Strategic and Financial Executive

Last Updated: 30th October 2018 (over 3 years ago)

United States


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Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level



Skilled and dynamic business leader with robust experience fostering organizational growth through exceptional strategic planning, financial management, and team development. Adept at coordinating critical operations, consistently positioning companies to optimize productivity and increase profitability. Eager to demonstrate knowledge and ability to an organization that shares a passion for delivering results and exceeding expectations.
Areas of Expertise
• Executive Leadership • Strategy and Execution • Operations Management
• Budget and Cost Management • Sales and Marketing • Business Development
• Hospitality Industry • Team Building and Development • Growth and Expansion


New York University
Executive Master of Leadership

   Sep 2006
— Sep 2006

Emory University
Executive Master of Management

   Aug 2006
— Aug 2006

Bowling Green State University
Master of Business Administration

   Aug 2001
— Dec 2003

Lourdes College
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

   Jan 1999
— May 2001

University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts, Economics

   Sep 1985
— May 1989


Go Cedar Rapids
Director of Finance

   Dec 2017
— Oct 2018

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in compliance with GAAP standards. Spearhead annual budgeting process and preparation of monthly management reports. Coordinate semi-monthly payroll, general ledger review, monthly closings, and annual sales tax reporting. Collaborate with external CPA firm, reviewing annual audit and tax filings.
• Recruited major hotels within Cedar Rapids to add $1 per room night as a destination fee, now accounting for more than 45% of the Go Cedar Rapids operating budget.

Breakaway Hospitality, LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer

   Oct 2008
— Current

Effectively leverage 20 years of hospitality management and expertise to enable hotel investors to maximize their return on investment properties. Direct comprehensive business operations, including Asset management, financial management, and construction entrepreneurship. Conceptualize organizational vision and strategy, providing operational leadership to achieve institutional goals. Plan, organize, direct, and control all financial activities, such as procurement and fund utilization across the enterprise. Spearhead budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, as well as cash flow management, financing, and general accounting. Collaborate with external auditors and tax accounting specialists. Integrate innovative business plans with monthly sales and marketing goals. Align daily operations with long-term strategic vision and goals.
• Effectively led corporate turnaround of under-performing operations, increasing profitability and property values within one year of consultancy.
• Established significant client portfolio, consisting of well-known brands, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Clarion Inn, Ramada, Days Inn & Suites, and Independent Hotels.
• Incorporated successful financial. marketing, and sales strategies to optimize potential and achieve vision of the initial concept.

Pacrim Hospitality Services, Inc.
Regional Vice President - Operations

   May 2008
— Jan 2009

Oversaw corporate financial responsibility and operational leadership for 13 hotels throughout three Canadian provinces and two US states. Identified key growth opportunities, developing and executing strategies to realize organizational potential.
• Assembled brand portfolio consisting of numerous US brands, including Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, and an independent bed and breakfast.
• Spearheaded organizational growth, posting revenues in excess of $150M annually.

InterContinental Hotels Group
Regional Director

   Apr 1998
— Jan 2008

Successfully orchestrated the Hotel Performance Support program, optimizing operations of all hotels in the Midwest United States and the entire country of Canada. Developed and led 24 Area Managers, driving top-line revenue while increasing guest satisfaction scores. Coordinated licensing and opening new hotels under the IHG umbrella.