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DAVID ROBERTS OLSON

Business Solutions Consultant

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Helping Organizations Improve Their Performance While Simplifying Their Work

 

Accomplished and results-oriented hands-on senior manager with over 15 years of progressive experience and expert proficiency in defining the strategic vision for the corporation's future state data, information management, and collaboration infrastructure and developing information systems roadmaps. Expertise in data-driven systems operations with extensive scope of responsibility and a proven track record of delivering optimal results with enterprise and custom software solutions that exceeded operational goals and measurable outcomes. History of providing effective leadership of high-performance teams with focus on total organizational coordination to introduce business efficiencies, improve processes, and maximize productivity via best practice methodologies.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Data Management & Governance

                     

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Risk Management & Mitigation

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Continuous Process Improvement

 

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Business Acumen & Project Management

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

 

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Analytical Problem Solving Abilities

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Needs Assessment & Process Automation

 

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Off-Shore Team Building & Mentoring

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Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution

 

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Leadership & Performance Enhancement

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

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Nike, Inc.: Collaborated with multiple testing and R&D departments on the design and development of LabCommand, a flexible and stable software application that facilitates the storage of structured test results and content and a reporting mechanism that allowed users to create custom reports; still in production today.

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LPA, Inc.: Reduced time to complete daily cash report from an average of 2-4 hours to five minutes by integrating the report with the accounting system.

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The George Gouvis Company, Inc.: Converted manual billing system and process to an automated software-based system, which reduced the billing cycle time from 3-4 days to 2-4 hours and increased cash flow due to better records management and invoice design that clients better understood and therefore paid faster.

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California Professional Insurance Services: Designed a centralized, menu-driven system that provided access to all computer-based tasks, which resulted in improved process flow.

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U.S. Peace Corps: Worked closely with local businesspeople in Lesotho, Southern Africa on basic business and accounting concepts and techniques such as revenue vs. expense, profit calculation, and recordkeeping.