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madmarinehays

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Hi ODT,

I am looking for a job ASAP (I can start on Oct 25th). I am happy to work and like to work. If I can help you out short term or long term doesn't matter. Nothing is below me. I can do office jobs or labor (but I am getting older and I got a few pounds on me).

I have a wife and a kid and enjoy spending time with them, the ideal work hours would be 8 am to 5 pm, but I can work while they sleep.

I will show up on time/early, work hard, get the job done well, and if it's beyond my abilities I will let you know.

If you send me an email address I can send you a PDF of my resume. Below is most of it. If you have any leads please let me know and be happy to share this with anyone who can help or would be interested.


Professional Summary

Meticulous and extremely detail-oriented professional with an exemplary military background encompassing seven years of combined service, progressing with the U.S. Marine Corps in active duty and as a reservist. Solid track record of performance excellence, earning commendation and consistently exceeding client expectations. Experienced in planning legislative initiatives as a former legislative aide for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Lead a start program at Google as an operations manager.

Professional Experience

McMillian & Associates | Atlanta, Georgia 2017-2021
Senior Project Lead
  • Work closely with account managers in defining, planning, tracking, finalizing, and approval of tax credit projects. Responsible for identifying programs and providing the direction to meet local, state, and federal criteria.
  • Working closely with other project leads to ensure workflow and deadlines are met.
  • Forecasting projected returns.
  • Helping clients with key reporting, best practices, industry experience, and ongoing client reviews to maximize their credit.
  • Developed a marketing mapping strategy to bring in new clients.



Google | Atlanta, Georgia 2014-2016
Regional Operations Lead - Atlanta Region
  • Assists with the management of day-to-day operations of a newly formed North America operations team. Researched and assisted with the development of geo data collection entire maps department. Maintains policy and procedural documentation for a 250+person operation across 3 continents with 50 direct reports. Providing technical support and project management guidance for field operations.
  • Worked closely with various functional tracks to plan and execute projects, ensuring that the team has appropriate product and technical specifications, direction, and resources to deliver products effectively by establishing realistic estimates for timelines.
  • Managed and optimized ongoing operational aspects of strategic partnerships e.g. establishing success metrics and enabling partners to achieve them, managing partner service level agreements.
  • Worked closely with product management track for understanding the system’s functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead the field team by establishing processes, providing constant guidance in terms of priorities, proactively managing project dependencies, risks and resolving impediments.
  • Built and maintain a complete project schedule, making it constantly visible to management and key stakeholders, and drive it through to completion.
  • Assisted with client partnership support staff while leading an interdisciplinary team of creative, UX, technology, and strategy specialist to collaboratively solve client challenges, and design and build complex multi-platform digital experiences.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and technical constraints. Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, research, recommends, initiates the implementation of enhancements to products, processes, and programs.
  • Monitored Individual employees’ performance, providing leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development.
  • Ensuring customer and company requirements are met including cost, quality, timing, and overall scope of the programs and departments.
  • Recruited to manage a special multi-million dollar project leading 30 surveyors in 7 states.
  • Handle daily operations which include route planning, training, budget, and expense management.
  • Took charge of a brand new project in April 2014. Interviewed, hired, developed training material, and trained 150 employees.
  • Proactively analyze potential obstacles and create options for solutions.
  • Instrumental in assisting in special side projects while effectively managing major projects.
  • Developed a top-performing project team; consistently remain on time or ahead of schedule.
  • Expanded project to country launch Australia; co-lead the startup and training.
  • Collaborated with partners to accomplish data collection for high-valued partners.
  • Took charge of failing side project, in 2 weeks project was on schedule.
  • Bluetooth Light Energy (BLE) Operations cross-functional team of 13 members to pilot BLE beacons with select Newfie marketing customers. Newfie BLE is one of Ads & Commerce’s key priorities for 2015 and 2016 and is worth $1B in incremental revenue. The program aims to create an accurate, large-scale, anonymized estimate of how often consumers visit a retail store after clicking on an ad on google.com.
  • Implemented reporting and capacity planning processes to track BLE Ops and tool performance, manage rapid BLE scale, and optimize resource investment.
  • Developed recommendations for key issues (e.g., engineering tools, beacon deployment strategies) that enabled the team to deploy in less than 4 weeks
  • Product development: Developed the Merchant Use Cases (e.g., sections, aisles) which the engineering team then designed tools and deployments for.
  • Execution: Worked closely with Geo Ops team to deploy 800 beacons to 300 locations. Beacons: Worked very closely with the Geo and Android Eng teams to improve beacon recall from ~50% to 98% for a 10 min visit in 2016. Helped design the program to increase recall for 4 min visits
  • Established and maintain effective relationships with PlaceSense strategic partners, engaged multiple partner stakeholders across all levels to integrate with our Geo Proprietary software.
  • International launch: Led the international operation launch to scale in Australia.
  • Implemented operational strategies including Project AUS (AUS launch buildout and execution plan). Built Australian team in 8 weeks, 6 weeks ahead of schedule.


Georgia Department of Community Affairs | Atlanta, Georgia 2014–2014
Legislative Aide
  • Assisted with developing and planning legislative initiatives and monitoring legislative developments. Developed connections with constituents and special interest groups on behalf of the Commissioner.
  • Formulated legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas. Devised a legislative plan and drafted the plan into legislative form.
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling the introduction of legislation. Gained valuable experience working with committees on legislation and coordinating legislative support to get bills passed. Tracked legislation and other developments and assigned issue areas.
  • Provided briefs for the Commissioner and other executive members. Monitored legislative developments within committees. Prepared for and attended committee meetings and hearings.
  • Acted as a liaison with committee and agency staff. Performed special projects assigned with efficiency. Met with constituents and interest groups. Provided information on and generated ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters. Worked a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends.






The Agency Private Investigations | Dacula, GA 2010-2013
Investigator
  • Worked independently and collaborated with a team of up to six people on a variety of cases.
  • Proved highly successful in meeting or exceeding client expectations, assisting attorneys, businesses, and the public with a variety of legal, financial, and personal cases/problems.
  • Valued for the ability to keep clients calm in unfortunate circumstances; effectively consoled clients and facilitated improved understanding by providing education on investigation laws.
  • Obtained desired evidence by performing physical surveillance utilizing still/video cameras, binoculars, GPS tracking, and radios.

United States Marine Corps | Smyrna, GA 2002–2009 Armory Chief/Mortuary Affairs Specialist
  • Conducted search, recovery, processing, and evacuation of U.S. personnel, contractors, and coalition forces. Assisted local nationals with population casualties.
  • Quickly earned distinction among peers, promoting to manage Student Marines as First Chain in Command. Logged Marines’ locations, physical fitness, and managed barracks.
  • Successfully collaborated with different branches of the U.S. military, coalition forces, foreign governments, and local Iraqi leaders to ensure a return to the host country.
  • Devised and led plan of action to fortify Mortuary Affairs Compound in Iraq, 2005.
  • Played a pivotal role in seven search/recovery missions and two combat pushes, including organizing, coordinating, and planning global convoy operations.
  • Earned General’s Commendation by General Whisler and advanced to unit’s Lead Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) Expert following deployment in 2005.
  • Proved instrumental in elevating skills and knowledge of Mortuary Affairs/U.S. Marine Corps; trained 60 new personnel in Mortuary Affairs specialty and assisted with pre-deployment training.


Education/Training

Karbon Accounting Training | Atlanta, GA | Certified Expert | November 2019
Scrum Alliance Certification| Atlanta, GA | Scrum Team Master | October 2019
Georgia Gwinnett College | Lawrenceville, GA | Bachelor of Science in Political Science | December 2012
Gordon State College | Barnesville, GA | Associate of Science in Criminal Justice | December 2010
Gordon State College | Barnesville, GA | Associate of Arts in Political Science | December 2010
 

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Amazon is hiring I believe 5000 people in Georgia. It might be entry level but it is a foot in the door. You appear to be directed to a goal and a hard charger.

When I retired from the Air Force I wanted to be a Toys R Us store manager. They said they didn't hire that way. I came on as a seasonal cashier. Two weeks later, department head. A week later running the security booth. Two months later competing for a manager slot against a lot of other hard chargers. Ended up as manager of the store I started at in Union City and did very well.

Start off, get your foot in the door and then the sky is the limit.
 

madmarinehays

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Amazon is hiring I believe 5000 people in Georgia. It might be entry level but it is a foot in the door. You appear to be directed to a goal and a hard charger.

When I retired from the Air Force I wanted to be a Toys R Us store manager. They said they didn't hire that way. I came on as a seasonal cashier. Two weeks later, department head. A week later running the security booth. Two months later competing for a manager slot against a lot of other hard chargers. Ended up as manager of the store I started at in Union City and did very well.

Start off, get your foot in the door and then the sky is the limit.

Thanks. Will look into it.
 

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Hi ODT,

I am looking for a job ASAP (I can start on Oct 25th). I am happy to work and like to work. If I can help you out short term or long term doesn't matter. Nothing is below me. I can do office jobs or labor (but I am getting older and I got a few pounds on me).

I have a wife and a kid and enjoy spending time with them, the ideal work hours would be 8 am to 5 pm, but I can work while they sleep.

I will show up on time/early, work hard, get the job done well, and if it's beyond my abilities I will let you know.

If you send me an email address I can send you a PDF of my resume. Below is most of it. If you have any leads please let me know and be happy to share this with anyone who can help or would be interested.


Professional Summary

Meticulous and extremely detail-oriented professional with an exemplary military background encompassing seven years of combined service, progressing with the U.S. Marine Corps in active duty and as a reservist. Solid track record of performance excellence, earning commendation and consistently exceeding client expectations. Experienced in planning legislative initiatives as a former legislative aide for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Lead a start program at Google as an operations manager.

Professional Experience

McMillian & Associates | Atlanta, Georgia 2017-2021
Senior Project Lead
  • Work closely with account managers in defining, planning, tracking, finalizing, and approval of tax credit projects. Responsible for identifying programs and providing the direction to meet local, state, and federal criteria.
  • Working closely with other project leads to ensure workflow and deadlines are met.
  • Forecasting projected returns.
  • Helping clients with key reporting, best practices, industry experience, and ongoing client reviews to maximize their credit.
  • Developed a marketing mapping strategy to bring in new clients.



Google | Atlanta, Georgia 2014-2016
Regional Operations Lead - Atlanta Region
  • Assists with the management of day-to-day operations of a newly formed North America operations team. Researched and assisted with the development of geo data collection entire maps department. Maintains policy and procedural documentation for a 250+person operation across 3 continents with 50 direct reports. Providing technical support and project management guidance for field operations.
  • Worked closely with various functional tracks to plan and execute projects, ensuring that the team has appropriate product and technical specifications, direction, and resources to deliver products effectively by establishing realistic estimates for timelines.
  • Managed and optimized ongoing operational aspects of strategic partnerships e.g. establishing success metrics and enabling partners to achieve them, managing partner service level agreements.
  • Worked closely with product management track for understanding the system’s functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead the field team by establishing processes, providing constant guidance in terms of priorities, proactively managing project dependencies, risks and resolving impediments.
  • Built and maintain a complete project schedule, making it constantly visible to management and key stakeholders, and drive it through to completion.
  • Assisted with client partnership support staff while leading an interdisciplinary team of creative, UX, technology, and strategy specialist to collaboratively solve client challenges, and design and build complex multi-platform digital experiences.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and technical constraints. Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, research, recommends, initiates the implementation of enhancements to products, processes, and programs.
  • Monitored Individual employees’ performance, providing leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development.
  • Ensuring customer and company requirements are met including cost, quality, timing, and overall scope of the programs and departments.
  • Recruited to manage a special multi-million dollar project leading 30 surveyors in 7 states.
  • Handle daily operations which include route planning, training, budget, and expense management.
  • Took charge of a brand new project in April 2014. Interviewed, hired, developed training material, and trained 150 employees.
  • Proactively analyze potential obstacles and create options for solutions.
  • Instrumental in assisting in special side projects while effectively managing major projects.
  • Developed a top-performing project team; consistently remain on time or ahead of schedule.
  • Expanded project to country launch Australia; co-lead the startup and training.
  • Collaborated with partners to accomplish data collection for high-valued partners.
  • Took charge of failing side project, in 2 weeks project was on schedule.
  • Bluetooth Light Energy (BLE) Operations cross-functional team of 13 members to pilot BLE beacons with select Newfie marketing customers. Newfie BLE is one of Ads & Commerce’s key priorities for 2015 and 2016 and is worth $1B in incremental revenue. The program aims to create an accurate, large-scale, anonymized estimate of how often consumers visit a retail store after clicking on an ad on google.com.
  • Implemented reporting and capacity planning processes to track BLE Ops and tool performance, manage rapid BLE scale, and optimize resource investment.
  • Developed recommendations for key issues (e.g., engineering tools, beacon deployment strategies) that enabled the team to deploy in less than 4 weeks
  • Product development: Developed the Merchant Use Cases (e.g., sections, aisles) which the engineering team then designed tools and deployments for.
  • Execution: Worked closely with Geo Ops team to deploy 800 beacons to 300 locations. Beacons: Worked very closely with the Geo and Android Eng teams to improve beacon recall from ~50% to 98% for a 10 min visit in 2016. Helped design the program to increase recall for 4 min visits
  • Established and maintain effective relationships with PlaceSense strategic partners, engaged multiple partner stakeholders across all levels to integrate with our Geo Proprietary software.
  • International launch: Led the international operation launch to scale in Australia.
  • Implemented operational strategies including Project AUS (AUS launch buildout and execution plan). Built Australian team in 8 weeks, 6 weeks ahead of schedule.


Georgia Department of Community Affairs | Atlanta, Georgia 2014–2014
Legislative Aide
  • Assisted with developing and planning legislative initiatives and monitoring legislative developments. Developed connections with constituents and special interest groups on behalf of the Commissioner.
  • Formulated legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas. Devised a legislative plan and drafted the plan into legislative form.
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling the introduction of legislation. Gained valuable experience working with committees on legislation and coordinating legislative support to get bills passed. Tracked legislation and other developments and assigned issue areas.
  • Provided briefs for the Commissioner and other executive members. Monitored legislative developments within committees. Prepared for and attended committee meetings and hearings.
  • Acted as a liaison with committee and agency staff. Performed special projects assigned with efficiency. Met with constituents and interest groups. Provided information on and generated ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters. Worked a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends.






The Agency Private Investigations | Dacula, GA 2010-2013
Investigator
  • Worked independently and collaborated with a team of up to six people on a variety of cases.
  • Proved highly successful in meeting or exceeding client expectations, assisting attorneys, businesses, and the public with a variety of legal, financial, and personal cases/problems.
  • Valued for the ability to keep clients calm in unfortunate circumstances; effectively consoled clients and facilitated improved understanding by providing education on investigation laws.
  • Obtained desired evidence by performing physical surveillance utilizing still/video cameras, binoculars, GPS tracking, and radios.

United States Marine Corps | Smyrna, GA 2002–2009 Armory Chief/Mortuary Affairs Specialist
  • Conducted search, recovery, processing, and evacuation of U.S. personnel, contractors, and coalition forces. Assisted local nationals with population casualties.
  • Quickly earned distinction among peers, promoting to manage Student Marines as First Chain in Command. Logged Marines’ locations, physical fitness, and managed barracks.
  • Successfully collaborated with different branches of the U.S. military, coalition forces, foreign governments, and local Iraqi leaders to ensure a return to the host country.
  • Devised and led plan of action to fortify Mortuary Affairs Compound in Iraq, 2005.
  • Played a pivotal role in seven search/recovery missions and two combat pushes, including organizing, coordinating, and planning global convoy operations.
  • Earned General’s Commendation by General Whisler and advanced to unit’s Lead Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) Expert following deployment in 2005.
  • Proved instrumental in elevating skills and knowledge of Mortuary Affairs/U.S. Marine Corps; trained 60 new personnel in Mortuary Affairs specialty and assisted with pre-deployment training.


Education/Training

Karbon Accounting Training | Atlanta, GA | Certified Expert | November 2019
Scrum Alliance Certification| Atlanta, GA | Scrum Team Master | October 2019
Georgia Gwinnett College | Lawrenceville, GA | Bachelor of Science in Political Science | December 2012
Gordon State College | Barnesville, GA | Associate of Science in Criminal Justice | December 2010
Gordon State College | Barnesville, GA | Associate of Arts in Political Science | December 2010
I just wanted to wish you good luck in your endeavor Marine. Have you talked to Nonliberal Nonliberal yet?
 

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I just wanted to wish you good luck in your endeavor Marine. Have you talked to Nonliberal Nonliberal yet?
****, I done dialed it back to a one man show. Built my shop on my property and try to do work for other folks mostly these days.
I went from a 6,000sf building with 15 employees to a 1400sf building with just me and somehow I make about the same money. It could be the the 30-40k a month that I don't have to come up with just to stay open.
The old and wise Appalachian American Appalachian American told me one time (probably many times) "I can be broke without a sore back". He was right, I'm still broke, but I don't have near the headaches.

Best of luck on your search for work Marine. These days the willingness to show up makes you an A+ employee
 

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Amazon is hiring I believe 5000 people in Georgia. It might be entry level but it is a foot in the door. You appear to be directed to a goal and a hard charger.

When I retired from the Air Force I wanted to be a Toys R Us store manager. They said they didn't hire that way. I came on as a seasonal cashier. Two weeks later, department head. A week later running the security booth. Two months later competing for a manager slot against a lot of other hard chargers. Ended up as manager of the store I started at in Union City and did very well.

Start off, get your foot in the door and then the sky is the limit.
There's a lot of intel out there saying Amazon doesn't promote from within though.
 

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****, I done dialed it back to a one man show. Built my shop on my property and try to do work for other folks mostly these days.
I went from a 6,000sf building with 15 employees to a 1400sf building with just me and somehow I make about the same money. It could be the the 30-40k a month that I don't have to come up with just to stay open.
The old and wise Appalachian American Appalachian American told me one time (probably many times) "I can be broke without a sore back". He was right, I'm still broke, but I don't have near the headaches.

Best of luck on your search for work Marine. These days the willingness to show up makes you an A+ employee
I didn't know you dialed it back so much. That is good in a way. Back in the day when I was self employed it was the only way I would fly.
 
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