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Matt Whitmer

Matt Whitmer

Business Strategy Consultant


Engagement Manager at NBCUniversal, Inc.






Business Strategy Consultant

Business Development and Program Leader of multiple concurrent project teams. Responsible for the assessment, design and implementation of solutions to both domestic and international clientele. Delivered and closed on sales proposals. Led in-depth analysis and presented results to subject matter experts as well as senior and executive level management. Worked effectively with public, private, and government sector organizations to bring leading edge solutions to client challenges and opportunities.

+ Lead member of multi-million $ Latin American business process streamlining effort. Responsible for the as-is process evaluation, to-be re-design, and the solution implementation of the Latin American business operations of a leading Fortune 500 corp.
+ Successfully utilized various project resolution tools and strategic methodologies – DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Implement, & Control), Shingo Mapping, and various change management strategies in a diverse range of industries to create cost cutting opportunities specific to the business needs.
+ Developed going-forward process improvements that were aimed directly at improving profitability changes that that in some cases resulted in a 10% ↑ to profitability w/in 2 fiscal quarters in an already competitive manufacturing industry.

Career medium 06
Career medium 01

ULA - United Launch Alliance - Lockheed Martin & Boeing

Development Engineering

Program management and design; managed vendor and customer relations, and ensured the financial and technical viability of the final product. Presented the capabilities and limitations of the product and designs to the customer, the U.S. military, and multiple government advisers and technical representatives.

+ Contract development, negotiations, and validation of $1.5 million contracts.
+ Prepared and presented capital research and development investments, government/military grants, and business opportunities to senior and executive level management.
+ Renegotiated payment terms with suppliers and vendors to reduce the overall cost by 15%.
+ Director of product development and acceptance campaigns. Facilitated testing operations both on and off-site.
+ Liaison between internal subject matter experts, U.S. military, and commercial customer technical expertise.


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Poly Pathfinders, Summer Conference Organization Staff

Career medium 02

American Racing

Design Engineer Co-Op

Honed analytical and hands on problem solving skills. Communicated between the marketing, sales, operations, and engineering departments to generate solutions for the development of new products. An integral team member in the design and development group for the Ford Motor Company’s 2003 Expedition product line.

+ Developed the prototype of concept products for the company that was showcased at the 2003 SEMA Auto Show.



Engagement Manager

Directed on-site operational and process reviews of varying complexity and scope at the corporate, division, regional, and local levels. Designed and developed technology solutions, financial control, and process improvements that resulted in higher financial returns to the organization.

+ Recognized for work highlighting continuous improvement and efficient design within the product launch and sales channel development efforts.
+ Drove cost savings within programming, inventory, material handling by identifying leading practices among different operating groups within the corporation.
+ Proactively led strategic planning efforts including research, scope creation, and execution. Ensures that resulting findings are communicated to clearly and concisely to senior and executive level management.
+ Applied problem-solving methods, statistic sampling, and data analysis to identify business issues and solutions.
+ Conveyed business findings accurately and confidently in meetings with local, division, and corporate management.

Career medium 02
Career medium 01

Goodrich Corp.

Operations Engineer

Provided technical expertise on the development and improvement of multiple product lines. Implemented Lean Six Sigma principals into the design and manufacturing processes to increase the overall efficiency of five (5) of the company’s core products.

+ Created primary design and operation specifications for flight hardware that is currently in full operation on-board the Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft.
+ Streamlined the company’s human, financial, equipment, and material resources with the use of Lean Six Sigma principles. Significantly reduced the in- and out-of-process waste, on average increasing the overall efficiency by 10% or greater.
+ Successfully developed market leading technology for the Aerospace industry. The final product out of research and development incorporated new DC motor technologies, harness design, and improved operator interface controls.


Hayward Pool Products

Manufacturing Engineer

Facilitated and heavily involved in the Kaizen Lean Six Sigma efforts. Responsible for innovative solutions aimed at increasing the manufacturability of products (injection molding and extrusion), as well as the efficiency on the assembly floor. Tracked plant-wide operations to provide accurate trace-ability of the product and resources to senior and executive level management.

+ Awarded multiple Kaizen awards for distinguished implementation of Toyota Lean Manufacturing methodologies (TPS).
+ Implemented next-generation technologies and process automation (including Poke-Yoke fixtures and Pick-and-Place machinery) to foster an environment of continuous improvement.
+ Trained colleagues and executive management in the Lean methodology. Served as a primary problem solver on the new systems which propelled efficiency gains and significant time and cost savings.

Career medium 02

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business

MBA, Business Development

University of California, Los Angeles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Aerospace Engineering

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering