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Energetic and effective Land Acquisition
/ Development leader with extensive experience managing multiple large,
technical projects. High degree of initiative; ability to quickly
and accurately assess situations, and proactively drive results.
Excellent leadership, communication and negotiation skills; ability
to build effective relationships with frontline employees, senior leaders
and elected officials. Engineer / MBA, with strong business acumen,
excellent analytical ability and indepth understanding of acquisition
/ civil engineering / development / construction processes. Pride
myself on maintaining high level of integrity in all business decisions
November Pulte Homes/Del Webb Phoenix, AZ
Land Development, and Attorneyinfact.
Led the acquisition, planning,
entitlement, development and delivery of communities for large National
Homebuilder’s operations in Phoenix East Valley market delivered
approximately , lots per year. Worked with Operating Team colleagues
to develop and execute against the business plan. Responsible for aggregate
budget current and future projects of approximately $ million spending
up to $m/year.
Led due diligence review
of prospective land acquisitions and developed financial models.
and Sale agreements, and Joint Development / Joint Venture agreements.
large mixeduse singlefamily, multifamily and commercial Master
Planned projects in Phoenix East Valley market, in addition to other
Increased value of
land/asset and minimized development costs through management of zoning/rezoning,
development master plans, ordinance text amendments, Certificate of
Convenience and Necessity expansions, etc.
Developed and implemented
budget / cash flow system, increasing accuracy of projections to consistently
within % of forecast:
In , managed Division
Land spending to within .% of forecast, with $ million spent in
the same period.
for success and asked to lead a team to develop and implement an enterprise
solution across all US operations for delivery in .
Developed and implemented
lot tracking system and overall project schedule, increasing accuracy
in forecast of community grand opening date, and delivery date of replacement
parcels to %.
contentious $m dispute with Utility Company, avoiding what was considered
likely litigation and enhancing intercompany relationships in the process.
Supervised team of
up to personnel. Mentored team members in Land development
and other departments to develop team capabilities and prepare individuals
for the next step in their career.
Selected as a “Top
Gun”, a prestigious leadership development program within the organization.
Created Southwest Area’s
training programs, enhancing interdepartmental understanding and increasing
operational effectiveness of overall team.
Defined process improvement
opportunities and led teams to implement solutions.
February MCO Properties Fountain Hills, AZ
/ Project Manager / Project Engineer
Led MCO development operations
in Fountain Hills, AZ; In /, approximately acres of commercial,
and , acres of custom lot residential development under construction
and in design. Responsible for aggregate budget current and
future projects of approximately $ million.
Executed Custom Lot
Subdivisions Firerock, Crestview, Stoneridge and Commercial Town
Center Developments. Developed/managed project budgets, schedules
Worked with Municipalities/agencies
to gain necessary approvals including zoning from entitlement to acceptance
of constructed infrastructure. Optimized revenue by reducing development
costs and enhanced communities by replanning development to take advantage
of natural terrain.
and managed day to day planning and construction activities through
field superintendent and contracts administrator direct reports.
June to July Stanley
Consultants Phoenix, AZ
Consultant Engineer /
Managed commercial and residential
landdevelopment projects. Led project design teams and managed resources
to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
Provided cost effective
operational solutions, worked with third party and governmental regulatory
agencies, and worked with colleagues internally to resolve manpower,
scheduling and technical conflicts.
analysis of alternative solutions for clients and value engineered the
final solution, saving $m in construction costs over years.
Developed and implemented
operational systems software and practices to enhance productivity
and improve quality VB enhanced spreadsheets, Quality Control checklists,
step by step guides to design.
companywide, intranet based knowledge system to share technical information,
and provide resources for all levels of project management/design.
System substantially enhanced productivity and was subsequently expanded
to incorporate new areas of SCI’s operations.
August to Oct.
British Army Reserves England
Completed extensive leadership/practical training, gaining reputation
for ingenuity, determination and commitment.
Washington Elementary School
District Phoenix, AZ
Recipient of Prestigious
“Lamp of Learning” Award , for work leading a regional
Facility Planning Committee. Coordinated review of school buildings,
evaluating structural, mechanical and environmental conditions.
Identified necessary improvements and prioritized/budgeted projects
over years. Volunteer for School District since participation
Member of District
Energy Committee. Committee oversaw implementation of program
that saved District $, in the School Year.
Desert Ridge Community Association Phoenix,
Elected member of
the Board. Served as secretary of the Board and Chairman of
the Design Review Committee. Developed and implemented new design
guidelines, and implemented new review process reducing staff review
time by %.
Graduated August Keller
Graduate School of Management Scottsdale, AZ
Masters in Business
Administration, emphasizing operations, business strategy and project
Graduated with Distinction
– . GPA
Graduated June Leeds
Metropolitan University Leeds, England
Engineering, emphasizing structural engineering, geotechnical engineering
and hydraulics. Graduated with Honors