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Lawrence J. Chestnut

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Twenty plus years living and/or working abroad contributes to defining me. This travel and mingling with cultures all around the world represents the first pillar that holds this shell of a man up. Education makes up the second of four pillars. Though I have completed formal education years ago, I am on a constant search for knowledge. I have decided that I shall read the 100 Greatest Novels ever written (according to one professor or another) starting this year. The third pillar is a love for the arts (writing, music, painting, photography) – all creative forms. I am currently putting the finishing touches on my book called ‘Is That An Amen or A Negro Please, Assorted literary Ranting of Lawrence J. Chestnut’. This particular project expresses the importance of the forth pillar – God- the Universe.

If you stand all of these pillars up to form part of my foundation you do not get a terribly stable ‘metro sexual’ but one who is in a constant state of flux. However it does not hurt to share my life mantra, which I borrow from a song. Of all things you can do and/or be one should always strive ‘to love and be loved in return.’

Lawrence J. Chestnut

Profile Summary:
Project / Program Management Lakeland, FL
More About Me
Travel, Music, Photography, Reading & Writing, Computer Animation, Architecture Design, Business Development
Work Experience:
EXECUTIVE PROFILE

• Senior Project Management, Program Management, and Vendor Management Professional and Trainer with over sixteen years of results-oriented leadership in the global corporate environment, with P/L responsibilities of ten million to twenty million Euros.

• Served as project manager, within fact-paced Global IT department of BIG 4 accounting firm, managing multi-million dollars enterprise content management development project. Introduced Accounting/Finance knowledge as it relates to RISK, PROCESSES, CONTROLS, POLICIES and PROCEDURES and METHODS.

• Utilize project management practices (RUP and Agile Methodologies) to manage project during elaboration, transition, and production implementation. Key components of project management centered on managing risk and mitigation of risk.

• Lead Enterprise-Wide Software Application Integration

• Requirements gathering and Implementation of CRM systems within telecoms, cable and satellite industies. Translate stakeholder’s CRM and ERP business requirements; including working with company stakeholders to identify functional business requirements.

• Prepared user-friendly documentation for standard artifacts (Vision Statement, Master Scope List, Business Requirements Document, Development, Communications, QA, and Training Plans etc.)

• Conduct Train-the-Trainer seminars on various enterprise-wide systems including ERP, CRM, Billing and Trouble Ticketing.

• Manage resources, timelines and cost through controlled and systematic management of project plan, status reviews, technical reviews etc.

• Conduct data modeling in preparation of performing application migration of localize and global data from multiple sources to international repository system
Education:
Master of Arts in International Business
Schiller International University, Paris France (1977 – 1979)
President of student body
Awarded Renee Cassin Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Understanding

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (1974 – 1977)
Senator Representative for Political Science Department
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Lawrence J. Chestnut is located in Lakeland, FL and has the following skills: Project / Program Management
Computers / IT
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Project / Program Management

Category: Computers / IT
Description
Manage implementation of Oracle Financials 11i ERP and CRM systems including (ERP) Oracle General Ledger, Oracle Assets, Oracle Sales Analysis and Oracle Purchasing and Payables. For the Oracle CRM suite we implemented Oracle Sales and Order Management. Manage Oracle Migration Team, responsible for migrating financial data from Excel, Access database and Peachtree database to Oracle Financials.

Analyzed business need for international billing consultancy that concentrates on providing simple and cost-effective 3G/GPRS billing solution for the African and Eastern European markets.

Prepare business and marketing plans for potential clients. Outlined business methods and procedures, concentrating on simplified business concept that stressed that the shortest distance between two business points is a straight line.
Relevant Education / Credentials
MA in International Business
Years Experience: 16