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Project + management analyst w 12+ years - My Flexible Pencil

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    David M. Kasprzak 2008 to Present blog: myflexiblepencil.com Elbit Systems of

     America twitter: @FlexiblePencil

    ; Program Control email: david.m.kasprzak@gmail.com ; Process cell: 603-303-9176 Improvements ; Project management

     ; Policy development & documentation Hello,

    I am a seasoned project and management analyst with over 12 years of experience in 2007 to 2008 proposing, planning, analyzing, measuring and justifying the work of both business units Raytheon ; Reporting Process and project teams. My overall skill set focuses on 2 major areas: Improvements

    ; Program Financial ; Quantitative Planning & Analysis, including cost analyses, forecasting, performance Analysis

    ; ERP, Excel & measurement and variance analysis

    Access tools ; Project management discipline focusing on team-based approaches to problem solving within the context of the overall business strategy 2006 to 2007

    PC Connection Primarily, my background has been in cost & schedule analysis, and in recent years has

    ; Dashboard creation evolved to include process improvement based on the principles of Lean & Operational ; Sales manager Excellence, policy development and business strategy. This experience has given me a support foundation in working with systems such as Oracle and SAP to derive financial data and ; Process

    Troubleshooting performance metrics and presenting both the results and their rationale to personnel at all

     levels. As a result, I have had opportunities to be a part of several projects with Executive-

    level visibility. 2002 to 2006

    BAE Systems I recently completed my MBA in May 2011 with a concentration in Marketing & Strategy. I ; Program Control &

    Master Schedule am eager to utilize my combination of experience & education to lead the Planning &

    ; Manufacturing Analysis function within your organization and continue to grow my skills while developing finance and learning from others. ; Reporting Process

    Automation

    If you would like to learn more about me, I developed a blog in 2010 entitled "My Flexible

    Pencil" (http://www.myflexiblepencil.com) to discuss my thoughts on a range of topics 2001 to 2002 such as workplace behaviors, project performance, education and continuous Computer Science

    Corporation improvement. Over the past year, I have had guest posts appear on several Lean and

    ; Proposal Project Management blogs. Development

    ; Advanced Excel I hope you find my background intriguing. If you would like to speak with me, please models for

    forecasting & contact me via email, text or phone. pricing

     Thanks!

     1998 to 2001

    Drug Enforcement Administration

    ; CMMi Improvement David M. KasprzakTeam

    ; Executive level staff

    ; Budget formulation

    & justification

    ; Subcontractor

    management

    blog: myflexiblepencil.com David M. Kasprzak

    twitter: @FlexiblePencil 20 Martin Lane email: david.m.kasprzak@gmail.com Litchfield, NH 03052

    cell: 603-303-9176

Skills:

    ; Financial Performance & Cost Analysis ; Project Management

    ; Process Improvement ; Social Media

Work History

    May 2008 to Present - Elbit Systems of America - Commercial Aviation Systems

    Senior Analyst Program Planning & Control

    ; Create complex MS Excel spreadsheets for program management and financial planning and analysis,

    including some VBA macro development, pivot tables, and advanced Excel formulas

    ; Lead projects for defining and improving processes for program controls and financial administration

    ; Contributor to policy & procedure documentation efforts for optimizing project controls and program

    management

    ; Develop and maintain Integrated Master Schedules for large, multi-year programs using MS Project in

    conjunction with Program Management and Functional Leads

Jan 2007 to May 2008 - Raytheon - Integrated Defense Systems

    Senior Finance Analyst

    ; Developed Access databases, Excel macros and other queries for working with SAP and Business

    Warehouse to provide program management with informational, actionable insights into performance

    trends.

    ; Worked as representative to IT department to provide functional requirements for custom SharePoint

    development and evangelize IT vision for internally developed SharePoint applications to finance teams.

    ; Administered Earned Value Management System (EVMS) on $80M cost-reimbursable DoD contract in

    accordance with company guidelines.

April 2006 to Jan 2007- PC Connection

    Senior Compensation Analyst

    ; Identified errors and loopholes in commission applications resulting in overpayment and lost revenues,

    and recommended solutions to senior management.

    ; Worked with IT department to create new requirements, develop test scripts and validate commission

    calculations.

    ; Modeled sales person performance trends and correlated performance metrics with labor expenditures

    using advanced MS Excel and Access skill set. Worked closely with senior managers to develop customized,

    scorecard-style dashboard with Graphical depiction of trends, and both individual and aggregate-level

    performance indicators.

    ; Calculated compensation for sales force in accordance with established plans.

October 2002 to April 2006 - BAE Systems

    Program Control Analyst / Master Planner

    ; Assisted Engineering and Manufacturing teams with development of proposals, program plans,

    performance metrics and maintained Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

    ; Conducted analyses of manufacturing metrics to determine support ratios, performance factors, unit

    production costs,

    ; Created Excel applications with macros for analyzing material costs against the Bill of Material.

    ; Risk & opportunity tracking, manpower planning, cash flow analysis, variance analysis and submission of

    customer-required documentation

March 2001 to June 2002 - Computer Science Corporation

    Pricing Analyst

    ; Assisted opportunity capture teams in pursuit of US Government contracts.

    ; Developed proposal pricing models using MS Excel to calculate ROI, gross profit, net profit and other

    financial metrics as required in accordance with internal policy and the Federal Acquisition Regulations

    (FAR).

    ; Presented business cases to executive management and prepared cost volumes.

March 1998 to November 2000 - Drug Enforcement Administration

    Program Analyst

    ; Supported the Agency's major IT initiative (Project Firebird) by providing budget development and

    justification support to the Chief Information Officer.

    ; Developed presentations and white papers for senior officials at Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of

    Management & Budget (OMB) and US Congress.

Current activities

    April 2010 to present - My flexible pencil blog. Heavily influenced by Lean / Shingo concepts , My blog offers observations on the workplace and thoughts on Project Management and pursuing Operational Excellence. In June 2010, I appeared on The Lean Nation radio show and guest posts have appeared on prominent Lean and Project Management blogs, including Tim McMahon's A Lean Journey, Mark Hamel's Gemba Tales, Mike

    Wroblewski ‘s Got Boondoggle and are frequently featured by Gina Abudi, President-Elect of the MassBay PMI Chapter, on her web site.

Education

Master of Business Administration, May 2011

    Concentration in Marketing & Strategy

    Rivier College, Nashua, NH

Master of Arts, Political Science, 1997

    Concentration in Comparative Politics & International Relations

    Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1995

    State University of New York at Buffalo

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