|16500 Lauder Lane|
|Russian - English (native)|
German - English (native)
Spanish - English (native)
French - English (native)
Portuguese - English (native)
June, 2003 - Present
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY, Dallas, Texas
Courses in Literacy Development and Second-language Acquisition
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Dallas, Texas
Export Market Series Certificate
1986 - 1989
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, KELLOGG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Evanston, Illinois.
MBA with specialization in Finance. Worked full-time at Credit Lyonnais while pursuing MBA at night for three years (total immersion in French language and culture).
1982 - 1983
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Waco, Texas.
Master of International Management. Top graduate student in university.
1980 - 1982
LENINGRAD STATE UNIVERSITY, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia.
Graduate Studies in Russian Language and Literature and in Russian History.
1977 - 1980
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco, Texas.
B.A. in International Relations (Foreign Service). Summa Cum Laude. Highest-ranking student in university.
|BUSINESS, FINANCE, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, BANKING, OIL AND GAS, COMPANY LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NEWS ARTICLES, PRESS RELEASES, BIOGRAPHIES, ACADEMIC PAPERS, SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES |
|SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS|
Native language: English. Fluent in Spanish, Russian, German, and French. Studying Portuguese and Greek.
Translations from Russian, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese to English.
July, 1997 - May, 2001
Free-lance Translator/Interpreter full-time.
Total experience as translator/interpreter:
Russian-English: 21 years
German-English: 27 years
Spanish-English: 27 years
French-English: 20 years
Portuguese-English: 6 years
July, 1997 - February, 2001
Career Sabbatical-Personal Priority
Full-time caregiver to family member.
April, 1995 - July, 1997
S.A. Telecommunications, Inc., Plano, Texas.
Special Projects Manager, Corporate Finance.
Worked directly with CFO and CEO on financial planning, budgeting and acquisitions analysis. Analyzed existing cost structure of domestic and international businesses. Designed new system to enable Marketing to track revenues and costs of each product line on a daily basis. Provided financial support to Marketing for promotions and market research studies. Developed subsidiary and consolidated revenue forecasting models for Senior Management and financial statement consolidation system for Accounting. Collaborated with MIS, Accounting and Billing departments to integrate new acquisitions.
January, 1993 - April, 1995
S.A. Holdings, Inc., Baltic States & CIS Ventures Division, Plano, Texas.
V.P. of Operations.
Coordinated all aspects of company's joint ventures in Russia, including projects in telecommunications, textiles, import-export operations, and housing construction. Handled all legal and financial issues related to the establishment and registration of JVs in the US and the Russian Federation; negotiations with Russian and American partners regarding pricing, product specifications, marketing, and quality control; logistics of delivering raw materials from India to Russia and finished product from Russia to the USA. Also acted as interpreter in all business meetings and translated all legal and technical documents for both sides.
February, 1990 - December, 1992
ARCO International Oil & Gas Company, Plano, Texas.
Acquisitions Analyst, Finance Division.
Helped to design Strategic Growth Plan via acquisitions for International Company. Generated, evaluated and presented potential deals to senior management. Provided support to corporate finance and negotiation teams, including commercial valuation of oil and gas companies worldwide and extensive competitor analysis. Performed market research studies on oil and gas for European and American markets. Acted as interpreter on several occasions when ARCO hosted delegations from the former USSR.
June, 1986 - December, 1989
Credit Lyonnais, Chicago, Illinois.
Loan Officer (June, 1988 - December, 1989)
Developed and maintained banking relationships with Fortune 1000 companies in the Midwest.
Credit Analyst (June, 1986 - June, 1988)
Learned financial statement analysis. Evaluated financial position of prospective and existing clients and prepared recommendations regarding extensions of credit. Total immersion in French language and culture.
Twelve years of experience in corporate finance and international business, including telecommunications, oil & gas, and domestic corporate and international banking. Solid experience in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word.
Extensive background in mergers and acquisitions, financial planning/modeling, project evaluation and feasibility studies, strategic planning, country risk analysis/market research, competitor analysis, financial statement analysis and financial projections, loan covenant analysis, credit evaluation, revenue and cost tracking and consolidation, and budgeting and variance analysis.
|Dell Desktop PC with Windows 98, Windows Office (Word, Excel), and Epson Laser Printer|
iMac Desktop with Mac OS 9.3, Appleworks and Epson Inkjet Printer
No translation software