David is an engaging, hands on project management professional with a wealth experience in print publications and the ever evolving digital landscape. He most recently lead company operations for Robots and Cupcakes, LLC, an independent design and development studio that focuses on the creation and delivery of quality products and programs in both the educational and commercial space.
David served as a mentor and leader of the company's project management team with a focus on consistent process in scheduling, budget discipline and satisfactory client delivery. Overall he finds that people skills and communication are the biggest keys in building lasting client relations and creating meaningful products that lead to reengagement and long term relationships.
Ability to prioritize
Client account management
Customer relations specialist
Strong proposal writer
Print and electronic media
Product Development and launch
Small business development
Managed overall daily operations that consisted of handling multiple large and small digital projects simultaneously that helped grow a start up into an $800K annual company
Project Manager/Digital Producer:
Experienced in handling a versatile range of digital media and print projects including Websites, Multi-Platform Games and Activities, Apps, Videos (Live Action and Animated), Marketing and Trade Materials, Program Branding, Student and Teacher Basal Programs, Leveled Readers and Supplemental Materials.
Successfully planned, managed and executed large client web based projects of $400k plus in revenue
Successfully managed and delivered large scale multi-grade publishing series in excess of $1M
Met the challenges of tight development schedules by embracing rapid application development and employing agile workflows
Director of Operations02/2010 to 06/2016Robots and Cupcakes, LLCHoboken, NJ
Served as the company's operational leader and key client contact.
Managed team of up to 30 professionals both in house and offsite.
Negotiated multiple $100k plus client contracts and drafted countless project proposals
Oversaw the company project management team and process and trained staff in procedure and client communication
Served as a hands on project manager and digital producer on a diverse range of both print and digital client projects.
Executive Project Manager10/2004 to 01/2010Bill Smith StudioNew York City, NY
Served as the company's lead project manager who handled the most important client accounts and supervised all other project management staff
Developed and refined the company project management approach and policy
Created proposals and budgets for potential client projects
Analyzed project performance for all company projects
Managed resources in multiple locations both domestic and off shore
Financial Analyst08/2000 to 03/2004Drake Beam MorinOrlando, FL
Served as the primary contact to 47
International offices for financial questions and requests.
all account balances and payments between
DBM corporate and the International offices.
Created and maintained vital databases using
Microsoft Access and Sequel.
immediate information to Senior Management and the Sales team regarding
International Financial activity.
and negotiated cost savings initiatives with outside vendors.
Created a Global Sales database cut the response
time for International data requests down from two days to ten minutes.
Accounts Payable Lead07/1998 to 08/2000HarcourtOrlando, FL
workload maintenance and reporting of Harcourt
Professional Services and Harcourt Higher
accounts payable process.
and distributed workloads to ensure that input and
quality control processes goals are met.
as a liaison between accounts payable and Harcourt
Professional Services and Harcourt Higher
bi-weekly check runs through People Soft Accounting system and generated daily express checks in
times of need.
policy and procedures to division staff and
resolved problems that occurred in the
and maintained staff training initiatives on the ever evolving People Soft module.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Adobe Acrobat (editing and markup)
Google Apps (Drive, Sheets, etc.)
Project Management Software such as Basecamp, Wrike, Jyra, MS project
Dropbox, Box, FTP and other file transfer methods.