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Name Richard
Phone 815-341-1270
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $101K - $125K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions General Manager Sales
Argix Direct, Inc
Jamesburg, NJ
(Retail Logistics)

Sr Director Store Support
USA Baby
Lombard, IL
(Retail Franchisor)

National Sales Director
Toys R Us
Paramus, NJ
(Toy Retailer)

Key Accomplishments Leadership role in logistics company driving routing increases of over 25% and improvement in cube useage in majority of terminals reducing costs by over 10%

Led new store openings of over 4 per year and driving 1st year sales increases of over 12% versus average, Developed and designed training and sales tool for new franchisees use resulting in above named results.

Improved overall sales by over 6% in difficult retail environement fot 90 store region. Led company in key category sales - 2 years in succession.

Helped create new national department focused in sales increase and service improvement. Developed and implemented numerous programs to support major cultural shift in company
Education / Skills Bachelor of Science - Eastern Illinois Univeristy, Charleston, IL
MBA - Indiana University - Kelly School of Business, Bloomington, IN
Proficient in most Microsoft Programs


Name Edward
Phone 708-308-3977
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $126K - $150K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Credit Manager, National
US Foodservice
Rosemont, IL
(Food distributor)

Regional Credit Manager
Ryerson
Chicago, IL
(Metal Distributor)

Credit Manager
Allscripts Healthcare
Chicago, IL
(Medical technology)

Key Accomplishments Leadership: Spearheaded turnaround strategies for troubled credit departments: Strategies included creatiom of policy throughout the Credit, Collections, and Sales functions, aggressive "clean up" of receivables, risk management and customer service

Risk Management: Lead financial modeling team to construct scorecards and cash flow metrics. Models enabled analysts to assign credit lines while simultaneously reducing risk 50% faster than previous methods.

Sales: Continuously worked with sales and upper management to develop leads, maintain profitability, and strengthen existing customer relations. Negotiations with fledging business resulted in $10 million in annual sales.

Process Improvement: Worked with Sales, IT and Finance to improve the auto release rate of sales orders; improved release rate from 15% to 78% within a 6 month period.
Education / Skills MBA, Finance - Lewis University
BA, Clinical Psychology - Governors State University
Additional certification in financial analysis, customer service and credit law from Dun and Bradstreet
Computer background includes: Microsoft Office, Mac O/S, PeopleSoft, SAP, CARMS, JD Edwards and IBM AS400 software

Name Dirk
Phone 847-845-8459
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sr. Business Analyst
Trippe Manufacturing Company
Chicago, IL
(Power Protection Devices)

Director of Operations
Sunstone Imports, Inc.
Morton Grove, IL
(Jewelry Manufacturing)

Customer Service Manager
The Popcorn Factory
Lake Forest, Il
(Gourmet Food Gifts)

Key Accomplishments STRATEGY ENABLER. WHO AM I… OPERATIONS ANALYST… BUSINESS ANALYST…Creator of affordable, practical lean business processes and new system implementations that improve profitability and service in a light manufacturing environment. WHAT I DO…

As a specialist in value driven business analysis, project management, and corporate performance metrics that drive business decisions and enhance the bottom line, companies who typically hire me: Have cost overruns that are eroding margins;

Are producing inaccurate reports; Lack a process to project or forecast performance; Suffer from delays or mis-shipments of orders; Have projects that are stalled or lack resources to begin. HOW I ADD VALUE: With years of experience helping

companies streamline their operations, I can: Implement processes and systems to reduce waste and increase profit; Analyze and improve the business processes to standardize business rules, improve communications & reflect the voice of the customer.
Education / Skills University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. B.S. Psychology. Dean’s List. Honored as one of top 100 student leaders.
Associate’s Certificate in Business Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Project Management Professional tra
APICS certified CPIM.


Name William
Phone 847-910-3169
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President & CEO
ADS Logistics
Homewood, IL
(Logistics services)

Vice President
IRMCO
Evanston, IL
(Metal forming lubricants)

President & COO
Belmont Steel Corp
Evanston, IL
(Steel service center)

Key Accomplishments Quickly assembled new management team at private equity-owned firm, tripled EBITDA within 6 months, recognized as one of the safest companies in the industry, and prevented customer defections even as the automotive and steel recession deepened.

Commercialized a newly patented product - selling into new market segments. Easily transferred team building, leadership, operations management, and marketing skills into a new industry.

I have led or been a key operative in five turn-around situations. Have developed expertise as a fact-based decision-maker who focuses on the Key Success Actions needed to achieve the fastest and most sustainable improvement.

Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills. Co-author of a scenario planning study that outlined the evolution of the industry for the next 20 years. Led a very large scale market segmentation study.
Education / Skills MBA - University of Chicago Bachelor, Industrial & Systems Engineering - Georgia Tech
Proven leadership skills: manufacturing, processing, distribution, logistics, transportation, & supply chain functions.
Experienced leader in turn-around situations at public, privately held, and private equity-owned companies.
Team builder able to implement sustainable continuous improvement. Uses lean operations, six sigma, and Toyota methods.

Name Robert
Phone 847-837-9704
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director, Corp. Quality
Zebra Technologies
Vernon Hills, IL
(Bar code printers/auto ID)

Director of QA
Corcom Inc.
Libertyville, IL
(RFI/EMI filters)

Quality Assurance Manager
B-D/Seamless Medical Products
Ocala, FL
(Medical devices)

Key Accomplishments Played an instrumental role in creating and maintaining Zebra's reputation for quality and reliability by building a world class Quality System that substantially helped Zebra grow from $40 million in 1992 to nearly a billion in 2008.

Achieved net promoter scores of +42 in 2007 customer satisfaction surveys.

Drove a reduction of 29 percent ($7 million) in the Cost of Poor Quality between 2006 and 2008, adding a total of $0.12 to the E.P.S. during that time.

Created and executed a successful Quality plan for the outsourcing of production of 24 printer lines (with an annual volume of 1 million units) to a contract manufacturer in China.
Education / Skills B.S.M.E. Bradley University
Certified Quality Engineer - ASQ 1978
Juran Continuous Improvement Facilitator
Six Sigma expert

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