West Orange, NJ
Counselors to America's Small Business
There are patterns to success; and failure. My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"
BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>
37 years as professional development trainer. Facilitated workshops on interpersonal skills such as:
<p> MBA in Personnel Administration</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>
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.
<p> Montclair State University ~ Undergraduate Studies</p> <p> Focus on Business Administration & Psychology</p>
1990 - 1996 conference and marketing manager Advanced Manufacturing Institute Kansas State University, 1996 - 2011 client services and project manager Educational Communications Center Kansas State University, 2004 - 2009 adjunct marketing instructor Kansas State University, 2011 - present economic development specialist Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.
M.B.A. Kansas State University emphasis Marketing
MFA - University of Hartford</p>