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Merv F. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Mar 1, 2010

Merv F.

Business Plans, Spreadsheets, Research, Reports
   United States
  |   Papillion, NE


Minimum Hourly Rate $10

Entrepreneur BizPlans was developed in 2006 to specialize in developing customized business plans for small business entrepreneurs. Merv Faulk draws from a diverse range of work experiences (see About Me below).

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Skills (10)

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Word
Business Writing
Computer Skills

Service Description

Merv retired from a Fortune 500 company after 28 years during which he accumulated a diverse range of experiences including: auditing, general ledger accounting, materials and cost accounting, industrial engineering, inventory control and management, warehousing & material handling, railroad car fleet management, business plan development, cost control, systems and procedures, network management, training and technical writing. Merv’s post-retirement consulting jobs and work includes: technical training coordination, technical manual preparation, in-bound sales, and real estate development analysis and business development plans. Additionally, Merv was associated with Primerica Financial Services as a Regional Vice-President during his tenure with the Fortune 500 company and held NASD Series 6 and 63 investment licenses, as well as, state life and health licenses. Merv currently volunteers with SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) through the SBA (Small Business Administration) assisting with business plans. He is also a “Master Gardener”, avid hobby photographer and travels world-wide with his wife.

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Media Researcher
2008 - 2008
Worked closely with a sales and marketing manager to obtain media contacts within major television, radio, newspapers, magazines and trade publications relating to electric and hybrid vehicles.
Signa Development Inc.
Business Development Analyst
2006 - 2008
Prepared analysis and business plans for various commercial real estate ventures and other financial analysis as required.
Carlson Hospitality Worldwide
Sales Representative
2001 - 2006
Answered inbound calls for reservations at Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, and Park Inn/Park Place Hotel brands worldwide. Strong attention to detail and verbal skills, as well as, excellent...
Mandolfo & Associates
Documentation Specialist: Valmont Industries
2001 - 2001
Researched and wrote Corporate IT Security Plan Policy manual based on executive principals for information security and generally accepted security practices which were adopted by the National...
Analysts International
Technical Training Coordinator-State of Nebraska-Child Support Enforcement
2000 - 2000
Responsible for arranging hardware & software for new programmers and business analysts employees coming onto project. Arranged all aspects of new employees work environment in order to accelerate...
Union Pacific Railroad
(Retired) Training Manager-Purchasing & Supply
1998 - 1999
New employee orientation on PC and mainframe use. Responsible for Eemployee and customer training on MS Office 97 software and purchasing/warehousing systems. Develop and update technical training...
Union Pacific Corporation
Asst. Manager-Information Systems-Purchasing & Supply
1992 - 1998
Wrote technical material and trained new employees in "standard suite" and nonstandard software applications. Provided technical support for LAN and PC related equipment and systems. Trained and...
Union Pacific Railroad
Cost Control Engineer-Engineering
1988 - 1992
Assisted in the preparation of annual departmental budget of $350 million. Developed monthly financial recapitulations and graphs relative to the current budget. Reviewed & requested additional...
Union Pacific Railroad
Manager-Car Utilization - Engineering
1981 - 1988
Provide central management, coordination and control of 5,000-8,000 non-revenue railway cars assigned to track maintenance service. Prepare cost studies, reports, and recommendations relating to...
Union Pacific Railroad
Senior Industrial Engineer - Engineering
1976 - 1981
Designed a conceptual blueprint for an online Production and Inventory Management System (known as EPMS). Required knowledge & expertise in existing production and inventory application areas for...
Union Pacific Railroad
Asst. Accounting & Cost Control Engineer - Engineering
1975 - 1976
Maintained and coordinated effective budget, accounting, and cost control procedures in accordance with established policy. Assisted in implementation of improved analytical information systems.
Union Pacific Railroad
1973 - 1975
Supervised fifteen Material Inventory employees. Prepared statistical management inventory. Guided month end closing and journal entries. Responsible for the study, design, and implementation of...
Union Pacific Corporation
Corporate Auditor
1971 - 1973
Performed financial audits of Union Pacific Corporation subsidiary companies. Reviewed and evaluated internal controls, policies, and procedures. Wrote audit exceptions & recommendations on...


Black Hills State College
BSBA, Major-Accounting
1962 - 1971
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Technical/Report Writing
Custom Business Plans
MS Project/Visio
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