2006 - current James
C. Kirkpatrick Library, U. of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES:
- BUSINESS LIBRARIAN (October,
2006 - present)
- INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN (May, 2007 - present)
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2001 - 2004 US Investigations Services, Inc. - Missoula, MT
Formerly a U.S. federal agency, USIS
supplies pre-employment screening services to over 90% of the
federal government, including services critical to United States
security. They are also the second-largest supplier of commercial
background checks in the United States, processing over 10,000
domestic and international criminal record searches per day.
DIRECTOR, WHOLESALE ACCOUNTS (September, 2003-August,
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER (June, 2003-August, 2003)
OPERATIONS MANAGER (May, 2001-May, 2003)
After the acquisition of DDI, continued under two-year contract
in a dual role as Operations Manager and Sales Director for the
division. Following a brief succession as acting General Manager
for the 60-employee division, traveled extensively in role of
Director of Wholesale Accounts, to expand and secure the company’s
critical wholesale client base. Recognized at quarterly corporate
meeting for highest account closures in a single month - $200K
in new monthly gross revenue. Left USIS in August, 2004 to pursue
graduate studies full-time.
1995 - 2001 Due Diligence Inc. - Missoula, MT
Founded in late 1994, Due Diligence, Inc.
was a highly successful startup company that provided nationwide
court records retrieval services for the emerging pre-employment
background screening industry. Company was acquired in May, 2001
by US Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS).
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS (1995-2001)
SALES DIRECTOR (2000-2001)
Primary V.P. responsibilities included the management and coordination
of all operations departments, and improvement of the company’s
overall operating efficiency. Beyond these fundamental roles,
duties ranged widely, allowing me to flexibly serve the changing
needs of a rapidly growing company. As sales director, became
additionally responsible for establishing new clients, and served
as the principal company contact for all significant accounts.
Other responsibilities included development of new products, research
and acquisition of public agency databases, and the monitoring
of pending legislation, emerging court technologies and other
public records access issues affecting our industry. I was DDI’s
first employee, and remained with the company until it sold in
May, 2001 for $6 million dollars. Playing a leading role in the
company’s extraordinary success remains one of my proudest
Major achievements include:
- Management: Member of
a three-person executive team that grew a small public records
research firm into a 50-employee, $6 million company (1995-2001).
- Product Research & Development: Headed
expansion of company’s information services from 5 to
40 products (1998), a key factor in company’s 30%+ growth
- Data Acquisition: Managed
ongoing transition from manual public records research to electronic
access, in step with emerging court technologies (1995-2001).
1989-1995 Northville Industries Corp. - Melville,
Northville Industries is a private corporation,
which operates major oil storage facilities and distribution operations
for crude oil products in the New York Harbor area.
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADER (1993-1995, Stevensville,
ASSISTANT ENERGY FUTURES TRADER (1991-1993)
CONTRACT COORDINATOR (1989-1990)
Joined Northville Industries as a contract coordinator, drafting
all contractual communications for physical oil transactions.
After one year, promoted to assistant energy futures trader, aiding
the company’s lead energy futures trader in high volume
order placement. Trained on NYMEX trading floor. In 1993, transferred
to Northville’s new Montana-based office, as key member
of an effort to develop and exploit proprietary trading systems.
In conjunction with mathematicians in Oxford, Cambridge and Los
Alamos National Laboratories, we designed several technical trading
systems based upon advanced, non-linear mathematics. In additional
to participating in systems design, performed statistical analysis
of system output and traded the systems real-time. While ultimately
not a successful venture, it did qualify as an exciting life experience
1988 - 1989 Toyomenka (America) Inc. - New York, NY
Toyomenka, now known as Tomen
America, Inc., is one of the world’s largest commodity
trading companies, with its parent company based in Japan.
OIL TRADING ASSISTANT (1988-1989)
Fully supported the market activities of two oil commodity futures
traders. Functions included account margining, maintenance of
brokerage accounts, drafting contracts for physical oil transactions.
Directly responsible to Tokyo head office for profit/loss bookkeeping,
equity statement reconciliation, commodity account records and
cash account minimization.