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.
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.
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
Loyola University of Chicago
Field of Study: Entrepreneurship
Niles West High School
Authority: American Red Cross
Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 01, 2013
Authority: State of Illinois
Start Date: Aug 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 01, 2013
Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency