Expert in Senior executive, financial, business strategist in the cruise industry.
Expert ID: 735909 Florida, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, FL
|Year: 1979||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Accounting||Institution: University of Virginia|
|Years: 2013 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Strategic Business, Finance and Marketing Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Advises a range of clients in the travel and hospitality, health and wellness, and retail sectors on strategy, business development, finance, accounting, and marketing. In addition, provides guidance to investment firms on the travel and hospitality sector and adjacent businesses for investment opportunities.|
|Years: 2011 to 2012||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Vice President, International Market Services||Department:||Responsibilities: Directed core operations for international business (Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific) including finance, information technology, marketing, sales, human resources, and reservations, as international business grew from 30% to 50% of total corporate business|
|Years: 2005 to 2010||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Vice President, Brand Finance and Administration||Department:||Responsibilities: Served as the senior financial officer reporting to the CEO for Royal Caribbean International with over $5 billion annual revenue.|
|Years: 2001 to 2004||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Vice President, Customer Loyalty and eMarketing||Department:||Responsibilities: Created comprehensive marketing programs across all channels, which increased brand awareness, bookings, and revenue yields.
Launched a fully interactive consumer website with booking functionality, an important component to the increase in direct business and lower commission costs.
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Vice President, Market Planning||Department:||Responsibilities: Led product marketing in the construction of new ships with focus on product enhancements to improve the guest experience and increase profits.|
|Years: 1997 to 1998||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Vice President, Strategic Planning||Department:||Responsibilities: Developed the first strategic plan through management participation, leading to approval of the new process and plan by the Board of Directors.
Led the integration of the $1.3 billion acquisition of Celebrity Cruises into RCL, enabling Celebrity to be a profitable brand.
|Years: 1994 to 1996||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Director, Sales Planning and Administration||Department:||Responsibilities: Introduced sales systems to lower distribution costs and elevated relationships through CRM initatives for B-to-B and B-to-C business.|
|Years: 1991 to 1993||Employer: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.||Title: Director, Assistant Controller||Department:||Responsibilities: Managed the accounting and financial reporting for RCL’s initial public stock and debt offerings, and led the company’s transition from that of a private to a public company.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|CPA State of Georgia|