Counselors to America's Small Business
MBA, George Mason VA
Senior Leader with proven success in P&L Management, operations, and marketing. Consistently delivers results to key stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability.
Specialties: Organizational Leader, Profit Improvement, Strategic Planning, Merges & Acquisitions, Cost Reduction, Earnings Growth, Contract Negotiation, New Business Development, New Product Development
Xavier University - BS, Marketing</p>
Harvard University - Program on Negotiations</p>
<span><font color="#000000">Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, 1999. University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg, Florida</font><b><span><font color="#000000"> </font></span></b></span></p>
<span><font color="#000000" size="2">Moody’s Credit training </font></span></p>
<span><font color="#000000" size="2">RMA Financial Statement Analysis </font></span></p>
<span><font color="#000000" size="2">Certified in Excel, Word, Outlook and QuickBooks Pro</font></span></p>
Consultant - Ran my own LLC for several years.
IT executive (CIO) leadership and management in healthcare and insurance industries.
Project Management Professional (PMP) in multiple industries.
MBA - Management</p>
PMP - Project Management Professional</p>
Certified SCORE Mentor</p>
CHA - Certificate in Healthcare Administration</p>
My professional training is in banking and finance. I held credit & lending, business origination, relationship management, and budget + planning positions in multinational banks / companies, medium sized businesses, and also worked independently as a consultant. In 2013, I founded my professional organizing & project management business as a solopreneur. I am very familiar with social media marketing for emerging businesses, can address small business owners' finance related questions, and provide guidance to organize their time, papers and staff better in order to stay in control and not get overwhelmed.
BA in Economics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 1983 - Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Experience: Newspaper reporter: small business owner (freelance photographer), currently owner/director Merlin Power & Sail, boat captain "River City Star" (Port of Omaha), corporations (tax/financial analyst): Experian, Conagra Foods, Oriental Trading. Military: Management Analysis Director, 16th Air Force (Spain). Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam (Air/Sea Rescue Detachment Commander) and Desert Storm (Medevac pilot and 24th Med Air Ambulance Company training officer (AGR)). Major, USA (ret.)
BA Journalism - News-ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974 MA Professional Accounting (MPA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
Corporate attorney in private practice (now retired), representing primarily small and emerging businesses in organization, capital formation, securities regulation, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, franchising and other business transactions.
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1981-1983. I taught the law of Corporate Finance.
Workshop leader for UC Davis Extension and for a national seminar company on topics including franchising, venture capital, and nonprofit organizations.
Member of the Board, Sacramento Metro Chamber, Sacramento County Bar Association and several other nonprofit organizations.
BA, English, Pacific Union College
JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>
MICHAEL RAVENS 11436 Hidden Cove Ct. Trinity, Fl. 34655
Phone; (240) 888-4767
Senior Business Operations Manager- Managed financial operations for National Archives $200M+ operation
Instructor/Consultant in Program, Finance, Sub-contracts, business, and Risk/opportunity management for Center for Performance Excellence. Developed advanced Risk Opportunity Management class. Prepared detailed corporate procedure for designing a Work Breakdown Structure.
Senior Program/ Operations Manager of all Sub-contract and financial operations activities for $350M program for MTA security transit system.
Deputy Program Manager/Manager of Subcontracts for $0.5B Communications and Satellite program for FAA (GCCS). Including design, development and deployment of two satellites communicating with ground stations for FAA customer.
Manager of Weather Programs
Supervising several Program Managers as Lead Capture Manager for international programs (i.e. Brazil, Romania, Venezuela, China, India, and Korea). Business Manager of Chinese Joint Venture Company producing weather radars.
Program Manager-NEXRAD Weather Radar Systems ($744M)-Successfully managed on time deployment of 4 systems per month.Increased profits $17M by creatively negotiating resolution of claims, with customer and sub-contractors. Increased profits by $20M by training and developing construction personnel to install and assemble towers, radomes, antennas, and ancillary electronics. Joint Services customer (DOD, FAA, NWS).
Deputy Program Manager-LANTIRN Automated Test Stations ($100M). Consolidated and managed Program Control, manufacturing, ILS, and Sub-contracts realizing a $3M improvement in profit margin. Increased profits by $4M by developing low cost manufacturing facility. DOD customer.
Business Operations Manager-Test Systems Division ($300M)- Controllership position managing all financial reporting and operations. Improved cash flow, by developing 100% cash flow model and negotiating change.
B.B.A. Business Management</p>
Expertise in management, consulting, training, analytics, survey development, software development, technology strategy, project management, business analysis, customer relationship management, team building and technical writing.
Experience in the following industries: computer, retail, financial services, healthcare insurance, education, survey research, and printing.
MBA - Business Administration</p>
BA - Mathematics</p>