William Heard

William Heard

Brooklyn, NY, US



Versatile senior project management and operations professional with strong leadership qualities and outgoing style. Strong design skills and education. Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects. Background in economics, architectural design, project planning, estimating, sales and client relations. Excellent presentation skills. Expert use of all Auto CAD software and Adobe suite of products. Fluent in all MS Office products, particularly Power Point, Access and Excel.  Additional areas of expertise include:

● Project Cost Estimating

● Project Scheduling

● Establishing process to increase efficiency, value engineering

● Creating/Red-lining construction documents

● Landscape Construction Management

● Communication (written and verbal)

● Strong Financial Knowledge (analysis/research)


TitleVest, New York, NY, US, CEMA Project Manager

●Researched and discovered $206K in aged, unpaid vendor invoices; successfully worked with vendors to recoup outstanding receivables totaling $500k to date

●Took over a team of 8 and put a series of structures and policies in place, allowing to cut team to 2 while maintaining the same volume

●Maintained a 98% profitability rate on 80% of volume due to process streamlining

●Increased monthly billables from $14k to $80-110k, while dropping our error rate to less than 3%

●Created comprehensive Excel databases for review by Senior VPs and CFOs of vendors

●Billed and reconciled all accounts on a monthly basis ensuring all accounts are paid on time

●Created MIS Reports, including trend analysis, to constantly ensure optimal efficiency and profitability

●During expansion, worked on data/cost analysis with CFO to project overall costs for each employee added

Mar 2012 - current

Keystone Business Group, LLC, Huntington, NY, US, Analyst Researcher

●Analyzed 10Ks and SEC filings to perform strategic audits on companies to forecast potential ROIs

●Drew upon expertise gained in previous architectural/engineering career to provide more accurate information to particular business sectors when looking at investments for the CEO

●Created Excel spreadsheets with financial modeling and forecasting and presented results directly to CEO

●Created and edited PowerPoint presentations for company pitches to investors

●Performed research of competitors’ 10Ks and the affected industries in engineering and architectural sectors when CEO was looking for potential investments

Jan 2011 - Mar 2012

Lumos & Associates, Reno, NV, US, Landscape Consultant/Project Manager

●Led team of drafters to create full sets of construction documents for commercial and government projects.

●Created comprehensive estimates of all designs to compare bids from general contractors

●Oversaw high-end architectural projects from start to finish, in the field, on time and under budget

●Developed relationships with architects, engineers, and developers to achieve optimum results for projects

●Created LEED details that were implemented into the city of Reno code book

●Created and pitched presentations to city councils of various cities to get projects approved

●Created and submitted RFPs and RFQs, bringing in new business

Oct 2007 - Dec 2010

Hansen Landscape Architects, Sparks, NV, US, Landscape Designer/Construction Consultant

●Worked with presidents of home building firms in Nevada and California, during the housing boom, creating landscapes for model homes and master plans for entire communities

●Used construction knowledge to create new cost effective ways to implement landscapes

●Created and maintained great relationships with general contractors

Jul 2006 - Oct 2007

Bugica Landscape and Excavation, Reno, NV, Landscape Designer/Head Estimator

●Created a comprehensive cost estimating/pricing spreadsheet that ensured profits on all executed jobs

●Implemented electronic take-off software so all estimates within the team were uniform

●Ran crews on several personally designed and estimated projects to ensure proper installation

●Switched several vendors to create a more cost effective business

Feb 2005 - Jul 2006

Aridscape Concepts, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, US, Apprintice/Crew Leader

●Worked directly with the owner of the company while going to school for landscape architecture

●Learned all aspects of running a successful high-end landscape construction company (estimating, take-offs, design, creating bids, and running crews)

●Ran crews in the field ensuring that landscape was installed properly and

Apr 2002 - Feb 2005


University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, US, Bachelors, Economics-Business Administration

Mar 2008 - Dec 2010

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization