BS, Materials Science and Engineering @
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
With broad experience across multiple industries and geographies, and functional expertise in finance, marketing, operations and R&D, I am uniquely qualified to advise leaders on their most challenging business problems. Prior to joining KPMG's strategy practice, my 12-year career included strategy and financial management roles at medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH; $7B annual revenues), and
With broad experience across multiple industries and geographies, and functional expertise in finance, marketing, operations and R&D, I am uniquely qualified to advise leaders on their most challenging business problems. Prior to joining KPMG's strategy practice, my 12-year career included strategy and financial management roles at medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH; $7B annual revenues), and project management and R&D roles in the industrial printing industry with Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC; $1B annual revenues) and Z Corporation (now 3D Systems). I partner with key executives to drive business transformations focused on growth.
A respected business professional, I have been repeatedly trusted by leadership to solve complex problems by guiding decision making based on analytics and objectivity, which has led to the achievement of corporate goals. I have deep expertise in applying the theoretical principles of operations, finance and strategy to the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. I received my BS in Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Expertise: Strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, organic growth through new product development, financial planning and analysis, project / change management, innovation, regulatory strategy, operational efficiency, working capital management, supply chain optimization, product portfolio management, predictive modeling (decision trees, Monte Carlo simulations, regression analysis), cross organizational influence
Senior Associate, Strategy @ From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Greater Chicago AreaFinance Manager, Knees Division @ Advised senior management on operating performance, financial return assessment for new products, mergers and acquisitions and long term strategic initiatives. Created response strategy for voluntary medical device recall to minimize supply shortages and revenue risk. Defined five year roadmap to reduce working capital and rebalance short term assets to long term investment. Responsible for day-to-day management of the $2B Knees division P&L. From January 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 8 months) Marketing (Product) Manager, Hips Division @ Advised senior management on optimal strategic decisions to support growth objectives and improve operating efficiency. Spearheaded development of a business plan to streamline the product portfolio and increase competitiveness. Increased employee productivity through implementation of an enterprise resource tracking and planning system. Advised on merger, licensing and acquisitions by conducting financial analysis and due diligence on opportunities. From November 2010 to December 2013 (3 years 2 months) Project Manager @ Planned and led product development, business efficiency, and cost reduction projects. Managed complete project lifecycle, coordinating cross-continent, multifunction teams. Established firm's presence in Safety and Facility Identification market by directing the development and commercialization of ToughStripe floor marking. Minimized product supply disruption to an electronics client by aligning three separate cost reduction initiatives. From March 2008 to November 2010 (2 years 9 months) Greater Milwaukee AreaProgram Manager @ Energized development and enhanced productivity while reducing costs as sole program manager guiding development of products to be commercialized within two years. Directed two engineers and one contractor while leading the contributions of cross-functional teams. Formulated and commercialized a new high strength, high resolution 3D printing material to enable entry into the architectural design market. From July 2002 to March 2008 (5 years 9 months) Greater Boston Area
MBA, Operations, Finance, and Entrepreneurship @ The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business From 2012 to 2015 BS, Materials Science and Engineering @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From 1998 to 2002
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