Candidates

We work with a diverse group of people with a unique skill set. For more information on a Career Development Partners Candidate, contact Rick Christensen.

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Business Development

Tom W.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Tulsa, OK

22 years of engineering and manufacturing experience with automotive companies. Nine years as Director of Quality for two of the 15 largest energy utilities. Two years as Adjunct Professor in Quality Management and Operations Management. Leader of quality management and continuous improvement for four Fortune 200 companies. Used ITIL processes to reduce unplanned system outages by 80% and system outage time by 50% for HP Enterprise clients. Utilized Lean Six Sigma and Quality Control methods to make significant improvements in IT services, manufacturing, power generation and distribution. As Director of Engine Quality, drove down warranty costs by 85% in less than three years. Leader of initiatives in Power Generation that reduced power outage time by 50% while reducing delivery costs by 10%.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Managing a team of 250 IT professionals to deliver services for 80 of the top clients in the Americas
  • Transformation of IT services to achieve high client satisfaction by exceeding delivery expectations through full implementation of ITIL standards
  • Consistently achieved ISO9001 quality certification for all areas of IT system infrastructure
  • Developed and deployed a proactive review of key production systems to prevent critical outages and to reduce the time to restore systems
  • Perform root cause analysis on all outages to significantly drive down the number of incidents
  • Drove down the number of critical outages by 80% and system restoration time by 50%

Tim K.

SALES/STRATEGIC BUSINESS EXECUTIVE

Little Rock, AR

Accomplished business development leader with 21 years of experience successfully establishing new business, increasing revenue, and leading business growth. Proven record in leveraging team strengths to produce outstanding sales results. Systemically resolves problems to create not just immediate solutions, but long-term, comprehensive outcomes. Known as someone clients can rely on to respond quickly providing quality consultation on applying products to their business, due to a deep product knowledge and thorough understanding of their business model and customers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Revenue Enhancement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Relationship Building
  • Astute Negotiator
  • Contracts
  • Solution Selling
  • Growth Focused
  • Team Leadership
  • Territory Management
  • Project Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Operational Excellence
  • Process Improvement
  • Methodology Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Budgeting

Jesse M.

VP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGY

Tulsa, OK

Privately held, business-to-business media company providing print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Participate in development and implementation of company’s strategic plan;
  • Lead the internal effort to restructure critical business units;
  • Developed and oversee policies and practices for purchasing and contract management;
  • Responsible for sourcing, negotiation and execution of acquisitions and joint ventures;
  • Created acquisition models and financial analysis of acquisition opportunities;
  • Conducted industry research and performed due diligence of acquisition opportunities; and
  • Worked with publishers/operating managers in the creation of business plans, budgets and financial projections for New Business Venture Proposals for submission to PennWell’s Executive Committee.

TECHNOLOGY

Marty O.

CIO/SENIOR VP, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND FACILITIES & OPERATION SERVICES

Tulsa, OK

Extremely accomplished and results-driven CIO/Senior VP of Information Technology and Facilities & Operation Services with exceptional communication skills and an extensive background in the following broad-based competencies:

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Strategic Planning             
  • Staff Leadership         
  • Project Management 
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building        
  • Client Support
  • Budget Administration
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Systems Integration
  • Excellent strategic planning abilities with comprehensive knowledge of management, organizational development, team building, and project execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline operations resulting in increased productivity and company profit.
  • Solid background hiring, leading, and motivating highly effective teams.
  • Strong ability to simplify the complex, think outside the box, and challenge the status quo.
  • Skilled in the development and implementation of complex network infrastructures and systems that result in added security and flexibility, increased productivity and efficiency, and decreased costs.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Donna D.

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL

Tulsa, OK

Human Resources Professional with extensive experience functioning in a Generalist role. Strong communicator at all levels of the organization. Depended upon by management to respond promptly, providing outstanding customer service. A self-motivated professional recognized for enhancing employee relations and implementing process improvements that led to cost savings.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Employee Investigations              
  • Recruiting           
  • On-boarding; Benefit Education 
  • Payroll Management
  • Event Coordination        
  • HRIS Management: ADP, PeopleSoft, SAP (ERP Systems) and Kronos
  • Safety Coordination
  • Lean Manufacturing; Lean Office; 5S
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher

PRODUCTION 

Don W.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Tulsa, OK

Extensive experience in Manufacturing Management – Production, Materials, Quality. Management style is to utilize the three principles of Lean: Focus on the Customer, Eliminate Waste, and Respect for People. Successfully applied Lean to significantly improve efficiency and savings. Known for providing a calming influence to de-escalate issues, applying rigorous analysis and collaborating with other functions to develop quality solutions.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • ISO9000
  • Enterprise Resource Systems (ERP): QAD, MAS 90/200
  • Lean Manufacturing Principles / Implementation
  • System Implementation
  • Safety Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing / Materials Management

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Barry H.

Sr. Director, Global EHS

Tulsa, OK

Dynamic, highly accomplished EHS Leader with a track record of improving EHS metrics in every role; extensive experience at a Fortune 100 company with best-in-class EHS programs and performance. Applies operational / technical expertise and excellent interpersonal skills to effectively relate and openly communicate with workforce at all levels; personally aware of leadership style and impact on others. Known for ability to collaborate with other functions to build consensus on challenging initiatives.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Training, Green Belt Certification
  • EHS Management System Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Divestiture and Acquisition EHS support
  • Leading distributed work teams
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • ServiceNow, Gensuite EHS Systems
  • Workplace Violence Response
  • Risk Assessments
  • Audits and Inspections
  • EHS Training
  • Mentor, Coach
  • Investigation Root Cause Analysis

Linda B.

EHS COORDINATOR

Tulsa, OK

A distinguished career as a results-oriented EH&S professional, leveraging experience as a machine operator to develop programs that engage employees. Recognized for developing a safety culture with employees who owned their accountability for creating a safe work environment, driving incident rate down from 15.73 to 1.23. Delivered difficult messages strongly enough to maintain compliance while also maintaining trusting relationships with both management and employees.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Facility Health & Safety Programs
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) compliance
  • Safety and Environmental Audits
  • Workers Compensation Management
  • Coordination with Medical Facilities
  • Emergency Plans
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Incident / Accident Investigations
  • Effective written / oral communications, presentation skills
  • Applicable laws, regulations, policies
  • Training
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Cost Reduction/Avoidance
  • Spill (SPCC) and Stormwater (SWPPP) Prevention Plans

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Katie C.

Sr. Director, Global EHS

Tulsa, OK

Experienced health and wellness leader with proven skills in the development and implementation of whole person wellness. Passionate change agent using an intuitive understanding of clients to motivate, resulting in lasting behavior change and increase in engagement. Recognized for developing one of the best programs in the community. A Subject Matter Expert with extensive knowledge of the human body in the areas of anatomy, kinesiology, orthopedics and preventative medicine.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Wellness programming development and implementation
  • Injury evaluation / rehabilitation
  • Effective volunteer recruitment 
  • Budget management
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Skilled Personal Trainer
  • Excellent listening skills, effective written and verbal communication
  • Make key decisions under pressure
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SCIENCE

John F.

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Tulsa, OK

An Environmental Specialist with 20+ years’ experience in Oil & Gas and Manufacturing industries, with a focus on quality and data analysis. A tenacious, self-directed, highly motivated professional who consistently delivers more than expected. Known for using in-depth research and process improvement capabilities to identify and develop innovative solutions.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Air, Wastewater, Storm Water and Water Compliance
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Incident Investigation
  • Inspection
  • ISO 9000
  • API licensing
  • SPCC plans
  • Technical Writing
  • Six Sigma methodology
  • NSF – biodegradable products

Veterans

Barry H.

Sr. Director, Global EHS

Tulsa, OK

Dynamic, highly accomplished EHS Leader with a track record of improving EHS metrics in every role; extensive experience at a Fortune 100 company with best-in-class EHS programs and performance. Applies operational / technical expertise and excellent interpersonal skills to effectively relate and openly communicate with workforce at all levels; personally aware of leadership style and impact on others. Known for ability to collaborate with other functions to build consensus on challenging initiatives.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Training, Green Belt Certification
  • EHS Management System Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Divestiture and Acquisition EHS support
  • Leading distributed work teams
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • ServiceNow, Gensuite EHS Systems
  • Workplace Violence Response
  • Risk Assessments
  • Audits and Inspections
  • EHS Training
  • Mentor, Coach
  • Investigation Root Cause Analysis

Jesse M.

VP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGY

Tulsa, OK

Privately held, business-to-business media company providing print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Participate in development and implementation of company’s strategic plan;
  • Lead the internal effort to restructure critical business units;
  • Developed and oversee policies and practices for purchasing and contract management;
  • Responsible for sourcing, negotiation and execution of acquisitions and joint ventures;
  • Created acquisition models and financial analysis of acquisition opportunities;
  • Conducted industry research and performed due diligence of acquisition opportunities; and
  • Worked with publishers/operating managers in the creation of business plans, budgets and financial projections for New Business Venture Proposals for submission to PennWell’s Executive Committee.