Introduction

About Me

Enthusiastic business professional, and passionate entrepreneur. Improving myself, solving problems around me, and coaching others to reach their potential.

Experienced in all phases of a company startup, working in small, medium, and fortune 500-sized businesses in various industries. A wealth of knowledge on various topics, a colorful background of highs and lows, and relationships with a network of individuals from all walks of life. And thirsty for more!

I have a lot that I want to offer, feel free to reach out - always happy to help.

Business Description

Who better to bounce off business ideas than an equally-enthused individual passionate about business and problem solving. And who better than to develop your plans with and set up a structure to ensure follow through. With the curve balls life throws us, a coaching structure can help keep busy leaders on track and pursuing their goals by offering accountability and support to keep them on the straight line to their goals.

My Skills

teaching
coaching
efficient-swimming
social-entrepreneurship
l3c
blue-ocean-strategy
csr
company-branding
accounting
financial-modeling
forecasting-models
start-up-environments
internal-auditing
ballroom-dance
networking
market-research
legal-research
cash-flow-management
business-planning
teamwork
microsoft-office
swimming
swim-lessons
swim-instruction
marketing
cash-flow
precedent-transactions
analysis
forecasting
social-networking
internal-audit
start-up-environment
lbo
dcf-valuation
company-valuation
peachtree
flowcharting
tax-research
sensitivity-analysis
flow-charts
corporate-branding
start-ups
strategy
leadership
training
management

Work/Experience

Operations Analyst at Baxter International Inc.

September 2013 - Present

Sales Executive at Acquirent

April 2013 - September 2013
B2B Sales Fleet Management Solutions
- Cold call businesses of various sizes, share best practices with fleet managers and offer WEX Fuel Card solutions to improve the efficiency of fleet operations by up to 15%

Assistant Swim Coach at New Trier Swim Club

September 2012 - August 2013

Bookkeeper/Accountant at IATSE Local 780

May 2012 - December 2012
-Managed and updated the accounting records for four separate funds: Union Admin, Pension, Health & Welfare, and 401(k) (Quickbooks)
-Reconciled any and all bank statements in comparison to current accounting records to ensure accuracy of transactions
-Collaborated directly with management to review and provide input to any possible problem areas related to financial management and accounting procedures.
-Assisted with two external audits including the preparation of documentation and analysis as well as coordinating with the audit staff.
-Processed expense reports per company policy and cut reimbursement checks
-Conducted monthly calculations and deposits of Employee/Employer 401(k) and Pension contributions, as well as fund reimbursements for shared overhead costs
-Reconciled bank, escrow and reserve accounts on a monthly basis
-Kept ADP current with status and address changes of pension recipients
-Maintained backup documents, member files, board meeting minutes required per organzation policy
-Furnished business manager with ad hoc financial summaries

Partner/ Vice President of Finance at The Big Deal, LLC

February 2011 - January 2012
A network aimed at building awareness of local small businesses, offering commercials with a few words from the owners themselves, promotional coupons, all geo-targeted to the website visitors' physical locations. This platform allowed merchants to build local awareness, and raise money through coupon sales to finance additional tailored marketing services.

-Built a fully-integrated Financial Statements Model
-Designed accounting system and procedures
-Researched tax compliance – W-2 vs. 1099 payroll, barter transactions, and expense reports
-Performed various business analyses to support and influence management's business decisions including probability, sensitivity, cost-volume-profit, valuation
-Identified KPIs per the company strategy, and aligned company-wide performance goals

Ballroom Dance Instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio Schaumburg

January 2011 - January 2012

Swim Instructor/Assistant Department Head at Life Time Fitness

February 2004 - April 2012
-Taught over 20,000 lessons and trained staff under 3 different curricula
-Initiated the development and establishment of a competitive swim team program to increase the retention rate of advanced swimmers
-Assisted with business planning, profitable staff/class scheduling, and equipment purchasing/maintenance
-Conducted a promotional campaign that yielded over $6,000 in lesson sales in one afternoon

Education

Loyola University of Chicago

Degree: B.A.
Field of Study: Entrepreneurship

Niles West High School

Degree: GED

Certifications

CPR/First-Aid/AED

Authority: American Red Cross
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 01, 2013

B.A.S.S.E.T.

Authority: State of Illinois
Start Date: Aug 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 01, 2013

Languages

Spanish

Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency

Location

Contact Information

Chicago, IL

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