MARK A. RED
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
§ Contract Negotiations § Risk Mitigation § Request for Proposals
§ Document Editing § Database updates/reporting § Dispute Resolution
§ Contract Drafting & Review § Regulatory Compliance § Communication skills
§ Status reporting § Technical Writing § Organizational skills
On a daily basis, I will meet the time-sensitive needs of my clients/stakeholders by:
• Assuming responsibility for the lifecycle of sales or vendor contracts from bid preparation through contract closeout and supporting internal functions (Legal, Finance, Risk, Tax, etc.).
• Ensuring all contract renewals, amendments, SOWs, NDAs, RFPs/RFIs, etc., are processed expeditiously, risks mitigated and contractual issues/disputes identified and resolved.
• Updating and maintaining contract databases and engaging in various projects as assigned. Adhering to strict deadlines. Advising corporate clients and collaborating with Legal Counsel.
• Maintaining excellent written and verbal skills between diverse teams (Sales, Service, and Operation Teams)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, IRVING, TX August 1994 – March 2019
[Positions held: Senior Contracts Manager (5/2008 – 3/2019), Manager-Contracts (4/2001 – 7/2005), Contract Administrator (8/1994 – 4/2001)]
Senior contracts manager supporting national Sales executives. Instrumental in project management and closing deals. Collaborated with key stakeholders in Finance, Marketing, Tax, Compliance and Sales.
Reviewed, drafted and negotiated complex telecom agreements and amendments, vendor/supplier agreements, construction agreements, professional services agreements and statements of work, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, settlement agreements, and other technology-related agreements. Consistently exceeded turnaround SLAs.
Prepared bid responses and supported proposal team.
Managed contract administrators and all aspects of contract operations.
Legal representative on various interdepartmental projects and task forces.
Advised Sales of legal and regulatory developments.
LOCKHEED-MARTIN CORPORATION, FORT WORTH, TX 1987-1994
[Positions held: Contract Administrator, Material Legal Advisor and Buyer]
Successfully supported an F-16 procurement department and contracts department; reviewed and analyzed hundreds of federal government prime contracts and subcontracts, teaming arrangements, license agreements, FARS/DFARS and company policies. Collaborated with legal counsel and held Secret Clearance.
Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) - South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Political Science - University of Texas at Arlington
SOFTWARE SKILLS AND OTHER INTERESTS
Microsoft (Office, Word and Excel) and Google proficient. Verizon pro bono program volunteer, 2013-2019.