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Missy Wong

Melissa Wong, B.S. Business Administration

Melissa “Missy” Wong has over 9 years in financial and data engineering roles involving multiple and varied stakeholders.  She is immersed in various facilitation techniques to complement her roles supporting major change initiatives impacting the University of California at Berkeley.  In addition to ToP facilitation methods, Missy has studied with Community at Work group facilitation skills.  Missy is also deeply involved with Blockchain technology and is active in the Stanford bitcoin reading club.

Employment History

  • Stanford University 2016-2017

DATA INSIGHTS TEAM, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

Analytics Engineer

  • University of California at Berkeley 2006-2016

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM OFFICE/OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES    Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Competency Areas

  • Organizational Strategy

Worked closely with executive level leadership on enterprise level change initiatives and annual budget strategic planning. 

  • Project Management and Measurement

Monitored and provided status reports on projects.  Created dashboards in Tableau to track metrics and IRR.

  • Financial Management

Financial Manager for $75 Million Operational Excellence portfolio of projects, including procurement upgrades, campus wide timekeeping, financial management, data warehouse upgrades and implementation of shared services.

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business B.S. Business Administration

Project Experience at UC Berkeley

  • High Performance Operating Culture – Developed goals measured at both unit and individual levels.  Facilitated conversations on what is working well and why.  Offered solutions on areas not working well.   Developed norms and values to think and guide decision making in support of institution and unit goals.  Motivated strong performers and addressed underperformance by engaging managers with new tools and methods. 
  • Operational Excellence in Procurement – Determined optimal organization structure for procurement as a campus function, assessed the campus-wide spending base in key categories, and identified methods for reducing spending in those categories.  Worked closely with the executive and steering committees to achieve $53 million in cumulative savings over a 5-year period spending $4M to implement. 
  • Organizational Simplification – Streamlined organization on a unit by unit basis to create flatter, more effective organizations with well-defined roles. Implemented a shared services model for common administrative functions (e.g., HR, finance and IT) and combined operations of small units to create scale and effectiveness.
  • Energy Management – Reduced campus-wide energy consumption by analyzing opportunities for infrastructure improvements and developed an incentive system to reward reduced energy consumption.  Achieved $6M in savings.
  • Financial Management – Aligned resource management with clear campus-wide priorities, developed financial management model that provides incentives for financial discipline and funds necessary common goods.  Maintained ongoing financial discipline and accountability using financial performance metrics to guide decision-making.