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Marc Costain

Business Owner / Senior Director / Program Manager
Denver
Summary

High-performing Executive with 15 years of senior leadership experience. In-depth knowledge of business operations at all levels. Demonstrated proficiency in staffing, training and development, budgeting and program management. Versatile former Marine Corps officer offering a track record of overseeing and managing diverse spectrum of operations to meet business objectives. Strong knowledge of budget administration, business development and key decision making. Disciplined and forward-thinking manager with excellent communication and team-building skills. Engaging and personable professional monitors work quality, manages key milestones and delivers exemplary customer service. Successful at directing change management initiatives requiring fast-paced execution. Diverse project management background with proven success in military, logistics, aviation, education and business-to-business industries. Offers strong analytical, planning and organizational skills to manage competing demands. Astute Business Owner with experience in operations management, competitive analysis and financial management. Demonstrated success in running all aspects of the day to day business operations. Student-centered Professor with expertise in National Security Affairs. Sustained effective learning environment through prepared classes and relevant assignments and consistently achieving classroom management and academic goals.

Overview
20
20
years of professional experience
Work History

Business Owner and President

Archetype3D
Jan-2017 - Current
  • 100% owner of a professional 3D architectural scale model making firm.
  • Revived business that was planning on shutting its doors in 2017.
  • Directed all website design efforts, to include both the technical Wordpress aspects and all content and design decisions
  • Google marketing certification, oversaw all marketing efforts to include SEO, Google Ads and various social media campaigns
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal scale model design solutions.
  • Devised and deployed sales and marketing tactics to drive strategic growth and support achievement of revenue goals.
  • Put together realistic budgets based upon costs and fees for effectively operating business.

Online Adjunct Professor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Feb-2013 - Current
  • Taught online courses within the National Security Affairs department.
  • Probed, encouraged and facilitated class discussions by building discussions into lessons, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation and actively solicit input.
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.

Senior Director of Operations

K12 Inc.
May-2014 - Jul-2016
  • Managed 3 Colorado-based statewide online schools, training, directing, and supporting 125 instructors, and assuring quality instructional delivery to 2500 elementary and high-school students.
  • Improved process efficiency and workflow by implementing productivity initiatives and proactively identifying and resolving problems.
  • Led and directed team of 15 on daily project assignment in deadline-driven environment.
  • Managed hiring and actively coordinated talent management and recruitment.
  • Implemented systems to improve process efficiency and reduce project duration.
  • Eliminated inefficiencies and maximized revenue by providing cross-department policies across the 3 schools.

Executive Director

Colorado Virtual Academy
Mar-2013 - Apr-2014
  • Colorado Online School Served as chief administrator, directed 2700 students and 100 staff members, oversaw and coordinated academy operations and strategic planning initiatives, administered $15-million operating budget, and achieved school and Board of Directors mission and organizational compliance.
  • Exercised appropriate cost control to meet budget restrictions and maximize profitability.
  • Aligned department vision, goals and objectives with company strategy to achieve consistently high results.
  • Fostered work culture of collaboration and inclusion to increase morale and reduce turnover.
  • Monitored expected future student enrollment and revenue forecasts and projected financial planning for organization to achieve budgeted goals.

Program Manager

United States Marine Corps
Jan-2008 - Feb-2013
  • Directed Flight Operations Department.
  • Administered $70 million annual operating budget and 100,000 flight hours, and orchestrated utilization and deployment of 200 aircraft and 50,000 sorties.
  • Supervised civilian contract flight operations, directed 10-man Operations Team, managed $90-million maintenance contract, reduced downtime, and optimized flight operations readiness and efficiency.
  • Managed 130 flight personnel and $1-million, 8000-flight hour, remote training operation, and achieved 30% of annual operational production goals within 2 months.
  • Led pilot recruitment initiative and successfully contacted 800 potential Navy pilots within 4-months.
  • Supervised contractor team and oversaw and orchestrated the development of a predictive model and decision-making tool for senior Navy leadership.
  • Served on Agitations Accident and Human Factors Board, analyzed/investigated flight personnel concerns and incidents, identified accident causes, and assured pilot safety and flight worthiness.
  • Delivered training for staff development, change management and materials, process and technical controls.
  • Scheduled and supervised staff meetings to discuss new ideas and update participants on program details and milestones.

Project Manager

United States Marine Corps
Feb-2004 - Dec-2007
  • Developed and initiated projects, including managing costs, schedule and performance.
  • Strategized, developed, and presented real-world exercise designs to senior leaders, and developed and oversaw joint, bilateral, and multilateral military aviation simulation and staff training program execution.
  • Managed Operations Department, trained and directed 40-person Military & Contractor Team, and executed East/Southeast Asia missions.
  • Designed complex simulation exercises, and assured compliance with the training objectives of 200-personnel in computer-based wargames scenario; planned and integrated Navy and Air Force personnel into joint and bilateral exercises.

Officer

United States Marine Corps
Jan-1993 - Feb-2013
  • Developed and initiated projects, including managing costs, schedule and performance.
  • Planned, coordinated, and directed Southwest Asia, aviation logistics and passenger flights, and facilitated safe and efficient transport of 3000 passengers and one-million pounds of supplies to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa.
  • Supervised and orchestrated planning and execution of high-level dignitary visits, and assured dignitary and government official safety and security.
  • Directed communications/logistics operations and supported execution of missions in Indonesia, Guam, Philippines and Korea.
  • Managed $12-million maintenance hangar retrofit and reconstruction project, and successfully accommodated on-time delivery of 12 new $65-million KC-130J aircraft.
  • Oversaw air operations for 800-person infantry battalion.
  • Senior King Air pilot instructor; KC-130 pilot; ATP certified
Education

Master of Arts National Security Studies

Naval Postgraduate School
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Bachelor of Arts History, Business Administration

University Of California - Los Angeles
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Master of Arts, Equivalent Organizational Leadership

Command And Staff College
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Skills

Customer Engagement

Contract Management
Program Design
Program Management
Strategic Planning

Business Development

Operations management

Financial Management

Operational leadership

Policy development and optimization

Process improvements

Relationship Management

Organizational leadership

Collaborative Leadership

Cross functional Team Builder

Affiliations

Rocky Mountain Fisher House, Board Member, Secretary, Denver, Colorado, 2015 - present

Work Availability
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Certification

Google Marketing Course Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP)

Timeline

Business Owner and President

Archetype3D
Jan-2017 - Current

Senior Director of Operations

K12 Inc.
May-2014 - Jul-2016

Executive Director

Colorado Virtual Academy
Mar-2013 - Apr-2014

Online Adjunct Professor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Feb-2013 - Current

Program Manager

United States Marine Corps
Jan-2008 - Feb-2013

Project Manager

United States Marine Corps
Feb-2004 - Dec-2007

Officer

United States Marine Corps
Jan-1993 - Feb-2013

Google Marketing Course Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP)

Master of Arts National Security Studies

Naval Postgraduate School
-

Bachelor of Arts History, Business Administration

University Of California - Los Angeles
-

Master of Arts, Equivalent Organizational Leadership

Command And Staff College
-