Name : dhatch13
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers
City & State : Visalia, CA
Job Title Chief Operating Officer
Relocation Preferences : Anywhere
Objective : Looking for a position as a Controller, Land Acquisition Manager, Chief Operating Officer, or Chief Financial Officer in homebuilding or general construction firm.
Resume :  

Highly accomplished and MBA-educated Executive with an exemplary career of improving operations, creating growth and maximizing profits within the highly competitive homebuilding and food service industry. Tenacious leader with an exceptional business perspective, innovative ideas and aggressive determination to exceed shareholders expectations. Analytical, pragmatic, and action-oriented in responding to economic, operational, and financial challenges. Possessing a strong balance of confidence, determination, focus, and integrity.

- Strategic & Business Planning
- Fiscal Budgeting (Capital & Operating)
- Accounting Controls & Reporting
- Business Development, Sales & Marketing
- Cost Reduction and Avoidance
- Return-on-Investment / Divisional Alignment
- Complex Project Management / IT Infrastructures
- Process Improvements & Reengineering
- Partnerships, Alliances & Networking
- Human Resources & Administrative Leadership


RIO GRILL RESTAURANTS Clovis, CA 2006 to Present
President / Controller
Senior leader of two Brazilian-style restaurants with over $2.5 million in annual sales and 50 employees. Ensure maximum return-on-investment (ROI) for key stakeholders through bottom-line accountability of business planning, profit and loss, strategic planning, fiscal control, sales, marketing, operations, strategic improvements, and administration. Lead talent acquisition, training, and development initiatives.

- Launched all business directives including business plan development and procurement of capital financing.
- Oversaw the construction process for two restaurants from initial conception, specifications, and architectural planning through contractor selection, millwork, decoration, and finalization.
- Achieved financial objectives and positive cash flow during one of the worst economic times in US history.

CENTEX HOMES Visalia, CA 1991 to 2006
Division President, 1999-2006
C-level executive providing key divisional leadership for one of the nations largest homebuilders with more than $14 billion in annual revenues generated by approximately 50 divisions throughout the United States. Achieved maximum ROI by meeting performance directives encompassing profit and loss accountability, raw land acquisition, entitlement, development, house designs, engineering, construction, customer service, advertising and marketing, and customer relations initiatives. Oversaw 10 direct reports and 300 employees.

- Achieved consistent increases across all performance directives including sales units (483 to 1,155 units), revenue ($72 million to $394 million), earnings ($3 million to $113 million), and ROI (7%-55%).
- Increased customer satisfaction from 65% to 91% of homebuyers willing to recommend Centex Homes to their family and friends.
- Launched an employee orientation and training program to ensure uncompromised levels of organizational competency regarding product and services; number of employees increased 200% in a six-year period.
- Assumed and successfully resolved existing lawsuits related to past construction defects; met with numerous homebuyers, attorneys, employees, consultants and news media to implement successful repair program.
- Recognized by key stakeholders as possessing an exemplary leadership style that played a key role in sustaining two difficult economic periods.
- Led company to receiving the Centexcellence Award the highest award given to a division for consistent and notable achievements.

Director of Operations, 1998-1999
Spearheaded designing, engineering, and estimating initiatives impacting housing plans, raw material acquisition, selection center operations, the construction process, and customer service activities. Identified and implemented process and system improvements as necessary. Led five direct reports and 50 employees.

- Created an innovative option selection system to streamline the customer selection process; efforts resulted in increased sales, decreased costs, and reducing customer stress pertaining to the construction process.
- Safeguarded companys largest component of inventory by writing and implementing a new lumber estimating programs.
- Acknowledged for contributing a strong financial and systems background that led to overall cost reductions, increased quality, enhanced processes, and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

Controller, 1991-1998
Directed fiscal operations encompassing information management, budgeting, forecasting, cash management, safeguarding of assets, funding of land acquisitions, records oversight, and computer technology management. Advised Division President in strategic planning and implementation efforts. Ensured adherence to all corporate policies and procedures. Managed three direct reports and approximately 10 department employees.

- Played a key role in managing the acquisition of a local homebuilding company; oversaw the conversion of information, adherence to new policies, and the implementation of new information technologies.
- Enhanced organizational efficiency, productivity, and risk management by developing new processes and procedures.
- Created new management reports detailing sales and inventory status, budget to actual comparisons, performance measurements, competitive analysis, asset management and policy compliance.
- Compiled land acquisition portfolios that included financial projections, product specifications, competitive analysis, budget details and exit strategies for the approval of key stakeholders.
- Provided timely and accurate financial reports and tax information to corporate and government entities.

Master of Accountancy in Business Administration
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT 1991

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT 1989

Professional Development Workshops & Seminars:
- Land Development
- Facilitative Leadership
- Risk Management
- Media Training
- Leadership Development
- Communication
- Legal Education

Board of Directors and Finance Committee Member
Sequoia Riverlands Trust Visalia, California

Court Appointed Special Advocate
CASA of Tulare County Visalia, California

Former Board Member
Foundation for Children in Need St. George, Utah

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