Kerry C. Williams 1589 Drury Court Saint Augustine, Florida, 32092 Phone: 904-509-6522
EDUCATION United States Naval Academy Bachelors of Science, May 1995 Major: Ocean Engineering
CERTIFICATION State of Florida Certified General Contractor EIT
SUMMARY: Highly accomplished visionary senior manager with experience in operations, finance, P&L management, strategic planning with both startup and growth organizations, and strategic positioning. Results oriented, decisive leader with proven success in all phases of project, facility and construction management. Proven track record of increasing sales and profitability.
EXPERIENCE: 6/88-Present President of Construction, Kerry Construction, LLC., Chief Operating Officer, The Cutlass Group, Inc., President, Advanced Engineered Solutions, Inc.; Lieutenant Commander, Naval Aviator, United States Navy
6/04-08/08 President of Construction, Kerry Construction, LLC: President and qualifying contractor for firm which specializes in the design, construction and management of quality built commercial and residential projects. Direct operations for the construction arm to including project management, team development, estimating, scheduling, and pricing.
Project manager and team leader for a $1.2M construction and renovation project of a 250 seat, 12,000 square foot restaurant and night club which was completed in less than 90 days and $200,000 under budget. Multiple residential design-build projects to include new construction and major renovation totally revenues in excess of $2.0M annually. Project manager and supervisor of 4 crews totaling 17 personnel for a $100,000 banquet facility renovation.
Project consultant and Manager for an extensive and highly complex concession renovation at Alltel Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars totally 13 new concepts and 26 concessions build-outs. Designed and implemented banquet facility business which has increased gross revenue by 10%. Design and construction lead for a new 7000 square foot up-scale 200 seat restaurant concept costing over $2 million.
6/02-6/04 Chief Operating Officer, The Cutlass Group, Inc.: Operations executive for company specializing in the design, construction, and operation of a multi-unit food and beverage entity generating over $6.5M in gross revenue.
Responsible for the design and construction of 4 unique restaurant bar concepts, 1 high end night club, and 1 microbrewery totaling over 50,000 square feet of new and retrofit construction. Implemented new and more efficient management structure creating a reduction in payroll cost by 30%. Developed corporate training program for all restaurant and bar personnel, which decreased training hours and expenses as well as decreased overall attrition percentages by 25%. Created corporate software program which tracks, manages, and analyzes single store performance on a daily basis in regards to sales, major sales breakdown, purchases, cost of goods percentages, payroll percentages, cash ledger (pay in/pay outs), and inventory control. Created standardization and control systems for multi-restaurant operations leading to an overall 15% reduction in cost of goods sold and 30% decrease in man hours. Devised entirely new menu concept which has increased individual item sale by 9% and decreased cost of goods from 34% to 28%. Designed and implemented banquet facility business which has increased gross revenue by 10%.
2/01-05/08 President, Advanced Engineered Solutions, Inc.: Full responsibility for bottom line factors, including company vision, long term company planning, product management, and technology development. Redefined organizational structure, oversee major pricing decisions, perform monthly financial evaluation of company results.
Led team that increased gross revenues 150%; decreased cost of goods sold 10%. Created in-house training program which decreased new employee down time by 50%. Developed company sales program that increased client base by 200%. Created internet virtual plan room providing our clients with a document control program which has increased our production turn-around time by 25%.
6/01-5/02 Assistant Administration Officer: Lead 40-person team providing administrative support for 2000-person P-3C Orion aircraft squadron. Responsible for squadron ground safety programs, including reporting, and policy implementation. Manage $2 million budget.
Implemented new travel tracking and forecasting system that increased accuracy of travel budget to 98%. Developed improved government credit card management system that decreased delinquencies to <1%. Guided and mentored 12 command Yeoman which led to an exceptional advancement rate and a command retention rate of 85%, earning command Retention Honor Roll for 2nd quarter FY-03. Created new awards and evaluations tracking system that eliminated all delinquencies. Coached squadron soccer team that won Captains Cup. Planned and executed 3 interactive safety events for over 1,300 personnel; attributing to squadrons 130,000 mishap free flight hours. Rated by squadron commander #4 of 93 lieutenants in squadron.
2/01-6/01 Assistant Safety/Pilot Naval Aviator Training Operations (NATOPS) Officer: Responsible for training and evaluation of 40 pilots, including classroom and simulator training. Led 10-person team managing ground and aviation safety program for 380-person squadron.
Guided risk management program; resulted in 0 ground accidents during interdeployment training cycle. Planned and executed improved training program, resulting in Outstanding Fleet NATOPS unit evaluation, Above Average test scores in all aircrew positions, and zero administrative discrepancies. Rated by squadron commander #1 of 40 lieutenants in squadron Best junior officer pilot and mission commander out of 76 in squadron.
6/00-2/01 Readiness Officer: Responsible for training 12 aircrews, including tactical proficiency, qualification, composition, and currency of training requirements. Led 12-person team providing anti-submarine/ship warfare, command, and control for Carrier Battle Group and counter drug operations.
Led 21 counter drug missions in Ecuador that resulted in 100% mission completion rate. Created new training tracking system that resulted in 100% of crews deployment ready. Developed training system for new P-3C electronic flight display system; resulted in 36 pilots Safe for Flight.
5/88-6/93 Assistant to Senior Project Manager: Provided assistant supervision and management for numerous large commercial and industrial new construction and remodel projects.
Assisted in the plan revision for a 275,000 sq/ft Intel facility addition Instrumental in the development of plans and material procurement for a $35M Motorola clean room remodel and upgrade. Assisted in the plan integration and refinement for a 4 story, 475,000 square foot new construction facility.
ACTIVITIES High School: National Honor Society; Varsity Soccer (Captain-2 years, First Team All Region, MVP); Whos Who, Interact Service Club (Treasurer); Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Young Life; American Youth Soccer Organization Soccer Coach; Worked 12 hours per week during school and 20 hours per week summers. College: Graduated Honors With Merit; Deans List; Varsity Soccer (Top Newcomer); Varsity Crew; Company Training Officer; Company Executive Officer; Guide-on Bearer, Honor Council; Intramurals (Football, Soccer) Present: Soccer, Golf, Hunting, Coaching Basketball, Football, and Soccer Note: 100% of undergraduate education financed by scholarship.
COMPUTER EXPERIENCE: Windows XP, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Pro for Construction, Microsoft Project, Primavera P3, Microsoft Office. Extensive experience in the set-up, installation, and management of LANs, including server setup, installing CAT V cable, rebuilding and configuring workstations and daily trouble shooting.
OTHER: Security Clearance: Top Secret (July 2004) Member of Northeast Florida Builders Association (2003 to present)