Freelance writer, author, blogger, and speaker, Ocean Park, WA
I have held executive positions as Director of International Operations, CEO, and Program Manager in the IT, Real Estate, and Healthcare industries. In 2016, I set out on my own to pursue my passions for writing, travel, yoga, and marketing. I've been doing business writing as part of my job for over 15 years but now I'm a freelancer helping my clients grow their businesses by providing engaging content. You can view my personal travel blog at www.TheJourneyofBeth.B.com.
Director of International Operations at Fulcrum Technologies
11/2015 – Present
I was hired to be the senior level on site resource for the company’s first International project for the largest telecom provider in India. The budget was several million and the schedule aggressive at only nine months. In June I was promoted because the company decided to open an office in India and establish a long term presence in Asia. My responsibilities include managing the political aspects of the program, invoicing, change control, staffing, and escalations through the duration of the engagement.
IT Project Manager at EmpRes HealthCare
6/2014 – 11/2015
Vancouver, WA USA
Originally I was hired for a temporary assignment and then later I was called back for a permanent position. I managed many simultaneous projects, varying in size and scope; WAN conversion, Wi-Fi deployment, new site acquisitions, and the implementation of Electronic Medical Records. All projects involve managing cross functional teams. I was responsible for every aspect of the project according to PMBOK methodology; including identifying stakeholders, requirements gathering, scheduling, risk identification and management, communication planning and distribution, performance gathering and reporting, managing procurements, integrated change control and budget forecasting and tracking.
Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager at C&R Real Estate Services Co.
4/2013 – 6/2014
I managed a portfolio of 24 commercial buildings with over 250,000 square feet. My responsibilities include preparing annual budgets, managing tenant relationships, repairs, maintenance, new construction, tenant improvements and real estate sales.
Program Manager at B Strong Bread
7/2011 – 7/2012
I was responsible for the success of many projects for this start-up company including the development of technical infrastructure (website, social media, e-mail and accounting system), marketing, packaging, and production as well as distribution projects. I was responsible for vendor evaluation and selection as well as negotiating and administering contracts. This was a direct hire temporary assignment.
Program Portfolio Manager at Banner Properties
2/2005 – 6/2011
I managed a staff of ten people and was responsible for the overall success of both information technology and construction projects. My IT projects included implementing a customized accounting software program, CRM and streamlining the network. My construction projects included finding, researching, managing, constructing and/or rehabbing and acquiring real property, including single family homes, apartments, mixed used strip malls and other commercial buildings. Responsibilities included due diligence, feasibility, writing and reviewing SOWs, contracts and RFPs, vendor selection, procurement, scheduling, budgeting, reporting and all phases of project management. I was laid off just prior to the company going out of business.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management at City University
B Strong Bread
C&R Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty
Wallace Technical Blasting
Real Estate One
NW Real Estate Professionals
Wallace Technical Blasting
Business Plan Pro