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William Leafe

wleafe@me.com.(203) 962-1646 Greenwich, CT


Profile

Risk / Opportunity Management and Compliance Expert


Program Management Process Development Organizational Planning
Knowledgeable operations specialist with 30+ years of experience spanning program development, audit compliance, personnel management, and international project management expertise. Multifaceted leader with a global perspective, having managed cross-border projects and personnel. Proficient writer and problem solver skilled at developing and implementing solutions to ensure 100% compliance with necessary regulations as well as budgetary and timeline objectives. Accomplished strategist with a talent for building and motivating top-flight, cross-functional teams.

Core Competencies
Risk Management MRP & ERP Project & Program Management Compliance Organizational & Strategic Planning Training & Development Budgeting Inventory Control Enterprise Systems Negotiations & Proposals Cost Controls Human Resources Management Audit Team Leadership Organizational Best Practices Profit & Loss (P&L)

Professional Experience
HybriDrive, a business unit of BAE SYSTEMS 1981 to Present
HybriDrive is a Leading provider of hybrid propulsion systems for transit industry, $150M in annual revenue and 200 employees. BAE Systems is leading world wide defense contractor, $23B in annual revenue, 79K employees

Director of Finance, Transition, Power & Energy Management (2011-Present) Director of Finance, Power & Energy Management (2010-2011)

Excelled in direction of finances for business unit generating $150M in annual revenue. Controlled program and project sign offs, ensuring optimal investments to achieve organizational goals and financial spending plans. Assumed role as advisor for goal and objective setting to obtain critical growth and success targets. Additional responsibility for business transition from dependent to self-supporting organization. Modified informational flows, risk management, operations, key success criteria, and organizational structures within Power and Energy Management (now HybriDrive) division.

Director of Corporate Compliance (2009-2010)


Maintained previous responsibilities with added direction of multinational group of Corporate Compliance and Audit professionals located throughout New York and England. Ensured adherence to corporate procedures and policies. Liaised with government and civilian agencies including US Department of Defense and Department of Transportation as well as UK Ministry of Defense.

Director of Program, Planning & Control (2007-2010)


Simultaneously retained Director of Independent Cost Evaluations (ICE) role while commanding international group of 50 Program, Planning, and Control professionals throughout New York and England in $1.1B business line. Lead complex lean processes, alterations in program management structures, transition of operation systems throughout UK location, and an earned value certification process with US locations. Championed database for capture and migration of cross sector best practices for problem solving across North America and UK offices, resulting in ability to merge organizations and increase efficiencies and effectiveness.

Director of Independent Cost Evaluations (ICE) (2004-2009)


Recruit and lead team of four subject matter experts in design, development, education, and marketing of independent cost evaluations organization. Drive completion of independent cost evaluations on all major fixed price development proposals and programs for Platform Solutions line of business. Personal accountability for $3M budget. Collaborate crossfunctionally with Program Management, Mission Success, and Financial Management teams. Pioneered first ICE team in Platform Solutions business, estimating 500 programs worth $4B and resulting in a $50M reduction in risk reserves with simultaneous improvements in confidence levels for future bids and program costs.

William Leafe
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Audit Manager (2001-2004)


Directed teams of up to six in orchestrating and administering audits and ensuring compliance across Commodity Management, Financial Control, Health Checks, and Contract Status Review processes. Collaborated on North American Operations team that created internal audit functionality and implemented best practices to solve operational and program issues. Strong focus on process audits including risk management and general operational processes. Participated in monthly program review meetings at 59 sites across 30 states to assess information quality and management participation. Innovated two step audit plan process that highlighted critical processes and procedural changes at site and national levels; audit plan was adopted and implemented at UK and Australian sites. Conducted successful, minimally intrusive audit of operating system in mid transfer, providing financial and risk assessment tools to corporate management resulting in 50% increase in revenue in one year.

Previous Experience with BAE Systems


Manager of Planning & Control Planning & Control Analyst Shop Floor Data Management Specialist Supervisor of Production Control Receiving Supervisor Material Planner

Education
Masters of Business Administration Rivier College Nashua, NH Bachelor of Business Administration Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT