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Operations & Finance Executive

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
April 21, 2017

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Kevin Howell

**** *. **** *****, ******* AZ *****

(208) ***-**** Home (208) ***-**** Mobile

Summary of Qualifications:

Experienced finance professional with demonstrated success in developing and directing company strategies, growth plans, tactical plans and financial performance.

Management of General Ledger, Payroll, Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

Compilation of Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Financial Statements for Internal review & audit

Cost Accounting and Financial Analyst for Reporting, Production & Project Specific Tracking

Treasury Functions, Collections and Financial Relations

Budget & Schedule Development and management

Coordinating & Managing Multidiscipline teams for corporate, manufacturing & project success

Proven operational and financial experience with various industries, commercial development and federal agencies, including DOE, DOD, DOT, USGS, USFS, BIA and Army Corp

Personal Strengths:

Experience with providing information to management, being team player to peers and effective supervision of direct reports

Ability to develop long-range solutions to that support organizational plans, growth strategies and business development

Can be relied on by management, co-workers and customers

Strong relationship and interpersonal skills with customers, management and employees

Desire to be understood and train for current technology and industry trends to maintain a competitive edge and provide customers the best solutions available

Strength solving changes in customer requirements, realigning operational resources and finding solutions to unique and day-to-day challenges

Ability to understand complex information, draw conclusions and facilitate solutions

Individual strength managing stress in a balanced manner

Professional Experience:

Account Manager, Comfort Systems USA Southwest, Chandler AZ, 08/15 to Present

Project manager HVAC projects in Education, Health Care, Prisons & Manufacturing facilities

Review of construction documents for risk and change management

Control of cost and monthly reporting including constructability and risk management

Scheduling, planning and procurement for projects life cycle

Manage turnover commissioning and start-up

Project Controls Manager, Fluor, Tremonton, UT 04/14 06/15

Project Controls Manager at a P&G family services paper plant.

Management of RFP process, Estimation and procurement for large capital projects

Weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reporting of costs and operations to P&G management

Developing project specific safety and quality plan for maintenance and capital projects

Building schedules for maintenance and construction activities

Project Manager, H&K Contractors (Old Castle), Idaho Falls, ID 08/12 04/14

Hired as a project manager for a federal highway project in Yellowstone national park

Responsible for change management and billings

Procurements activities for multiple projects

Maintenance of SWPPP projects and associated documents

Build and maintain schedule for roadway projects and facility improvements

Operations & Financial Director, Tuck Enterprises Palm Springs, CA, 10/08 08/12

Joint venture between a maintenance/assembly firm and a marketing/sales firm to repower wind turbines

Created articles of incorporation, by laws, meeting minutes, federal and state filings, consortium agreements & an HR manual.

Tasked to build full accounting system including a cost control system

Develop, manufacture and market a remote control system for low maintenance wind turbines to enhance performance of low profile wind farms

Supervised the manufacturing of 64 wind turbines

Vice-president COO-CFO, Warbonnet Electric Inc., Fort Hall, Idaho, 07/98- 10/08

As the Chief Operations Officer I expanded our customer base to include DOE, DOD, Hospitals, Universities and multiple manufacturing facilities.

Full GL responsibility with successful preparations of audited financial statements doe bank, bonding and FASAB review

Supervised payroll for 400 employees weekly, monthly payables involved 400 vendors and receivables involved more than 200 customers

Build implement and maintain safety and quality programs suited for DOE and DOD NQA1

Success managing EPC and fixed price contracts for government, industrial and commercial customers

Experience with estimation, scheduling, procurement, billing and change order resolution of fixed price, lump sum, cost plus fixed fee and unit of measure projects

Terms to Describe:

Strong Financial Acumen

Detail Orientated

Strong Business Acumen





Strong Work Ethic

Successful Experience

15+ years of Financial Experience

15+ years of Operations Experience

15+ years of Business Development Experience

15+ years of Project Management/ Cost Controls Experience

Education, Certifications and Awards

Masters, Villanova University, Project Management, (Fall 2016)

BBA, Idaho State University, in Accounting & Business Administration

FAR Boot Camp, March,

SBA Contract Negotiations Training

DOE Security Clearance of L/BAO (National Indian Gaming Clearance)

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