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KATHERIN G.

BOWEN
4394 Thunder Vista Lane * Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
503-635-1360 *
Management professional seeks position to assess, recommend and implement effici
ent business processes to improve profitability and shareholder value.
RELEVANT PROJECTS
"Evaluation of Business Processes for Optimizing Profitability in Distribution"
Masters Project
* Applied best practices and evaluated processes for improving lumberyard's top
line and future cash flow.
* Valuated business and determined metrics, target markets, and sustainable pro
ducts for profitability.
* Substantiated recommendations with implementation plan for EBITDA of 20% to a
ttract acquisition.
"Chemical Distribution of Asian Sourcing in North America" Global Distribution P
roject
* Proposed business model for global leader in chemical distribution.
* Recommended synchronized inventory data, stronger supplier relations, and com
bination forecasting.
* Provided implementation plan to reduce costs by 10% and improve replenishment
from Asian sources.
"Instant Quality: A Method for Introducing Quality Control to Sales and Administ
ration" Quality Concepts in Distribution Project
* Developed training manual for industrial distributor to align sales and admin
istration with manufacturing ISO 9001:2000.
* Recommended quality methods for team performance with consistent metrics.
* Improved processes managed instability and resolved root causes.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Woodfeathers, Inc., Portland, Oregon * 2003-2008
General Manager and Director of Business Services for closely-held, family-owned
, corporation that distributed roofing materials for approximate annual sales of
$30M in 2008.
Director of Business Services (2008)
* Provided tactical planning to implement company re-structure and collaborate
with sales and operations.
* Prepared and managed company budget; determined financial metrics for fiscal
controls.
* Prepared process mapping for proposed business intelligence and vendor manage
d inventory.
General Manager (2003-2008)
* Managed day-to-day company activities for generating revenues ~$19M in 2003 t
o ~$30M in 2008.
* Determined performance measures for operations and sales in achieving 6% to 7
% profit margin.
* Responsible for pricing all products and responded to market sensitivity.
* Improved cash flow and reduced credit accounts to less than 5% greater than 9
0 days past due.
* Decreased workers compensation incident payouts to less than $10K annually fo
r mod rate below 1.4.
* Stratified inventory for monitoring costs; reported less than 1% discrepancy
at semi-annual physical inventory count.
Constructive Solutions, Inc., Portland, Oregon * 1992-2009
* Assessed client business models in the design and construction industry to im
prove profitability.
* Assisted strategic growth of 20% in awards for multi-family housing; boosted
earnings by 22%.
* Consulted with participating protégé firms for the Port of Portland Mentor-Protégé Pro
m; audited and improved Program by connecting organizational objectives for achi
evement.
Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon * 1995-2004
* Instructed courses: Business Principles in Construction, Construction Law, Co
nstruction Lien Law and Introduction to the Construction Industry
City of Seattle City Attorney, Seattle Law Department, Seattle, Washington * 198
8-1990
Barokas and Martin PC, Seattle, Washington * 1984-1986
* Managed complex litigation on design and construction law issues for infrastr
ucture, public works projects, including contract compliance on CPM scheduling,
cost estimates and controls, scope, impact delays and change orders. Investigate
d and analyzed facts for calculating damages and claims for dispute resolutions.
Skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint); Financial Accounting and Managerial
Accounting practices.
EDUCATION
Texas A Sigma Delta Honor Society
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Economics.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
Institute of Supply Management, Northwest Supply Management Association
Institute of Managerial Accountants, Portland Chapter