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About Me

A dynamic, accomplished, bilingual Senior Contract Manager highly regarded for guiding the entire contracting process in support of strategic transactions for industry leaders like Level 3 Communications. Out-of-the-box thinker with cross-functional expertise in information technology licensing, financial services, franchising, and commercial investments. Known as an outstanding communicator and decisive leader who builds productive, professional relationships to negotiate complex agreements and guarantee company compliance.

Experience

Consultant, Commercial Contracts

Hacque Consulting
Since 2010
  • Develop productive, trusted partnerships with client key executives and customers, including Barbour Luxury Real Estate, MD X Global, Fairy Dust Films, and Eternal Truth LLC.
  • Secure, analyze, and evaluate complex and nuanced information and documents for AML-KYC screenings for new/prospective clients, using software solutions to enhance overall administrative efficiency.
  • Draft and expertly negotiate various NCNDAs, MoUs, LOIs, petrol agreements (D2, M-100, D54), joint venture and subcontractor agreements, purchase and sales agreements, and irrevocable master fee protection agreements (IMFPAs) covering business in 7 countries with values of up to $500M.
  • Represented clients in high-level negotiations (including the crucial Project Management Services agreement for MD X Global), ensuring cross-stakeholder buy-in and complete compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Draft well-received dual language contracts and provide exemplary bilingual (French-English) negotiations.

Senior Commercial Contracts Manager, EMEA

Level 3 Communications
2015 to 2016
  • Engaged in key multilateral contract negotiations to develop WI-FI internet connectivity in railway stations in the UK.
  • Negotiated tough non-standard and bundled services contracts across Wholesale and Enterprise customers throughout EMEA.
  • Ensured flawless management of risk and governance to achieve lofty financial metrics.
  • Evaluated 6 vital new business opportunities covering $3M in sales and prepared responses to RFIs and RFPs.

Senior Contracts Specialist

McKesson Provider Technologies
2005 to 2009
  • Selected as the primary point of contact for contractual issues for internal business clients to minimize company exposure and risk; consultant to McKesson France as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Medical Imaging Group.
  • Drafted, redlined and negotiated critical information system, software license, and services agreements valued at up to USD $20M, using best practices to achieve record profits.
  • Improved methods to train new hires on contract development process and comprehensively reviewed work.

Director of Compliance and Franchise Administration

Primrose School Franchising Company
2004 to 2005
  • Excelled as Member of Franchise Approval Committee; reviewed and approved applicants, and established specialized risk strategies.
  • Orchestrated expansive intellectual property portfolio; prosecuted all intellectual property trademark and copyright applications, office actions, infringements, and post-registration requirements.
  • Issued various franchise agreements and ensured continued compliance and enforcement across the US.

Director of Compliance

Re/Max of Georgia, Inc.
2003 to 2004
  • Audited essential franchise agreements going back 25 years leading to the discovery of 9 rogue franchises, collecting a superlative USD $200K+ in outstanding franchise fees and penalties.
  • Championed unique compliance procedures and standards and streamlined contract management process.
  • Ensured rigorous franchise agreement compliance and enforcement for 370 franchises in four states.
  • Hired outside counsel for litigation matters and managed 11 paralegals/administrative staff to exacting standards.

Senior Associate, Business Affairs

ePolicy Solutions, Inc.
2000 to 2003
  • Managed due diligence and on-site inventory of multi-million dollar acquisition of Star Solutions.
  • Responsible for the contract administration in support of sales including NDAs, B2Bs, license agreements.
  • Managed international and domestic intellectual property portfolio (trademarks, service marks, patents & URLs).
  • Handled governance for corporation and subsidiaries, including all Board and Shareholder related matters.
  • Assisted legal counsel, human resources and finance on various projects and business matters.

Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer

Tribune Entertainment Company
1996 to 2000

International Paralegal

The Motion Picture Association of America
1995 to 1996

Education

Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Candidate)

The University of London, United Kingdom

Business Administration

Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management, USA
2003

Graduate level coursework completed

Certificate, International Business Law

The American University of Paris, France
1994

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Lake Forest College, USA
1988 to 1993

Diplôme de Français des Affaires (DFA-B2)

Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Paris Ile de France), France
1993

Bachelor of Arts, (LLCE), French

Lake Forest College, USA
1988 to 1993

Interests

  • Zero-Waste
  • Sustainable Living
  • Gardening
  • Healthy Eating/Learning About Nutrition
  • Travel
  • Mentoring

Skills

  • Generated and expertly negotiated various NCNDAs, MOUs, LOIs, petrol agreements (D2, M-100, D54), joint venture and subcontractor agreements, purchase and sales agreements, and irrevocable master fee protection agreements (IMFPAs) covering business in 7 countries with values of up to $500M.
  • Created well-received dual language contracts and provided exemplary bilingual (French-English) negotiations.
  • Drafted, redlined and negotiated critical information system, software license and services agreements at McKesson Provider Technologies valued at up to USD $20M.
  • Facilitated key multilateral contract negotiations to develop WI-FI internet connectivity in railway stations in the UK.
  • Exceeded all expectations as Member of Franchise Approval Committee; reviewed and approved applicants, and established specialized risk strategies which reduced exposure in only 4 months.
  • Contract Management
  • Strategic Transactions
  • Complex Agreements
  • Relationship/Partnership Building
  • Legal Support
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Policy/Procedure Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Client Service
  • International Business
  • Solution Development
  • Communication
  • English
  • French
  • MS Office Word
  • MS Office Excel
  • MS Office Powerpoint
  • Sales Force
  • Domino
  • Siebel
  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • PeopleSoft
  • Excellence Award, Legal Department - McKesson Information Solutions LLC
  • On the Spot Award - McKesson Information Solutions LLC
  • Most Valuable Player Nomination - McKesson Information Solutions LLC
  • YMMD Award - McKesson Information Solutions LLC
  • Panorama des Réseaux Telecoms – Cogicom
  • Diplôme de Français des Affaires - B2 Degré (DFA B2) – Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), Paris, France
  • Member, International Association of Commercial Contract Managers
  • Member, Bilingual Professionals (French and English)
  • Member, Contracts and Commercial Management Professionals
  • Member, Legal IT Network
  • Member, PWN Global
  • President, Message Paris, Non-Profit Organization, 2016 - 2018
  • General Volunteer, Message Paris, Non-Profit Organization, 2012-2016
  • Leave No Veteran Behind - Safe Passage
  • Mentor (Former), PWN Global
  • McKesson Windward Environmental Council
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Director (Former), Los Angeles Paralegal Association