Carbon Offset Project Development Consultant @ Guayaki
Brazilian economy; foreign policy @
Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Entrepreneurial operations director who has worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in growing organizations and has the ability to view the big picture and set strategic direction while also managing the details and individuals’ expectations. Experience in international project management, business management, cross-cultural and cross-functional stakeholder engagement and financial management. Focused on operational effectiveness and efficiency
Entrepreneurial operations director who has worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in growing organizations and has the ability to view the big picture and set strategic direction while also managing the details and individuals’ expectations. Experience in international project management, business management, cross-cultural and cross-functional stakeholder engagement and financial management. Focused on operational effectiveness and efficiency that takes into account sustainable resource use and maximization of human capital.
CFO @ From March 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) Director of Operations @ Managing the strategic direction and international operations of an economic development and natural resource conservation organization. From June 2009 to August 2012 (3 years 3 months) Carbon Offset Project Development Consultant @ Conducted a technical and financial feasibility study for an AFOLU (Agricultural, Forestry and Other Land Use) project on a total of 50,000 hectares in South America financed though strategic partnerships and the sale of carbon offsets.
Designed the project utilizing a combination of AFOLU activities to generate a positive ROI for Guayakí Sustainable Rainforest Products and all other project stakeholders while improving the socio-economic conditions of the farmers and indigenous peoples in and around the project site.
Created detailed financial model to project longterm project value taking into account unstable carbon credit prices and forest conservation leakage and permanence issues. From July 2008 to December 2008 (6 months) Monterey, CaliforniaOrganizational Development Intern @ Created a $1 million budget and estimated 10 year organizational growth utilizing growth projections for the carbon, clean tech and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) markets and their subsequent need for skilled green house gas accountants in the labor pool.
Established a professional code of conduct and membership framework for professional certification in greenhouse gas accounting and verification.
Designed the carbon market stream of a climate change course. From May 2008 to September 2008 (5 months) Washington, D.C. (remote work)Research Analyst Intern @ Collected and reported data on firms in the green and sustainability consulting industry and conducted in-depth market research and analysis for the ecotourism industry and LOHAS market. From August 2007 to May 2008 (10 months) Monterey, CaliforniaAssistant Auditor @ Assisted in auditing the financial statements of domestic and multi-national organizations from a small agricultural goods producer to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). From June 2007 to August 2007 (3 months) Quito, EcuadorManaging Partner @ Started, managed and sold a successful independent residential and commercial cleaning business. From January 2002 to December 2006 (5 years) Santa Cruz, California
MBA, Financial Analysis, Environmental Finance @ Monterey Institute of International Studies From 2007 to 2008 Brazilian economy; foreign policy @ Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil From 2005 to 2005 Bachelor of Arts, Global Economics; Latin American Economies @ University of California - Santa Cruz From 2003 to 2005 Maurine Winkley is skilled in: Environmental, Climate Change, Grant Writing, Program Development, Non-profits, Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Sustainability, Program Management, Salesforce CRM, Policies and Procedures, Business Development, HR Management, International Project..., Cross Cultural..., Environmental Awareness, Salesforce.com, Policy, Nonprofits, Awesomeness, Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Budgets, International Relations, Project Management, Personnel Management, Organizational..., Research, Spanish
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