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Derek Howard

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Linn Creek, MO

Languages:English

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PROFSSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Countryman Business Consultants, Linn Creek & Eldon, MO   January 2002 - Current

Technology Consultant & Implementation Liaison – Technology Sales & Business Improvement Initiatives. Ensure technology implementations meet or exceed proposed delivery specifications and customer satisfaction.  This includes POS systems, debit & credit card terminals, ATM machines, and all other technical business solutions.  www.CountrymanConsultants.com

 

Business Process Consultant and Project Manager - Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential clients to promote service and product offerings.  Develop proposals, conduct presentations and finalized engagement contracts. Plan and deliver engagements, including the integration of industry best practices and appropriate business process controls, development of project timelines and allocation of project resources.  Relieve or eliminate organizational issues while streamlining daily operations and controls.  Provide multi-faceted business plans, including high-level financing and management tools to low-level process procedures and checklists.

Recent Accomplishments - Redesigned virtually all of a companies core business processes, integrated real-time business controls and management tracking measures to reduce cycle time by 87 days and annual process costs by $108,000.  Designed and installed new corporate wide information collection, automated processing and Intranet access and management systems. 

 

Holosofx Incorporated, El Segundo, CA   April 2000 – December 2003

Business Analyst & Lead Project Consultant

Lead and managed consulting engagement project teams, communicated with internal and external stakeholders.  Developed executive reports related to financial results and performance enhancement metrics.  Notable clients include Southwestern Bell Corporation, Principal Financial Group, and CNA Insurance.  This partnership was subsequently purchased by IBM Global Services in 2004.

 

Meridian Enterprises, Hazelwood, MO  March 1999 - February 2000

Pricing Estimator & Quality Assurance Manager

Developed estimation process, coordinated issue and billing closures for all departments.  Managed production requests, daily operations and supporting data collection and retention.  Implemented corporate-wide quality assurance program to existing industry standards.

 

MasterCard International, St. Louis, MO  November 1994 - February 1999

Internal IT Auditor

Completed all phases of the audit process (planning, testing and reporting).  Audited large scale transaction processing system on Mainframes, Tandem and UNIX platforms.  Identified and evaluated risks and their associated controls relative to specific business processes, business applications, data center operations and IT infrastructure.  Assessed controls for change management process, including application design, development and implementation.  Presented issues and new design proposals to CEO and staff.  Prepared support & regulatory documentation.

Network Administrator

Identified and resolved network, system and transaction processing problems.  Monitored network systems and alarm calls to ensure proactive identification and resolution of problems or issues.

 

EDUCATION

MBA - Marketing and Accounting Saint Louis University - August 1993

BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991

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Marc Garrison

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Birmingham, MI

Chapter: Detroit SCORE

Languages:English

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I have been in the food service business for 35 years. We ran a small wholesale meat company called Mark's Quality Meat's in Southwest Detroit. We were food purveyors and wholesalers to restaurants,bars and country clubs. We sold the business in 2010.

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I have a fine art degree from Wayne State University with a concentration in painting and photography.

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Jay Zwagerman

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Monterey, CA

Languages:English

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Jacquelyn Anderson

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Traverse City, MI

Languages:English

How I can help you

  • Effective team leader and member: organized, dependable, productive, and a creative problem solver
  • Proven track record in development, design and facilitation of university-level courses and degree programs
  • Expertise in marketing, communications and promotion, based on 30-year professional career 

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Michigan State University                                                MBA, Marketing Concentration

                                                                                     BA, Business Administration

University of Maryland                                                    DBA, Management (coursework)

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Doug Geist

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Imperial, MO

Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Executive Leadership / Consultant / Account Executive / Marketing / Promotions /

Business Development / Relationship Management / Product Management / Facilitator

Marketing, sales and business development leader with a propensity to create long-term, sustainable solutions and relationships. Possess a deep understanding of what is required to take a product to market, adapt it to the customers' needs and manage changes. Strong background in contract negotiations, business-to-business sales and customer service. Expert at identifying, developing, and maintaining high-quality relationships with national and international businesses and trade associations. 

 

  • Managed the complete life-cycle of a new emergency preparedness product, developing the product, taking it to market and developing the technical documentation and marketing materials.
  • Received CEO Award for growing revenues by 30 percent year over year in first year of taking over account management.
  • As a consultant, prepared a company for sale by creating demand for the company's product. Identified target market, developed relationships and created awareness.

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Master of Business Administration, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Public Relations, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri

 

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