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Cristian Shoemaker
Virginia, United States
Seasoned professional with twenty plus years of leadership, consulting, training and teaching experience in financial inclusion, microfinance, organizational management, business development and education.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Strategic Leadership:
* Served as a country director/executive director for more than ten years.
(Haiti 2.5 years; Guatemala 5.5 years; Peru 1 year; Papua New Guinea 2 years)
* Served as a business development manager, program manager and consultant for three years (United States and Guatemala)
* Received training in strategic planning and developing financial projections from multiple providers.
* Developed strategic plans, operationalized organizational units and guided teams ranging in size from less than ten to approximately one hundred personnel in diverse settings.
* Raised considerable resources from multi-lateral, bilateral, governmental, foundation and private donors.

Technical, financial and performance management:
* Guided organizational development with attention to key performance and financial objectives with a focus on sustainability; balance sheet strengthening; team building; and positive, transparent, compliant reporting.
* Responsible for the supervision and development of accounting, finance, systems and program management.

Budget, expense and financial control:
* Responsible for organizational budget and financial performance including achievement of key objectives with responsible stewardship of resources.

Reporting and documentation:
* Instituted weekly information flows from managers and field units to facilitate timely leadership.
* Provided monthly summaries for stakeholders within network.
* Drafted required donor reports for timely submission.
* Prepared and presented board reports and financial information on an ongoing basis.
* Served as a program manager on a large knowledge management contract funded by USAID.

Representation, stakeholder liaison and networking:
* Served as legal representative of programs.
* Represented organizations to government, regulators, stakeholders and boards of directors.
* Organized and coordinated industry level working groups.
* Built network of collaborating executives and officials for national level workshop participation.

Human resources management and development:
* Worked directly and respectfully with team members across all levels.
* Built clear and useful job descriptions in collaboration with human resource manager for use of organizations.
* Provided and received feedback for ongoing individual and organizational performance.
* Developed and utilized training packages, classroom materials and web interfaces.
* Provided training and instructions to diverse groups across multiple cultural, linguistic and geographic contexts.
MBA in Finance
BBA in Finance
Affiliations and Achievements:
Fluent in English and Spanish
Community Emergency Response Team - Chesterfield County - 2019
Wilderness First Aid Certification - 2018 & 2016
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification - TESOL - 2018
Opportunity Collaboration Social Entrepreneurship Summit - 2009
Institute of Business Appraisers’ Essentials of Business Appraisal Training - 2008
Network+ and A+ Technology Certifications - 2008
Harvard Business School’s Strategic Leadership for Microfinance Course - 2007
MICROFIN Business Planning and Financial Model Training - 2004 & 2002
TRW CFO’s Award for Excellence - 1997
LMU Peace Corps Fellowship - 1995 to 1997
Peace Corps Training - Cultural Awareness and Participatory Learning Techniques - 1992 & 1991

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish
    United States
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