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Dick Cichanowicz

President & Executive Consultant
5CHES Corp.

20191, United States

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Professional Summary:

Businessman Dick Cichanowicz applies his diligent work ethic to his community as well as his profession. As a Christian, he dedicates his time to the McLean Bible Church, where he serves as a member and volunteer for the church’s Kid’s Quest organization. He additionally holds affiliations with a variety of local charities and nonprofit groups like Prison Fellowship, a program that strives to transform the lifestyles of incarcerated citizens through a relationship with God and their families and community. He supports the Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a group that pays homage through financial support to the families of deceased military members who were lost while defending our nation. In addition Dick Cichanowicz donates to Smile Train Inc, the Christian Children’s Fund (now ChildFund International), the Feed the Hungry program, and the March of Dimes Foundation.

In the professional sector, Dick Cichanowicz is an executive consultant and President of 5CHES Corp., a business that provides services to companies in need of executive consultation, business strategy, and other executive-level operational services. Before launching his own company, however, Cichanowicz held an assortment of roles for a variety of high-profile corporations. He operated as Senior Vice President for the Capital One Finance Corporation, Executive Manager for MCI, Senior Manager for American Mobile Satellite, and Vice President for Nextel Communications.

A graduate of Clarkson University’s Master's program, with a concentration in Industrial Management, Dick Cichanowicz enjoys fishing, running, outdoor grilling, landscaping, golf, and volunteering for a local, youth hockey league.


Professional Experience:


5CHES Corp., Reston, VA
2006 - Present
President & Executive Consultant

  • Serve as corporate executive
  • Management consulting services
  • Operational improvement
  • Business planning

Serving as Vice-President and Practice Lead at Amdocs Consulting, transformed Program Leadership Practice by developing delivery methodology, integrating business practices and developing new marketing strategy. This in part helped Program Leadership Practice to play a leading role in the delivery of $3B in Amdocs services revenue, exceeding revenue targets. Serving as President of Roco Ki Development Corporation, successfully stabilized failing project and redefined business plan, marketing strategy and cash flow management in order for owners to seek new investments.

Capital One Financial Services, Richmond, VA
2005 - 2006
Senior Vice President

  • Serve as member of senior leadership team
  • Lead program management team to integrate 10 line organizations
  • Lead testing team
  • Lead implementation team
  • Serve as member of senior leadership team - Lead program management team to integrate 10 line organizations

As Sr. Vice-President at Capital One, successfully delivered a $150M transformation of Capital One’s credit card operations, delivering $500M in corporate benefits, ahead of schedule.

NEXTEL Communications, Reston, VA
1998 - 2005
Vice President

  • Lead all aspects of large complex transformation programs.
  • Transform people, process and technology related to customer care and billing functions
  • Transform people, process and technology related to HR, finance and procurement functions
  • Lead program management to integrate 6,000 Sprint and Nextel Finance employees

As Vice-President at Nextel, successfully lead the program management of 6,000 Sprint and Nextel Finance employees toward the close of the Nextel/Sprint Merger. As Vice-President at Nextel, successfully led a $100M transformation of Nextel’s Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources system, processes and policies – delivering on time and on budget and improving the original business case NPV from $112M to $240M. As Vice-President at Nextel Communications, successfully led a $300M transformation of Nextel’s Customer Life Cycle operations – delivering on time and budget. Benefits included savings and revenue generation value totaling $1.6B.

Company Awards:

  • CEO award – given to top 5 company executives annually
  • CFO award – given to top finance executive

Industry Awards:

  • Computerworld Magazine – Computerworld Honors Laureate for Visionary Use of Technology
  • Mercury Interactive Corporation – BTO Insight Customer of the Year
  • Billing World Magazine – Integration Project of the Year

MCI Telecommunications, Pentagon City, VA
1996 - 1998
Executive Manager

Managed team of 20 employees and 15 contractors to deliver order entry strategy and system requirements for MCI’s entry into to the local phone market; this was an integral part of MCI’s launch into the Local phone business Supported management reporting requirements for order entry in long distance market.

American Mobile Satellite, Reston, VA
1992 - 1996
Senior Manager

Managed team of 10 employees and 5 contractors in the development and operation of a small customer care and billing system in support of mobile data product System/processes were developed from scratch and were the first launched by AMSC.

MCI Telecommunications, Tyson's Corner, VA
1989 - 1992

Lead designer. Lead application and database designer of a 100 employee and contractor team for a provisioning management tool.

Andersen Consulting, Washington, DC
1985 - 1989
Senior Consultant

Management Consultant - lead application and database designer of a 100 employee and contractor team for a provisioning management tool at MCI (was later hired by MCI) Application programmer for multiple clients.





Georgetown University
Leadership Certification, Strategic Business Leadership

Clarkson University
Master of Science, Industrial Management and MIS

Clarkson University
Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Management

Memberships - Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity member and Treasurer, Resident Advisor, Accounting Tutor.

Athletics - Intramural sports including basketball and football.





Golf, Running, Fishing, Landscaping, Youth Hockey, Grilling. Affiliated with Mclean Bible Church as a member and a volunteer in the Church’s Kid Quest Program, Boys and Girls Club of America - Charity Grilling Competitions, Prison Fellowship, Intrepid Fallen Heros, Christian Children's Fund, Feed the Hungry, March of Dimes, and Smile Train. Affiliated with Reston Raiders Hockey as a member and a game volunteer.

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