Highly skilled Project Manager/Event Logistics Producer with more than 10 years working in cross-functional environments in the U.S. and abroad. Strong interpersonal skills with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower to efficiently meet
production requirements for high-quality televised events. Wrote and edited documents to keep staff informed on policies and procedures. Collaborated with artist management, agents publicist and production crew to ensure the delivery of efficient, high-quality televised events.
01/2017 to Current
DIRECTORSCIENTIFIC GAMES － ALPHARETTA, GA
Responsible for oversight, leadership, and visionary of new products.
Ensure requirements, process capabilities, new innovations and go-to-market strategies are achieved on-time and on budget.
Point person for executive level steering committee on status of all program areas.
Responsible for pricing strategies and business development for new products.
10/2012 to 06/2016
VICE PRESIDENTU.S. OPERATIONS － ATLANTA, GA
Responsible for the business development, startup, and operational leadership of all U.S.
customers including project management, product delivery and process improvement.
Proactively manage relationships at the C-suite level in support of the strategy and implementation plan.
Led the product development for application and hardware solutions and mobile apps for lottery products and digital identification.
Successfully led the startup of an integrated POS lottery transaction software solution for largest U.S.
customers providing incremental sales increase of more than 6% at retail
-Developed new service delivery plan which reduced time-to-market by nearly 75%
-Identified product enhancements that resulted in a 30% increase in consumer engagement
-Managed new applications for payment card readers and mobile applications including digital identification and lottery transactions enabling a future growth estimate of 10%.
10/2006 to 09/2012
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND SALES Senior executiveNEW YORK LOTTERY － SCHENECTADY, NY
responsible for marketing, advertising, and sales operations.
Responsible for P&L, long range planning, process improvement, product development and pricing strategies.
Accountable for research, analytics, KPI.
s, creative development, media buying strategies, sales training and supply chain management.
Led total sales to record levels of over $6.8 B with more than $2.6 B in profits
-Achieved successful partner growth expanding retail base by 16%
-Implemented new growth strategies with declining product resulting in 15% sales increase
-Implemented process improvement initiatives to reduce outdated inventory at retail by more than 70% in 6 months and realize over $200,000 in savings in shipping costs
-Created new product initiative achieving 2nd best sales within price point category.
01/2002 to 09/2006
Director of Video GamingNEW YORK LOTTERY － SCHENECTADY, NY
Responsible for overall leadership, program and project management, software and hardware delivery, and startup of 9 casinos.
Accountable for sales performance, ongoing operations, process improvement and multi-million-dollar gaming contracts.
Principal relationship manager for C-suite executives and gaming operators.
Oversight of LRP and CRM implementation.
Led the successful on-time startup of 9 gaming facilities, a complete back office gaming system, and 18,000 terminals
-Program contributed over $140 MM annualized incremental profit in the first year, growing to over $270 MM annualized after 3 years
-Increased overall profits by 10%.
06/1996 to 01/2002
DIRECTORNEW YORK NETWORK － ALBANY, NY
Responsible for operational leadership, P&L, B2B marketing, all broadcast productions, terrestrial and satellite transmissions, engineering services, client relations, remote productions, overall technology infrastructure, process improvement, sales and marketing.
10/1989 to 06/1996
Production Coordinator and Producer/DirectorNEW YORK NETWORK － ALBANY, NY
Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of staff and production facilities.
First line relationship manager for all existing and prospective clients.
Successfully implemented an ERP system.
06/1989 to 01/1994
CO-FOUNDER AND SR. VPTALEX GROUP INC － SCHENECTADY, NY
Co-developed and managed a million-dollar multimedia production company with 15 employees offering Design, Prepress, and Broadcast Audio Visual production to clients such as IBM, Cornell University, GE, Random House, and nearly 2 dozen start-ups and early-term regional companies.
Led the collaboration efforts to effectively listen, analyze, and recommend successful marketing and media solutions that fit numerous disparate budgets and audience demographics.
Education and Training
Bachelor of ScienceSUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE － Albany, NY
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S: Telecommunications/Electrical EngineeringSUNY HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE － Troy, NYTelecommunications/Electrical Engineering