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Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Virginia
Master of Business Administration, May 2006
University of Notre Dame
Finance and Business Economics/BBA, May 1996
Distinguished Military Graduate
Charlottesville, VA
Notre Dame, IN
US Army - 82d Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, NC
Finance company responsible for managing the active duty military pay accounts for 15,000
paratroopers assigned to the 82d Airborne Division.
Finance Company Commander
 Deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from Feb 2003 thru Feb 2004. Commanded a
company of 65 finance and human resources soldiers that provided combat support to 5,000 US
Army soldiers. Processed over 8,000 financial and personnel transactions. Contracted, budgeted,
and managed over $8 million with local Iraqi contractors who provided basic life support to Army
personnel. Developed a logistics system that moved over 2,000 pounds of mail daily throughout
 Developed and executed a training program that enabled the unit to successfully deploy to Iraq and
sustain combat operations for 12 consecutive months. Established communications and logistics
systems that provided basic support in an austere environment. Responsible for the accountability,
maintenance, and movement of over $2 million in government equipment and weapons systems
throughout Kuwait and Iraq.
US Army - 3rd Special Forces Group
Fort Bragg, NC
 Managed an annual operating budget in excess of $19 million across 22 different budget programs
during 2 fiscal years. 100% of operations and programs were fully funded and executed. The 22
budget programs received funding from 4 government agencies to include the Department of the
Army, Department of Defense, and the State Department.
 Managed a $7 million operating budget in Afghanistan for Army Special Forces during the early
combat phases of Operation Enduring Freedom.
 Developed and executed an accounting management system that decreased the annual un-liquidated
obligations by $3 million. This allowed funds to be re-obligated to fulfill shortfalls in competing
annual budget programs, which enabled the unit to maximize its operating budget. As a result, the
annual budget forecasting accuracy rose from 75% to 98%.
 Developed an annual budget program that allocated, distributed, and realigned budget dollars
between all units in the organization. This enabled the organization to achieve a 100% spending rate
at the end of the fiscal year and to receive additional budget dollars to execute un-funded programs.
US Army - 208th Finance Battalion
Vicenza, Italy
Finance Company responsible for managing the active duty military pay accounts for the 4,000
paratroopers assigned to the Southern European Task Force.
Finance Company Disbursing Officer
 Deployed to Bosnia and managed an $8 million cash control operation. Manged the cash flow of 5
global currencies (US Dollar, German Deutschmark, Bosnian Convertible Mark, Hungarian Forint,
and Croatian Kuna) disbursed across 6 operating location at Army bases in Bosnia, Hungary, and
 Managed a $3 million cash control operation in Italy - 3 currencies (US Dollar, Italian Lira, and
German Deutschmark). Responsible for maintaining a US Treasury checking account and two
Italian checking accounts for the purpose of paying local contractors that provided life support to
Army bases in theregion. Managed the payroll system for 3,000 local Italians who were employed
on the same Army bases.
Responsible for coordinating logistics and financial support for Army and Air Force personnel staged
on the eastern coast of Italy as they supported Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo.
Jumpmaster School, 2001
Army Fiscal Law Course, 2001
Combined Arms and Services Staff School, 2000
Finance Officer Advanced Course, 2000
Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Executing Systems, 2000
Finance Officer Basic Course, 1996 (Academic Honor Graduate)
Airborne School, 1996
 Bronze Star Medal
 Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award)
 Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award)
 Army Achievement Medal
 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
 Iraq Campaign Medal
 NATO Medal
 Senior Parachutist Badge