International Business Development Expert Consultant Resume
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This expert received a M.A. in Economic Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This expert received a B.A. in Social Science and Economics/Geography from the University of Puerto Rico and University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.

International Business Development Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in project management skills and project planning, with emphasis in international business development and market and financial feasibility analysis.

Other areas of capability include economic and environmental impact analysis and location economics. Additional areas include demographic and statistical analysis and master planning.

Specialization includes consulting in site selection, strategic planning, and market research and analysis. Additional consulting services include engineering, architectural and construction support services. This consultant has served as project manager for numerous transportation and environmental impact studies.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in project management, project planning, international business development, market and financial feasibility analysis, economic and environmental impact analysis, location economics, demographic and statistical analysis, master planning, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Principal, international business consulting firm

Founded an association of highly qualified professionals experienced in: international business consulting; project management; site selection; strategic planning; market research and analysis; and engineering, architectural and construction support services. Servicing both public and private sectors.


Vice President and Manager, Zambrana Engineering

Manager of Planning and Environmental Science for a civil engineering/planning/surveying company. Responsible for providing leadership and project management; conducting strategic planning, marketing, business development, sales, proposal preparation, presentations, QC/QA reviews; managing, mentoring, and developing personnel; developing budgets and performing administrative duties.


Adjunct Professor, Business and Economics Department, Community College

Managing Director, Sverdrup de México

Sverdrup Facilities Company. Responsible for start-up, development, operations and success subsidiary company in Mexico. Included responsibility for recruitment of key personnel, hiring local accountants, lawyers, HR and other local business support staff. Negotiated local office lease, purchased furniture, telecommunications equipment, computers and set-up local and wide-area networks. Managed local office.


Market Principal and Director of Business Development, Latin America, Sverdrup Facilities Company

Developed business infrastructure for a major US Engineering- Architectural-Construction company in Latin America with emphasis on Mexican opportunities. Responsible for all business aspects--strategic planning, business plan development, developing sales/marketing materials, qualifying and developing Mexican-national alliance partners, qualifying subcontractors, procuring engineering design and construction project opportunities, leading proposal efforts, staffing projects, serving as Project Executive on design/construction management projects.


Director of Quality, Central Operations, Sverdrup Facilities Company

Developed Strategic Quality Planning and Training Program for company with 500 employees; led and facilitated TQM teams; championed TQM philosophy and implemented strategic quality plans. Revised and published Sverdrup QA/QC manual.


Senior Project Planner/Project Manager, Industrial Division, Sverdrup Corporation

Conducted and managed location analysis, site selection, capital budget decision projects and economic feasibility studies, market analysis studies, lifecycle cost studies for company clients in industrial, commercial and public sector markets.


Computer Applications Manager, Project Programming Department, Sverdrup Corporation

Managed information systems for new company department emphasizing multi-disciplinary approach to projects. Provided staff training and support in computer applications and analytical methodologies. Responsible for researching and recommending purchases of PC hardware and software.


Project Planner, Planning Department, Sverdrup Corporation

Conducted research and analysis for company clients including site selection, economic feasibility and financial analyses, environmental impact studies, demographic/market research, transportation logistics studies, survey sampling, space planning, pricing policy studies, airport master planning, facility planning, capacity/demand analyses.

Intelligence Officer / Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency

Economic and geographic intelligence analysis with emphasis on Brazil and other South American countries.

Research Associate, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers

Research / development of computerized economic forecasting and social impact models to assess environmental impacts of major US military actions.

Representative project assignments include:

Project Management

General Manager of subsidiary Mexican corporation for the Sverdrup Facilities Company with alliance partners in Mexico City (NAVETA, SA de CV), Chihuahua (COPACHISA) and Ciudad Juarez (COPACHISA), Mexico. Responsible for all start-up and business development aspects as well as procurement and management of engineering and construction management projects.

Project Executive for a 70 million dollar solid-dosage pharmaceutical facility in Mexico City. Represented company management at executive level meetings to ensure the proper allocation of resources to the project. Oversaw the project management, construction management and US-FDA validation engineering services for a subsidiary company of Boehringer-Ingleheim, a global, German pharmaceutical firm.

Project Manager for a program to build photographic studios for CPI, Inc. throughout Mexico. Project included aggressive 45-day build-out schedule and 50 stores per year. Responsibilities included qualifying general contractor and subcontractors, project architects and engineers; managing overall construction management activities; coordinating team member communications including English-Spanish and Spanish/English translation of construction drawings and all other project and legal documents; contract administration; management of personnel in the context of a bi-lingual/bi-cultural working environment.

Project Executive for a confidential biotechnology client: International search including 44 US states, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Canada and Singapore. Responsible for turn-key project from initial criteria development through site identification, and negotiations with state and community representatives.

Project Executive for validation audits to assess the technology and investment requirements of 12 Mexican pharmaceutical firms wanting to meet US-FDA standards regarding facility design, equipment and process manufacturing.

Project Executive and author of research study to assess current and expected growth of bio/pharma market in Mexico including country trends and review of current Puerto Rican investment environment in pharmaceutical plants. Identified and interviewed potential alliance partners for Design / CM / DB. Set-up teleconference/and or meetings with potential partners to discuss strategy. Facilitate discussions and identify target clients who have potential opportunities in the bio / pharma market.

Business Development Services for German multinational medical devices company seeking to build relationships in the process engineering profession in Puerto Rico. Identified professional contacts, coordinated schedules and facilitated meetings between client and candidate alliance partners.

Project Executive for preliminary engineering of aseptic packaging line for a bean and tamal processing plant, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Project Executive for a master plan and industrial engineering study to establish design criteria for the construction of a 20 million dollar lamp manufacturing operation and facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Project Executive for an architectural programming study to upgrade existing office facilities in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and location analysis to relocate 30 management personnel and families to Comayagua, Honduras.

Project Manager for feasibility analysis of three sites to determine preferred site for a warehouse/ distribution facility for the Tropicana Corporation. Analysis included distribution and warehouse study in evaluating financial viability.

Location Analysis, Economic Feasibility And Market Analysis Studies

Location analysis and consulting services for R.S. Hanline and Company, Inc., a food-processing company located in Ohio planning to expand its operations to west-coast markets.

Location Analysis study for a confidential biotech company planning to expand its specialty chemical synthesis plant and pharmaceutical fill/finish facility. Search area included continental US excluding Alaska. Key variables included labor quality/quantity; quality-of-life issues; regulatory concerns; energy costs; taxes and incentives; and utilities.

Project Manager for location analysis and site selection study for a Hill's Pet Food processing plant with an estimated project value of $70-million, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Responsibilities included coordination of site visits, negotiations with local government agencies, and recommendations of final site based on distribution and warehousing requirements.

Project Manager for a location and site selection analysis for a confidential client desiring a West Coast location for its food ingredient process and distribution plant. Responsible for local agency contacts in a multi-state region for information to evaluate feasibility for distribution and warehouse facility.

Project Manager for a site selection services for a confidential client to relocate 400,000 plus square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, office and support space to a new location.

Project Manager on a location analysis study for McCormick de Mexico to relocate its Mexico City food processing operations to a candidate site outside of Mexico City. Evaluation of transport costs for raw materials and final product. Evaluated 40 sites in 10 communities in the Mexican “Bahio” area.

Project manager for a facility consolidation study for a confidential client to determine the benefits and costs of four alternative consolidation scenarios in meeting production and warehousing requirements.

Managed and supervised market study of 8 Midwestern cities to determine where a new Sverdrup Central Group - Management office could be located.

Site evaluation and economic feasibility study for the Marion County, MO Port Authority.

Location analysis for a pet food process and distribution company. Evaluated minimum transportation cost site for approximately 70 potential product distribution site locations which would receive product inputs from at least five geographically dispersed sites and ship the final products to 20 market areas.

Location analysis study and design criteria for a food processing, distribution and warehousing facility for Hudson Industries, Troy, AL.

Market/financial feasibility study, site selection, architectural renderings, and a promotional videotape for the 20,000-seat Monroeville Arena, Monroeville, PA.

Market study for the retail component of a major retail/office/industrial park. Included determination of market area income and population projections.

Project Manager for a life cycle cost analysis of alternate concepts for the National Missile Defense System at the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex.

Project economist developed gravity model analysis of market share for three retail shopping centers. Application of a probability model to allocate shopping trips and expenditures for retail goods.

Power / Energy

Project economist for a feasibility study for producing fuel-grade ethanol from corn, sorghum, Chamois Distilleries Group and Arizona Grain, Inc. Evaluated feedstock availability and delivered costs; labor availability and wages; fuel-grade alcohol suppliers and potential buyers; and by-product markets for distiller's dried grains and carbon dioxide and developed financial analysis models.

Group leader for an energy analysis of buildings at several U.S. Army installations in Italy and West Germany. Responsible for the energy economics portion of the analysis which included evaluating several energy conservation opportunities using life-cycle cost methods, and determining the economic feasibility of transporting U.S. mined coal and burning it in coal-fired heating plants in Italy.

Group leader for an energy analysis of buildings at several U.S. Army installations in England. Responsible for data identification, collection and economic analysis which included evaluating several energy conservation opportunities using life-cycle cost methods.


Demographer for a survey and study designed to evaluate the need for retrofitting 26,000 public buildings with facilities for handicapped assistance. Study included application of survey methods, sampling design and procedures, selection of an optimal sample size, and evaluation of statistical significance of results.

Facilities planning for the 1,208-bed Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, including design and creation of a data base and graphics utilizing in-house computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) equipment. CADD was used to track inventory of physical spaces assigned to various departments, project growth, evaluate departmental adjacency requirements, and create stacking and blocking diagrams.

Project manager for site evaluation, funding strategy and master plan for the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority, St. Joseph, MO. Responsible for coordination of data collection efforts with local agency contacts and presentation of study results to Port Authority Board Members, city and county officials.

Facility analysis study including space planning, process-flow analyses, evaluation of consolidation alternatives and evaluation of alternative capital investment decision strategies for a national manufacturer of picture frame moldings.

Demographer for wastewater facilities improvement project, Springfield, MO. Responsible for advising the local facility engineer in the methods and measures for estimating and forecasting the study area population to establish the demand, geographic distribution and facility-sizing requirements of the proposed facility infrastructure and services.

Industrial Engineering and Facility Planning Study to evaluate space requirements and efficiency improvements to Boeing’s Assembly operations in Everett, WA.

Transportation and Environmental Impact Studies

Project Manager for Wetland Mitigation Plan, St. Louis MO. Responsible for preparation of Wetland Mitigation Plan Design and Guide Specification for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Missouri River Treatment Plant

Project Manager for Wetland Delineation Report, Carbondale, Illinois

Project Manager for I-70 Corridor Study and Environmental Assessment; multi-county area traversing state of Missouri between Kansas City and St. Louis

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Light Rail Transit project, St. Louis MO. Responsible for evaluating project impacts on socioeconomic environment, land-use, multiplier impacts, sales and revenue generation impacts.

Pricing policy and parking study for the St. Louis Metro-Link including econometric study of elasticity of demand to various price and service scenarios.

Demand and supply analysis for commuter-rail parking, Northeast Corridor regional transportation system.

Project economist for an Environmental Impact Study to evaluate the economic and demographic impacts of extending a 60-mile rail spur into the Castle Valley region of Utah.

Airport Master Plan for the Tri-City Regional Planning Area, Midland Michigan. Responsible for preparation of environmental impact section including evaluation of aircraft noise impacts using an FAA-designated noise-modeling program. Prepared financial pro-forma for project feasibility and conducted runway capacity/demand analysis.

Project economist for risk analysis and life cycle cost analysis for a protective cover for the Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel at Norfolk, VA. The study determined potentially damaging events and associated probabilities to which the undersea tunnel was at risk. Several protective covers were evaluated, along with a no-action alternative, and system costs were developed and a least-cost solution was arrived at.

I-70 Corridor Widening Study- Coordination and QC of responses to project comment matrix from MODOT (Client) and HNTB (Program Manager).

Wetlands Mitigation Plan- Project management for wetlands development of a 23 acre decommissioned, sludge disposal pond for the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District.

Study to determine solid waste attitudes and behaviors of residential households in St. Louis County. Identified appropriate sampling strategy, representative sample size, developed and administered telephone questionnaire, tabulated and analyzed data and reported final study results.

Bi-lingual questionnaire development and administration for Florida Department of Transportation, Pre-Paid Toll Program (Sun Pass).

Language and Computer Capabilities

Fluent in Spanish; conversant in Portuguese; French/Italian language studies.

Proficient in MS Office Suite; D-Base Plus; Experienced with SPSS and SAS statistical programs and Geographic Information Systems.

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