MARK H. RICHARDSON
48 Sunlit Forest, Spring, TX 77380
Phone: (832) 287-8625 Email:
Successful Developing Plans, Managing Systems & Team Building
Management-level professional with comprehensive management and leadership experience in international oil and gas drilling, mortgage institutions, mass marketing and U.S. government affairs.
NABORS DRILLING INTERNATIONAL LIMITED – Houston, TX Oct 2007 - Present
Project Coordinator, Operations
Immediately chosen to be lead project coordinator on all international drilling operations in Russia and Romania. Directly responsible for coordinating all Russia and Romania project functions involving Operations, Quality, Safety, Finance, Purchasing, Contracts, Performance, Materials, Information Technology, Payroll, Maintenance and Human Resources.
§ Fully support 9 drilling rigs, employing over 80 expatriates and 200 foreign nationals in 3 separate locations.
§ Key member of advance team sent to both Russia and Romania to negotiate key contract issues and proposed drill revenue rates with present clients.
§ Handpicked by upper management to travel around Russia and act as in-house consultant; gathering information, formulating solutions and implementing best practices.
MORTGAGE INSTITUTIONS – Houston, TX
Saxon Mortgage, Fremont Investment & Loan, Oak Street Mortgage, Axiom Financial Services
July 2003 – Present
Wholesale Account Executive Nov 2005 – Oct 2007 (Including Fremont)
Original member of Houston Wholesale Sales team brought to Saxon Mortgage upon the closing of Fremont Investment & Loan. Immediately tasked to spread interest with current broker base across the United States and to source business from new brokers not already working with Saxon.
§ A Top 10 Account Executive of Central Region with $1.95M funded in first month.
§ Commanding nearly 1/3 of a current marketing base of over 3500 brokers.
Site Director, Sales Manager & Loan Officer Nov 2003 – Oct 2005
Promoted directly from within company based off of accomplishments as a top Loan Officer and Sales Manager. Directly accountable for entire retail pipeline, managed $160K monthly budget. Led a team of 14 loan officers, personally providing on-going training and mentoring - underwriting guidelines, proposal techniques and loan presentation.
§ Increased branch gross revenues from $1.36M (month prior to promotion) to $5.80M (October production).
§ Far exceeded revenue expectations on a monthly basis. Took office from $54.3K total revenue (month prior to promotion) to $247.9K total revenue (October production).
§ Increased product production per person by 250% while maintaining a failure rate of less than 10%.
Loan Officer Jul 2003 – Nov 2003
Specialized in non-conforming home equity loans, rate and term refinance and new home purchase in Texas, Oklahoma and California. Assisted customers in determining financial needs and recommended proper credit solutions. Actively sought and developed loan referral relationships.
§ Awarded Houston Loan Officer of the Month twice in 2003.
MGM MIRAGE – Las Vegas, NV Dec 2002 – Jul 2003
Account Manager (Marketing)
Lead member of six person team responsible for entire promotional mass marketing campaign for Treasure Island, Golden Nugget and Bellagio hotels and casinos. As the team leader, personally responsible for marketing strategies, advertisement methods, graphics, and stoical evaluations.
§ Directly responsible for devising strategy for hotel and casino promotional campaigns to over five million people, including MGM Mirage Players Club members.
§ Managed the most difficult marketing account in the MGM family of hotels and casinos as the youngest member of the corporate marketing team.
GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION – San Antonio, TX Jun 2002 – Dec 2002
Personally responsible for 150 employees, 10,000 customers and $250K weekly gross revenues. Screened, interviewed and hired all applicants. Researched and negotiated product contracts with local vendors. Involved with all promotional mailings and radio/television advertising.
U.S. AIR FORCE – Edwards AFB, CA/Goodfellow AFB, TX Mar 1998 – May 2002
Directed systems, resources and procedures to provide support and services to over 19,000 service men and women on base. Individually managed $200K squadron budget. Negotiated and secured supplemental funding for military mission and programs.
§ Consistently recognized by peers and superiors as a decisive leader and problem solver.
§ Received highly coveted ‘Mission Impact’ award for high quality of work done for squadron.
§ Lead member of base deployment readiness support program.
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1997
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access
References available upon request