A multi-skilled professional with a superb track record of managing
complex functional projects in various environments. Able to manage
stakeholder expectations and willing to take full responsibility for the
delivery of project objectives. Sarah is an easy going individual who
enjoys challenging and diverse roles and is confident working with
technical experts from any industry.
Commercial awareness and business acumen
Good conflict management and prioritization skills
Can understand and document project requirements and dependencies
Excellent documentation and report writing skills
Demonstrated ability to work with and support cross-functional project teams
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and under pressure
Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion
Team leader capable of motivating staff
Strong relationship building skills
Superb communication skills and able to articulate technical jargon to a non-technical audience
Able to continuously meet targets and surpass expectations
Articulate and well presented
10/2014 to Current
Project ManagerSkipping Stone - Atlanta, GA
Successfully manages a variety of projects including reverse trade missions for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and research projects for market entry, litigation and M&A
Prepares estimates of billable hours for resources and manages
corresponding project workflow according to budget proposals
Development of high quality proposals and work orders
Sets clear expectations and goals for project teams. Tracks progress against timeline, milestones and budget, revises as needed.
?Manages client expectations by ensuring the delivery of the highest quality service
Development and presentation of reports on project progress
Business Development functions including sales reporting, client follow up and networking
08/2011 to 10/2014
Project and Business Development CoordinatorSkipping Stone, LLC - Atlanta, Georgia
Business development coordination with extensive experience in client relations.
Responsible for identifying new markets and developing long-term strategies for winning and growing client accounts.
Supports sales opportunities with private and public sector clients' global projects, and coordinates teams for winning projects
Providing Business Development support through presentation development for conferences and client deliverables, proposal development, formatting and editing
Responsible for sales and facilitation of numerous training courses
Served as Project Coordinator for the USGBC/EDF Demand Response Partnership Program. Responsible for scheduling, tracking of fundraising leads, and report preparation.
Providing research reports on U.S. Power and Demand Response markets
Research and support for Mergers & Acquisitions
Client research and analysis
Responsible for Human Resources Administration including Independent Contractor Agreements, Tracking and Reporting as well as On-Boarding of Full-Time Employees and Independent Contractors.
Providing Office Management and Administrative Support for a Skipping Stone Partner.
Responsible for travel arrangements, scheduling, expense reports and general office administration.
04/2010 to 11/2010
Customer Service RepresentativeAmerican Hole 'n One - Buford, Georgia
Building relationships with clients by providing turn-key tournament support and providing superior customer service in a fast-paced environment requiring advanced multi-tasking and organizational skills.
Creation of golf tournament insurance contracts for Hole in One, Shootout and Putting contests.
Production of up to 100 contracts per week with an average error rating of 10% or less.
Resolution of unpaid/unsigned contracts and collections.
01/2008 to 03/2009
LEED Accredited Professional & Project ManagerCommissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc - Buford, Georgia
Simultaneous management of up to 10 projects
Assembly of LEED submittals
Providing guidance for projects pursuing LEED certification by effectively communicating LEED requirements to the design team, contractor, and client
Tracking progress to certification goal through design and construction
Assist teams in incorporating LEED requirements into specifications and drawings
Perform/support the completion of LEED documentation and calculations and coordinate with consultants and the client
Coordinating, presentation development and leading of project team trainings for up to 30 attendees
Preparation of neat, accurate, organized, and timely reports and submittals including proposals, specifications, design reviews, field reports and submittal reviews
Creation of a Sustainable Operations Manual for post-occupancy.
08/2007 to 01/2008
Office AdministratorCommissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc - Buford, Georgia
Sole administrative support for entire office
Responsible for all travel arrangements, meeting coordination, and office supply ordering and organization
Maintained company calendar and personal calendar for Principal of firm
Assembly and delivery of marketing materials for prospective clients
Preparation of materials for meetings and speaking engagements
Developed and implemented organizational protocol for large electronic filing system
Promoted within the first 6 months of employment.
Bachelor of Arts: Music EducationUniversity of Georgia - Athens, GA
LEED AP, BD+CGreen Building Certification Institute - Washington, DC
U.S. Green Building Council
MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, Business development, client relations, detailed reporting, presentation development, proposal development, public speaking, extremely detail-oriented
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Companies Worked For:
Skipping Stone, LLC
American Hole 'n One
Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc
University of Georgia
Green Building Certification Institute
Job Titles Held:
Project and Business Development Coordinator
Customer Service Representative
LEED Accredited Professional & Project Manager
Bachelor of Arts : Music Education LEED AP, BD+C
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