Counselors to America's Small Business
Mathematics teacher/Coach 1977-1979 Washington High School, Southridge High School
Sales representative 1979-1991 Life, Health, Property and Casualty Companies, Packaging Industry Sales
Teacher/Coach 1991-1995 Evansville Vanderburgh Schools
Athletic Director 1995-1999 EVSC Bosse High School
Assistant Principal 1999-2002 EVSC Reitz High School
Principal 2002-2014 Princeton Community High School
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Mathematics, Indiana State University, 1977</p>
Master of Education, Indiana State University, 1997</p>
Educational Specialist, Indiana State University, 2006</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
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>
CIty of Folly Beach - Director of Finance
BookKeeping Express - Greater Charleston Area Franchise Owner
US Army Reserve - Major, Chief of Internal Review 81st Regional Support Command
Kapstone Paper & Packaging - Financial Analyst
KPMG - Auditor
Arthur Andersen - Auditor
The Citadel - Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting Focus)</p>
Middle Tennessee State University - Masters of Business Administration</p>
Certified Public Accountant - South Carolina License #8279</p>
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley 2009-2011
Financial Advisor, Waddell and Reed 2011-2014
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise 2014-Present
I have multiple degrees in Music Performance and Musicology.