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M ARION H. V AN F OSSON Berkeley Lake, Georgia 30096 607.727.5466 (M) • email@example.com E XECUTIVE -LEVEL L EADER Highly skilled CEO/President/Vice President/General Manager with 25+ years of experience driving high technology company growth. Expertise in aerospace, defense and information technologies industries; DoD program management; and commercial profit and loss. Proven ability to manage technology development and sell to decision-makers in US Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Congress, and Fortune 500 companies. Demonstrated ability to drive turn-arounds and start-ups; to develop and lead high-performing cross-functional teams; and to drive top line and bottom line growth. Certified DoD program manager and systems engineer. Hold current secret security clearance; past top secret with special compartmented information clearance with special background investigation. Leadership | P&L Responsibility | Visionary | Execution | Turnaround | Change Management | Strategy | Growth Operations Management | Business Development | Product Development and Rollout | Project Management Research & Development | Risk Management | Sales Forecasting | Strategic Planning | Mergers & Acquisitions C AREER A CHIEVEMENTS CEO, President, Vice President, and General Manager with full profit and loss responsibilities of greater than $215 million in communications, electronics, electro-optical, power, information management and satellite communications technology companies. United States Government Program Manager/Product Manager/Director of Engineering for major Army and Joint Technology programs/organizations ranging from $950 million to $60 billion. Grew a business from less than $2 million to over $150 million in annual revenue. Recruited to turn around business that had 6 leaders in a 2 year period and lost over half of its business base; base had atrophied to $48 million when hired. Stabilized company, restarted growth, and grew revenue to $103 million in 18 months by implementing strategic thinking and guided action plans. Won $1.8 billion, 8 year commercial contract for airborne-based satellite communications and DoD multi-year contracts valued at over $1.5 billion. Restructured and recruited high performance management team to jump-start company growth. Grew EBITDA to greater than 29% in a defense business. P ROFESSIONAL E XPERIENCE Warrior Management Group, LLC. Berkeley Lake, GA. 2014 -- Present President and CEO Full Profit and Loss responsibility for consulting group dedicated to supporting US Warriors in the attainment of their support and service needs. Developed a network of consultants in Program Management, Contract Management, Engineering Analysis, Operational Support, Financial Management and Business Development to support leading aerospace and defense companies. Coached and mentored clients in their pursuit of Research and Development contracts with DARPA, ARL, TARDEC, CERDEC, ARDEC, and AMRDEC. Supporting the Wounded Warrior Program by linking soldiers with civilian job opportunities that meet their particular (and sometimes special) needs. ORSA Corporation. Aberdeen, Maryland. 2002 – Present. Board Member Telephonics Corporation, A Griffon Company. Farmingdale, New York. 2012 – 2014. Vice President and General Manager Profit and Loss responsibility for the $215M per year multi-national Communications and Integrated Systems Division of a Aerospace, Defense and Commercial Business. Lead the integration of three business areas into one coherent Division. Converted the division from a product based company into a market driven business with broader systems offerings, enabling the division to continue to grown during the downturn in the defense industry. Developed and implemented a management operating system that provided greater accuracy, predictability and drive within the newly created division. Marion H. Van Fosson • firstname.lastname@example.org • 2 EMS Technologies, Defense and Space, (now a Honeywell company). Norcross, Georgia. 2010 – 2012. Vice President and General Manager Maintain full profit and loss responsibility for a Space and Defense business area; grew business from $48M in revenue per year to $103M per year in 18 months. Direct development and implementation of strategic operational and annual operating plan. Manage talent and succession planning and subordinate training. Coordinate business results with Board of Directors of publicly traded corporation. Drove all aspects of day-to-day operations, including engineering, manufacturing, business development, program management, quality assurance, financial management, safety, and infrastructure management. BAE Systems, Platform Solutions, Military Vehicle Systems. Johnson City, New York. 2005 – 2010. Business Development and then Vice President and General Manager Maintained full profit and loss responsibility for a multi-national (US / UK) business area. Drove business growth from $2M to $150M+ in less than five years. Directed development and implementation of strategic operational and annual operating plan. Managed talent and succession planning and training of subordinates. Supervised business unit operations for one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies. Began as director of business development; promoted to vice president and general manager. Litton Electro-Optical Systems, (wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman). Garland, Texas. 2001 – 2005. Vice President for Program Management and then President Promoted to President when 4 senior leaders were dismissed over an export violation. Averted business shut-down and $100M worth of fines following a US export law violation – I was part of the solution. Coordinated extensively with US Department of State to implement controls and procedures to safeguard against any future violations. Maintained full profit and loss responsibility. Managed operations of 3 manufacturing plants, 2 in the Dallas Metropolitan area and one in Tempe, Arizona. Drove active business growth and development -- grew business from $90 to over $120 million in sales. Restructured business to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase speed to market. Improved EBITDA from 18 to 27%. U.S. Army and Defense Advanced Research Program Agency. Arlington, Virginia. 1998 – 2001. Program Manager, Future Combat Systems Hand-selected by the Chief of Staff of the US Army to start program. Led startup of Army and DARPA’s $60 billion (at the time) program to build an optimized combat fighting system to replace the M1 Abrams Tank, the M2/3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and the M109 Paladin Howitzer. Developed program philosophy, acquisition strategy, technical concepts and technology trade-offs, systems design and development, and formulation of operational concepts for Future Combat Systems, an integrated high tech combat fighting system. U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Command, Control. Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. 1995 – 1998. Product Manager, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (including Blue Force Tracker) Directed software development of $950 million Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) command, control, and communications systems for the Army. Controlled budget, schedule, performance, system integration, test, logistics, and product delivery. Designed and developed FBCB2 software, communication and network architectural design using best commercial practices, commercial standards, and open architecture principals. Developed highly mobile, terrestrial and satellite tactical internet with multiple redundancies capable of maintaining total connectivity in a hostile communications environment. Fielded first operational brigade-sized unit in less than 18 months from start of the program. E DUCATION AND P ROFESSIONAL D EVELOPMENT D.Sc. (ABD) in Computer Science. Colorado Technical University. Colorado Springs, Colorado. M.S. in Physics – Laser Systems. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. B.S. in Chemistry. University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa. Certificate. Defense Systems Management College. Executive Program Managers Course. Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Certificate. Defense Systems Management College. Advanced Program Managers Course. Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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