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“People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
- Teddy Roosevelt

(703) 317-7378


Entrepreneur and logistics expert with over 20 years of experience as an operations and logistics management program manager in both commercial and Federal opportunities. He has successfully managed organizational business processes across all corporate functions including operations, business development, acquisitions, program management, financial management, and logistics/supply chain management. Extensive experience in logistics systems – supporting both military and commercial organizations – including supply chain system design, unmanned systems asset, and asset workflows management, 3D manufacturing, spare parts planning and management, inventory demand planning, product to market roll out, and analytics assessment models. Fiscal planning and forecasting in P/L oversight and annual strategy actions against plan.

Education and Certificates

MS, Finance, Johns Hopkins, Carey Business School, 2012 

BS, Political Science, University of Colorado, 1994 

Executive Supply Chain certification; MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Cambridge, MA, 2008 

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Herndon, VA certification class

Financial Leadership for Non-Financial Managers certification; Texas A&M University, McLean, VA, 2006

Accomplishments & Awards
  • Executive leadership 

  • Team Building 

  • Executive presenter 

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) 

  • Business Operations Management 

  • Business Development 

  • Data Analysis 

  • Functional Requirements Analysis 

  • Decision Support 

  • Statistical Analysis 

  • Decision analysis 

  • Proposal Development 

  • Capture lead 

  • Organization analytics maturity assessment 

  • Working Capital Management 

  • Company Valuation 

  • Value Chain Analysis 

  • Product Distribution 

  • IT Infrastructure Design 

  • Distribution 

  • Operating Partner Practices 

  • Process improvement 

  • SAP Logistics 

  • Logistics Management 

  • Military logistics 

  • Military Operational Research 

  • Supply Chain Optimization 

  • Quality management 

  • Risk analysis and management 

  • Interviewer and Podcast Host 

  • Security Clearance


The CANA Connection Podcast


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