Trilingual Professional, with seven years of international experience in project and business management. Skilled in developing and managing budgets and providing cost analysis for multiple projects. Highly analytical with exceptional organizational and time management capabilities. Motivated in leading teams to optimal performance. Highly enthusiastic with successful results in optimizing operation processes.
HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL Boston, MA
Master in Business Administration (MBA) August 2012
Major in Project Management and Strategic Equity Valuation
TEXAS A&M / UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE DE GUATEMALA Guatemala City, Guatemala Master in Applied Economics and Business Administration (MAEB) March 2006
Major in International Trade
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE DE GUATEMALA Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering July 2004
Major in Project Management
CONSTRUCTORA NACIONAL S.A. (CONASA) Guatemala, Nicaragua (2006-2011)
Construction Firm of Road Infrastructure and Engineering Projects ($100M/year in revenue)
Project Manager (2008-2011)
Responsible for budgeting seven projects per year, managing overall budgets of $125M. Created customized budgeting spreadsheets, directed cost analysis, finalized budgets in collaboration with Chief Engineers. Evaluated project milestones and checkpoints.
Financial responsibilities included accurately screening and analyzing what potential projects would add value to the companys portfolio, the profitability of undergoing projects and use of profit measures to determine the profits on investments made. Planned, closed and managed new projects in the private and public sector. Coordinated teams of up to 200 workers and managed up to four Chief Engineers per project, for one of the largest construction companies in Central America. 100% project completion on time while meeting strict timelines and budget requirements.
Negotiated and assured the signing of the contract with Overseas Engineering & Construction Co. (OECC), based in Taipei, Taiwan; for the construction of a 20-mile concrete road, which is a segment of one of the most important roads, connecting Guatemala City with one of the major marine ports in the country. The project started in April 2010 with a budget of $15M.
Negotiated and assured the signing of the contract, for the construction of the project Choloma Hydroelectric Power Plant, which started in November 2010 with a budget of $5M.
Served as Project Manager for the Construction of the New Reservoir and Dam for Secacao Hydroelectric Power Plant. Completing the $2.5M project in April 2009.
Quality Control Manager (2006-2008)
Created Customized Quality Management plans, for each business unit. Supervised crews of up to 60 workers (indirect reports) and managed up to four Quality Control Engineers (direct reports).
Quality Control Manager; Documenting scopes, tasks, resource plans and progress of projects ranging from $2.5M to $50M.
Established and improved quality and budget goals and objectives, as well as monitoring compliance for all the projects.Led the re-certification in 2007 of ISO 9001-2008 for the construction and administration processes of road infrastructure.
In charge of approving each Quality Control Engineer for projects, before an offer was made.
GOLDECK FARMS S.A. Guatemala (2003-2006)
Growing of Cut Roses and Distribution in the U.S. Market
Co-founder and General Manager
Developed the strategic business plan and obtained funding to start the company.
Allocated initial funds of $200,000 to build the production facilities and make them operational.
Established solid, positive and productive work environment, among a group of 50 workers.
Oversaw sales and customer relationships with rose importers in Dallas, Texas.
Responsible for financial planning and data analysis.
Financial responsibilities included:
oAccounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
Successfully sold the company including its assets for a value of 250% of the initial investment.
NEGOCIOS EMPRESARIALES S.A. Guatemala (2002-2003)
Construction of Housing Projects
Project Engineer for Villas Palermo
Managed a $1.5M budget for the construction of 175 town houses, finishing the project on time and within budget.
Project scheduling and cash flow management.
Monthly reviews of budget and optimum use of available funds.
Reallocating budget and timelines depending on sales.
Language Proficiency: Spanish (100%), English (100%) and German (90%)
Technologies: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio
Associations: Elected VP at Hults Chapter of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting), NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs)