and interfaced with vessels, agents, brokers and charterers with regard to logistics, voyage orders, itineraries and day to day activity of the vessels including the purchase and delivery of foods, fuels, spares and equipment.

Also have experience as Vice President of a real estate development corporation, acquired 7 parcels of land in Dutchess County, NY and created a 1,100 acre thoroughbred horse farm. Oversaw the complete management of this profitable operation.

SKILLS & CAPABILITIES:

Highly skilled operations manager with extensive experience in maritime operations and logistics including overseeing the activities of staff at multiple offices.

Able to organize, negotiate and coordinate the timeliest and most cost effective methods of domestic and international transportation.

Able to handle and negotiate vessel employment including negotiating spot & time charter employment as well sales contracts.

Highly effective at developing and maintaining relationships to ensure physical delivery

Managed commercial and logistical operations for a fleet of vessels trading in the wet, dry and gas markets including efficiently scheduling/Logistics/Supply Chain Management and monitoring of vessels daily positions, speed and performances.

Skilled in communicating with Masters, agents and brokers with regard to voyage orders and itineraries; including communicating with vessels, agents, brokers and charterers with regard to voyage orders and itineraries.

Appointment of agents, making sure vessels comply with port requirements

Perform market research/analysis in order provide international clients with accurate and timely information with which to make critical investment decisions.

Monitor world and industry events, trends, ship transactions, purchase enquiries and sales candidates.

Effective at consulting with ship owners, insurance companies, investment banks and lawyers on the shipping market and Liaising with insurance carriers and clients to negotiate claims.

Skilled negotiator coordinator for the sale of vessels for further trading and demolition in excess of $100 million. Performed vessel valuations for owners, bankers, & insurance companies.

Coordinated all logistical needs including agency, foods, fuels and equipment. .

Capable of conducting fiscal evaluations and numerical analysis including accounts payable/receivable, invoicing and commissions and payroll operations.

ENTRPENURIAL EXPERIENCE:

Vice President T & E Development Inc. Dover Plains, NY May 2000 – July 2014

Acquired and developed 7 parcels of land in Dutchess County NY into a 1,100 acre thoroughbred horse farm.

Harvested the land of timber

Designed, planned and constructed the buildings, roads and paddocks for the thoroughbred breeding facility

As General Manager of Pegasus Farm oversaw complete management of the operation

Achievements:

Purchased an existing 600 acre dairy farm for $900,000, and then purchased 7 adjacent parcels of land consisting of 500 acres through private sale and public auction for $400,000. I Obtained the permits to develop the total property into a thoroughbred horse farm. This included harvesting the property of lumber to clear the land to put in a road network and pastures. The lumber produced $250,000, in addition I bartered harvested lumber in exchange for the fence posts and rails necessary to put up over 3 miles of fencing.

After operating the horse farm for 8 years we sold off 1000 acres of it for $9 million, we continued to operate the horse business on the remaining 100 acres for 4 more years until we sold it for 1 million.

TRANSPORTATION / OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

New Hampshire Wood Pellets, LLC October 2013 – May 2016

Director Operations / Logistics

As the logistics director for New Hampshire Wood Pellets it was my job to organize, negotiate and coordinate the most timely and cost effective methods of domestic and international transportation.

Scheduled all incoming and outgoing shipments of raw materials and finished goods

Managed inventory

Negotiated vessel employment

Developed and maintained relationships to ensure physical delivery

Managed Scheduling/Logistics/Supply Chain Management

Monitored vessel daily positions, speed and performance

Communicated with Masters, port agents and brokers with regard to scheduling, voyage orders and itineraries

Appointment of agents, making sure vessels comply with port requirements

Jacq Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc. New York, NY October 2007 –October 2013

Maritime Consultant / Sale & Purchase Broker

Jacq Pierot is one of the pre-eminent Maritime Consulting and Sale and Purchase brokerage firms based in the United States. The company has exposure to most shipping sectors including dry-bulk, tanker, container and offshore vessels.

Performed market research/analysis in order provide international clients with accurate and timely information with which to make critical investment decisions

Monitored world and industry events, trends, ship transactions, purchase enquiries and sales candidates

Consulted with ship owners, insurance companies, investment banks and lawyers on the shipping market

Negotiated the sales of vessels for further trading and demolition

Performed vessel valuations for owners, bankers, & insurance companies

Achievements:

Negotiated the sale of new building and second hand vessels in excess of $500 million.

Setag Brokerage & Agency, Ltd. Harrison, NY June 1994 – September 2007

Director of Operations

Setag acted as agents for foreign ship owners. We handled operations and all logistical needs as well as accounts payable / receivable.

Managed commercial and logistical operations for a fleet of vessels trading in the wet, dry and gas markets

Negotiated spot & time charter employment as well as sales contracts

Communicated with vessels, agents, brokers and charterers with regard to voyage orders and itineraries

Negotiated port and demurrage charges

Coordinated day to day activities of vessels

Provided market research/analysis of industry events and trends

Coordinated all logistical needs including agency, foods, fuels and equipment

Liaise with insurance carriers and clients to negotiate claims

Implemented new onboard inventory system to streamline ordering and reduce costs

Oversaw and coordinated activities of the staff of multiple offices

Responsible for accounts payable/receivable, invoicing and commissions

Achievements:

Negotiated and coordinated the sale of vessels for further trading and demolition in excess of $200 million.

Negotiated the 5 year time charter of 4 Russian bulk carriers for $6,800 / day, Then chartered those ships out for 5 years at an average rate of $18,500 / day.

Implemented new onboard inventory system to streamline the ordering process allowing us order in bulk to reduce cost. I Procured warehouse space in New Orleans, Rotterdam and Athens to allow us to store spare parts and supplies to be delivered onboard the vessels when they called these ports. This increased our ordering power and decreased our transportation expenses. The first year savings of was $750,000 and increased to excess 1 million in subsequent years.

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NEW YORK, NY 2001

Master of Business Administration in Finance & International Business

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY 1994

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Mark Boyer Memorial Scholarship Award (Top Male Student Athlete), Athletic Scholarship Basketball



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