Versatility, wide range of professional experiences
Last active: 02/21/2013
I thrive on a challenge. My work experience ranges from construction related sales to mechanical engineering to business development. Along the journey I have been involved with start-ups, revitalizing existing businesses and digging in to do even the most menial task that is required to make an enterprise profitable. Nothing is profitable until a plan is formulated, the plan instituted and the proper steps are taken to engage a ready, willing and able client.
My soft skill strengths are communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, team building, influencing skills and selling skills. Personal and written dialogue with clients comes natural due to my outgoing personality.
Hard skills possessed include extensive mechanical and construction related technology knowledge, working knowledge of a wide range of software tools from CAD to CRM. Project management skills are exemplary. I know how to find and use the information I need to get the job done.
I have extensive experience in writing specifications for the construction industry, costing/sourcing of labor and materials, proposal generation and presentation.
In collaboration with my lifelong sweetheart, professional editor, I have extensive experience with editing, rewriting and proofreading a wide variety of publications.
My objective is to find assignments I can apply my strengths and make a difference in everyone's bottom line. My skills are versatile from selling a gross of shoe laces to a Mom and Pop storefront to designing a mechanical HVAC system for a 100 Million dollar shack overlooking Aspen.
Short term assignments are welcome and appreciated. Long term assignments must be clearly defined and evaluated before acceptance.