My Skills and Experience
Innovation. Creativity. Ingenuity. These are the hallmarks that represent who I am and what I have to offer. I am a well-educated, driven professional currently based in Fresno, California. I have a sharp eye for detail and I am eager to make an impact through forward thinking and creative problem solving. I am always open to learning about new and exciting opportunities that would allow me to apply my experience and skills, either independently or as part of a dynamic team.
Having recently achieved my MBA in Business Administration, I have hit the ground running to launch my career. Over the past few years, in addition to pursuing my post-secondary education, I have had the opportunity to demonstrate and apply my knowledge of foundational business processes and techniques, and apply critical thinking and analytical tools to solve real-world business problems. I am fueled by a passion to make an impact on the world around me, both professionally and personally. To learn more about who I am, click below.
Freelance Web design and
Assist businesses in web design, analytics, and business endeavors. Help formulate and implement cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve their objectives. Design and create a dynamic website tailored to the goals of the business. Additionally, perform Google analytics to assist in measuring traffic and better understand consumers.
Chief Operating Officer
COMMUNITY YOUTH MINISTRIES
Executive role responsible for all daily operations and financial reporting of the Agency. Adviser to department directors and supervisors in strategic growth initiatives. Report directly to CEO and BOD on overall status of business operations.
June 2019-November 2019
Director of Finance/ CFO
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF FRESNO
Executive role responsible for all aspects of agency financial reporting, planning, grant compliance, and budgeting. Advisor to department directors and supervisors in financial plans and models. Supervisor to Accounting Specialists in completion of daily transactions and processing.
June 2018-October 2018
DEERPOINT GROUP, INC. (TEMPORARY)
Senior leadership role responsible for planning, budgeting, overseeing, documenting and executing all aspects of specific projects between $10M-$14M USD. Reported directly to the CEO on project status. Set goals, deadlines and priorities, and measured performance related to all chemical manufacturing projects. Coordinated with multiple department directors (R&D, finance, logistics, assembly, etc.) to ensure the success of every project.
May 2016-October 2017
Director of Operations
COMMUNITY YOUTH MINISTRIES
Senior leadership role responsible for spearheading strategic operational programs, overseeing financial performance, and aiding in hiring and training of staff. Set goals, policies, internal controls and KPI’s relating to daily operations and financial reporting. Led the research for and contributed to the selection and integration of APLOS financials. Spearheaded the outsourcing of payroll services; decreasing accounting costs and allowing for the expansion of three additional school sites as well as 20 additional staff to be hired for after school programs.
January 2016-May 2016
Interim Accounting Manager
COMMUNITY YOUTH MINISTRIES
Worked directly with program managers and CEO to develop program-specific organizational budgets for board approval. Analyzed financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital, and prepared profit and loss statements. Determined proper handling of bank deposits, donations and all cash transactions. Processed / calculated payroll expenditures and related budgetary issues. Assisted with the development of grant writing financial reports. Maintained personnel records, including W-4, I-9 and direct deposit.
Master of Business Administration
FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Successfully completed Fresno Pacific's MBA program, which included high-level coursework in the areas of accounting, management, finance, marketing and business ethics. The program focused primarily on leadership, organizational behavior, business strategy, and entrepreneurship. Through international travels to Singapore and Malaysia, visiting and learning one-on-one from renowned organizations, I experienced first-hand what it means to be “locally focused and globally aware.”
Bachelor of Science- Business Adminstration
Pepperdine's Business Administration degree program prepared me with the foundation to pursue an MBA and exceed expectations when entering the workforce. The program provided quantitative preparation, training in core areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management and a nation-leading service leadership initiative. It was at Pepperdine where I personally fell in love with business.
Studied Business in Buenos Aires, Argentina
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, ARGENTINA
My experience studying abroad was nothing short of amazing. I was able to continue my coursework while immersed in the rich culture of Argentina. While abroad, I lived with a home-stay family and had the opportunity to travel to different countries all around South America. Attending the listening summit where a select number of U.S. students met for three days and two nights with Argentine University students to discuss business, political and cultural differences was a highlight.
Business Process Improvement
Presentation - Design and Delivery
Web Design- Wix and Wordpress
Few people possess even a portion of the ambition, drive and boundless enthusiasm that Adrian brings to the table. I had the pleasure of working with him on several projects in the MBA program and genuinely appreciated his dedication, attention to detail and out-of-the-box thinking. Not only did he always make sure to get the job done, but he also managed to keep everyone smiling even in high-stress situations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any prospective employer.