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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.


Consultant, Commercial Contracts

Hacque Consulting
Since 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • 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.


Message Paris
2016 to 2018
Responsibilities completed
  • Chaired and managed the Executive Committee, comprised of nine elected vice presidents supported by over 200 volunteers.
  • Responsible for the management and guidance of the association in its mission to provide a network and a wide range of support services to English-speaking families living in France.
  • Engaged in all aspects of the association's operations, including strategic planning, project management, marketing, finance and governance.
  • Ensured legal compliance (including all required filings) and sound risk management practices and initiated measures to ensure compliance with the European GDPR in advance of the May 2018 deadline.
  • Analyzed complex situations, designed practical solutions, and implemented cost-effective plans internally for the organization.
  • Developed and maintained beneficial relationships with members, advertisers, vendors, and other stakeholders.
Company Description

Non-profit association established 1984

Senior Commercial Contracts Manager, EMEA

Level 3 Communications
2015 to 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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


The French Chamber of Commerce for the Near and Middle Eastern Countries
Responsibilities completed
  • Assistant to the Secretary General providing administrative and paralegal support.

Intern, Education Services

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Responsibilities completed
  • Assistant to the Young Child and the Family Environment (YCF) Project which co-ordinates early childhood care and education research and activities.