Name : Ralph J White IV
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Dana point , Ca
Job Title COO VP SR. PM
Relocation Preferences : all
Objective : Senior executive with a demonstrated record of exceeding profitability goals, turning around underperforming units and driving increased revenues and market share. Delivered aggressive performance resulting in project planning and implementation, field operations and staff management using the "team approach," improving productivity. Strategic and hands-on, accomplished change agent with a proven track record of revitalizing, restructuring, accelerating growth, managing risk, and maximizing ROI in both turn-around and sustained growth environments.
Business Development; personally responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, P&L, entitlements, contract negotiations and over-all management.
Due Diligence; financial & market analyses, strategic planning, budgeting, cost controls.
Leadership; ability to develop and manage collaborative management teams and achieve results, responsible for billions of dollars of production, in a career spanning over 25 years.
Improving the bottom line; increased revenues by $134M in just two years through direct value engineering, creativity, strategic planning and effective management contributing to the bottom line.
Resume :  
Core Competencies
Corporate ReportingStrategic Planning / RelationshipsDesign feasibility
Contract NegotiationsMaximizing profitabilityCost Controls
Due Diligence / FinanceProject ManagementPortfolio Management

Professional Experience

COO Southwest Solar Guys 1/2009
Southwest Solar Guys a division of Southwest Energy Companies. A green energy integration firm providing engineering designing permitting installation warranty repairs maintenance of PV Thermo solar, wind generation, fuel cells for commercial, municipalities and nonprofit customers.

Vice President of Operations
All-Star / SunStar G4S San Diego, CA 2007 2010
v Reporting directly to the CEO, providing overall direction and leadership to operations.
v Performing all administrative functions expected of a COO, accountable for maintaining a high level of profitability for the division. Negotiated with clients, private enterprises and government entities.
Division was based in the continental U.S. working in five geographic locations on United States Air Force bases managed from a centralized general office in San Diego, CA
v Responsible for overall management to achieve customer satisfaction, making multimillion-dollar decisions, all subcontract agreements, change orders, P&Ls, statements of financial performance, and operating statements.
v Responsible for monthly progress reports directly to presidents and the executive staff with quarterly meeting presentations providing the past, present and future outlook for the division.
v Responsible for building the company from 15 employees and $10M in revenues in 2007 to over 267
employees and over $134M in revenues.
v Facilitated Military & Federal construction projects. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense (DOD) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Vice President
The Drake Group Development - Chicago, IL 2004 2007
Mixed-use projects and medium to high-end condominiums in downtown Chicago
v Managed design consultants, Design/Build construction plans and specifications, subcontractor documents, preliminary budgeting, value engineer, final budgeting, cost estimating, weekly /monthly updates of site budgets, municipality and safety compliance, awarding of contracts.
v Complete project responsibility for projects ranging from $30M to $162M for mixed-use projects including commercial, Street & Roadway Buildings.
v Responsible for maximizing team performance, strategic planning, developing procedures and policies, implementing corporate objectives, solving problems and finding value.
v Prepare operational status reports and communicate to executives and stakeholders.

Senior Project Manager
Finlay Construction of Florida LLC Vedra Beach, FL 2000 2004
Multiple family developing Corporation primary, line of business Tax Credit and Senior Housing projects minor business of post office construction build out / lease management
v Responsible for all construction administration, staffing, managing projects from inception to completion, budgeting and cost controls, supervision of construction site and ensure build quality and documentation requirements are met.
v Define process improvement strategies and implement objectives while adapting to changing market and operational conditions.
v Pre-construction planning; estimating, bids and negotiated procurement; RFIs CORs change order, claims resolution; competitive cost reimbursable and procurement within the private and government arenas.

Senior Project Manager
Bio Center Ltd. - Lansing, Mi. 1989 - 2000
v Oversee the day-to-day functions for the Project Development, Construction Management and Environmental departments. Projects consisted of Structural Steel, Groundwater Treatment Systems, Removal & Demolition of UST, Building Demolition, Excavating & Grading.
v Responsibilities included Pre-construction planning; estimating, bids and negotiating; change order & claims resolution; on-site inspections of projects to ensure construction quality.
v Supervise field operations, produce construction documents and schedules while administering an annual operating budget of $4M, managed capital projects in excess of $15M.
v Interact with clients, owners, architects, engineers and building officials to ensure that the project's goals were achieved.
v The latest compliance with EPA, OSHA & MDEQ standards, industrial hazardous material & spill contingency; Compliance & Abatement Facilities; Environmental Health & Safety; Brownfield development projects.

Project Manager 1982 1989
The Holloway Construction Co. Grand Rapids, MI
Project Manager - Heavy Civil Projects oversight of Dirt, Grading, Underground, Roads, Bridges, Highways and roadway, and bridge projects in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.

B.A. Architecture: Minor Environmental Science.
University of California at Los Angeles
2005 - 2012 Additional Courses:
Human Resource Management,
Construction Estimating
Administration, Contract, Estimating Courses
Principles of Project Management, Contract Negotiating
Advance Project Planning and Project Management
Leadership Skills How to Build A Better Team
Cost Estimating for Government Contracts
Computer Applications in Construction
License F.A.A. Private Pilot Member of AOPA
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