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Michael P. Piazza, MS, MBA
Plano, TX 75093 * 713-304-4280 * mppiazza1@gmail.com * www.linkedin.com/in/mppiazza
ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Results-driven professional with engineering and business background and top-tier management
consulting experience, as well as broad functional expertise in multiple industries including oil & gas,
petroleum distribution and consumer retailing, petrochemicals, and real estate. Track record of
helping companies analyze and improve their operating and financial performances in situations such
as strategic refocus and growth, underperformance, and financial distress. Exemplary skills in
analytics, planning, organizing, leading, influencing, and communicating. Expertise includes:
 Strategic & Financial Planning
 Cash Flow & Budget Analysis
 Business Portfolio Analysis
 Operational Planning & Costs
 Process & Procedure Redesign
 Cost Reduction
 Engineering & Technology
 Risk & Investment Analysis
 M&A and Integration
 Due Diligence
 Funding & Banking Relations
 Organization Restructuring
 Contracts & Negotiations
 Cost Accounting
 Project Management
Experience
Real Estate Investor SMP Properties LLC Plano, TX 2010-Present
Build new and acquire existing residential properties in North Texas for own account and partnerships. Renovate
and either sell or hold properties for lease. Analyze market for investment opportunities, develop project plans
and cost estimates, solicit and negotiate bids, raise capital, and manage projects to completion. Devise plans to
acquire land, develop and sell lots, and bring in investors and builders for a new master-planned community in
Sanger, Texas. Market value of own portfolio is more than $3 million. All properties have earned or are providing
significant returns on investment.
Director AlixPartners, LLP Dallas, TX 2008-2010
Provided performance improvement services to companies in urgent need for change. Focused on merger
integration and organizational restructuring, operational effectiveness improvement, cost reduction, and cash flow
enhancement within the manufacturing, procurement, sales & marketing, and finance/accounting business areas.
Combined two major chemicals companies’ global manufacturing operations, which realized $260 million in
synergies. Reduced the fixed cash cost of a $40 billion petrochemical company by 23% to help it emerge from
bankruptcy.
CEO Ignis Petroleum Group, Inc. Plano, TX 2005-2008
Co-founded this micro-cap oil and gas E&P company. Grew revenues to over $1.4 million in its first year and
achieved over $0.9 million in revenue in the first six months of its second year. Acquired a 45% working interest in
a 10,000-acre development project in the Barnett Shale in North Texas using an innovative partnership structure.
Obtained over $30 million in acquisition and development capital. Drilled over 25 wells, expanded the gas
gathering, treating and transport system, and achieved production of over 1,050 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Built the management and advisory team with former executives from Shell, Anadarko, Devon and Hess.
Senior VP and CFO Ranger Enterprises, Inc. Rockford, IL 2003-2005
Directed all company activities, except for direct store operations, for this private Midwestern truck stop and
convenience store retailer. Led staff of 75 in: financial planning, accounting, treasury, acquisitions, new
construction, fuel supply and trucking operations, corporate purchasing, and IT/IS. Recruited professional staff to
lead various functions, and grew annual revenue to $600 million from $315 million while obtaining over $40
million in bank financing for growth.
Michael P. Piazza, MS, MBA
Plano, TX 75093 * 713-304-4280 * mppiazza1@gmail.com * www.linkedin.com/in/mppiazza (page 2)
Advisor to CEO Riverbend Consulting Houston, TX 2001-2003
Served as advisor to CEO, senior management, and the Board of Directors of Rawson, LP, a $100 million oil and gas
instrumentation and flow control products distributor in financial distress. Developed cash management tools,
reorganized the sales staff commensurate with a 50% revenue decrease during a recession, reduced cost and
inventory, renegotiated terms with product suppliers, collected aged receivables, reduced bank debt, and divested
non-strategic business units to deleverage the company in preparation for sale to a private investor.
Senior Engagement Mgr. McKinsey & Company Houston, TX 1996-2001
Provided advisory services to domestic and foreign-based companies regarding: strategy; growth; operations;
organization; performance improvement; and M&A integration. Industries served included energy (oil/gas,
wholesale and retail operations, distribution, pipelines, oilfield service, and utilities), chemicals, and consumer
retailing. Led senior executives to identify and resolve the most-pressing issues facing their organizations. Directed
clients’ staff to complete growth and performance improvement programs under tight deadlines while building
lasting organizational capabilities. Achieved exemplary client relationships and financial impact.
Hess Corporation New York, NY 1989-1996
Manager, U.S. Production – Identified and divested non-strategic portfolio properties in the U.S. mid-continent
area. Solicited potential purchasers, prepared “data room”, and completed divestments.
Manager, Corporate Planning and Control - Working with CEO and CFO, prepared monthly operating and financial
forecasts for presentation to the board of directors; reviewed and controlled capital expenditure requests from
business units; and prepared the annual consolidated operating and capital budget of the company.
Manager, Financial Planning and Reporting - Directed staff of 10 to develop annual business budgets, monthly
financial reports, and control of fixed assets for the company’s retail, wholesale, storage, and transportation
businesses (i.e., all marketing businesses). Evaluated potential investment returns associated with capital
expenditure requests, and monitored actual versus budgeted/planned cost and capital spending.
Supervisor, Retail Accounting - Directed staff of 20 in invoice processing, cash and merchandise control, and
general accounting for the company’s gas station/convenience retail outlets. Developed operating requirements
for a next-generation MIS system for customer point-of-sale, merchandise pricing, and local accounting.
Senior Engineer ExxonMobil Corporation Houston, TX 1981-1987
Devised and engineered new production technology with R&D and project personnel for extraction of oil and gas
in various offshore areas such as deepwater. Planned and directed technology development, and led staff and
consultants to objectives. Awarded patents for creating deepwater production technology currently in use by the
industry.
Education
MBA in Finance(with distinction) New York University / Stern School of Business, 1989
MS in Engineering University of California, Berkeley, 1981
BS in Civil Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
Other
 Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 Earned Certified Management Accountant designation (CMA)
 Holder of United States Patents 4,696,603 and 4,721,417 for oil and gas production technology

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Resume - Michael P. Piazza, MS, MBA

  • 1. Michael P. Piazza, MS, MBA Plano, TX 75093 * 713-304-4280 * mppiazza1@gmail.com * www.linkedin.com/in/mppiazza ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROFESSIONAL Results-driven professional with engineering and business background and top-tier management consulting experience, as well as broad functional expertise in multiple industries including oil & gas, petroleum distribution and consumer retailing, petrochemicals, and real estate. Track record of helping companies analyze and improve their operating and financial performances in situations such as strategic refocus and growth, underperformance, and financial distress. Exemplary skills in analytics, planning, organizing, leading, influencing, and communicating. Expertise includes:  Strategic & Financial Planning  Cash Flow & Budget Analysis  Business Portfolio Analysis  Operational Planning & Costs  Process & Procedure Redesign  Cost Reduction  Engineering & Technology  Risk & Investment Analysis  M&A and Integration  Due Diligence  Funding & Banking Relations  Organization Restructuring  Contracts & Negotiations  Cost Accounting  Project Management Experience Real Estate Investor SMP Properties LLC Plano, TX 2010-Present Build new and acquire existing residential properties in North Texas for own account and partnerships. Renovate and either sell or hold properties for lease. Analyze market for investment opportunities, develop project plans and cost estimates, solicit and negotiate bids, raise capital, and manage projects to completion. Devise plans to acquire land, develop and sell lots, and bring in investors and builders for a new master-planned community in Sanger, Texas. Market value of own portfolio is more than $3 million. All properties have earned or are providing significant returns on investment. Director AlixPartners, LLP Dallas, TX 2008-2010 Provided performance improvement services to companies in urgent need for change. Focused on merger integration and organizational restructuring, operational effectiveness improvement, cost reduction, and cash flow enhancement within the manufacturing, procurement, sales & marketing, and finance/accounting business areas. Combined two major chemicals companies’ global manufacturing operations, which realized $260 million in synergies. Reduced the fixed cash cost of a $40 billion petrochemical company by 23% to help it emerge from bankruptcy. CEO Ignis Petroleum Group, Inc. Plano, TX 2005-2008 Co-founded this micro-cap oil and gas E&P company. Grew revenues to over $1.4 million in its first year and achieved over $0.9 million in revenue in the first six months of its second year. Acquired a 45% working interest in a 10,000-acre development project in the Barnett Shale in North Texas using an innovative partnership structure. Obtained over $30 million in acquisition and development capital. Drilled over 25 wells, expanded the gas gathering, treating and transport system, and achieved production of over 1,050 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Built the management and advisory team with former executives from Shell, Anadarko, Devon and Hess. Senior VP and CFO Ranger Enterprises, Inc. Rockford, IL 2003-2005 Directed all company activities, except for direct store operations, for this private Midwestern truck stop and convenience store retailer. Led staff of 75 in: financial planning, accounting, treasury, acquisitions, new construction, fuel supply and trucking operations, corporate purchasing, and IT/IS. Recruited professional staff to lead various functions, and grew annual revenue to $600 million from $315 million while obtaining over $40 million in bank financing for growth.
  • 2. Michael P. Piazza, MS, MBA Plano, TX 75093 * 713-304-4280 * mppiazza1@gmail.com * www.linkedin.com/in/mppiazza (page 2) Advisor to CEO Riverbend Consulting Houston, TX 2001-2003 Served as advisor to CEO, senior management, and the Board of Directors of Rawson, LP, a $100 million oil and gas instrumentation and flow control products distributor in financial distress. Developed cash management tools, reorganized the sales staff commensurate with a 50% revenue decrease during a recession, reduced cost and inventory, renegotiated terms with product suppliers, collected aged receivables, reduced bank debt, and divested non-strategic business units to deleverage the company in preparation for sale to a private investor. Senior Engagement Mgr. McKinsey & Company Houston, TX 1996-2001 Provided advisory services to domestic and foreign-based companies regarding: strategy; growth; operations; organization; performance improvement; and M&A integration. Industries served included energy (oil/gas, wholesale and retail operations, distribution, pipelines, oilfield service, and utilities), chemicals, and consumer retailing. Led senior executives to identify and resolve the most-pressing issues facing their organizations. Directed clients’ staff to complete growth and performance improvement programs under tight deadlines while building lasting organizational capabilities. Achieved exemplary client relationships and financial impact. Hess Corporation New York, NY 1989-1996 Manager, U.S. Production – Identified and divested non-strategic portfolio properties in the U.S. mid-continent area. Solicited potential purchasers, prepared “data room”, and completed divestments. Manager, Corporate Planning and Control - Working with CEO and CFO, prepared monthly operating and financial forecasts for presentation to the board of directors; reviewed and controlled capital expenditure requests from business units; and prepared the annual consolidated operating and capital budget of the company. Manager, Financial Planning and Reporting - Directed staff of 10 to develop annual business budgets, monthly financial reports, and control of fixed assets for the company’s retail, wholesale, storage, and transportation businesses (i.e., all marketing businesses). Evaluated potential investment returns associated with capital expenditure requests, and monitored actual versus budgeted/planned cost and capital spending. Supervisor, Retail Accounting - Directed staff of 20 in invoice processing, cash and merchandise control, and general accounting for the company’s gas station/convenience retail outlets. Developed operating requirements for a next-generation MIS system for customer point-of-sale, merchandise pricing, and local accounting. Senior Engineer ExxonMobil Corporation Houston, TX 1981-1987 Devised and engineered new production technology with R&D and project personnel for extraction of oil and gas in various offshore areas such as deepwater. Planned and directed technology development, and led staff and consultants to objectives. Awarded patents for creating deepwater production technology currently in use by the industry. Education MBA in Finance(with distinction) New York University / Stern School of Business, 1989 MS in Engineering University of California, Berkeley, 1981 BS in Civil Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979 Other  Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  Earned Certified Management Accountant designation (CMA)  Holder of United States Patents 4,696,603 and 4,721,417 for oil and gas production technology