COO ? Sr. Program Director

Name : Carl Kent
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Bowie,MD
Job Title COO ? Sr. Program Director
Relocation Preferences : Any
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Results-focused executive leader and PMP with extensive experience driving the end-to-end design and build process for a wide variety of large-scale, complex commercial and institutional construction projects. Visionary design strategist adept at devising innovative solutions to the most complicated architectural, engineering, and construction challenges. Seasoned organizational manager skilled at managing all aspects of strategic corporate operations to ensure ongoing growth, team development, and strong financial performance. Areas of expertise:

Strategic Planning Resource Optimization Process Re-engineering Design & Build
Construction Consulting Program Management Contracting Construction Management
Structural Analysis Budgeting Project Management Project Scheduling Cost Engineering
Supplier Relations Client Relationship Management Capital Procurement
Earned Value Management Control Account Management Work Package Management
Integrated Baseline Review AutoCAD BIM Modeling PROLOG MS Office Suite
MS Project MPMM Professional Sage Timberline


CATHEDRAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, INC., College Park, Maryland 1984-2009
Full-service industry leader in church, Christian school, and faith-based retirement community construction.

Chief Operations Officer / Senior Program Manager
Directed all strategic project operations, overseeing a talented team of project managers and superintendents to ensure the world-class delivery of superior, value-added architecture, construction, and engineering services. Assessed and monitored all incoming projects to determine feasibility, cost, and risk and to provide senior-level consultation into the design and construction processes. Negotiated and managed contracts with an extensive supplier network, served as the chief corporate representative in all legal matters, engaged with clients, and played a key, executive leadership role in driving ongoing corporate performance.

Select Accomplishments:
Made significant contributions to the companys exponential growth, building the organizations annual revenue stream from $1M to nearly $50M.
Established a unique industry niche as a go-to advisor on innovative approaches to the most challenging, complex projects, consulting with a wide variety of general contractor and building official colleagues.
Frequently recognized for the consistent achievement of exceptional constructability and the highest level of safety with positive feedback from the building inspector community.
Led the negotiation of numerous collective bargaining agreements with the Local Iron Workers and Carpenters Unions.

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Select Project Achievements:
Designed and built a 120K square foot addition while successfully shoring up the existing structure 15 feet to stabilize the foundation, all without interrupting the institutions daily operations.
Oversaw the successful turnkey installation and transfer of the State of Marylands largest sewer system.
Orchestrated design and build for institutional projects ranging from a 130K square foot project for Immanuel Churchs 2,400-seat worship center and administrative offices to a 3K square foot support facility for First Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro.
Honored with the Associated General Contractors of Americas award for ingenuity in advanced construction techniques, as well as the Design Build Institute of Americas prestigious cove story for meeting the unusual challenges of the 120K square foot addition.

CAREER NOTE: Additionally served in the UNITED STATES NAVY. Details available upon request.


Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Additional Project Management Institute Certifications including:

Risk Management Professional Scheduling Professional
Earned Value Management Professional

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified

Six Sigma

Certified Building Commissioning Professional Certified Government Contractor
Licensed Class A General Contractor OSHA Licensed Licensed in Erosion & Sediment Control


Member of the Board of Ethics and Project Delivery Committee
Associated General Contractors of America

Member of the Board for the Advancement of Design Build in Washington, DC
Design Build Institute of America

Member of the Board of Directors
Prince Georges County Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Legislative and Economic Development Committees
Prince Georges County, Maryland

Additional professional memberships including:

U.S. Green Building Council Associated Builders and Contractors
American Society of Civil Engineers American Institute of Steel Construction

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