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Mr. Steve E Cassady

 
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Current Employer:
Cassady Consulting
Title:
Principal
Location:
Leawood, Kansas, United States
MavenScore: 1.7 / 5.0


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Knowledge Summary

This Maven has helped Large and Small Companies with Financial Planning and Analysis, Strategic Plan Development, Activity Based Management, over 250 Business Cases, Process Improvement Leadership, and Pricing.

Accomplishments include:
* Developed financial plans that secured financing from several hundred thousand to $10 billion.
* Developed Pricing Models for large government and corporate contracts to mass consumer pricing structures
* Developed Activity Based Budgeting for $500 million organization

Experience

Current Employer:
Cassady Consulting
Title:
Social Media Marketing Advisor
Dates:
Sep 2011 - Present
Description:

Helping Companies and Individuals improve their Social Media ROI. Co-Moderator of #Linkedinchat on Tuesday Evenings and Guest Host of #MediaChat, #B2Bchat, #SMManners, #CollegeCash, #Eavchat, and several others. I help users and companies with


Current Employer:
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Title:
Alumni Association President Purdue Chapter
Dates:
May 2008 - Present
Description:

Elected Volunteer Position for 1,000 person organization. Community Manager utilizing Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Ning) to drive Purdue Chapter Alumni engagement and mentoring opportunities for alumni and undergraduates. Working


Current Employer:
Cassady Consulting
Title:
Principal
Dates:
Jan 2004 - Present
Description:

Helped over 90 businesses in evaluating performance, creating financial business plans, Identifying and implementing process improvements, and developing Pricing and Costing models.


Current Employer:
Cassady Consulting
Title:
Financial Operations Planning & Analysis Consultant working with CEO, COO, CFO, VP's, and Directors
Dates:
Jan 2004 - Present
Description:

Consultant to more than 90 small and medium sized businesses through developing business/financial plans, identifying and implementing process improvements, improve pricing methodology, profit engineering, business performance, product portfolio


Past Experience:
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)
Title:
Retail Consumables Team Lead
Dates:
Jun 2008 - Oct 2014
Description:

Driving profitability and operational improvements in Dry, Dairy, Frozen, Household, and Liquor Departments through managing staff and over 25 vendor relationships to manage inventory, food safety, and sales presentations. Several areas rank top 20


Past Experience:
INTELLITHINK
Title:
Director Business Solutions
Dates:
Mar 2008 - Nov 2008
Description:

As an Independent Contractor, I sold consulting services and helped leaders and organizations in Kansas and Missouri to plan for desired results, identify how to achieve them and then organize and equip them to perform. Developed on-shoring


Past Experience:
George S May International Consultants
Title:
Project Director
Dates:
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Description:

Deliver business management consulting services to small business clients to drive profitability. Worked with staff and 70 clients in 34 states. This included Process Improvement, Organizational Design, Incentive Plans, Sales Planning, Pricing,


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Finance and Operations Support
Dates:
Mar 2003 - Dec 2003
Description:

Directed a staff of 85 for the Financial, Change Management, Training, Quality, Local Exchange Carrier Receivables, and Bankruptcy Processes for Sprint's Receivables Management Organization. Led efforts to drive costs out of the business


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Financial Planning and Analysis PCS Billing
Dates:
Mar 2002 - Mar 2003
Description:

Directed the team that provided the Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, Results Analysis, and economic anlaysis support for Sprint PCS's Billing organization. Lead team that did a major study on churn that changed the divisions customer


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
PCS Director Billing and Credit Policy Finance
Dates:
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Description:

identified opportunity to refine acquisition credit strategy and analysis. This significantly improved churn and economic performance. Convinced Executive Management that churn improvement would more than offset the impact of fewer customer


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Financial Planning and Analysis Customer Base Management
Dates:
Mar 2001 - Mar 2002
Description:

Directed the Financial Support of Sprint PCS' Customer Base Management organization. Drove forecasting and analysis improvements to improve performance of the organization and significantly improved accuracy of financial forecasts. Monitored


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Financial Planning and Analysis PCS Customer Care
Dates:
Sep 1998 - Mar 2001
Description:

Managed a geographic dispersed staff to provide the financial forecasting, budgeting, results analysis and business case development support for Sprint PCS's Customer Care organization. Piloted the Sprint PCS Activity Based Management roll out


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Financial Planning and Analysis Product Development
Dates:
Mar 1997 - Sep 1998
Description:

Managed the team that assessed the economics of new products and provided the financial support for the Sprint PCS Affiliate organization. Participated in executive level reviews with Affiliate Partners.


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Sprint PCS Director Financial Planning and Analysis
Dates:
Oct 1995 - Mar 1997
Description:

Developed the original Financial Planning and Analysis department for Sprint PCS which was responsible for developing the original Sprint PCS Business Case, New Product Analysis, Business Development, Geographic Fill-in, Network Financial Analysis,


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Financial Planning and Operations Analysis - Long Distance Division
Dates:
Jan 1991 - Oct 1995
Description:

Responsible for the Division Wide Financial Analysis Processes and reviewed major Business Unit Impact Business Cases.

Developed, Communicated and Trained on Major Company and Divisional Impacting Projects: Economic Realities (portfolio


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Director Mergers and Acquisitions
Dates:
Oct 1988 - Dec 1990
Description:

Managed and Oversaw Financial Related Processes associated with Sprint's Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture Activity.

Selected by Executive Management as the financial representative to participate on a Corporate Strategic Review team which


Past Experience:
Rockhurst University
Title:
Adjunct Professor
Dates:
Jan 1987 - Dec 1989
Description:

Developed curriculum for MBA Level Financial Statement Analysis and Planning Class

Instructed MBA students on how to evaluate and interpret the financial well being of a company.


Past Experience:
Sprint Nextel Corporation (S)
Title:
Merger and Acquisition Manager
Dates:
May 1986 - Oct 1988
Description:

Identified, Reviewed, and Valued Acquisition/Partnership/Divestiture Candidates for Sprint/United Telecom.
Managed due diligence and audit activities relating to the US Sprint Partnership.
Handled day to day activities for United Telecom Partner in


Past Experience:
GTE and United Telecom
Title:
Manager Mergers and Acquisitions
Dates:
Jan 1985 - Jan 1988
Description:

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•Finance representative on team to assess economics of GTE and United Telecom combining long distance operations. Lead tactical finance representative on resolving partner issues.
•Participated on cross-functional team to develop GTE Sprint and


Past Experience:
United Telecommunications (Sprint)
Title:
Financial Analyst Positions
Dates:
May 1982 - May 1986
Description:

Analyzed divisional performance and assessed acquisition and divestiture scenarios. Monitored key acquisition targets.


Past Experience:
GTE and United Telecom
Title:
Manager Mergers and Acquisitions
Dates:
Jan 1982 - Jan 1985
Description:

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•Developed financial models, performed competitive analysis, analyzed, and researched a variety of acquisition/divestiture opportunities and evaluated internal divisional business plans.

Other: Adjunct Finance Professor at Rockhurst University


Knowledge, Keywords & Publications

Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Business Plan, Business Case Analysis, Business and Consumer Pricing, Social Media, Project Management, Process Improvement, and Operations Analysis

Education & Languages

Purdue University

BS

General Management

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

MBA

Finance and Marketing

Certifications & Licenses