Robert Woods
Robert is a finance and business professional who excels at maintaining and improving internal controls and business reporting


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Financial Planning & Analysis

·        Cost Forecast

·        Budget

·        Variance Analysis



·        Sales Forecast

·        Margin Analysis

·        Proposals

Program and

Business Unit

·        Cost Control

·        Schedule Control

·        Internal & External Reporting



·        Annual Plan

·        Capital Planning

·        Manpower Forecasts



University of Southern California

The Master of Science Degree, with a double specialty in System Technology and R&D, focuses on the procedures, processes, and operations as they interact as an integral whole to achieve the organization’s goals. The ability to avoid sub-optimization (viewing the corporation as a whole and doing what is right for the long term) continues to be a focus.


Background Summary

·       Finance/Business Unit/Program Management

-      Provide outstanding Business Forecasts (Sales, Margins, Estimates at Complete, Budgets)

-      Manage the financial process and mentor analysts

-      Develop cost and schedule reports–internal and external

-      Determine requirements and implement standard business practices

-      Ensure complete, current, and accurate information is distributed

-      Ensure compliance with regulations and contractual requirements

-      Overhead, Capital, and R&D management background

-      Earned Value (EVMS) techniques, when and how to use them

-      Program and Project Management direct experience

-      Subject Matter Expert in Microsoft Excel

·       Proposal development and cost estimating

-      Lead proposal development, submission and/or negotiation

-      Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

-      Commercial and Government background

-      CPFF, FFP, T&M, and OTA (Other Transaction Agreement) experience

·       Ability to learn new business models and incorporate appropriate management tools

-      Commercial; U.S. Government; Multi-National

-      Integrated Product Teams; Matrix Management; Multi-Site

-      Manufacturing; R&D; Services; Software


-      Master's Degree University of Southern California     Los Angeles

-      Bachelor's Degree San Francisco State University     San Francisco



Selected Accomplishments:

 Consultant & Non-profit                       10/2001 – Present                    TeamWoods

· Implemented electronic distribution of monthly newsletter with goal of saving 50% of annual costs in future years. 
· Managed 11 direct reports and 25 committees, ensuring all training completed in a timely manner and operational functions performed satisfactorily.

Finance Management                     8/2010 – 8/2011                    Stanford Linear Accelerator

· Implemented Master Purchase Agreements reducing purchase time-to-release by 40%

· Developed self-formatting Excel reports saving turnaround time by 20%

Senior Staff-Finance                       6/2007 – 11/2009                   Lockheed Martin

· Developed Excel reporting model for R&D Projects resulting in 25% labor savings and eliminated mainframe computer overhead charges

· Managed and supported proposals - valued from $20K to over $400M

Business Unit Manager                   6/2005 – 6/2007                      Danaher Corp

· Led the merger of four companies for the financial management effort

· Led executive management meetings as required

Sales                                                10/2001 – 5/2005                     TeamWoods

· Developed Excel based presentations reducing compilation time by 50%

· Trained industry professionals

Manager, FP&A                            8/1996 - 9/2001                      Loral Systems

· Decreased time-to-close from 30 to 10 days for all Common Products

· Reduced labor effort from 5 hours to 1 hour by automating manual processes

Business Unit Finance Manager        4/1985 - 8/1996                       United Technologies

· Implemented Master Purchase Agreements increasing customer satisfaction

· Saved $400K by restructuring a major contract through win/win negotiations


-      Institute of Management Accountants – Past VP of Administration

-      Toastmasters International, a public speaking club

-      President of a well known philanthropic fraternity known for making good men better

-      Past President of a property management corporation

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