Over 30 years of experience designing, monitoring, and implementing plans for business operations. Overall design and implementation of corporate policy development, procedure implementation, utilization of resources, and compliance with corporate standards. Business design and strategic planning, along with mergers and acquisitions, business development, and marketing. Application of project management and database techniques to further the development of overall operations.
EEnginuity Group, LLC
2015 - Present
Chief Operating Officer: and Shareholder. Instrumental in EE design, evaluation of administrative systems in design, assessment of various company acquisition targets. Interaction with company investors and development of the pre and post-closing transition plans. Upon closing of the acquisitions, to be the liaison and coordinator among the company presidents as it relates to IT and operational activity.
EFM Integrated, LLC
2003 - Present
Principal: As sole owner, responsible for all of EFM’s development and operations. EFM specializes in creating Software as a Service (SaaS) from proven paper-based systems. Systems have focused on Emergency Management for cities, counties, and states; and assessment of residences for children at-risk from chronic ailments. EFM has developed the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Tool, Healthy Home Manager, The Challenge, and The Checkup.
1998 - 2001
Chief Operating Officer: Responsible for monitoring, and managing the day-to-day operations of all Oread entities. Responsible for the overall design and implementation of operational protocols, as well as operating the business within the financial model. Responsible for the budgets and construction of all capital projects. Provided design, review, and recommendations for client project initiated facility modifications. Responsible for all facility and information technology functions and budgets. The Oread organization provided contract pharmaceutical drug development, manufacturing, and manufacturing support to the pharmaceutical industry and was a first of its kind.
Professional Service Industries, Inc
Executive Vice President: Responsible for the operations of two regions in the country with over 580 employees which provided services in the civil and environmental engineering arenas and laboratory testing. Developed systems to monitor operational SOP’s and QC/QA procedures. Participated in team for all acquisition due diligence and executive committee for all company insurance renewal and risk control. Served as co-principal-in-charge for the development and implementation of a corporate wide information and data network. Proposed and co-developed the Facilities Consulting and Engineering (FCE) service line which provided new fees to the company.
Kansas Corporation Commission
Program Development: Completed an 18-month appointment to the Research and Energy Analysis division. Designed and implemented operations to monitor and analyze energy conservation within the state per federal mandate. Designed and programmed the first residential energy audit program for the State of Kansas. Later used in several other states.
Hall-Kimbrell Environmental Services
1987 - 1989
Operations Manager – Construction Management: Developed operational procedures to provide Construction Management services for environmental projects. Developed a program for monitoring and management of asbestos abatement construction projects that varied from small school buildings to complex hi-rise facilities. Hired and trained a team of over 100 to inspect and monitor these same projects. Developed a program to hire and train 100 interns each spring/summer to augment our workforce. Implemented the use of desktop computers to do project management and reporting. The division became the largest within Hall-Kimbrell.
Select Awards & Recognitions
U.S. Postal Service, 1997 Quality Supplier of the Year, Principal in Charge, presented to PSI by Marvin Runyon, Postmaster General, 1998
BOMA International, Renovated Building of the Year, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, design and construction management, Principal in Charge, 1998
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Hernandez, Richard S., Partnering in Construction Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Spring National Convention, San Francisco, 1990.
Hernandez, Richard S., K. Golden, Environmental Distress Doesn’t Deter Savvy Investors, Commercial Property News, 1992
Hernandez, Richard S.; Chasan, Alan B. Managing Hi-rise Renovation. Presented at the BOMA International Winter Convention, 1993.
The University of Kansas, BS Business Administration