Ms. Gertel specializes in finance solutions and leads complex program management and process improvement initiatives within the media and telecommunications, construction management, financial services, public utilities, retail and consumer products industries. With more than 10 years of performance improvement and analytical experience, Ms. Gertel brings expertise in finance, analytics and process improvement to maximize investments for her clients. Her strong organizational and program management skills, as well as her ability to work in complex environments, allow her to excel in identifying, prioritizing and implementing large-scale initiatives.
Ms. Gertel recently led a large corporate transformation project on behalf of the Board of Directors and CEO of a $400 million publicly traded professional services firm. She led the assessment and realization of over $40 million of savings by rapidly implementing 50+ initiatives and was credited by the Board and CEO for realizing 400 percent savings compared to management’s initial targets.
Ms. Gertel provided program and change management leadership as well as external service provider coordination to a $1 billion telecom and information services company during a major transformation.
She served as an interim senior leader in a global bank's program management office, supporting the delivery of public regulatory enforcement action requirements as well as leading project management, issue tracking and resolution functions. She also served as interim program management office leader for a utility company's complex transformation of its finance function.
Ms. Gertel led the implementation of an international construction company's financial system where she created an approach that enabled a successful roll-out to the business on the revised schedule and budget. Additionally, Ms. Gertel assisted a major U.S. telecommunications company in building a new digital media distribution business unit, which included the development of process documentation for all core operation functions and the design of KPIs, dashboards and operations reporting.
Prior to A&M, Ms. Gertel served as a Senior Financial Analyst with Unilever Foods North America.
Ms. Gertel earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.