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DAVID MECHNIG, MPM

Des Plaines, IL. 60016 847-370-3725 dmechnig@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmechnig

Experienced Project Manager; client focused with strong skills in construction.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Project Management Institute accredited Masters Degree in Project Management. More than 10 years of experience in construction and project management. Effectively able to communicate complicated concepts in an understandable manner, matching the message to the audience. Experienced in supervision, training, motivation and evaluation of personnel. Skilled in finding problems and performing necessary change through project management methodologies or other methods. Maximize resources to achieve customer satisfaction and increased productivity, meet deadlines and goals. Implement and coordinate both strategic and tactical plans to enhance performance. Adept and experienced in problem solving and providing solutions. Excellent qualifications in leadership and interpersonal communications. Persuasive, with ability to communicate effectively with culturally diverse audience. Public speaking and executive management briefing experience. Computer skills include MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point), and MS Project Professional.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PROJECT MANAGEMENT February 2009 December 2010 COPERNICUS FOUNDATION Chicago, IL Nonprofit organization promoting Polish culture in Chicago area through festivals, Chamber events and marketing with $1 million in revenue. Managed multiple teams for specific rehabbing, updating, and build out projects for non-profit. Drove development of concise requirements, project scope, project implementation, and user acceptance. Coordinate use of subject matter expertise and resources from stakeholders and business areas, particularly during early stages of the project lifecycle. Ensured all project requirements and/or objectives were properly documented in a project proposal. Developed project plans by coordinating assigned project team members, ensuring milestones were met. Established key success indicators and recommended trade-offs among scope, quality, time and cost. Implemented best practices and support to field management relating to adoption of new process and systems. REALTOR COLDWELL BANKER Although not a Project Management position every individual transaction is a project. Sold and closed more than 300 properties with sales in excess of $72 million. Built a 50% referral and repeat client business with a 90% satisfaction rating. 1993 2011 Park Ridge, IL

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANGER/CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT 1997 2002 MKM HOMES Skokie, IL Built in-fill custom and semi-custom homes in Crystal Lake Illinois, Round Lake Illinois, and Salem Wisconsin. Negotiated terms for all construction projects, which included bidding private and publicly funded projects. Maintained a track record for quality work and effective project management, delivering 94% of all projects on time and within budget, and with a minimum of 15% profit. Served as liaison between clients and contractors, by communicating with developers and owners regarding schedule, completion, and problem resolution.

Performed follow-up customer satisfaction reviews to identify opportunities to improve services and procedures. MANAGER/OWNER 1987 1993 AMERICAN CLEANERS Villa Park, IL Grew business by 100%. Acquired three failing drop store and built their business from $35,000 to $175,000 annually. Negotiated a contract cleaning business in excess of $100,000 annually with Modern Tuxedo. Absorbed a linen service route and increased sales by 500%. Successfully sold company for profit. MARKETING DIRECTOR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 1982 1987 BELL & HOWELL EDUCATION GROUP Evanston, IL Created 10 alumni chapters across the United States. Conceived and directed production of a monthly alumni newsletter. Developed a database system of highly successful alumni to be interviewed for company commercials. Researched and utilized progressive technology to increase association membership by more than 1000%. Additional Employment Dunbar DevelopmentEvanston IL Built 150 custom town homes in Oakbrook Terrace and a mid-rise condo building in Evanston, Illinois. United Development---Chicago IL Built more than 500 homes and commercial retail (strip centers) properties in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING


MASTER OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT GRADUATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT BACHELOR OF ARTS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Professional Development PMP - Project Management Professional (expected) Certified New Construction Specialist, National Association of Home Builders Certified Loss Mitigation Specialist, Ginny Mae

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

AFFILIATIONS
Project Management Institute (PMI) Chicago Chapter Project Management Institute