Chief Operating Officer in Western CO Resume Greg Pope
Greg Pope is a C-Level Executive / Chief Operating Officer with experience in multiple sectors. He has developed new business and restructured existing operations in diverse sectors including mining, foreign investment, and commercial and retail banking.
GREG K. POPE A RESULTS ORIENTED MANAGER POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE BOTTOM LINE Delta, CO 81416 970-275-0717 firstname.lastname@example.org C-Level Executive / Chief Operating Officer with experience in multiple sectors. Has developed new business and restructured existing operations in diverse sectors including mining, foreign investment, and commercial and retail banking. Described as a decisive problem solver who analyzes situations effectively and gets things done quickly. Combining business and administrative acumen with effective communication skills, motivates others to top performance through down-turns and growth cycles. Selected Accomplishments: Decisive, Strong, Motivated, Committed Started up Regional Center. Built network of investment brokers and generated $22+M from foreign investors for construction of retail/office and industrial projects. Built company-leading region. Became top region with +$1M in fee income and $100M/year in new production for multiple years. Turned around performance. Challenged to lead a new region, two branches were underperforming. Drove performance of one branch to the top 1/2 of the company and the other to the top 1/3 of the company. Opened new market. Became “go to” choice for financing commercial properties and high-end homes. Grew fee income +$3M and production $300M. Improved communication and safety processes Opened communication, created a new training position and implemented ongoing safety training program which reduced injuries. Executive Leadership for Profitability ___________________________________________________________________________________ Results Oriented Leadership International Business Development Strong Financial Experience Client Relations Strategic and Analytical Multi-Site Operations Business Development Contract Negotiations Sales Management Professional Image Profit & Loss Management Effective with business partners at all levels Applying Excellence in Leadership, Management and Motivation ___________________________________________________________________________________ Connors Drilling, Montrose, CO - $60M+ US operations, diamond core drilling company CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 2012 The company had experienced growth of 15%-20% per year for the past several years and had outgrown their existing management expertise. The company safety record was declining. Like many entrepreneurs, the President/CEO was more inclined toward sales and created the COO position on a trial basis to bring stronger management to the company. Hired on a trial, contract basis to manage day-to-day business activities. Oversaw administration of projects and job sites in multiple states. Led company’s 350 employees with $60M P&L responsibility Defined core values and opened communication by providing training to all staff which created more participation in weekly staff meetings and providing a forum for feedback from field employees. Promoted an employee to a new training position and implemented on-going safety training which reduced injuries. Invest US EB-5 Regional Center, Golden, CO- EB-5 Regional Center which solicits foreign investors for US commercial projects. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 2011 - 2012 The owner of the regional center also owns a large build-to-suit construction company with projects nation-wide. He needed a CEO with strong financial experience and the expertise to take the regional center to the next level. Startup organization in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah to promote investment in US businesses by overseas investors in exchange for EB-5 visas. Established infrastructure, developed industry contacts, created business plans, legal documents and marketing collateral. Built network of investment brokers. Generated +$22M from foreign investors for construction of retail/office and industrial projects. Operations tabled due to increased governmental red tape surrounding the issuance of visas. Bank of the West, San Francisco, CA- $60+ billion commercial / retail bank with branches in 19 states. A privately held subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the largest global banking corporations in the world. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN CO COMMERCIAL BANKING MGR 2006 - 2010 After company reorganization which created lines of business, promoted to oversee commercial and construction lending, business development, sales, staffing and administration. Tasked to lead commercial banking region. Developed / led / motivated team of employees, forming tight unit through mentoring, performance improvement and open communication. Generated $1M/year in fee income and $100M/year in new production. Grew business and profitability to a sustainable level. #1 in 3-state division 2007, 2008, 2009. Provided additional training and coaching to become #1 region in the entire company in 2008. Retired at year-end 2010. WESTERN CO REGION MANAGER 2005 - 2006 Retained in acquisition of Community First National Bank (CFB) to manage commercial / retail banking, loans, business development, sales, and administration in 16 branches. Managed 165 employees, $12M P&L responsibility, $673M in deposits and $300M loan portfolio. Created a competitive environment to become the top performing region in 3 state division and one of the top 5 performing regions in the entire company. Community First National Bank, Fargo, ND – $6+ billion regional bank with 2000 employees and branches in 9 states. PRESIDENT/SOUTHWESTERN CO REGION MGR 1998-2005 Retained in acquisition of Bank One. Challenged to manage a new, 3-bank region. Two banks were underperforming. Tasked to expand portfolio. Identified market with no existing business. Networked personal contacts, building referral base. Became “go to” choice for financing commercial properties and high-end homes Grew fee income to $3M and production to $300M. As President, led Montrose to one of the top 3 performing banks in the company. As Area Manager, Gunnison and Crested Butte’s performance was in the bottom of the company. Drove Gunnison performance to the top 1/2, Crested Butte to the top 1/3. Selected and trained as 1 of 9 future senior executives of the company. Education - BS from Colorado State University, graduate of University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking.