Chief Executive Officer with company oversight, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance. An Executive driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors and service providers. In addition, ambitious who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.
Business operations organization
Client account management
New Business Development
Project Management:Initiated and created an online Induction training program, which resulted in the company being able to train new employees and Associates worldwide.
Operations Management:Managed a travel agency operations with zero (0) errors; handled all functions related to back office accounting and services with the airlines.
Reduced expenses to meet budgetary cuts while maintaining full staff.
Launched a new improved set up to manage shipping and receiving for a manufacturing company, reducing employee turnover.
Computerized accounting and production for an entertainment company
CEO/COO01/2015 to CurrentAdizes Graduate SchoolCarpinteria, CA
Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of an online registration system.
Responsible for overseeing the management of the school.
Working to establish AGS policies and procedures
Overseeing the development and adherence to regulatory policies and procedures
Full responsibility for insuring compliance to the regulations of BPPE
Executive Director, APS01/2015 to CurrentAdizes InstituteCarpinteria, CA
Creating an unit for Associates, friends of Adizes and clients to continue association and access to the Adizes methodology
During business development to assist in growing the Adizes business in the USA, especially, Southern California, Texas and Virginia/DC areas
Internal auditor of the Institute making sure that the systems, policies and procedures are being followed according to GAAP and the Institute's standards
General Mgr/Chief Administrative Officer01/2012 to 12/2014Adizes InstituteCarpinteria, CA
Oversaw administration and operations
Handled personnel and human resources for a global consulting company
Responsible for legal department
Headed the sales support unit
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrrative Officer01/2004 to 12/2011Adizes InstituteCarpinteria, CA
Responsible for clients' contracts
Reviewed and approved clients' programs
Approved travel reports for Associates
Handled H/R and personnel
Oversaw accounting department (all aspects)
Maintained employment agreements and manuals
Handled International Convention
Hired and trained staff for International Headquarters
Head Publishing department
Oversaw payroll and benefits administration
Controller02/1996 to 12/2003Adizes InstituteCarpinteria, CA
Handled accounting department
Prepared Monthly Financials
Developed financial and accounting policies and procedures
Handled A/P and A/R
Business/Production Manager01/1992 to 01/1996Introvision InternationalHollywood, CA
Responsible for all aspects of the finance/accounting department for a visual effects company
Oversaw production (storyboards, stage, staff and clients)
Business/Operations Manager06/1987 to 12/1991BFM Vacuum MetalizingRancho Cucamonga, CA
Responsible for all financial/accounting activities
Oversaw shipping/receiving departments
Handled all tax issues and permits
Operations Supervisor06/1985 to 05/1987Associated Students-UCLALos Angeles, CA
Responsible for the accounts for the travel agency
Handled all ARC transactions and reporting
Responsible for hiring and training operations staff
Backup to Operations Manager
Administrative, Accounting, Analyst, Auditing, Bookkeeper, Business Administration, Business Development, Business Plan, Consulting, Counseling, Small Group Leader, Financial Management, Human Resources, Internal Auditor, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Notary Public, Personnel Administration, Project Management, Tax Preparer, Working with CPAs and Author
J.D.: Law2019California Southern UniversityIrvine, CA, USACoursework in Introduction to Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Writing.
MBA: Finance2014California Southern UniversityIrvine, CA, USAGPA: magna cum laudeGraduated Magna Cum Laude
Political Science Public Administration2012University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA, USABA degree in Political Science with minor in Public Administration
Executive Certificate: Project Management2014UCLA ExtensionLos Angeles, CA, USAProject Management and Leadership Program. Graduated with Distinction
Project Management Institute-California Central Coast Chapter, VP, Finance & Administration, Board of Directors
Young Women Christian Association- Board of Directors as a Student Board Member and later became Assistant Treasurer
Church Administrator for Temple of Praise Church (since 1990), Children Sunday School teacher and Director of the Small Group Ministry
Children Director of the First Evangelical Church in Rosemead for ten (10) years.
Member of the National Notary Association
National Signing Agents
National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers
International Association of Virtual Assistants
National Black MBA Association
Project Management Institute, (Director of Finance),
International Project Management Association
International Women's Leadership Association
National Association of Professional Women (VIP)
Nominated Woman of the Year and recognized by the Women of Distinction magazine
Volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Ventura County
Educational Rights Holder (ERH) for the State of California
NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) in Los Angeles, Ventura and National Member