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Ian Hubbard - Freelance Creative Writing & Screenwriting
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5728 Gay Street Apt. B3, Toledo, Ohio 43613 • (567) 712-9051 • Ian.Hubbard89@gmail.com - Ian Hubbard Objective: To gain employment as a production assistant or writer with a creative, success-driven film company. * Professional Experience: May 2011 Mercy Run Entertainment Toledo, Ohio * Production Assistant - Alerted film crew about incoming procedures - Compiled mission logs to track footage - Accounted for the safety of film equipment - Ensured shoot ran smoothly by running errands for the director * Skills - Fluent in Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, iDVD - Mastered shooting with a 16 MM Bolex and Mini DV cameras - Competent in Microsoft Office; comfortable working with both Apple and PC - Intelligible creative input based on historical research and analysis *Education - 2007 – 2011 University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio - Bachelor of Arts in Film/Video - Dean’s List, Spring 2008 - Received high marks for creation of a pre-production portfolio for upper level workshop class based on previously written and filmed script (Available by Request) Commended for completion of feature length screenplay for upper level workshop class (Available by Request) - Wrote, shot and edited personal films with digital video and Final Cut Pro - Crewed student films, aiding with camera operating, scheduling, editing and issuing creative input - Earned high marks in advanced studies courses (Transcript is Available by Request) * Exhibitions - Personal short film on display at Artomatic, April 2011, Toledo, Ohio - Personal short films on display at ‘Tis the Secor, December 2010, Toledo, Ohio References are available on request.
Lima, Ohio, United States
Charity RB Howard - Freelance Editing & Copywriting
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EDUCATION: I am an Indiana State University graduate with Bachelor’s of Science degrees in journalism and English with a teaching emphasis. I also completed four semesters at Vincennes University pursing a journalism degree and continued my education at Ball State University, where I was a journalism major/creative writing minor with a teaching emphasis. > > > > WORK EXPERIENCE: FREELANCE EDITOR and JOURNALIST --- (Project to project since 2006) * Book Editor * Copyeditor and writer, ParentUSACity Magazine * Wellness Ambassador, promotional work, Pierce Promotions and Molli Funk * Press Release Writer, Vevurka Technology -- Tricia Vevurka, trish@vevurka.com * Writer, Writer's Research Group, writing how-to articles and inputting internet keywords * Book Reviewer, Front Street Reviews, reading books and writing reviews for website publication --Barb Radmore,editor * Freelance Writing Assistant, AskApril.com, helped edit, proofread and develop a book (not yet published), edited/reworked columns and helped restructure and updated the website. This job also dealt with writing articles according to Internet search keywords and phrases. --April Masini, National columnist and author > > IN THE OFFICE -- * I was the Lifestyles Editor, for five years at the Washington Times-Herald. My responsibilities included: proofreading, copy reading, typesetting, formatting, developing stories, researching topics, writing headlines,copy editing, editing, reporting, interviewing potential employees, supervising high school interns and an assistant typist, some feature/stand alone picture taking, page layout design, writing feature/human interest stories, in charge of special sections such as the senior scene and bridal edition, keeping track of photographs submitted, handling telephone inquires, website updating, assisting whenever needed and extensive work on Macintosh computers, including QuarkXpress and Newsedit Pro programs. I was in charge of the Lifestyles section as well as school, area, travel and church news pages. -- Melody Maust Brunson, Editor -- mbrunson@washtimesherald.com * Writer, copyreader, typist, and proofreader at thePetersburg Press-Dispatch for a year (also did some brochure work)
Clinton, Indiana, United States
Roberto Grassi - Freelance Video Editing & Commercial Videography
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To: Marketing dept. 6/15/2011 Ref: video editor I'm writing about the video editor job that you are looking for, which I'm interested in applying for. I own Five Corners Film & Video and I’m very experienced video editor, I have edit, commercials, infomercials, television shows, and corporate videos for local, national and internationall clients. Who we are Roberto Grassi has more than 20 years' experience working in the TV/movie industry. He has done hundreds of commercials in video and film, and has won several awards, including a Cleo finalist in New York and Telly Awards. Ours crew always find the best way for to create unique commercials with precise lighting, editing and, of course, creative development of the client's ideas. We offer high quality at reasonable rates, using digital tools. We work with film or HD, depending on the client's preference. If you are seeking a top-notch video, please look at our demo on our Web site, www.fivecornersfilm.com. We are confident that we can provide you the high-quality production you want. The Creation: The creation is the core of any video that we produce; you can have an excellent commercial with a great idea and a small budget. Before start producing, we always brainstorm with the client and try to find the best result for the commercial. As you know, the competition is very strong, and the commercial has to be the “best per cents invested”. So the creation is my first priority and commitment. The Service Our service includes, shoot, edit, animations, tech crew, and audio production. Using the last generation of the Avid Editing system and professional cameras Five Corners is a solution for to produce your video with national level and reasonable cost. Cost The video production has different costs and we always work with you to produce a commercial or any video within your budget. For the production of commercials, we estimate the cost based on the idea suggested by the client. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and, and to discuss some ideas on how we can work together. Sincerely, Roberto Grassi (602) 312-3106 Five Corners Film & Video Email: grassi@fivecornersproductions.net Web: www.fivecornersfilm.com (See my Demo reel online.) 1428 E. Vermont Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
De'bora Johnson - Freelance Article Writing & Business Plan Writing
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My background is in accounting and small business consulting, which includes accounting, tax preparation, financial projections and business planning and development services for individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses as a result of obtaining a BS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Cal State LA, a Certificate of Completion in Non-Profit Management & Fund Raising from UCLA and a Certificate of Completion in Grantwriting and Program Development from the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles.
Pasadena, California, United States
Lisa Verbickas - Freelance Illustration & Book Illustration
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Lisa Verbickas 200 East Pine Street Dunmore, PA 18512 (570) 343-2821 lverbickas@m.marywood.edu Objective: Self-motivated individual seeks illustration position that requires creativity and technical skill. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts 2012 Marywood University, Scranton, PA Dual Enrollment Penn State College 2006 Painting Workshop Keystone College 2005 Relevant Coursework: Graphic Design Typography Computer Graphics Skills: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Work History: Burger King 2005 • Food Preparation Scranton Times 2003 • Newspaper Delivery Activities: Community Medical Center Volunteer 2003 • Mailroom Star Gallery 2010 Art Festival
Dunmore, Pennsylvania, United States
Anony Mous - Freelance Engineering & Embedded System Programming
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Kris (KLYRIK) Evans - Freelance Song Writing & Ghostwriting
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Songwriter and VIce President of 80's Baby Entertainment. I am a member of ASCAP. I write R&B, Rap, Neo Soul, Alternative, Country, Soul, and whatever else needs to be done. My first placement was for a dating talk show called Yin and Yang which was based in LA. I've worked with J.Rhodes, Ni Taylor, Monie Love, Dondria, Taronica, Claudia Melton, Broadway, T-Pain, ADd, Spinderella, Tyrese...just to name a few. I love doing co-writes and I am available to work whenever you want. Lets Create!
Dallas, Texas, United States
Yves Armand - Freelance Business Development & Business Management
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Yves P. Armand, B. Comm SUMMARY PAGE PROFILE Experience in all fields of the IT service industry ranging from management consulting on strategic initiatives to client management activities including client prospecting and closing, elaboration of solutions as well as presentation of service offerings. A unique blend of field experience in process and organizational optimisation, operations and administration of IT services combined with exceptional communication, negotiation and leadership skills added to significant achievements in business development make Mr Armand a valuable asset to any IT service organization. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS HCL America Expansion of the company’s footprint in several client business areas. Negotiate renewal of outsourcing agreements. Work with cross-geographical teams in proving quality consulting and development services. CGI Renewal and expansion of new business in the company’s financial services sector to the tune of several million dollars. Create and manage the operations of a remote development center for Mainframe application systems development that required the hiring of over 20 resources in a short timeframe. Provide human resource and administrative support for a team of 40 professionals. Act as staffing manager for a large scale development project in the banking industry. DMR Consulting Definition of national marketing strategies for IT services in the EAI space. Opportunity management and solutions definition for several national and international accounts. Management of local, and national business alliances to develop new markets, share information and close new business. Conduct of an audit of all European operations for DMR Consulting. Select, evaluate, negotiate the acquisition and implement an international practice management system in DMR’s 24 worldwide offices. Conduct several strategic audits and feasibility studies for various clients. R3D Consulting Review of a large scale document management system for the SOQUIJ, a legal services provincial agency. Led a restructure of all IT positions for Standard Life. CABS INC. Management of the Chicago branch office including: personnel management, financial administration, product development as well as marketing activities. Via Rail Canada Management of the daily operations of the railway’s national reservation system. Administer a yearly operating budget of 5MM. Monitor and report on contractual agreements with system’s main suppliers. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTORS OF INDUSTRY: Financials services, IT professional services, IT Software services, Transportation, Distribution AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Client and account management, Management consulting, Change management, Personnel administration, Operations management, Program management, Project management, Contract management, Coaching and training EDUCATION AND TRAINING: B. Comm, McGill University, formal project management training, formal marketing training, formal methodology training, formal presentations training LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE: Fluent in French, English, Italian, basic knowledge of Spanish SOFTWARE SKILLS: Ms Office suite PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HCL AMERICA Account Management and Business Development 2010- 2012 For HCL, an India based international provider of offshore outsourcing services, assist in the presentation and dissemination of strategic information related to new products and services for the airline industry mainly to the Air Canada group of companies. Duties are to expand the HCL footprint outside the regular realm of the IT services division and expand into various other business areas of the airline such as sales, operations, marketing, procurement and HR. Administration and coordination of multi-geographic teams in delivering services in accordance with contractual service level agreements as well as follow upon regular account management administrative duties. SINAPSE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS Business Development 2010 Called upon to assist in the expansion of the company’s newly opened Montreal office by taking an active part in seeking new client and business opportunities, especially in the private sector. Conducted typical account management activities mainly in the prospecting and qualifying of new accounts and business partners. Participated in the publication of several business proposals to various potential new customers. SOQUIJ – Société Québécoise d’Information Juridique Management Consulting 2009 As a freelance consultant, conducted a complete review of the company’s operations with emphasis on evaluating new computer based systems under construction, potential re-organisation and restructuring of departments. Resulted in a series of recommendations in terms of system priorities, realignment of responsibilities and action plan for future IT endeavours. All the recommendations presented to senior management were accepted and subsequently implemented by the client’s organization. CGI INC. Business Relationship Management and Operations Management 2004-2009 As a Director of Consulting-Services, duties were to promote the products and services of CGI to a targeted and well defined clientele in the financial services sector (insurance and investment). Responsible for renewing and expanding business relationships with clients that had been, for various reasons, dormant or neglected for an unacceptable period of time. • Tangible benefits of these interventions were the generation of a very respectable level of business and orders as well as the renewal of regular and frequent business contacts. Also acted as staffing manager for a large scale development project at the National Bank of Canada. Subsequently assigned to the CGI Greater Boston Office for one year in order to develop strategic accounts in the insurance and investment sectors especially with the Liberty Mutual group of companies. Assumed the role of Director Consulting Services with principal responsibilities being to lead and manage the remote development center as it provide services to target CGI clients (mostly Desjardins and the Government of Quebec) operating in various Mainframe technology environments. Lastly, in a role of Director, Program Management, accountable for the financial viability of the sector by assuring an optimal assignment of projects and tasks to members of the sector. Responsible for hiring new members as well as providing adequate support for annual and post-project statutory evaluations as part of career management roles and responsibilities. R3D INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Business Development and Management Consulting 2003-2004 Responsible for expanding the client base by promoting the professional services of R3D to perspective clients. This client prospecting was not limited to any industry sector. • Results were additional revenue of over half a million dollars and opened new opportunities for the firm. Conducted a strategic review of a large scale documentation management system for SOQUIJ, a Provincial government organisation dealing with publication of jurisprudence information. This audit consisted in evaluating and comparing the systems and procedures used by the company and to recommend a series of actions to bring it in line with its charter which resulted in the firm retaining its leadership position in its market. Project leader for the revision and restructuring of all IT positions for the Standard Life insurance company. The final result was the implementation of a new and improved organisational matrix linked to the IT market as well as new career management orientations. DMR CONSULTING Business Development and Relationship Management 1996-2002 My experience in strategic management consulting, in project management as well as in operations of large scale IT systems added to exceptional leadership and communication skills assisted DMR in positioning itself as a world leader of e-business and emerging technology services. In carrying out the duties of National Director, I accomplished the following: • Conducted a total review and audit of the five (5) operating entities of DMR Europe. This audit included the elaboration of several operational and organisational recommendations in preparation for the upcoming implementation of an administration and billing pan-European system. • Articulated and formulated client strategies, represent the firm in trade shows and conferences and provided DMR offices with proactive sales support in their respective business development initiatives; • In concert with global and local EAI middleware provider partners (Vitria, IBI, Software AG, Versata), formulated joint marketing and sales activities, developed new markets, shared marketing information, conducted regular account reviews and finally measured tangible results; • Articulated and updated marketing strategies aimed at positioning DMR as a leader in selected services. This included service launch initiatives, event planning and corporate communications; • Conducted regular activities linked to marketing and business development such as: opportunity evaluations, definition of solutions and business proposals (solicited and unsolicited); • Coordinated the marketing aspects of promoting the firm’s four (4) remote development centers to DMR’s US and international offices; • Managed several large scale business proposal teams aimed at responding to official RFP’s in the geomatics and land management sector especially in the Latin American market. • Managed the sales and marketing of DMR’s Y2K professional services for the period 1996 to 1999. These services generated substantial revenue for the firm over the period. Of interest, was the management of an international alliance between DMR and SNC-Lavalin (an international engineering services firm) that established DMR as a leading-edge provider of Y2K services. CABS INC. Operations Management 1995-1996 Director of operations for the Chicago office. CABS was a provider of practice management systems for professional services firm such as: law firms, accounting firms, engineering and IT services firms. • Prospecting of new clients, conduct of sales presentations, establishment of sales objectives for the branch office and provide administrative duties in terms of personnel management for a support staff of over 10 professionals. o Sales revenue ended up being increased by an order of magnitude. • Participated in the development and release of new software products in concert with the teams responsible for North American product development in the Sydney, Australia head office. DMR CONSULTING Management consulting 1989-1995 • Definition of a complete process and data architecture aimed at providing Air Canada affiliated travel agents with access to various products and manage their commission levels. This program, entitled ICP, was subsequently used at Air Canada for a long period of time. • Project Manager charged for orchestrating the user requirements detailed study, the functional and technical analysis and finally the business process priorities for a multi-national practice management system. During this lengthy period, I accomplished the following: o Recommended the technical and organisational architecture required for the implementation of the new office management and client billing system; o Led a prototype project and confirmed both architectures and evaluated modifications to the package and the internal systems supporting the new system; o Negotiated an enterprise-wide licensing agreement in view of the acquisition of an integrated practice management package following an extensive functional and technical review analysis; o Coordinated all the activities related to the implementation of the new system by first conducting a pilot implementation followed by the final deployment of the system in 24 offices (Canada, United States, Australia, New-Zealand) over an 18 month period. • Conducted a complex and multi-disciplinary feasibility study aimed at evaluating the requirements, the costs and the benefits of a new raw material transport system from Alcan’s harbour facilities to its smelting operations in the Saguenay region. • Led a team in the conduct of an audit at the Centre Hospitalier d’Youville, an Eastern Townships chronic care hospital’s administrative, medical and pharmaceutical systems in preparation for a legal recourse against the original system provider. This audit was to be considered an exhibit in court. • Provided Hydro-Quebec with expertise in the selection of a credit collection package that was to be integrated with the company’s client billing system. • As part of the “Réservations-Québec” consortium made up of DMR, Tandem computers, Desjardins and the Quebec Minister of Tourism, I was instrumental in the organisational architecture of the system and worked in the production of several feasibility studies (technical, marketing, clientele…) as the de-facto expert in reservation systems. VIA RAIL CANADA Operations Management 1986 - 1989 As the manager in charge of daily operations of the reservation system, which at that time was the third biggest in Canada, I worked on the following projects: • Negotiation of a 22 million dollar contract extension with the main provider of the reservation system (Air Canada followed by the Gemini Group). • Coordination of the replacement of all peripherals (screens and printers) of the reservation system in over 95 Canadian cities and locations for a total cost of 2 million dollars; • Definition and implementation of strategic objectives and system requirements for improving the efficiency and functionality of the system, with emphasis on pricing algorithms; • Participation in various feasibility studies and organisational reviews aimed at rationalising manual and redundant functions and launching new services; • Maintenance of a parallel training and testing environment in line with release of new functionality; • Coordinating the acceptance of VIA Rail within the IATA group as a surface carrier thereby expanding access to new world-wide audience; • Administration of the yearly budgets fixed by the treasury: 5 million in operating costs, 6 million in telecommunication and related costs, 8 million in system improvements for the period 1986 to 1992; • Official representative of the marketing department in the reservation system replacement project targeted for 1992. These functions included preparation of RFP’s, evaluation of responses and contribute to final selection process. Project Management 1983 - 1986 Acted as project manager for several large scale project developments, mainly: • Managed feasibility studies, preliminary analysis, functional and technical specifications, design and development of a series of initiatives aimed at measuring revenue by train service, measuring actual passenger ridership by service and tracking rolling stock on a geographical scale; • Plan, organise and control all aspects of system development projects (human resource management, task distribution, budget and quality control, scheduling milestones and ensuring effective user participation) Yves P. Armand, B. Comm 402-1460 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1B8 Yves_armand@yahoo.ca Tel: 514-926-2516 SUMMARY PAGE PROFILE Experience in all fields of the IT service industry ranging from management consulting on strategic initiatives to client management activities including client prospecting and closing, elaboration of solutions as well as presentation of service offerings. A unique blend of field experience in process and organizational optimisation, operations and administration of IT services combined with exceptional communication, negotiation and leadership skills added to significant achievements in business development make Mr Armand a valuable asset to any IT service organization. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS HCL America Expansion of the company’s footprint in several client business areas. Negotiate renewal of outsourcing agreements. Work with cross-geographical teams in proving quality consulting and development services. CGI Renewal and expansion of new business in the company’s financial services sector to the tune of several million dollars. Create and manage the operations of a remote development center for Mainframe application systems development that required the hiring of over 20 resources in a short timeframe. Provide human resource and administrative support for a team of 40 professionals. Act as staffing manager for a large scale development project in the banking industry. DMR Consulting Definition of national marketing strategies for IT services in the EAI space. Opportunity management and solutions definition for several national and international accounts. Management of local, and national business alliances to develop new markets, share information and close new business. Conduct of an audit of all European operations for DMR Consulting. Select, evaluate, negotiate the acquisition and implement an international practice management system in DMR’s 24 worldwide offices. Conduct several strategic audits and feasibility studies for various clients. R3D Consulting Review of a large scale document management system for the SOQUIJ, a legal services provincial agency. Led a restructure of all IT positions for Standard Life. CABS INC. Management of the Chicago branch office including: personnel management, financial administration, product development as well as marketing activities. Via Rail Canada Management of the daily operations of the railway’s national reservation system. Administer a yearly operating budget of 5MM. Monitor and report on contractual agreements with system’s main suppliers. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTORS OF INDUSTRY: Financials services, IT professional services, IT Software services, Transportation, Distribution AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Client and account management, Management consulting, Change management, Personnel administration, Operations management, Program management, Project management, Contract management, Coaching and training EDUCATION AND TRAINING: B. Comm, McGill University, formal project management training, formal marketing training, formal methodology training, formal presentations training LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE: Fluent in French, English, Italian, basic knowledge of Spanish SOFTWARE SKILLS: Ms Office suite PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HCL AMERICA Account Management and Business Development 2010- 2012 For HCL, an India based international provider of offshore outsourcing services, assist in the presentation and dissemination of strategic information related to new products and services for the airline industry mainly to the Air Canada group of companies. Duties are to expand the HCL footprint outside the regular realm of the IT services division and expand into various other business areas of the airline such as sales, operations, marketing, procurement and HR. Administration and coordination of multi-geographic teams in delivering services in accordance with contractual service level agreements as well as follow upon regular account management administrative duties. SINAPSE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS Business Development 2010 Called upon to assist in the expansion of the company’s newly opened Montreal office by taking an active part in seeking new client and business opportunities, especially in the private sector. Conducted typical account management activities mainly in the prospecting and qualifying of new accounts and business partners. Participated in the publication of several business proposals to various potential new customers. SOQUIJ – Société Québécoise d’Information Juridique Management Consulting 2009 As a freelance consultant, conducted a complete review of the company’s operations with emphasis on evaluating new computer based systems under construction, potential re-organisation and restructuring of departments. Resulted in a series of recommendations in terms of system priorities, realignment of responsibilities and action plan for future IT endeavours. All the recommendations presented to senior management were accepted and subsequently implemented by the client’s organization. CGI INC. Business Relationship Management and Operations Management 2004-2009 As a Director of Consulting-Services, duties were to promote the products and services of CGI to a targeted and well defined clientele in the financial services sector (insurance and investment). Responsible for renewing and expanding business relationships with clients that had been, for various reasons, dormant or neglected for an unacceptable period of time. • Tangible benefits of these interventions were the generation of a very respectable level of business and orders as well as the renewal of regular and frequent business contacts. Also acted as staffing manager for a large scale development project at the National Bank of Canada. Subsequently assigned to the CGI Greater Boston Office for one year in order to develop strategic accounts in the insurance and investment sectors especially with the Liberty Mutual group of companies. Assumed the role of Director Consulting Services with principal responsibilities being to lead and manage the remote development center as it provide services to target CGI clients (mostly Desjardins and the Government of Quebec) operating in various Mainframe technology environments. Lastly, in a role of Director, Program Management, accountable for the financial viability of the sector by assuring an optimal assignment of projects and tasks to members of the sector. Responsible for hiring new members as well as providing adequate support for annual and post-project statutory evaluations as part of career management roles and responsibilities. R3D INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Business Development and Management Consulting 2003-2004 Responsible for expanding the client base by promoting the professional services of R3D to perspective clients. This client prospecting was not limited to any industry sector. • Results were additional revenue of over half a million dollars and opened new opportunities for the firm. Conducted a strategic review of a large scale documentation management system for SOQUIJ, a Provincial government organisation dealing with publication of jurisprudence information. This audit consisted in evaluating and comparing the systems and procedures used by the company and to recommend a series of actions to bring it in line with its charter which resulted in the firm retaining its leadership position in its market. Project leader for the revision and restructuring of all IT positions for the Standard Life insurance company. The final result was the implementation of a new and improved organisational matrix linked to the IT market as well as new career management orientations. DMR CONSULTING Business Development and Relationship Management 1996-2002 My experience in strategic management consulting, in project management as well as in operations of large scale IT systems added to exceptional leadership and communication skills assisted DMR in positioning itself as a world leader of e-business and emerging technology services. In carrying out the duties of National Director, I accomplished the following: • Conducted a total review and audit of the five (5) operating entities of DMR Europe. This audit included the elaboration of several operational and organisational recommendations in preparation for the upcoming implementation of an administration and billing pan-European system. • Articulated and formulated client strategies, represent the firm in trade shows and conferences and provided DMR offices with proactive sales support in their respective business development initiatives; • In concert with global and local EAI middleware provider partners (Vitria, IBI, Software AG, Versata), formulated joint marketing and sales activities, developed new markets, shared marketing information, conducted regular account reviews and finally measured tangible results; • Articulated and updated marketing strategies aimed at positioning DMR as a leader in selected services. This included service launch initiatives, event planning and corporate communications; • Conducted regular activities linked to marketing and business development such as: opportunity evaluations, definition of solutions and business proposals (solicited and unsolicited); • Coordinated the marketing aspects of promoting the firm’s four (4) remote development centers to DMR’s US and international offices; • Managed several large scale business proposal teams aimed at responding to official RFP’s in the geomatics and land management sector especially in the Latin American market. • Managed the sales and marketing of DMR’s Y2K professional services for the period 1996 to 1999. These services generated substantial revenue for the firm over the period. Of interest, was the management of an international alliance between DMR and SNC-Lavalin (an international engineering services firm) that established DMR as a leading-edge provider of Y2K services. CABS INC. Operations Management 1995-1996 Director of operations for the Chicago office. CABS was a provider of practice management systems for professional services firm such as: law firms, accounting firms, engineering and IT services firms. • Prospecting of new clients, conduct of sales presentations, establishment of sales objectives for the branch office and provide administrative duties in terms of personnel management for a support staff of over 10 professionals. o Sales revenue ended up being increased by an order of magnitude. • Participated in the development and release of new software products in concert with the teams responsible for North American product development in the Sydney, Australia head office. DMR CONSULTING Management consulting 1989-1995 • Definition of a complete process and data architecture aimed at providing Air Canada affiliated travel agents with access to various products and manage their commission levels. This program, entitled ICP, was subsequently used at Air Canada for a long period of time. • Project Manager charged for orchestrating the user requirements detailed study, the functional and technical analysis and finally the business process priorities for a multi-national practice management system. During this lengthy period, I accomplished the following: o Recommended the technical and organisational architecture required for the implementation of the new office management and client billing system; o Led a prototype project and confirmed both architectures and evaluated modifications to the package and the internal systems supporting the new system; o Negotiated an enterprise-wide licensing agreement in view of the acquisition of an integrated practice management package following an extensive functional and technical review analysis; o Coordinated all the activities related to the implementation of the new system by first conducting a pilot implementation followed by the final deployment of the system in 24 offices (Canada, United States, Australia, New-Zealand) over an 18 month period. • Conducted a complex and multi-disciplinary feasibility study aimed at evaluating the requirements, the costs and the benefits of a new raw material transport system from Alcan’s harbour facilities to its smelting operations in the Saguenay region. • Led a team in the conduct of an audit at the Centre Hospitalier d’Youville, an Eastern Townships chronic care hospital’s administrative, medical and pharmaceutical systems in preparation for a legal recourse against the original system provider. This audit was to be considered an exhibit in court. • Provided Hydro-Quebec with expertise in the selection of a credit collection package that was to be integrated with the company’s client billing system. • As part of the “Réservations-Québec” consortium made up of DMR, Tandem computers, Desjardins and the Quebec Minister of Tourism, I was instrumental in the organisational architecture of the system and worked in the production of several feasibility studies (technical, marketing, clientele…) as the de-facto expert in reservation systems. VIA RAIL CANADA Operations Management 1986 - 1989 As the manager in charge of daily operations of the reservation system, which at that time was the third biggest in Canada, I worked on the following projects: • Negotiation of a 22 million dollar contract extension with the main provider of the reservation system (Air Canada followed by the Gemini Group). • Coordination of the replacement of all peripherals (screens and printers) of the reservation system in over 95 Canadian cities and locations for a total cost of 2 million dollars; • Definition and implementation of strategic objectives and system requirements for improving the efficiency and functionality of the system, with emphasis on pricing algorithms; • Participation in various feasibility studies and organisational reviews aimed at rationalising manual and redundant functions and launching new services; • Maintenance of a parallel training and testing environment in line with release of new functionality; • Coordinating the acceptance of VIA Rail within the IATA group as a surface carrier thereby expanding access to new world-wide audience; • Administration of the yearly budgets fixed by the treasury: 5 million in operating costs, 6 million in telecommunication and related costs, 8 million in system improvements for the period 1986 to 1992; • Official representative of the marketing department in the reservation system replacement project targeted for 1992. These functions included preparation of RFP’s, evaluation of responses and contribute to final selection process. Project Management 1983 - 1986 Acted as project manager for several large scale project developments, mainly: • Managed feasibility studies, preliminary analysis, functional and technical specifications, design and development of a series of initiatives aimed at measuring revenue by train service, measuring actual passenger ridership by service and tracking rolling stock on a geographical scale; • Plan, organise and control all aspects of system development projects (human resource management, task distribution, budget and quality control, scheduling milestones and ensuring effective user participation)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sara Mclamb - Freelance Digital Art & CD Design
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I am interested in some media work for a little extra money. I went to Blue Ridge community college for digital photography, but moved away and haven't reached getting a degree as of yet, but hopefully will eventually. I currently have a small side business of my own creating cds and dvds for weddings and such. I am 21 and have a ton of bills and I'm getting married soon so a little extra money would be great! I currently can work mondays through fridays.
Holly Ridge, North Carolina, United States
Susan Davies - Freelance Creative Writing & Speech Writing
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SUSAN W. DAVIES 809 NW 7th Street ~ Oklahoma City, OK 73106 405-272-3053 Home swdavies316@cox.net 405-627-2782 Mobile EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Dedicated, loyal professional with expertise managing, planning, and directing administrative functions for executive-level staff evidenced by my position with Walters Power International and serving the office of the Governor of Oklahoma. Results-driven with strong business acumen and a record of accurately managing information/correspondence, completing research, communicating, and reporting. Excellent analytical, critical-thinking, and problem solving aptitude to manage large-scale projects to completion, contributing to the bottom-line. Patient, discreet administrator with solid relationship management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills. Adept with Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks. Expert cross-level communicator and negotiator with superb interpersonal skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels and across cultures. CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS Walters Power International 2005-2010 • Delivered “best in class” customer service by providing respectful customer interactions and cultivating customer relationships through providing a “personal touch” to customer interactions, resulting in improved and timely collection of tenants rent. • Monitored and lowered costs, including review of cellular telephone plan, resulting in a $1,500 monthly savings by implementing plan changes and eliminating unnecessary services. • Analyzed Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, identified efficient methods to collect/spend funds, saved $6,000 after two months in position by bringing a habitually late tenant current. • Directed activities and details for Knights of Columbus dinner that raised $150,000; tracked all contributions and correspondence, prepared seating charts/name tags; organized a silent auction for the dinner, raising $7,500. • Supervised all details of a discovered break-in, including notifying police, meeting with insurance investigator, coordinating insurance company activities (completed required paperwork for claim settlement), resulting in all claims accepted/paid in full. Governor’s Office 1990-1995 • National Governor’s Conference: Co-Chaired and contributed to the successful bid to host the President and Vice-President of the United States, 50 governors, and 1200 corporate participants throughout “The Most Hospitable NGA Ever”. • Guest Speaker: Selected to appear in two National Governors’ Association seminars in Washington D.C. to share information on effective implementation of digitization and data entry projects. • Campaign Chairwoman: Led State Question 1017 re: Education, “No Repeal Campaign”. • Co-Chair: “Oklahoma Best” Pro-Lottery Campaign and “Project Welcome Home” event honoring Desert Storm veterans, including a two-hour television special. SUSAN W. DAVIES Page Two PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CC’s COSMETOLOGY COLLEGES 2011 –Currently – 2 Colleges in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Idabel and Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas Business Manager In the position of Business Manager I am responsible for all Accounts Payable and Receivables, all functions of payroll, the title VI admissions with our students and the submissions to the Federal Department of Education of all six colleges. I also process all mail and post all accounts payable to the proper school and vendor. I also monitor cash flow, post to Quick Books and balance daily 3 checking accounts. WALTERS POWER INTERNATIONAL 2005-2010 Executive Assistant • Reviewed/coded invoices for payment or further review, and evaluated/processed all office/company supply requests. • Managed all travel requests; booked employee travel. • Liaised between departments, building cooperation and a sense of “team”. • Supervised all mail handling, including dividing mail for posting to different entities within the company and posting/depositing incoming checks to proper accounts (eight accounts). • Downloaded online bank statements, for multiple credit cards, into Microsoft Excel and posted to appropriate company; entered information into QuickBooks for payment scheduling. • Examined/revamped antiquated filing system for Accounting Department that improved the efficiency of invoice retrieval; handled all filing of invoices. • Controlled/organized processing of vendor account requests, and provided follow-up with vendors to assure completion of account setup. • Scanned OPI III invoices for Tulsa property, enabling mailing/approval from actual invoices. • Administered event ticket purchases and maintained an attendance spreadsheet for tax purposes. • Assisted tax accountant with account audit. • Commanded farm activities/upkeep, including recording land activities in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and maintaining land, ensuring guests had continuous availability of property. • Coordinated “Classen Beautiful” fundraising drive, including mailing of solicitation letters, posting of incoming contributions, and distribution of thank you letters. • Organized/managed details for the Krumme Center; created leases, ensured lease signing, and directed the delegation of maintenance and resolution of daily issues. • Mentored new assistant for CEO, providing training on company policies and procedures. • Received superior performance evaluation ratings. JANA FERRELL & ASSOCIATES, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2004-2005 Office Facilitator • Reduced a 2-3 day data entry process to a one-hour Excel spreadsheet import via template creation. • Initiated scanning and database processes to streamline paperless document storage and retrieval. • Enhanced company image and improved morale by minimizing errors, and ensuring speedy contract fulfillment through numerous process/automation improvements. • Decreased return mailings 50% by initiating a tracking and quality control process. HEARTLAND HEALTH PLAN OF OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2003-2004 Compliance Manager • Managed Fraud/Abuse reporting through hotline monitoring, investigation, and reporting, as well as presentations and documentation of monthly case reviews. • Directed policy/procedure changes through review and decision phases by organizing meetings in accordance with Oklahoma Statutes, generating and distributing advance agendas, and recording meeting minutes. • Advised and counseled staff as Compliance Officer, in the event of misconduct or impropriety. SUSAN W. DAVIES Page Three PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMISSION, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2001-2003 Docket Clerk • Volunteered to educate customers and employees in use of public database, decreasing direct phone requests by 50%; selected to present database capabilities to statewide representatives. • Advised customers and attorneys regarding agency Rules of Practice and Oklahoma Statutes. STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN SQ 695, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2001 Director of Campaign Scheduling • Scheduled campaign activities for 10 public speakers at events (100+) statewide. • Managed statewide campaign logistics by securing and scheduling speakers, promotional materials, transportation, and lodging. • Organized campaign debate appearances, including selection of appropriate speakers per topic, and negotiation of debate format/rules. • Collaborated with Campaign Chairman on numerous projects, including volunteer recruiting and commercial casting. SOUTHPOINTE CHEVROLET, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1999-2000 Sales Associate / Finance and Insurance Assistant • Awarded, Top Regional GM Sales Associate for 2000 by attaining a customer service index of 3.95/4.00. • Developed training for sales associates, and a gross profit analysis system. ADAMS MARK HOTEL, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1998-1999 Convention Services Manager • Received highest service rating “Superior” as Convention Service Manager, for entire company. VILLAGE INN MOTEL & RESTAURANT, Hugo, Oklahoma 1996-1998 Manager • Directed a staff of 20 in operations, training, and resolving special event/convention issues. GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1990-1995 Scheduler / Director of Special Projects • Managed a staff of three in developing briefings, talking points, and presentation visuals. • Coordinated logistical activities, including press appearances, security, and transportation. • Maximized advertising efforts, and increased tourism revenue through collaboration with local/ statewide government officials. EDUCATION MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE, Staunton, VA Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States