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Cynthia Ann Richards

North Hollywood, CA
Cell: 510-928-5951
CARichards@aol.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a challenging position using my experience, knowledge, leadership, management,
communication, organizational and planning skills.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Administrator / Personal Assistant / Coordinator / Manager / organized in managing projects, people and
resources. Effectively achieves goals. A professional who is dedicated, completes assignments with high
quality and in a timely manner.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Microsoft Word. Excel, Power Point, Calendar. Enact, Event Planning, Ergonomic Office planning,
Extensive Travel Arranger, Office Organization and Information Management. Project Scheduling
Fundamentals, Project Management Fundamentals, Marketing, and Sales.
VOLUNTERRED
Alameda County, CA Special Olympics, Director of Roller Skating. Onsite Coordinator, San Francisco, CA
Boogie by the Bay Swing Dance Convention.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Self Employed, Hollywood, CA
11/2006 - Present ---- Self Employed as an Office Administrative Assistant ---- Project Manager ----
Makeup Artist
Working with Writers, Directors, Producers and Chief Executive Officers with Special Projects as
requested. I had Accountability of Goals, Projects and Reports and completed them in a timely matter. I
Strategized with Business Development Teams for marketing new products.
First American Title – Pleasanton, CA
01/05 – 11/06 ---- Escrow Assistant
Opened all transactions and made sure all required work was correct and done properly and in a timely
manner. Assembled funding packages with all documentation required for funding. Completed final write
up and sent recording package to the recording desk with the County. Requested all funds, audited and
closed files with disbursements to all parties and sent files to storage. Assisted with Office procedures
and trained employees on computer programs, procedures and protocol thru out the County.
Chicago Title Company New Home Center – Pleasanton, CA
06/02 – 01/05 ---- Escrow Assistant New Homes/Subdivision
Opened all transactions and made sure all required work was correct and done properly and in a timely
manner. Sign off customers with paperwork for loans. Assembled funding packages with all
documentation required for funding. Completed final write up and sent recording package to the
recording desk with the County. Requested all funds, audited and closed files with disbursements to all
parties and sent files to storage. Worked on Commercial and High Liability escrow’s with the Senior
Commercial Escrow Officer in Refinancing and Sales.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Palo Alto, CA
01/99 – 11/01
Sun Microsystems, through Pro Unlimited - Burlingame, CA
02/98 - 01/99 ---- Project Coordinator / Office Administrator
Project Management, effective presentations, and marketing communications. Coordinated the First
World Sun IT Conference. Collaborated and strategized with team leads to successfully delivered project
on time and within budget. Managed expectations regarding scope of work and responsibilities, and
coordinated across departments to ensure successful delivery of projects. Accountability of Goals,
Projects and Reports for the department that were completed and submitted to the Directors and Vice
Presidents. Managed confidential and security related materials. Coordinated and administrated a major
office relocation of 200 plus people. Managed and coordination of assignments with Interns. Requested
by the CIO to be the Executive Administrative back up and support his Administrative Assistant while
she was on vacation or ill.
United Independent Title Insurance - Santa Clara, CA
02/96 - 02/98 ---- Junior Escrow Officer
Opened all transactions and made sure all required work was correct and done properly and in a timely
manner. Sign off customers with paperwork for loans. Assembled funding packages with all
documentation required for funding. Completed final write up and sent recording package to the
recording desk with the County. Requested all funds, audited and closed files with disbursements to all
parties and sent files to storage. Assisted Office Manager with Office procedures and trained employees
on computer programs, procedures and protocol.
Chicago Title Priority Service Division - Hayward, CA
06/95 - 02/96 ---- Assistant Manager of Northern California and the liaison of the Western United States
I gave presentations to Executive Vice Presidents of Financial Institutions. I Managed the Escrow
Department and Title Department. I Strategized with Business Development Teams on new accounts,
penetration and territory development. I Recruited and terminated and processes all Staff. When
requested traveled to Southern California for marketing of large corporate accounts. I coordinated and
maintained records for Corporate Benefits and Performance of employees.
EDUCATION
• Studio Makeup Academy, Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA /Master Makeup Artist
• Makeup for Television & Film, Last Looks Makeup Academy, CA / Makeup Artist
• SunU, Palo Alto, CA / Office Organization and Information Management, Project Management and
Scheduling, Event Planning
• Don's Beauty College, Hayward, CA / State Cosmetology License
• Woodbridge Senior High, Woodbridge, VA / Graduate