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EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

A creative problem solver with an innate ability to distill and synthesize available information to drive toward informed solutions. A high-capacity, high-energy contributor with the ability to juggle multiple assignments. A team member with an unusually broad set of experiences including reporting, analytics, project and process management, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, trainer, coach, and author. Proven experience in making sense of chaotic situations, forging and maintaining relationships with a diverse set of business partners.

EXPERIENCE

TIAA/TIAA DIRECT                                                                May 2011 – Present


Senior Business Metrics Analyst
Independent Consultant

  • Responsible for the development, build out, and execution of reporting and analytics routines for Deposit Products and Deposit Operations.
  • Collaborate with multiple business partners and IT to develop reporting solutions.
  • Utilize numerous tools (Excel, Access, OBIEE, SAS, and Sequel) to aggregate, streamline, and consolidate reporting process comprised of multiple data sources.
  • Automated dozens of reports, queries, and processes.
  • Provide analytical findings enabling business partners and leaders to make informed decisions about current performance and future courses of action.
  • Prepared materials for Chief Operating Officer’s monthly business review meeting.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on bank projects.

BANK OF AMERICA                                                                   January – April, 2011


Consultant

  • Engaged in a project management capacity on a mobile phone / smartphone payment project with Bank of America’s Consumer Banking Product Development and Innovation Division.
  • Project’s primary objective was engagement of RIM’s Blackberry phones in a shared wallet environment.

CATAWBA COLLEGE – KETNER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS   January – May, 2011


Adjunct Professor

  • Small Business Management instructor.

CLARITY COACHING                                                                     2009 – Present


President and Head Coach

  • Provide business coaching services for business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • Created and conducted original content training workshops.

BANK OF AMERICA                                                                    2002-2009


Vice President, Debit Card Operations                                    2004-2009

  • Led Six Sigma Black Belt project to reduce the number of cards captured at Bank of America ATMs with projected annual expense savings of $4 million.
  • Managed debit card authorization process.
    • Systematized the monitoring of debit card authorizations.
    • Performed in-depth root cause analysis and troubleshooting on both systemic and customer-level problems.
    • Managed process improvement initiatives.
    • Partnered with multiple business partners including operations, risk and ATM.
  • Provided business support for Debit Card Operations.
  • Led project that reduced debit card declines providing over $15 million in annual incremental revenue.

Vice President, Card Services and e-Commerce Technology 2002-2004

  • Performed relationship management and planning activities for several lines of business within the Consumer Products Division.
  • Monitored the progress of over 100 active projects.
  • Supervised, facilitated, and communicated resource management activities for 1,100-person organization.

WACHOVIA – EVERGREEN INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.      1995-2002


Vice President, Internet Marketing                                                2000-2002

  • Managed the day-to-day operations of Evergreen Investments’ multiple websites.
    • Website traffic increased by 400% during my tenure from 9,500 to 42,000 average monthly user sessions. Average user session length increased from 6:45 to 11:30 minutes.
  • Collaborated with business units to develop, improve and manage their business and product-specific websites.
  • Developed and managed online broker referral program.

AVP, Strategic Planning and Product Development                   1996-2000

  • Supplied the analysis required to make acquisition decisions. During my tenure, the acquisition of $10 billion in mutual fund assets was consummated.
  • Managed the integration task force for the acquisition of the Keystone Funds.
  • Managed the production of funds’ performance book for Board of Trustees’ quarterly meeting.

Performance Analyst                                                                         1995-1996

  • Provided the daily reporting of fund net asset values, dividends, and fund performance.
  • Implemented automation of fund reporting processes.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Author

  • You Better Believe It
  • The Proverbs Project – The Remarkable Wisdom and Advice Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Pritical Thinking – The Lost Art of Critical Thinking and Common Sense in Politics and Public Policy
  • The No Regrets Principle
  • The Termite Effect – 25 Common Business Mistakes and their Hidden Consequences

Keynote Speaker and Small Business Educator

  • Keynote speaker at Central Piedmont Community College Entrepreneur Success 2011 event.
  • Addressed numerous organizations regarding small business and success-related topics.
  • Developed and conducted over a dozen unique small business-related workshops.
  • Created and presented half-day and full-day adult continuing education courses for UNCC Continuing Education Program – Focus Management, Best Practices in Time Management, and How to Become the Chick-Fil-A of Your Industry.

CLARITY REALTY, LLC                                                        2005 – Present


Managing Partner / Broker-in-Charge

  • Offer residential real estate services.

CLARITY MARKETING SOLUTIONS, INC.                          2001 – 2006


Founder

  • Provided Internet and web-related training for clients.
  • Developed websites and related marketing materials.
  • Offered business development and marketing consulting services.

WORLDWIDE FANTASY SPORTS, INC.                                1999-2000


Founder and CEO

  • Launched Internet start-up providing unique online fantasy sports game for NASCAR.
  • Presented company’s business plan to potential investors.
  • Organized a team of relevant personnel including database, web developers, legal, and marketing.
  • Researched, identified, and pursued strategic partnerships.

EDUCATION AND LICENSES

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – MBA, Finance Concentration, 1996

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A., Political Science, 1992

Licensed Professional Business Coach – 2009

Six Sigma Black Belt Training – 2008-2009

The Strategic Coach – 2007-2008

Real Estate Broker License NC/SC – 2005-Present

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – 2002

Passed Level I Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam – 1999

Series 7 Securities License – 1998