“I am a builder, fixer and a connector. My creative outlet isn’t painting art or singing music, but seeing problems and building solutions whether it's for people, companies, or processes. What feeds my soul is knowing I can make a positive difference using the knowledge gained through my work & life experiences to solve real issues for
“I am a builder, fixer and a connector. My creative outlet isn’t painting art or singing music, but seeing problems and building solutions whether it's for people, companies, or processes. What feeds my soul is knowing I can make a positive difference using the knowledge gained through my work & life experiences to solve real issues for real people in real time”.
Vivian's global outlook, warm leadership style, adventurous spirit, curiosity, love of travel and people steered her to a career in which she worked her way from the mail room to managing a 1800 room Hilton Hotel in less than 3 years and being the youngest manager of a team opening a 700 room Le Meridien Hotel property, taking it from construction through opening. She moved on to the legal arena spending 8 years as an executive at the State Bar of California in charge of Construction & Real Property, Procurement & Diversity Suppliers, Staff Administration & Operations. She utilized those experiences to open and run her own successful small business consulting firm for 17 years. Her experience, leadership and thriving in male dominated positions garnered her inclusion in "Who's Who in Business" and "Who's Who in Women". Her passion for helping others earned her the "Hero" Award from the Mayor of San Francisco, KGO Radio, San Francisco Giants and UCSF Medical Center for saving the life of a renowned scientist.
Co-Founder of Tech Startup @ Tech Start-up dedicated to bridging the gap between private & public corporations, government and small business & diverse small business through a collaborative cloud-based system that centralizes data, automates and streamlines the procurement and contracting processes. From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaPresident & Firm Partner @ Consulting firm specializing in professional and business development for small business and bridging the gap connecting them to big business opportunities. We evaluate and optimize performance through consulting, training, and positioning our small business clients to gain access to capital and business opportunities. From February 2012 to December 2014 (2 years 11 months) San Francisco Bay AreaPresident & Founder @ Provided consulting services to Law Firms related to Construction Management, Building Maintenance, Real Estate, Administration & Operations, Diversity Practices, Accounting. From January 1995 to January 2012 (17 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaStaff & Building Services Manager / Director of Real Property @ Managed Construction, Building Maintenance, Real Property, Procurement & Supplier Diversity, Mail & Information Services, Telecommunications, IT, Reception, Event Planning, Law Library, Records & Archives From December 1986 to January 1995 (8 years 2 months) Operations Manager @ Hired to be project manager in charge of building construction / renovation and remained after project to run Law Firm Operations. From April 1984 to December 1986 (2 years 9 months) Hotel Start-Up Team Manager & Director, Front Office @ 700 room hotel, 3 restaurants and 10 meeting rooms. Opening management team from final Construction phase through opening. From 1983 to 1984 (1 year) Assistant Hotel Manager @ 1800 Room Hotel, 700 Staff, 4 Restaurants and 67 meeting rooms From January 1978 to 1983 (5 years)
Vivian Stone is skilled in: Management, Accounting, Litigation, Courts, Legal Writing, Wordperfect, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Appeals, Public Speaking, Non-profits, Event Planning, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Leadership
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