Counselors to America's Small Business
Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC. Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management). The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth. Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space.
Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years. Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team. She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company. I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other Government Officials.
Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles. She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections . Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies: MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.
<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982. Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>
Management Consulting - Manufacturing Operations and Materials Management (supply chain)
Staff level Supply Chain Manager - all aspects of SCM, from forecasting to distribution - Fred Jones Manufacturing - automotive remanufacturing for Ford and GM warranty programs
Logistics Consultant for UniGroup's 3PL - specializing in business development and logistics solutions development
Supply Chain Analyst and Program Manager for USTRANSCOM
Double BS - Management and Marketing, Missouri State University</p>
MBA - Oklahoma City University</p>
MPS - Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University</p>
Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)
General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)
Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.
GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)
GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)
Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).
VP - IPCO Corp
President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.
Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)
GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)
GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)
President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)
Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager
Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)
BS Physics - Fordham University</p>
MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>
Founder and CEO of an Environmental and Construction Services firm. Founded in 1986 as a start-up the firm expanded with branch offices and affiliated operations in five regional locations. My experience includes business development, strategic growth initiatives, staff development and hiring, estimating, pricing and bidding strategies, safety and worker compensation, risk and litigation control, identification of critical metrics.
The firm was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a top 100 inner city businesses based on growth rate.
After building the firm's value through growth and a stable experienced management team the firm was sold to a Private Equity Group in 2012. After a one year employment contract I retired in 2013. The firm continues to operate successfully today.
Bachelor of Science degree, Cal Poly Pomona </p>
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>