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XDX Productions

Freelance Television Producer & Nature Videographer

Location:Liberty, Missouri, United States
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Highly experienced manager, consultant and entrepreneur with leadership exposure to all functional areas:

• General manager/ Owner of a medical billing, collections and healthcare consulting practice based on McKesson Medisoft platform and leveraging 25+ years of healthcare consulting to physicians and hospitals.
• Joint ventured as an equity owner with an Inventor to manufacture, market, and patent promote a launch of a new product in the ski boot accessory industry.
• Completed training in athletic agent with Sports Management World Wide, Inc. and serve as a sports agent with a license in the State of Missouri.
• Served as a key consultant, decision maker and turnaround expert, on historic presentation of the first Hip Hop Concert in Branson, Missouri’s history in the face of significant controversy and opposition.
• As a Board Member for a non-profit, conceptualize and implemented an alignment of the non-profit worth a major health system resulting in a complete financial turnaround.
• Developed and successfully launched a film festival as a vehicle for encouraging film production in the Midwest and directed, produced and screened my first 24 minute short film in a highly publicized and followed Hollywood style film shoot at a major Midwest destination mall.
• Developed and implemented full operation of a computer service and repair center servicing retail and business customers.
• Lead and implemented successful high level information and computer technology engagements involving implementation of networked Razor’s Edge fundraising program, installation and implementation of a 40+ IP and analog video security surveillance system, set-up and wiring of 20+ station computer networks for independent retail centers for CORT furniture company, and implementation of full IT platforms and networks for a large educational institution.
• Launched a start-up ergonomic furniture design and sales company and assisted in securing design patents and development of four new product lines.
• Conducted a number of high profile physician project engagements with major health systems that involved merging of various pathology groups, development of integrated pathology and anesthesiology physician groups, and negotiation of innovative physician practice contracts.
• Conducted over five merger and acquisition analyses and successful acquisitions of clinical and pathology laboratories for a number of major health systems in the United States.
• Implemented state of the art calls center, IBM system 390-mainframe hardware conversion and digital documentation technology for the medical billing industry.
• Designed, developed and implemented one of the first compliance plans for the third party medical billing industry resulting in successful avoidance of corporate criminal liability in a high profile OIG healthcare fraud case.
• Reorganized the internal consulting operations for a prominent boutique-consulting firm to incorporate interactive and streamlined consulting sales presentations resulting in a significant increase in sales.
• Developed and launched a proprietary physician merger and acquisition process that generated over $1 million dollars in professional fees and resulted in 100% success rate.
• Presented, won and lead a consulting assignment to Boehringer Mannheim, Mannheim, West Germany, to develop a strategic assessment of the North American Robotic Laboratory division which ultimately resulted in its sale to SmithKline for over $5 billion.
• Responsible for logistics and mobilization of a 150+ person crew and cast of the HBS off-Broadway show from Boston to New York City without incident and on-budget.
• Conducted a complex tax basis project as a CPA/Tax Consultant for American Can resulting in tax savings of over $2 million.
• Trained the rank of non-commissioned officer in the U.S. military at the age of nineteen and becoming the youngest officer in the ten-year history of the battalion.
• Lead and motivated over 300 club presidents as elected Chairman of the Greater New York Explorer Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America for two consecutive years.

Jan 2006 – Present
XD-X Management Kansas City, MO
? Medical biling and healthcare consulting practice.
? Sports Agent-State of Missouri
? General management and advisory for industry.
? Recent Project: Launch new Product in Ski Industry
? Recent Project: Launch first Hip Hop Nelly Concert in Branson MO
? Recent Project: Develop and Launch New Film Festival
? Recent Project: Establish a new Physician Practice in IR
June 2007- Present SMWW, Inc. Kansas City, MO
Athletic Agent Advsor
? Joined the award winniing Sports Management World Wide, Inc. as an Agent Advisor after completing extensive training in sports management.
? Licensed Athletice Agent State of Missouri
April 2007- Jan 2008 Morgan Stanley Kansas City, MO
Financial Advisor-Global Wealth Management
? Joined the award winning Global Wealth Management Group as a Financial Advisor to develop a financial planning and wealth management practice.
? Completed licensing as a registered stockbroker, investment advisor, commodities broker, annuity representative and insurance provider.
July 2007 – Present Alphapointe Kansas City, KS
Board Member/Strategic Planning Committee
? Board member for a Kansas City based non-profit focused on bereavement for children who have experienced the loss of a parent.
? Spearheaded a Strategic initiative to locate a strategic partner to address operating deficits and long-term needs that resulted in a strategic partnership with St. Luke’s Health System in a three month time frame.
November 2006 – April 2007 Solace House Kansas City, MO
Board Member/Executive Committee
? Board member for a Kansas City based non-profit focused on bereavement for children who have experienced the loss of a parent.
? Spearheaded a Strategic initiative to locate a strategic partner to address operating deficits and long-term needs that resulted in a strategic partnership with St. Luke’s Health System in a three month time frame.
March 2006 – March 2007 American Artist Film Festival Kansas City, MO
? Founded, implemented and completed a new film festival in Kansas City in joint venture with local area business which screened in September 2006.
? Directed and produced a short film production featuring a live shoot at the Legends retail complex as a promotional and integral part of the film festival resulting in the attraction of over 2,000 spectators.
March 2005 – March 2006 Action Cut Filmmaking Seminar Ventura, CA
Midwest Producer
? Develop market entry plan for launching an Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar in the St. Louis and Kansas City Missouri region to serve Midwest attendee’s.
? Identify new market opportunities in the Midwest and develop relationships with key strategic constituents to enhance our reach of the potential market.
? Develop logistics for development of an Action/Cut Seminar offering in the Midwest region of the Unites States. Identify sponsors and alliances as needed to launch a successful seminar.
? Actively working on film scripts for independent films. Member of the Actor Training Studio, a professional actor training studio located in Kansas City that develops and trains professional actors and provides intense theatrical workshops.
Dec 2003 –March 2005 BTSG, Inc. Overland Park, KS
? Developed joint venture to launch a service-focused technology solutions company offering integrated business solutions and consulting services.
? Responsible for business development, strategic visioning and planning and development of partnering arrangement with sister companies.
? Successfuly launched a new product lines for integrated technology solutions in POS solutions and integrated digital video surveillance technology.
? Develop and implemented successful regional Emerging Technology Seminars in coordination with major computer technology vendors (AMD, Intel, Foxconn, etc.) For motivating and educating dealers and resellers.
Jan 2000 – Dec 2003 Computer Renew Kansas City, MO
? Responsible for operations improvement, market position enhancement and day-to-day operations.
? Implemented focused service and product enhancements resulting in the addition of new product/service lines and entry into the large corporate technology market.
? Developed and implemented the creation of an on-site Interactive Computer Center comprised of 13 workstation and a T-1 trunk.
? Developed new service and product lines: i.e. technology consulting, web hosting, web page development and design, and technology products.
? Implementing a financing and expansion plan.
Aug 99 – Jan 2000 Ergonomic Millennium Concepts, LLC. Kansas City, MO
Chief Executive Officer /Consultant/ Founder
? Responsible for all aspects of starting up and launching a new patented product introduction in the ergonomic home and office desk and workstation furniture industry.
? Developed business plan, market entry strategy, financial/accounting systems, product pricing, product promotions, advertising, strategic alliances, strategic vendor relationships, product design enhancements, product testing, trade show strategy, sales initiatives, and developed and designed new products.
? Responsible for all accounting, financial functions and finance strategies. Researched cost structure elements and competitive financing models. Identified and secured start-up capital.
1995–August 1999 MX, Inc. Kansas City, MO
Chief Executive Officer and Compliance Officer
? Increased sales by over 30% and improved net income while enhancing the companies’ market image and strategic positioning. Increased shareholder value. Executed a financial turn-around preventing financial distress. Full P&L responsibility for 30+ employees.
? Responsible for all financial strategies and initiatives. Implemented new financial reporting methods including automated reporting of Statement of Changes in Financial Position. Secured external financing and lines of credit.
? Developed full marketing and sales division and generated millions of dollars in leads. Developed new product lines to include data mining services, capitation and contract negotiation support, healthcare billing consulting and partnering agreements.
? Repositioned company in industry as a national premier provider of medical management and billing services.
? Reorganized operations, information technology and organizational structure to improve the company’s performance.
? Developed and implemented a comprehensive Compliance Program unique to billing agent status. Developed data mining applications for compliance and fraud detection and correction.
? Developed national presence and penetrated new national geographic regions to include St. Louis, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; Greater NY Metropolitan area and Norfolk, Virginia.
? Designed and implemented key organizational, operational and technological enhancements including introduction of digital imaging for document management with a significant improvement in productivity, migration to the latest IBM mainframe technology, establishment of sequel server/PowerBuilder front end capability, implemented TCP/IP to enhance system access, introduced new call center and voice mail telecommunication technology, reorganized use of facilities to improve space utilization by over 100% and developed key HRM initiatives to improve staff retention and satisfaction.
? Personally conducted two high-level physician integration assignments for pathology groups providing services to two prominent regional IDS’s with 100% success.

1992–1995 Chi Lab Systems, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI
Principal, Director of Physician Services Division
? Introduced new physician service line resulting in new sales of over $1 million. Directed engagements in regional laboratory networking, hospital laboratory consolidation and hospital laboratory outreach programs. Conducted physician planning and operations engagements for independent groups and academic medical centers medical departments.
? Reorganized internal production, operations and business approach to reposition the company as a premier provider of consulting services.
? Managed over ten complex physician practice mergers and physician integration assignments with 100% success.
? Performed business valuations, joint venture planning, outsourcing assessments and new business plans for health care organizations.
? Time period with Chi Laboratory Systems includes one year of time with Total Solutions Management, Inc., a health care consulting firm, which I founded in 1992, as a result of the acquisition of the assets of this health care consulting firm.
1990–1992 APM, Inc. New York, NY
Consultant, Health Care
? Directed hospital cost and operations restructuring programs for over 15 major Integrated Health Systems resulting in over $100 million in annual savings.
? Participated in large-scale participative management re-engineering projects at major Health Care institutions across the country.
? Conducted financial management of the management’s cost structure expectations and projections for the Launching of Lucille Packards Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, California. Conducted financial planning and budgeting for over 20 hospital division which resulted in the hospital achieving break-even in the first year of operation.
? Managed a number of Nursing Care and Ancillary re-engineering projects focusing on nursing model changes and work restructuring at Harris Methodist Health Systems, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas.
? Member of a hospital consolidation team which merged two 300-bed hospitals in Racine, Wisconsin. Conducted all cost restructuring efforts for a number of hospital departments using participate management techniques.
1986–1988 Coopers & Lybrand Stamford, CT
Tax Associate, CPA
? Admitted to the Tax Department directly from an undergraduate program while attending Fordham Law School on the evening.
? Participated in a number of high profile special tax assignments including American Can tax basis analysis, tax services to a large information technology cooperative in the banking industry, conducted a business valuation in support of the sale of a major hotel and participated in a number of complex tax investigations and matters.
? Assisted in implementing computerized tax preparation software and improving the tax library resources for the office.

1978–1981 United States Army U.S.A.; W. Germany
Non-Commissioned Officer; Paratrooper; Live-Combat Border Patrol
? Enlisted in the US Army at age seventeen resulting in an initial assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division Rapid Deployment Force in Fort Bragg North Carolina as a light artillery infantry paratrooper.
? Selected for assignment to an Armored Cavalry Unit on the West German/Czechoslovakian Border where as a Sergeant lead a live combat border patrol unit and conducted special border assignments with the West German border police.
? Awarded high level commendations for outstanding performance on leadership of high-pressure combat simulation exercises in West Germany.
? Promoted to Non-Commissioned Officer in two years with highest board results in ten-year history of unit and passed the Flight Warrant Officer examination.
? Appointed to Squadron Draftsman position directly reporting to the squadron commander and requiring top secret clearance.
? Lead thirty-six person live combat border armored patrol unit. Trained in anti-terrorist and riot control operations.
? Honorably discharged with outstanding military record after four years and was offered an opportunity to attend a West Point preparatory school.
? Attended private pilot training while enlisted resulting in over 200 hours of flight training including completion of all requirements for a pilot’s license.

Cooperative Education
1981-1986 Cooperative Education Program
? Participated in the Pace University Cooperative Education Program and funded myself through college while employed for over 30 hours per week.
? Assistant LIFO Cost Administrator. Ciba Geigy Corporation. 1984-1985 Developed and implemented LIFO inventory strategy for pharmaceutical production inventory nation wide. Coordinated with plant management and financial teams to properly administer inventory costing.
? Assistant Office Manager. National Reporting, Inc. 1981-1983 Assistant office managers for a busy Wall Street court reporting agency.
1989-1990 Harvard Business School Cambridge, MA
? M.B.A. ‘90 - General Management.
? Awarded merit scholarship in both years of attendance.
? Served as Logistics Manager for the HBS Show and its performance on Broadway, New York City. Responsible for mobilizing the entire cast of over 150 and stage set to Broadway.
1982-1986 Pace University New York, NY
? B.B.A..‘86 - Concentration in Public Accounting.
? Awarded multiple merit scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Professional Activities

Licensed MO Sports Agent – Sports Management Worldwide, Inc.
POWER Mentor with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce minority business division.
Creator/Presenter – Emerging Technology Seminars, BTSG, Inc. Kansas City, MO. January 2005; February 2005.
January 2004 to Present. Actor Training Studio, Prairie Village, KS. Enrolled in professional acting and public speaking course including film production, commercials and theatre.
Professional Commercial: Actor Training Studio Commercial airing January – December 2005. Cable network of Johnson County, KS.
1989-2000 Current C.P.A. License - State of Texas.
Graduate – Global Leadership Opportunities for Business Executive (GLOBE) Program, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Member- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Guest Speaker - 1998 Clinical Laboratory Management Association: Billing Fraud.
Guest Speaker - Baird, Kurtz and Dobson CPAs 1998 Health Care Group Conference: Profiling Physician Practices for Networking.

Served as Chairman of the Greater New York Explorer Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America for over two years leading over 300 explorer clubs and attending the National Explorer Conventions.
Violinist on the NYC Borough-Wide Orchestra which achieved winning position in borough-wide competitions culminating in a performance at the NY Philharmonic Hall.
Accepted and attended Fordham Law School, in the evening, for a semester before withdrawing to accept a seat at Harvard Business School.
Family Outings, Fishing, Golf, and Exercise.
Available upon request.