I answer the “why” you are in business. Customers, partners, and investors will flock to your website, blog, press release, or any corporate material because they want to know more. Collaboration, communication, and encouragement have enabled me to shape enabling cultures, generate enthusiasm, and build teams that prosper. Master at planning and execution.
Storyteller, Project Manager, 2012 — Present
Moran Consulting, LLC, Fairfax, VA
Ghost writing Chapter in “Humanizing Science: Awakening Scientific Discovery Through the Arts and Humanities”. It raises awareness how arts play into the scientific discovery process.
Project managed web and mobile initiatives through Skype to deliver beta versions of exactly.me to business owner.
Wrote web copy for Bates Creative Group; so delighted the left it up for four years.
Blogger and Columnist (www.moderndcbusiness.com), 2011 — 2014
Modern DC Business Magazine, Herndon, VA
Commented on local business and government issues and shared insights on general business and leadership practices, 300+ stories under personal byline.
Vice President, Marketing, 2010 — 2012
Kadoo, Inc., Reston, VA
Used viral tactics and email to grow subscriber base from 40,000 to 2.5 M without funding.
Developed and implemented product requirements, marketing strategy, and business plan for startup that enabled consumers to selectively share videos privately from their Smartphones to any device.
Steering Committee Member, Mentor-Protégée Program, 2010 — 2011
Girls in Technology, McLean, VA
Developed and managed communications; ran at 50 protégés first year of the program.
Director, Operations, 2007 — 2010
The Cardiovascular Group, P.C. Fairfax, VA
Led the largest cardiovascular practice in Northern Virginia in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Chief Medical Officer in absence of CEO for more than a year. Kept revenue in line despite declining reimbursements and staffing levels of half of our competitors.
Transformed recruiting/retention practices by establishing new job descriptions, interviewing techniques, and performance metrics; reduced turnover to less that industry average.
Established task forces to engage employees throughout the practice to make and implement recommendations for operational improvements. Employee satisfaction ratings rose dramatically; management rose to 4.5/5.
Director, Business Operations; Manager, Product Development; Special Projects Manager, 2001 — 2006
National Industries for the Blind, Alexandria, VA
Led product development contracting, and pricing departments; modernized board policies and operating procedures to create 648 jobs in 2005, up from 367 in 2004 and 245 in 2003.
Led development and delivery of first large-scale project valued at $15 million and comprised of 240,000 units manufactured by 7 facilities. Replicated process for follow-on projects.
Instituted a business planning methodology to align corporate, divisional, departmental, and personal performance objectives and propelled revenue growth 15.5% in 2003 and 2004.
Co-founder of peer-to-peer knowledge management software, 2000 — 2001
Bodoma, Inc., Herndon, VA
Planned and managed marketing, website development and launch, and accounts receivable. Prepared for acquisition in 2001 by Optiview Technologies.
Director of Marketing Communications, 1999 — 2000
Roku Technologies, Inc., Chantilly, VA
Authored business plan. Positioned company at convergence of computer, wireless, device, and Internet industries. Prompted term sheet from Morgan Stanley of $15 million.
Established corporate marketing strategy. Led PR, special events, publications, market research, and content/web to entice a client base.
Manager, Marketing Communications, 1997 — 1999
Deltek Systems, Inc., McLean, VA
Redesigned and redeployed website of 600 pages to customers and public.
Edited, published, and distributed glossy newsletter (with artwork) to client base.
Business Planning Consultant, 1994 — 1996
Up ’N Running, Nashua, NH
Advised clients on management, operations, and marketing. Wrote 35 business plans, all but two were funded.
Well-being Foundations of Personal Transformation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Master of Business Administration, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of North Dakota, (magna cum laude)
Skirinssal Folkehoyskole, Sandefjord, Norway
Co-founder, Positive Business DC
Northern Virginia Business Referral Roundtable (Guest Hospitality)
U 2 Can Speak, Toastmasters International (Vice President of Public Relations)
Adjunct Professor, Daniel Webster College