Marvin Blackmon, PMP, MID, CCMP, Finance Expert in Houston, United States
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Marvin Blackmon, PMP, MID, CCMP

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Houston, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 20, 2022

Marvin has been delivering business excellence initiatives for some of the world's largest corporations since the 1990s. He has managed transformation projects in diverse, complex, and changing environments in various markets, including energy, manufacturing, industrials, and utilities. Marvin has designed and led project and change management plans for people, processes, technology, and data.

Career Highlights

Business Director
Austin Industries

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Texas A&M University

Certification Highlights

Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP)
Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Consultant

2022 - PRESENT
Knowledge Path Consulting
  • Led the organizational change management strategy and plan development of the ERP implementation for a US$2 billion foods packaging company.
  • Created and managed a project implementation plan that met scheduling deadlines and owner-defined milestones.
  • Assessed the entire company leadership team (quantitative and qualitative analyses) for change readiness and successfully developed a mitigation strategy to address the team's lack of transformation experience.
Focus areas: Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Projects, Stakeholder Analysis, Change Management, Corporate, ADKAR Change Model

Senior Vice President of Operations

2021 - 2022
Park Derochie
  • Spearheaded operations, change management, client relations, and business controls across the US market, including accountability for safety, quality, business process improvements, and production with a first-class solutions approach.
  • Salvaged a project containing inaccurate estimates and miscalculated costs. Negotiated a descope of all remaining work, identified alternate added-value contract resolutions, and realized $2 million in savings on direct job costs.
  • Inherited a project in danger of a potential default, launched a complete product rehabilitation, retrained employees, initiated stringent quality standards and product integrity testing, rebuilt client relationship, and delivered $400,000 savings.
Focus areas: Operations, Business Management, Process Improvement, Safety, Quality Management, Business Development, Project Management, Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, Process Mapping, Stakeholder Management, Business Processes, Industrial Value-add, Project Controls, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Stakeholder Analysis, Change Management, Corporate

Vice President of Technical Services

2013 - 2021
JV Driver Group
  • Established and executed business strategies by collaborating across functional leadership areas to deliver and achieve required business results, including M&A integration, project and change management, and financial analysis.
  • Led all facets of project controls, change management, and vendor oversight for a high-profile $150 million construction contract. Ensured that $11 million in subcontract scopes were successfully estimated, executed, and managed.
  • Cut annual overhead costs by $1 million and generated indeterminate revenue gains through development, implementation, and employee training of an iterative contract bid decision framework using Analytic Hierarchy Process methodology.
  • Overhauled an inefficient billing cycle by launching business process improvements that eliminated errors, ensured closer integration with customer systems, reduced DSO by 50%, and delivered annual interest payment savings of $1.2 million.
Focus areas: Project Controls, Project Management, Business Process Improvement (BPI), Operations, Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, Process Mapping, Stakeholder Management, Business Processes, Industrial Value-add, Communication, People Management, Process Improvement, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Stakeholder Analysis, Change Management, Corporate

Business Director

2010 - 2013
Austin Industries
  • Managed the business group and served as a technical liaison between Operations and Accounting. Held accountability for cost analysis, profit maximization, contract revenue modeling, operating forecasts, and project and change management initiatives.
  • Led a full ERP implementation by determining all deliverables, sourcing vendors, installing all project components, and providing employee training and sustainability controls, which allowed the organization to double its business volume.
  • Leveraged data analysis, financial modeling, and Six Sigma methodology to improve financial reporting with enhanced labor burden modeling. Boosted forecasting by 12% and enabled Accounting to better anticipate weekly cash flow needs.
Focus areas: Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Improvement (BPI), ERP Implementation, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, P&L Forecasting, Project Management, Business Administration, Microsoft Office, Process Mapping, Stakeholder Management, Business Processes, Industrial Value-add, Project Controls, Communication, People Management, Process Improvement, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Stakeholder Analysis, Change Management, Corporate
2016 - 2018

Master's Degree in Industrial Management and Distribution

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX, USA

2014 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

Lamar University - Beaumont, TX, USA

MARCH 2022 - MARCH 2025

Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP)

Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)

MAY 2010 - MAY 2025

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Finance

Budgeting, P&L Forecasting, GAP Analysis

Other

Microsoft Office, Industrial Value-add, Process Improvement, Project Controls, Project Management, Business Process Improvement (BPI), ERP Implementation, Financial Analysis, Change Management, Process Mapping, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Stakeholder Analysis, Analytics, Business Administration, Operations, Business Management, Safety, Business Process Management (BPM), Corporate, ADKAR Change Model, Quality Management, Business Development, Operational Excellence, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Data Research, Business Processes, Root Cause Analysis, Process Design, Research, Data, Projects

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