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HIGHLIGHTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Ø  5+ years Project Management experience in fast-paced environments.

Ø  10+ years of experience meeting deadlines, producing high-quality work.

Ø  5 years working in enterprising, entrepreneurial environments.

Ø  Bachelor’s Degree & Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Ø  Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master (CSM).

Ø  Excellent written and verbal communications skills, working with diverse populations.

 

KEY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

§  MS Project Certified

§  Leadership

§  Team Management

 

§  MS Office 2010

§  Change Management

§  Focused on Results

§  Planning

§  Agile/SCRUM

§  SQL/SharePoint Certified

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Project Manager & Scrum Master (Consultant)                                                                                                                        Dec 2014 – Present

Interplay Experience Design; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Reduced executive oversight hours by 85%, maintaining 100% goal completion.

Ø  Applied Scrum framework with remote team of three, developing company web presence and platform for social media.

Ø  Developed business requirements and negotiated timelines for completion, satisfying all expectations within given timeframes.

 

Vendor Relationship Manager (Contract)                                                                                                                                         July – Dec 2014

Getty Images; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Initiated vendor information management process improvements with a team of fifteen, saving 12% staff time.

Ø  Entrusted to manage challenging worldwide creditor and vendor relationships, ensuring accounts were current.

Ø  Managed project, improving and documenting best practices which created long-term team benefits.

 

Credit Analyst (Contract)                                                                                                                                                           Dec 2013 – June 2014

BECU; Tukwila, WA

 

Ø  Championed twelve-person project investigating redesign of paper-intensive data entry process into electronic system using Excel, projected to save up to $240,000 per year.

Ø  Reinitiated sustainability action team, investigating and implementing eco-efficiencies throughout the organization.

Ø  Adhered to all time-lines in completing assignments, producing desired results to satisfy end customers.

 

Project Coordinator (Contract)                                                                                                                                                             Jul – Aug 2013

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Reduced researcher time spent searching for files by 92% through digitizing paper records on a team of twenty.

Ø  Increased efficiency by 10% through simplification of data distribution to ancillary services and adjudication teams.

Ø  Quality control of imaged medical records, verifying accuracy and flagging mistakes for reprocessing 100% of time.

 

Project Management Consultant                                                                                                                                              Oct 2012 – Dec 2013

NARAL of Washington; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Designed and implemented small projects for an office of nine workers to reduce IT administrative costs by 43%, including synching IT systems, reorganizing digital files for easy retrieval and documenting office processes for volunteers.

Ø  Negotiated solutions with service providers, generating 75% cost savings for web-hosting budget.

Ø  Saved up to 15 work-hours each week by digitizing paper financial tracking system.

 

Coach                                                                                                                                                                                             Apr 2010 – June 2012

Alere Wellbeing; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Achieved 52.5% project success rate as compared to 47.5% company average.

Ø  Identified opportunities for process improvements and worked with multi-departmental team of eighteen to document and lay groundwork for new efficiencies, using SharePoint.

Ø  Recognized for exceptional stakeholder engagement.

 

Operations Consultant (Contract)                                                                                                                                            Feb 2008 – May 2009

Westwood Mortgage; Seattle, WA

 

Ø  Solely responsible for creating online database tracking status of 100-loan pipeline, totaling $15 million in new business.

Ø  Streamlined loan processing procedures to improve efficiency for staff of seven.

Ø  Studied and documented existing practices and designed modifications, saving average of 10% staff time.

 

Team Lead of Onsite Contractors                                                                                                                                              July 2007 – Oct 2008

Lender Processing Services, for IndyMac Bank; Austin, TX

 

Ø  Project manager for eight-person team transitioning 100 employees to new online management system, saving 3 weeks of staff implementation time.

Ø  Mastered 7 proprietary systems, providing efficient and effective operational support across all departments.

Ø  Worked collaboratively with team members to accomplish process improvements resulting in 15% time savings.

 

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

 

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)                                                                                   Project Management Institute

Earned Dec 2012                                                                                                                                              PMP # 1562297

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)                                                                                                                         Project Management Institute

Earned July 2015                                                                                                                                              ACP # 1828717

Scrum Master Certification (CSM)                                                                                                                                                    Scrum Alliance

Earned Feb 2015

MBA                                                                                                                                               Pinchot University (formerly BGI); Seattle, WA

Earned May 2012

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                               Lewis & Clark College; Portland, OR

Earned May 2002

Education

2007/2011 BS in Anything at Burlington