Lou Bergner MAX instructor
Lou Bergner
Senior Technical Instructor

Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA

 

In the course of my career I have traveled widely and worked in industries from banking to manufacturing, and teaching to management in culturally diverse settings.  I have worked in both the for-profit and the non-profit sectors and bring my broad experience to my clients.

 

Lou is a Project Management Professional and holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration. He has more than 15 years of project management experience implementing and administering small to medium sized projects in a several countries and industries, and training and mentoring in project management and business analysis best practice. He has strong interpersonal and management skills and is comfortable working with technically and culturally diverse staff. He blends a manager’s perspective with project management skills and an understanding of technology to serve the customer’s business processes needs.

 

Qualifications

  • PMP, Project Management Professional, 2005
  • MBA, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, 1975
  • BA, Bachelor’s of Arts, Economics and International Relations, 1973

 

Professional Accomplishments

  • 2006-Present- Senior instructor /consultant, RG Freeman Group LLC, providing project management and business analysis consulting services, training and mentoring, and Microsoft Office training and system design services to a wide variety of business and public sectors.
  • 2002-2005 - Coordinator, Office of Master Reference Files, Bahá’í World Centre.
  • 1999-2002 -Project Manager, Document Management System Upgrade Project, Bahá’í World Centre.
  • 1997-1999 -In-house consultant, assisting a wide variety of offices to increase efficiency and reduce redundancy, Bahá’í World Centre.
  • 1995-1997 - Insurance sales and training sales staff, American Income Life Insurance.
  • 1994-1995 - Contract Administrator, Academy for Educational Development, a large international development organization.
  • 1987-1993 - Deputy Director for Administration and Finance, Haiti Agroforestry Project, Pan American Development Foundation.
  • 1983-1986 - Business Manager, American Nicaraguan School.
  • Previous -Export Manager, Finance and Planning Manager, Credit and Collections Manager, Polimeros Centroamericanos. - Loan Officer, Citibank – Managua, Nicaragua.

 

Memberships and Associations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Microsoft Registered Partner
  • Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce

 

Partial list of Organizations Served

  • Academy for Educational Development – international development, not-for-profit
  • American Electric Power – United States regional supplier of electric power
  • American Nicaraguan School – international pre-K – 12th grade school
  • Architect of the Capitol – United States Federal Government
  • Bahá’í World Centre – international non-governmental organization
  • CTS Canadian Career College – professional and vocational training
  • Cementation – mine construction
  • Citibank – commercial bank
  • City of Mississauga – municipal government
  • Federal clients: Air Force, Coast Guard, DHS, DOT, DOE, NAVY, SSA
  • Graduate School – DC, Atlanta, Dallas
  • Greenbrier & Russel – information technology training and consulting
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Pan American Development Foundation – international development, not-for-profit
  • Polimeros Centroamericanos – PVC resin manufacturer
  • South Coast Water District – public utility
  • St. Paul Travelers – insurance company
  • Time Warner Cable - telecommunications
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – United States Federal Government
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Ontario) – government of Ontario

 

Services Performed

  • Business Analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Project management training
  • Administrative process improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Event management
  • Interviewing
  • Staff supervision
  • Translation/interpretation (English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)
  • Budgeting
  • Finance
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Financial reporting
  • Credit and collection
  • Purchasing
  • Import/export
  • Contract management
  • Needs assessment
  • Microsoft Office training (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project)
  • Project management and business analysis training
  • Team building
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