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Education, Honors & Awards
The University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Science- Accounting- The University of Southern Mississippi, 1987 (1987)
Minor- Computer Science
As an Accountant with 25+ years of diverse financial & operational experience I have successfully utilized automated and web conferencing tools in the role as a telecommuting Project Manager. I would like to continue to support Business and IT teams in the coordination of all business requirements related to the development of a complex company-wide End-to-End (E2E) tool and the construction, scheduling/tracking and reporting required for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) across company-wide platforms.
Project Management, Product Development, Product Management, Telecommunication Pricing Manager, Contract Administration & Compliance Manager, Financial Analysis , Insurance Premium Auditor & Loss Control Inspector, Database Administration, General Ledger & Cost Accounting, Variance & Budget Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (Financial & IT) , Economic Development (Auditor & Grant Construction), Regulatory Bank Auditor
Patti Hood is an accountant and Project Manager at Verizon. She is the proud owner of SHADES of Extravagance, LLC, established in 2012. Patti is a corporate business professional with 25 years of experience, including GL accounting and reporting, financial analysis, contract management, pricing analysis, project management, business IT liaison and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) management for End-to-End (E2E) automation development. Patti was inspired to start her own business because she loves facing challenges. She also loves working creatively and photography. She is very proud of being a key player over the last five years, developing a successful automation tool for a global multi billion dollar corporation and to be recognized as the go-to person. Patti has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Southern Mississippi, 1987. Her favorite pastimes include art, horses, gardening, and refurbishing vintage furniture. TESTIMONIALS: “Patti is self-directed, innovative and a deliverer-- a leader by nature she is applauded at a Senior Executive level for her flexibility and tenacity to deliver results across multiple organizational platforms for large scoped projects with timely deadlines.“ — Former Senior Management “Patti was an invaluable asset to my organization. As a program manager for a multiple number of work streams (Contract Verbiage Review, Product Pricing & Rate Management Review, E2E tool development and User Acceptance Test (UAT) Project Management), she maintained a clear focus and executed in an often changing objective & milestone environment. Working with different organizations, stakeholders and managing through multiple time zones, Patti can get the job done. She has the rare ability to not only see the big picture but also focus on the right details and communicate the essential information & context to the right audience.” — Former Senior Management “Patti is a “go getter” project lead. Her attention to detail, assertiveness, and positive attitude has resulted in successful on-time deliverables in a very complex system environment.” – Former Partnering Business Manager “Patti managed the User Acceptance Testing project for our organization with outstanding results. Her dedication and ability to prioritize complex demands in an ever-changing environment is superb! I recommend her wholeheartedly” – Former Partnering Business Manager “Patti is a results-oriented leader and outstanding partner to help drive large, complex projects. She understands the intricacies of the ‘big picture’, which helps her to prioritize and effectively manage the details working across organizational teams to achieve success.” – Systems IT Quality Assurance Manager (E2E Automation)
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