Effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles. Skilled at overcoming complex business challenges and making high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic, and irreproachable integrity. Respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability. Characterized as a visionary, strategist, and tactician. Consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, and profitability. Driven by a visceral, hard-wired need to strategize, innovate, and motivate. Participate in high- level operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process reengineering, turnaround management, and reorganization. Motivate, mentor, and lead talented professionals. Direct cross-functional teams using interactive and motivational leadership that spurs people to willingly give 100% effort and loyalty. Effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles, consistently delivering mission-critical results. Strong orientations in operations and finance.
Highly accomplished professional with a diverse background in engineering, management, quality, training, and personnel development. An efficient project manager with cross-functional team leadership qualities. A technical and systemic problem solver with decades of experience in procedure development and administration. Demonstrated ability to meet cost, quality, and timing targets when simultaneously managing multiple high-visibility projects. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills that allow for successful teamwork with all levels of organization, customers, and suppliers. Knowledgeable manager of engineering services and Conference Chair of El Paso Corporation in Houston, Texas. Provided leadership, consulting services, and project integration services for $1 billion pipeline expansion and compression horsepower expansion projects.
Highly experienced in managing accounts and planning strategies for various financial services. Knowledgeable consultant in financial planning, strategic planning, and scenario analysis with a profound knowledge of tribal and private sector financial requirements for success. Operated the management of the nation’s business enterprises, which include three truck stops, a full-service restaurant, and four gaming operations located in Seminole County. Provided consulting services in Environmental Assessment (EA) during development phase and production engineering and scheduling. Promoted company’s consulting services to the private business clients and Native American tribal governments. Consultant to Cheyanne & Arapaho Business Development Corporation, providing technical assistant to develop mutually beneficial, long-term partnership between the tribal and community businesses, to enhance customer satisfaction, and to stimulate long-term customer loyalty. Represented various tribal businesses in business negotiations. Assist business clients to stimulate the promotion of their products and services to the established and expanded market. Negotiated terms and conditions with the prospective investors on behalf of tribal governments for various profit-oriented projects. Provided comprehensive consulting services on grant writing and management, economic development activities, and training for the tribal officials, personnel in educational institutions in the area of grant writing, and administration. Maintained liaison between tribal governments and private enterprises while assisting the Tribal Gaming Operation in management by developing customized computer programs that control the numerous activities of the operation simultaneously. Assisted Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to develop a feasibility study on their proposed Municipal Airport Project at Kinder, Louisiana. Represented the tribe at the meeting with the officials of FAA, Fort Worth, Texas. A highly proficient communicator who speaks five languages and maintains an extended relationship with the government of Bangladesh.
Highly proficient in construction accounting systems with 20 years experience and an extended knowledge of management programs used to control operations in business. An effective problem solver able to prioritize and oversee and manage work flow. Experience as a team leader and lead accounting controller for construction company.
A results-driven professional with strong leadership qualifications. Dedicated to a professional working environment for over 30 years, while taking full advantage of the opportunities offered to grow and learn more in an effort to sharpen skills of consistently successful sales and management that improve business processes and strategies and proficiently execute the company’s service to its customers. Manage and develop advertising for existing and new accounts while building and cultivating client relations by continually updating knowledge of the ever-changing media and market. Managed customer service while assisting with the clients’ advertising strategy, ad message, and creative development. Led teams to achieve and exceed monthly goals. Directed multiple divisions for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Beaumont Enterprise, The Midland Reporter Telegram, as well as The Houston Chronicle. Served on numerous boards and committees, including the NAA Recruitment Advertising Committee, Southwest Classified Managers Association, Society of Human Resource Association, Houston Human Resource Management Association, Houston Area Urban League, and numerous other organizations.
Efficient project and office manager with 20 years experience with project contract, purchase orders and supply requirements. Experience in management, accounting, and logistics for projects and day-to-day operations. Experience in office employee training.
Accomplished information and technology officer with 20 years of demonstrated success developing and executing operational strategies to promote organizational growth and optimal utilization of emerging technologies. Extensive experience leading operation for technology, business development, and application development. Possesses in-depth knowledge of proposal development, competitive bidding, and negotiations. Decisive leader of operational initiatives proficient in numerous programming languages and hardware. Results-oriented professional recognized for taking on major initiatives, adapting to rapidly changing environments, and resolving mission critical issues to ensure bottom line success.
Paul Jeffery Ruppert
Experienced leader, administrator, consultant, and economic development director for tribal and private companies with almost 30 years of experience. Established, managed, and obtained funding for federal and non-federal programs, yearly budgets, and indirect cost rates while identifying services and programs for physician providers and health department community awareness programs. Proficient in obtaining over 5.5 million dollars in state and federal grants through various government agencies. An experienced supervisor and negotiator with a strong knowledge of land acquisition, loan and investment, risk management, and tribal operations.
Results-driven registered financial consultant with 23 years experience in the investment and banking industry, including Series 7, 63, life, and annuity licenses. A proficient branch operator for nearly a decade. Extensive experience in retirement planning, estate planning, and wealth management with a strong focus on Native American Tribal government and tribal finances, where he managed over $100 million in investment assets. A self-starter, founder, and owner of Thibodeaux Oil Resources specializing in the rehabilitation of abandoned oil wells.
Construction supervisor with a 30-year record of success overseeing all phases of million-dollar construction. Projects include hotels, churches, shopping centers, commercial buildings, and custom homes. Supervised commercial construction sites with over 30 employees and sub-contractors. Supervised commercial construction sites with over 40 employees and sub-contractors. Managed completion of multi-family renovation and construction projects valued in excess of $20 million annually. Scheduling, acquiring material, negotiating contracts, manage employees, trouble-shooting, and maintenance. Extended knowledge of acoustic project management. Superb problem-solving skills that work to incorporate visualizing into realizing.
A skilled team leader with almost four decades of experience creating teams to develop winning strategies and operations to achieve goals. Strong leadership, organizational, and networking skills to motivate and help members work together to maximize productivity. Experience with regulatory compliance, insurance industry, and marketing. Numerous awards and titles as a coach over the last several decades.
A skilled advocate and negotiator with over a decade of experience in courtroom advocacy and negotiations who has drafted and revised numerous laws. Attorney of Record for the State of Louisiana on over 100 published decisions. A top legal advisor to a staff of over 20 attorneys, as well as local and state agencies, on matters of law. Secured grant and public funding for office and local court totaling over $1 million dollars, and helped create two operative criminal justice programs. Managed and operated innovative critical programs while serving as Early Intervention Program Coordinator and Lead Prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District Court Adult Drug Treatment Court Program and DWI Court Program. A team leader supervising budget, legal, and regulatory compliance for programs and negotiating all contracts with vendors and subcontractors involved. A talented and proficient litigator who has argued and briefed cases before the federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and currently has a case pending before the United States Supreme Court that will be argued in Washington, D.C., this term.
Efficient at high-pressure productivity with excellent communication skills. Proficient at all office programs and management solutions. A dedicated self-starter with the ability to learn and implement new ideas quickly.