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Name James
Phone 630-728-2300
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Principal
The Sparks Group
Oak Park, Illinois
(Marketing strategy)

Managing Director,
Discover Card Financial Services
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card strategy)

Director National Accts
Discover Card
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card sales)

Key Accomplishments Created a comprehensive marketing plan for three boutique law firms including social media, traditional media, community events and public relations, generating market awareness and a 10% increase in visibility. Served as credit card industry subject matter expert for the top three international management consulting firms

Increased merchant acceptance of Discover Card from 72% to 85% within 24 month period. Managed and negotiated sales with seven portfolio companies generating $950 million. Persuaded 38 global companies to connect their international locations.

Managed national accounts that focused on increasing profitability of top 500 merchants in six industry groups. Staff of 65, six direct reports, generating $38 billion in revenue with $4.5 billion in profit annually

Engineered and implemented new client relationship management system, strengthening client relationships and increasing retention rate to 98%.
Education / Skills Master of Business Administration – The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Bachelor of Science, Advertising/Marketing – University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Adjunct Professor of Marketing – College of Management & Business NACTE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Winner 2015 Illini ComeBack Alumni Winner of 2013 Chicago Startup Weekend EDU.

Name Confidential
Phone 630-730-8556
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions VP Global Services & Educ
Vision Solutions, Inc
Oakbrook, IL
(High Availability Softwar)

Director Consulting Servi
SPSS, Inc
Chicago, IL
(Business Intelligence)

Services Executive
IBM
New York, NY
(Key Account Mgt)

Key Accomplishments Successful merger and restructuring of 60 person international Professional Services and Education business for $110M High Availability software organization resulting in achievement of agressive P&L targets.

Consistent achievement of revenue and expense targets for professional services business for last 5 years. Successful development and rollout of packaged service offerings tailored to SMB and Enterprise customer segments resulting in YTY growth.

Successful rollout of Professional Services Automation tools resulting in consistent and efficient operations management and reporting.

Education / Skills MBA, University of New Haven
BSME, University of New Haven
Expertise in the of Professinal Services Automation systems. Extensive use of Changepoint/SofTrax software solutins.
IBM Project Managent Certification

Name Thomas
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions GVP, Chief Acctg Officer
Orbitz Worldwide Inc.
Chicago, IL
(Online Travel Agency)

CFO, CAO
Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. f/k/a Hollinger Int'l
Chicago, IL
(Newspaper)

VP, Controller
Budget Group, Inc
Lisle, IL
(Vehicle Rental)

Key Accomplishments Seasoned accounting and finance executive with a proven track record for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls and the financial reporting function while enhancing the accuracy and timeliness of financial information.

For Orbitz Worldwide (an online travel agency), led global accounting processes, SEC reporting and financial systems. Managed 4 to 6 direct reports and approximately 80 total employees (60 U.S. and 20 overseas) and 30 offshore/outsourced resources.

Partnered with Internal Audit to redesign the Sarbanes-Oxley assessment process, resulting in a more focused and thorough management assessment. A number of significant deficiencies, aggregating to a material weakness, were identified and remediated.

Oversaw the planning and development of new sub-ledger functionality for key balance sheet and related revenue accounts which was a critical prerequisite in remediating the material weakness in the company’s internal control over financial reporting.
Education / Skills B.S. Accountancy from University of Illinois - 1981
CPA Certification - 1981



Name Chuck
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Tennessee
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director
Alcatel-Lucent
Lisle, IL
(Network Integration)

Director
Lucent Technologies
Lisle, IL
(Mobility Services)

Vice President
Taiwan Telecommunication
Taipei, Taiwan
(Telecomm Services)

Key Accomplishments Responsible for Alcatel-Lucent’s North American Wireless Service Practice, a $120M business. This includes P&L responsibility, along with presale and bid and proposal support.

Led a team of 110 engineers/professionals with a budget of $18M responsible for supporting the growth and delivery of Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Network Integration Business for mobility and next generation networks.

Established a global delivery center in India in support of Lucent’s global Professional Services business with cost savings in excess of $4M.

Led technical delivery of a $400M mobility network in India and a $450M network in China, exceeding operational objectives for cost, speed and quality.
Education / Skills BA Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech MBA, Loyola College
Accomplished, results oriented leader w/global experience in developing new markets and exceeding operational objectives
Extensive international experience in joint venture negotiation, business/market development, sales, & cust. service.
Proven ability to manage large teams and develop globally diverse work forces.

Name Thomas H.
Phone 734-845-0173
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Michigan
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Team Leader
General Motors-Powertrain Division
Ypsilanti, MI
(Auto, Truck Transmissions)

Production Supervisor
Imperial Glass Corp. (Lenox Corp.)
Belaire, OH
(Ornamental Glass Items)

Production Supervisor
Corning Glass Corp.-Steuben Division
Corning, NY
(Fine Crystal Glass Items)

Key Accomplishments At GM,achived First Time Quality Accept Rate of 98%. Facilatated change in problem solving from supervisor centered to team oriented. Met production goals while reducing manpower 25%. Achieved over 700 days without a recordable or lost time accident

Managed a 40% turnover in manpower in 2009. Directed relationship between management, Union, engineering and quality departments.

At Imperial Glass,managed the Hot Glass Forming Operation, supervising 25 to 30 skilled & semi-skilled workers. Met department and plant goals for quality, productivity, cost and safety. Facilitated effective communication between shift operations

At Steuben,managed the Finishing and Forming Depts. Lead groups of 20 to 25 skill artisans,who worked individually and in small teams. Built stronger Union/Management ties through effective team building. Exceeded goals for quality,cost and safety.
Education / Skills BBA-Bachelors of Business Administration,Industrial Management University of Michigan-Dearborn Macomb Community College
Revelant Training:Ergonomics, RedX,Accident Prevention,QS9000,Hazard Detection/Elimination,Team/Group Leadership
Training continued:Waste Elimination,Managerial Grid Workshop, Effective Communication, Labor Relations


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