Chief Operating Officer COO in Washington DC Resume Marci Dobal by MarciDobal

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									                                           MARCI A. DOBAL, PMP, TS/SSBI
                                                   Alexandria, VA 22314
                               (703) 548-2585 mdobal@verizon.net www.linkedin.com/in/mdobal


A focused, execution-oriented senior level finance and operations professional with demonstrated success
improving the performance of organizations to $100M in size, brings a broad base of experience in the for-profit,
non-profit and government sectors. A solutions-oriented leader and innovative thinker able to incorporate
multiple perspectives, clearly addressing the issues of multiple stakeholders, facilitating planning and working
groups and developing cohesive solutions designed to meet or exceed organizational goals. Earned Master’s in
Business (MBA) with concentrations in finance and organizational behavior from The Darden School, University
of Virginia. Skill sets encompass:

Financial Management – Crisis Management – Performance Improvement – Operations Management –
Collaborative Leadership – Risk Assessment – Project and Program Management – Mentoring Talent

                                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VARIOUS CLIENTS                                                                  Washington, DC, 2009 – present
Executive Consultant
    Manage day-to-day private business and financial activities for President of publicly traded company.
    Review activity of 17 financial partnerships, produce regulatory filings, manage banking, investment and
       board relationships. Provide summary reports on all external affairs.
    Perform research and cost/benefit analyses with respect to obtaining patents in foreign countries.

CORBIN COMPANY                                                                      Alexandria, VA, 2008 – 2009
Privately-held $20 million, 120-person management consulting firm specializing in Information Technology,
Financial Services and Human Capital Consulting in both the public and private sectors
Chief Financial Officer
     Negotiated, executed and maintained compliance of ten on-going federal government contracts,
         including Department of Homeland Security, Treasury, FBI, FEMA, and the Department of Defense.
     Led selection, installation and company-wide implementation of Deltek Premier accounting system,
         providing needed automation, compliance, operational and financial management efficiencies.
     Steered build-out of 4,600 square feet of new office space to accommodate 20% growth of firm in 2008.

COMPETITIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC                                                              Fairfax, VA, 2006 – 2008
Privately held information technology and management solutions provider serving the public and private sectors
Senior Program Manager
     Managed and administered more than $7 million in government IT and FM contracts including with U.S.
         Navy, Defense Intelligence Agency and Missile Defense Agency.
     Selected as Senior Program Manager for the U.S. Navy Entitled Process (EP) ship change system, the
         most profitable and important government client for the company with full analytical and delivery
         responsibility, including the development of business and use cases for all EP conditions.
     Led cross-functional business and information technology teams and developed clear work plans in
         order to effectively work with staff located throughout the US and overseas.
     Developed process for coordinating communication among subject matter experts, NAVSEA personnel,
         software developers and Navy software maintenance teams, creating an Agile Development
         environment with work teams including offsite development/staging/acceptance/test environments.
     Architect of master task schedules, including deliverables, metrics and application release milestones.

SPEXUS INCORPORATED                                                                   McLean, VA, 1995 – 2005
IT Consulting Firm focused on systems integration and information technology in the public and private sectors
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1995-2005); Chief Operating Officer (2000-2005)
     Steered finance and operations, including during five years of rapid growth of 50%+ annually, balancing
       financial and human resource requirements, contributing to development of corporate goals and
       providing direction in cash/debt/investment management and cost controls.
     Improved client service and quality controls, by creating structured performance and implementation
       standards for all consulting engagements.
     Provided strategic direction to clients in need of financial or operational transformation in the U.S.,
       Europe and Asia, resulting in process improvements and overall business turnarounds.


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                                      OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE

PHOENIX SOLUTIONS
Privately-owned firm specializing in non-profit organization management consulting
Principal – Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
     Successfully identified operational weaknesses and areas for improvement, facilitating restructuring of
         accounting, financial and operational functions.
     Redesigned finance and accounting policies and procedures, controlling costs, clearly evaluating
         business operations and providing accurate and timely performance data.
     Transformed antiquated processes with introduction of PC-based systems, replacing costly, custom
         accounting system with Solomon accounting and a revamped chart of accounts for streamlined reporting.
     Orchestrated the expansion of headquarters and the development of 12 field offices nationwide of a
         “Thousand Points of Light” Foundation from conception to completion in one year, including the
         establishment of $6 million venture capital fund for at-risk youth entrepreneurs.
     Saved $250,000+ annually by restructuring a 90-year non-profit with careful use of outsourcing.
     Restructured $1.7 million defined benefit pension plan to increase return on investment (ROI), avoiding a
         funding shortfall.

CS FIRST BOSTON (now Credit Suisse)
Senior Associate – Mergers & Acquisitions
Launched S&L acquisition practice providing advisory services to financial institutions (up to $15 billion in asset
size) seeking to identify and acquire failed S&Ls. Primary responsibilities included asset/liability sales and
purchases, stock valuations, and mutual-to-stock conversions.

COOPERS & LYBRAND (now PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Manager – Management Consulting Services
Responsible for direction of financial and organizational consulting services, managing 140 client services staff,
and creating productivity improvements with strict management control. Executed business operations reviews,
systems analyses, and cost/benefit analyses for top clients.
     Realized $5 to $17 million in annual savings for three leading telecommunications firms.
     Developed a national real estate asset tracking system and policies/procedures for asset valuation,
       management and disposition, performing cost analyses for assets seized during S&L crisis.
     Specialized in closure or transfer to receivership of over 40 insolvent financial institutions, managing the
       on-site takeover process including staffing, logistics and execution.




                                                 EDUCATION

The Darden School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Master of Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Organizational Behavior

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Economics




                                    MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Security Clearance: Top Secret/SSBI
Member, Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
Member, Board of Directors the Wixon Foundation
Volunteer with AUSA, sponsoring activities for wounded soldiers




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