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Name : James Gulson
Industry Type : Consultant
City & State : Sioux Falls, SD
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Owners
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James A. Gulson (703) 447-5416
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2028 S Abbeystone Ct, Sioux Falls, SD 57110



PROFILE
Result oriented construction and development executive with 14 years comprehensive background including C-level, project and risk management experience.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Extensive experience in the real estate and insurance industries complementing success in directing business practice, development and growth.
Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Expertise in coordinating complex program activities including multi-disciplinary project teams.
Effective developer and manager of corporate goals, operation strategies, training programs and Human Resource protocols.
Fluent in Israeli standards for vulnerability assessment, design and integration of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) filtration systems and shelters to protect against chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) threats.
Authored and instructed curriculum for the University of Wisconsins College of Engineering (Techniques for Adjusting Water Intrusion Damage Claims with an Emphasis on Mold).


CAREER BACKGROUND

President/Consultant
GCON, LLC, Sioux Falls, SDJune 2002 Present
Expertise in hospitality development, re-development and renovations managing a continuously expanding portfolio of over $300 million in capital improvements.
Conduct forensic analysis of construction defect situations in the built environment and provide litigation support and expert testimony in the dispute resolution process.
Provide comprehensive oversight and development guidance managing all facets of the endeavor and provide a team approach to cover VE and legal guidance.
Analyze costs, reconstruction methodology and mediate resolution of large losses for insurance carriers and corporate clients.
Represent ownership during remediation, reconstruction or restoration of their properties for corporate and private clients through management of contractors, vendors and consultants.
Provide and coordinate discrete assessment, design and integration of NBC filtration systems for corporate entities and private individuals.

Chief Operating Officer
PEG Environmental Solutions, Inc. (PEG), Dunkirk, MD Dec 2002 May 2004
Organized corporation through re-designing job descriptions for senior management, managing compensation packages based on accountability, initiating a retirement plan and re-defined employee benefits.
Re-designed company image by directing the development of web-based and print materials culminating in brand reinforcement across industries and clients.
Achieved 30% increase in revenue over one year through effectively managing all departments in creating accountability to clients and implementing new business services designed by CEO.
Decreased operational expenses realized from efficient vendor management and outsourcing.
Guided organization from application through award of GSA schedule contract including authoring and compiling all supporting documentation throughout the process.
Created sales and marketing department targeting new client groups and federal government opportunities.
Developed an internal Human Resources department and authored an employee manual.
Directed the design and implementation of the first civilian Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Collective Protection Area for a corporate client providing shelter for 3000 employees.
Created the first fully operation demonstration facility for NBC protection in the United States at the PEG corporate headquarters in Dunkirk, MD.
Cultivated international business relationship with Israeli NBC Filtration manufacturer to satisfy equipment requirements for critical operations protection program in US.
Co-founder of the Maryland Environmental Training Center (www.metc.info) providing educational opportunities for professionals in the fields of building sciences, commercial and residential construction, building engineering, environmental consulting, institutional management, insurance, property management and risk management.

Consultant/Project Manager/Sales
BELFOR/INRECON Insurance Reconstruction, Washington, DC June 2000 Nov 2002
Retained by insurance carriers to resolve, arbitrate and negotiate extensive property losses.
Direct eight figure projects in a timely matter mitigating loss of business income (i.e. Restored prominent DC restaurant in record time of seven days, saving the insurance carrier over $12,000 per day and preventing loss of patronage for the customer).
Manage two departments in initiating, tailoring and completing over twenty projects simultaneously, while allocating time to build new business contacts.
Responsible for maintaining client base through presentations and informational support.
Regarded as a resource by insurance management individuals for proper execution of procedures.
Consistent top performer in company for sales through bringing office from $6 million to $10 million in one year.
Provide IT support in regional field office and assist nationally on Xactware software issues in other field offices.
Recruited and trained two new project managers in one month, who both currently produce more than their predecessors.

Reinspector and Corporate Training Specialist
State Farm Insurance, Newark, NJ/ Sioux Falls, SD 1998 May 2000
Founding member of the National Catastrophe Team.
Directed start up of operations at various catastrophe sites including deployment of personnel, establishment of base operations, training and management of on-site team to brief and update on local insurance regulations, law and practices.
Managed performance and development of claim personnel including recommendations for quarterly and yearly salary reviews and bonus distributions.
Developed and conducted software training programs for all levels of staff and management as well as new hire orientation programs.
Developed quality assurance programs to monitor and ensure customer expectations were achieved and employee productivity standards met. Managed and maintained customer communications and developed programs to ensure consistent feedback for process improvement.

Property and Casualty Claims Specialist
State Farm Insurance, Sioux City, IAJune 1995- 1998
Managed constant inventory of over 100 personal injury and property claims and accounts representing $21M+ annual premium income including settlement values of $2.5M.
Facilitated negotiations between customers, attorneys and contractors as well as participated in arbitration and litigation to control claim cost vs. earned premium.
Maintained profitability based on earned premium.


EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

FAA licensed private pilot
VFR SEL certificate2009
Beth-El Industries Ltd., Zikhron Yaaqov, Israel
Intensive studies and practical applications of Israeli Department of Homeland Defense building standards for NBC filtration2004
Factory Authorized Engineer2004
University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering, Dept. of Engineering Professional Development
Author and instructor of course: Techniques for Adjusting Water Intrusion Damage Claims with an Emphasis on Mold2003
ASCR
Mold Remediation Tech Certification2002
The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA1998-2000
ChFC/CLU, have completed three of ten courses
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO1991-1995
Bachelor of Science, Psychology



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