Over 35 years of experience in designing and manufacturing fine jewelry. Established and supported factories in NYC, Mexico, India and China. The Graci products, both men and women, were sold in stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Fortunoff, Zales, Ben Bridge, Carlyle & Co. and networks including ShopNBC, QVC and HSN. Jewelry, packaging and display design were all inclusive when selling the Graci products. Along with these aspects, purchasing of the materials, metals, diamonds and gemstones were all primarily done through my strict supervision and guidance.
Finance executive with over ten years of senior management experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments, partnering finance with operations to optimize business performance. Managed, motivated and developed staff, creating a positive team environment. CPA CGA with particular expertise in: • Automation • Extensive experience with Excel (Pivot tables, advanced formulae, arrays, regression analyses, macros) • ERP Implementation • ERP's - MFG PRO, AS400, Macola, PSI, Infoshare; Elite Series; Business Vision; Brandwise Showroom; Infor SX Enterprise; Ceridian • Continuous Process Improvement • Change management • Extensive experience with Access (creating queries used in automation); Word; PowerPoint; Crystal Reports; Cognos BI (Power play, Impromptu); Oracle Hyperion; • Cost Reduction • Strategic Planning KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Restructured Canadian inventory management improving accuracy by 75% Implemented controls resulting in bad debt reduction by 25% Revamped the accounting process, policies and procedures resulting in cash savings of approx. $20k annually Reviewed and modified costing processes resulting in improved margins – annual savings of 5% Reviewed and replaced credit card processing provider resulting in annual savings of $15k Delivered information management system that saved $1M annually Developed and managed annual expense, capital, headcount, and revenue budgets for Operations and Customer Service divisions Automate financial statement processes reducing preparation time be 5 days Created AR reminder notices using COGNOS resulting in reducing DSO from 62 to 50 days
• 20+ years of professional experience in software development holding positions ranging from Business Development Manger, Programmer, Tester, Consultant, Agile Team Lead, Manager, Support Analyst, Data Analyst, and Solution Architect. • Senior Program Manager with 7+ years of experience managing products and services. • Senior Consultant with 5+ years of experience helping customers adopt Microsoft technologies. • Excellent leadership, communication, analytical and collaborations skills with a strong ability to think strategically, tactically, and holistically. • Strong ability to envision and design solutions spanning multiple organizations requiring change at multiple levels for successful implementation and deployment. • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills experienced at building relationships and resolving conflict across both internal and external organizations. • Diverse background in online systems, embedded systems, databases, server infrastructure, desktop applications.
* 25 years of business, finance and management experience * Expert in creative business consulting assisting small to medium sized business * Have raised millions of dollars for businesses over last several years * Bookkeeper training, creation of financial statements, improvement of accounting processes, and accounting implementation and input * Great relationships and expertise in raising debt capital of many types - including accounts receivables, purchase order financing, mortgages, cash flow lending and more * Very versed in small and mid sized business mergers and acquisitions as both buyer and seller
I am a seasoned, experienced leader with over 15 years of demonstrated success as a CEO, Financial Trader, Chief Legal Officer, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Foreclosure Mediator, Commercial Arbitrator and Attorney representing both individuals and major corporations. As a critical thinker with notable analytical and decision-making skills, I am well-versed in resolving complex legal cases and combining business planning, analysis, and team leadership experience to effectively manage business operations. I am also highly skilled in interpreting policies, procedures, concepts, practices, and their linkage to legal strategy. I am currently seeking a challenging new position offering the opportunity to impart my advanced knowledge and experience. I am recognized as a natural and articulate communicator with exceptional interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship-building skills. I am talented in fostering high-performing, motivated, and focused teams through training, advisement, mentoring, and professional development. I continually focus on assessing performance, identifying improvement areas, and implementing action plans. It is my driven work ethic and developed skills that has enabled me to achieve outstanding results throughout my career. Furthermore, my accomplishments have allowed me to earn the respect and admiration of my superiors, colleagues, and partners.
Instructional Design Portfolio: http://www.pinterest.com/mhatters/meica-hatters-instructional-design-samples/ View my full resume and LinkedIn Profile at linkedin.com/in/meicahatters Resourceful Curriculum & Program Developer with instructional design, human resource and facilitation experience. I have 5 years of experience as a human resource generalist where I have used social media to recruit employees, developed recruitment strategies, developed assessment processes, managed employee relations concerns, and managed compliance. I also have experience developing and writing curriculum, designing instruction, delivering training to adults in workplace settings, teaching non-traditional college students, and blogging about topics related to human resources and education. I pride myself on my ability to complete projects quickly and accurately. My goal is to create mutually beneficial and long term relationships with each client, even if the project is part-time or a temporary contact. I have a proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Project. I also have a great deal of experience using Linkedin, YouTube, Captivate, and multiple screen capture programs. I also hold a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management, certificates in Program Management and Instructional Design. I look forward to work with you! http://www.linkedin.com/in/meicahatters
I'm interested in investing my time in entrepreneurial activities helping businesses to grow further using IT based integrated applications, online trading applications, ERP applications and to develop and utilize tools to gain business intelligence for better decision making and to improve profitability and productivity. I believe that my strong analytical ability together with my passion for business and computer science helps businesses to grow further. I have been a enthusiastic software researcher, designer and developer. I'm specialized in developing software based applications using open source technologies. I have more than 7 years of software development experience developing large scale web applications, desktop applications, and few mobile applications. I'm a specialist in developing applications using JAVA and PHP based technologies. This includes good architectural knowledge on Jboss infrastructure based ejb, Spring, Hibernates and Struts integrated environments and frameworks. I have worked as a team lead on few projects, holding lead position my main responsibility was to guide the team to meet the technical and business objectives, guide the team to improve efficiency, reliability and effectiveness. Identifying new technologies which comply with latest industry standards and implementing those to acquire that operational advantage was another responsibility. Managing the software development process and overseeing the project progress, schedule development time lines, resource allocation and project planning, risk management and providing solutions, guidance and client management with satisfaction include some of my competencies. Other Competencies include - - Project Management - Entrepreneurship & Business Development. - Quantitative Financial Research and Investment Analysis. - Management and Business Administration. - Strategic Human Resource Management. - Human Psychology. - Process Mining - Data Science Managing the software development process and overseeing the project progress, schedule development time lines, resource allocation and project planning, risk management and providing solutions, guidance and client management with satisfaction include my other competencies.
Definitive leader with 25 years’ experience identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to grow revenue and improve profitability and performance. No project or job too small or beneath me. I will find a way to improve and create efficiencies in your processes. Expertise includes developing innovative strategies and key initiatives to drive continuous improvement objectives that impact Real P&L results. Relationship Builder—keen ability to attract and retain key associates, partners, vendors, and clients. Management strengths include: • Profit and Loss Management • Financial & Contract Negotiations • Continuous Improvement Processes • Quality Program Development • New Product Development • Team Leadership & Training • New Business Development • Customer Service & Retention • Operations Management • Distribution/Logistics/Inventory Expertise • Partner & Supplier Relationships • System Rollouts / Project Management
Experienced in the development and delivery of services to be delivered over different channels mainly Mobile, Internet and ATMs. My experience in the field covers both the IT development side (as I worked as a Software Developer for a long number of years), and the business side, i.e. being in constant contact with customers, understanding their needs and liaising with the IT side to develop the required services. My main focus is the financial services sector. This experince can easily be used in other other areas such as government, hospitality, etc... I am able to write business documents as well as techincal documents. I can easily serve as a-go-between customers and IT.
I want to work and for that work to be meaningful for the world and to fit within my world view. I bring passion and energy to my work. Previous career segments include student planner, landscaper / business-owner, political organizer, and currently - citizen engagement consultant. Volunteer positions include working for political and community organizations such as political parties, local government task forces, habitat for humanity, and several smaller local initiatives and campaigns. My skills are varied and include excellent writing ability; goal oriented with attention to process, stakeholders, and communication; and, excellent problem solving skills - self driven.