Operations Manager / Special Projects Manager
I am a highly effective manager of production teams and special projects. Adaptability is my primary attribute: I recently managed a large project from a storage container in the desert on a table built out of discarded lumber. My team was comprised of 63 people whose mother-tongues were an assortment of languages: Pashto, Hindi, Greek, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Southern Drawl. We all lived in the same rough camp and took our meals together. In spite of the cultural diversity and constant threat to everyone's safety (we were located in a conflict zone), we completed the project on time, under budget, and with enduring respect for each other.
I relish finding ways to resolve conflict. I once resolved an acrimonious dispute by dismissing all the lawyers from a hotel meeting room and then reaching an agreement directly with my business counterpart. This resolved an ongoing lawsuit and saved both companies hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You will find me to be both conceptual and hands-on with the details. I fluidly work across different timezones, calendars, and cultures. I excel at improvising with the resources at hand. I am internally-driven and results-oriented. I balance the need for precision against the law of diminishing returns; I quickly determine which variables affect success and which variables have little influence on outcome. I possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and my standards of ethics and integrity are the highest. I perform best where I have wide latitude to evaluate, act, and follow through. I make sound decisions and expect to be held accountable for results.
If you are in need of someone to start a new initiative, turn around a failed one, or take a venture to the next level, please contact me.