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Manager Assistant

Lakeland, Florida, 33812, United States
May 30, 2010

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Richard Mercaldi MBA, PTA


Doctoral Candidate

**** ******** ******* ** ******** Fl. 33812

CELL: 863-***-**** E- Mail

Profile 10 years experience as Rehab Director,

And 3 years as a Senior Manager

18 years as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Excellent ability to “turn” buildings making them a viable/profitable business unit

Ability to direct complex projects from concept to operational status.

Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities.

Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver.

Proven ability to work in unison with management, staff, and team members.

Ability to work under deadlines

Excellent time management, writing, and speaking skills

Versed at speaking to large and small groups

Excellent teaching skills

Worked in multiple settings including hospitals, home health, outpatient, SNF, ALF, IL, and acute care settings

Opened and managed new start up contracts in a timely fashion.

Tenacious learner and educator

Experience with multi-site management, travel management

Successful liaison between front line and executive levels

Education 2008-Present (Candidate) Doctor of Management\Organizational Leadership \ University of Phoenix.

2004-2006: Master of Business Administration\MBA\ University of Phoenix

1999-2003: B.S. Business Administration\Finance\ Florida Southern College

1991-1993: A.S. Science\Physical Therapy Assistant\North Shore Community College

Accomplishments Program Coordination: finance/PT/OT/SLP/leadership

Managed up to 29 rehab clinics with an average of 150 employees.

Generated over $2 million in revenue/yr.

Turned underperforming business units into profitable clinics

Developed and nurtured key relationships within the business including doctors, managers, ancillary departments, and area directors as well as other decision makers.

Organized and developed new contracts while consistently meeting or exceeding budget.

Managed successful businesses while meeting budget in the areas of revenue, expenses, efficiency, operating margin, and profit margin.

Designed service development plans and conducted operation assessments.

Counseled co- workers on defining career and work related goals and objectives.

Constantly concentrating on business development in collaboration with Director of Business Development

Effectively attracted, recruited, and developed licensed and professional candidates

Trained, supervised, and evaluated staff. Coached overall job and management skills.

Organized and implemented various programs leading the way to program development.

Successfully marketed to client base to acquire a strong referral system.

Proficient at establishing new business within an AL/IL setting. Successfully opened 20 new sites in 24 months for the entire state of Florida.

Employment Interim Area Director Genesis Rehabilitation services

Sr. Program Manager /Program Manager Genesis Rehabilitative Services

Sept 2009-March 2010

2003- Present

Physical Therapy Assistant, Watson Clinic O/P Clinic

Delivered rehab services under the direction of Physical therapists and physicians. 2000-2003

Rehab Director, Rehab Management Systems, O/P Clinic

Directed a successful outpatient facility as a joint venture with a leading fitness franchise. 1994-2000

Physical Therapy Assistant /Genesis Rehabilitation/Highlands Lake Center

Provided rehab services while under a one-year contract for Genesis. 1993-1994

Current Licenses



CPR Current 2010

Florida Real Estate Salesperson: Current but inactive

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