Higher Education, Higher Education
Ed Wotanis Academic Advisor & Success Coach for Pfeiffer University's, Center for Professional Advancement. I assist adult students to complete their undergraduate degrees.
Ed Wotanis's Bio:
Accelerated degree completion programs for adults. Provide academic advising plans, coaching, mentoring & career counseling for non-traditional adult students. Serve as a graduation success coach and student advocate.
Specialties: Effective recruiter with high retention and graduation rates.
Extensive experience in multifaceted areas of management, financial planning, accounting, system design and analysis. Specialties: Project & turnaround management, financial, organizational and strategic planning.
Ed Wotanis's Experience:
Adjunct Professor at Pfeiffer UniversityAugust 2007 - March 2011
Instructor for undergraduate business & MIS courses. Microcomputer Applications E Commerce Principles of Management Organizational Behavior Intro to Computers
Senior Advisory Financial Analyst at IBM1992 - 1999
Financial planner for ASLOB Group banking solutions. Lead planner for innovative banking CRM software and IBM Financial Consulting group. Business Control Analyst for IBM Complementary Products Group. Responsible for adherence and local implementation of IBM corporate business practices and guidelines. Participated in local audits and fraud investigations.
Advisory Financial Analyst at IBM1988 - 1992
Planning coordinator for site HQ Services Business Group. Provided technical leadership & direction to for site planning unit. Coordinated & consolidated all areas of planning: site strategy, resource allocation, capital, expense, operating budget and space utilization. Key member of HQ Services task force on joint ventures for formation of Lexmark and Norrell. The Norrell deal resulted in $40 M cost savings in the first three years.
Manager of Cost Accounting at IBM1986 - 1988
Manager of eight to twelve cost accountants. Responsible for all departmental aspects related to personnel, financial and quality.
Advisory Financial Analyst at IBM1984 - 1986
Financial planner for "Complementary Products". IBM product line for ergonomic furniture & PC accessories. Lead planner for Revenue, Product Cost, Overhead & Profit. Designed & developed SAS programs for monthly and YTD executive level measurement package. Specific emphasis on Revenue/Product Mix/Profit analysis to determine price points.
Advisory Accounting Analyst at IBM1980 - 1984
Lead cost accountant and technical manager. Responsible for: Employee training Control of accounting systems Coordination of cost accounting team I/S interface and cross functional communication & coordiation
Staff Accountant at IBM1974 - 1980
I/S interface and lead technical accountant. Extensive experience in various cost accounting methods. Developed system requirements, prepared design & performed system analysis. Cost accounting I/S interface for System Supplies Division "GEMS" project management team which developed fully integrated systems from order to distribution for $500 M business. Key member to design and implement systems for WAC inventory, manufacturing job cost systems and sub ledger raw material & finished goods. Improved total inventory variance to less than 0.5%.
SFC at US Army NJARNG 50th Armored Div, 250th Signal Bn1967 - 1977
Platoon Sergeant Section Leader - Radio Relay/Telecomm
Accountant at IBM1969 - 1974
Cost Accountant & I/S Interface
Academic Advisor at Pfeiffer University, Center for Professional AdvancementJuly 2000
Develop academic plans, provide advice & coach to ensure students' success & realization of academic goals.
President at KWE Consulting1994
Turnaround Management. Evaluate client's business, manufacturing processes, financial & MIS requirements in order to optimize asset use and profit.
Ed Wotanis's Education:
Pfeiffer University1998 – 2004MBA, M.S. Organizational ManagementActivities: Executive Masters Program
Pfeiffer University2001 – 2003BSConcentration: Management Information Systems & Business Administration
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick1983 – 1984Course WorkConcentration: Philosophy
Middlesex County College1970 – 1984AASConcentration: Accounting
Rider University1974 – 1978Course WorkConcentration: Accounting and Finance
Ed Wotanis's Interests & Activities:
US Marine Raider Assoc