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Lawrence Arnoff

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Apollo Group, Inc., San Francisco, California Global organization that owns and operates for-profit higher education institutions worldwide; $4.7 billion in revenue (2011) Vice President, Professional Services Responsible for building the Professional Services group for Apollo Education Services (AES). AES was focused on implementing Apollo’s unique learning platform and providing supporting services at colleges and universities across the country. I was responsible for developing and implementing the organizational structure, staffing the team, developing the necessary processes and templates necessary to implement this SaaS based solution. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, World’s largest professional firm specializing in accounting and auditing consulting; Fortune 500; $26.6 billion in revenue (2010) San Francisco/Southern California/Phoenix Region Director, CIO Advisory Practice Directed IT Strategy and Governance projects, functioning as project leader and subject matter expert. Developed customized strategies to increase efficiency, improve processes, and decrease costs for clients. Led teams in selling and executing IT strategy, governance, and software selection engagements. Identified business development opportunities, building relationships with decision makers. Oversaw project sales and delivery to wineries, food manufacturers, high technology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Key clients: CB Richard Ellis, Apollo Group (University of Phoenix), Gilead Sciences, Warner Bros, Medicis Pharmaceutical, Symmetricom, and Beckman Coulter. West Region Director, Middle Market Business Advisory Services (MMBAS) Hired to direct a start-up group providing strategy, process improvement, and IT consulting to mid-sized companies; also participated in strategy of national MMBAS group. Designed initial business plan detailing target industries and service offerings. Partnered with HR to develop position descriptions, screen candidates, and make final hiring decision. Led 5 managers and project leaders charged with analyzing and providing solutions for a wide range of clients’ manufacturing, purchasing, and distribution operations. Specialty Foods Net, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Start-up venture built to import and distribute specialty foods to restaurants, retailers, and consumers across the nation. Vice President and Director of Information Technology Planned IT goals and objectives to support organization. Created project budget and staffing plans. Designed new business development strategies, identified funding sources, and assisted in delivering investor presentations. Accenture/Andersen Consulting, Chicago, Illinois International management consulting firm; Fortune 500; $21.6 billion in revenue (2010) Associate Partner Senior Project Manager, Application Products Group Oversaw key “client facing” and internal initiatives. Completed time-sensitive systems development projects and application software implementations with stringent quality requirements; managed teams of up to 50 consultants and programmers. Early experience: progressively responsible positions at Accenture/Andersen Consulting including Manager, Management Information Consulting Division; Altschuler, Melvoin Glasser as Director of Manufacturing Consulting Services

Areas of Expertise

  • Management & Operations
  • Product Development
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Accounting & Tax Services
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
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