Professional Resume

TERRY D. SOVIL

 

Professional Resume

Highly motivated, proven ability to assess situations and effectively implement solutions, flexible, adaptable, dedicated to the task and implementation. Maximize relationships by building trust with clients and partners.

EXPERIENCE:

Terry is currently working and involved with Aquatic Sports and Adventures (Deportes y Aventuras Acuaticas) in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. Terry is a founding partner in the corporation and the head dive instructor. Moving to a new country and starting a new business has been exciting and stressful but very rewarding.

One of four named to newly created national training positions at Target. Developed and oversaw delivery of training to Target’s Loss Prevention (Asset Protection) employees on the West Coast.  Led a network of 80+ instructors, evaluated training, performed needs assessments and gathered feedback on the delivery of training. Conducted training in Crisis Leadership and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention to Target executives. Independently taught hundreds of hours of skills based training in CPR, First Aid, SCUBA and sailing. Managed a staff of Project Managers in the production of multi-media training and web sites in a fast-paced environment of artists, instructional designers, writers and developers. We created a variety of interactive training and support products for Fortune 1000 companies. Redesigned their development process which was then sales marked as “LogicPro”.

IT Project Manager and Business Analyst on many projects, platforms and technologies. Created “Team Directory” with Microsoft’s Active Directory; lead the acquisition and implementation of commercial application packages such as OnDemand, Inquisite Survey tool and SnagIt!; and lead an LMS vendor search.  Led development of a 3-year plan and vision for the HR Organizational Effectiveness team. Led a development team in a large scale conversion coordinating interfaces between new and legacy systems with a virtual team of 83 contract resources.

Roles have included consulting services, pre-sales support, demos, sales call support, conversions, RFP responses and client relationships. Recognition as Everyday Hero, Leader-of-the-month and Employee of the Month, Presidential Award for Process Improvement. Coordinated trainers and scheduling for rollout of new security cameras and software nationwide for a national retailer.

EDUCATION:   

  • Eveleth Sr. High School
  • B.A., North Central University
  • Web Designer Institute, U of M
  • Extensive vendor classes
  • Bergerac Trainer Talk (Training & Facilitation Skills)

 INTERESTS:

  • SCUBA – Master Instructor for PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).
  • SAILING – U. S. Coast Guard Captain (50 Ton Master’s License)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Reading