Mario Flores is the founder and President of Top Notch Coaching, LLC, an executive and professional business coaching company specializing in Leadership Coaching for the Financial Executive and Financial Professional. Mario worked his way up the corporate ladder from the mailroom to executive level in Verizon/GTE, a Top 20 Fortune Company. He worked for over 36 years with Verizon/GTE with over 18 years at the Executive Leadership Level in Finance and Operations. Mario has excellent business acumen developed through a career that systematically evolved from professional discipline to business leader. His professional evolution is rooted in strong financial fundamentals in Accounting, Regulatory, Financial Planning as well as business fundamentals in Business Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Retail Markets and Operations. He has served in major, nationwide executive leadership roles as Executive Director-Equipment Resource Services, in Supply Chain Services and as a Director in Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning and Business Analysis in the Finance Organization. As an executive, Mario has acquired a broad range of financial and nonfinancial experiences over this four decade period in a dynamic telecommunications industry that evolved from a telephone company to an entertainment and broadband wire line, wireless and video company.
As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF), he is an experienced Executive and Professional Coach in both “for-profit” and “non-profit” environments. Mario’s core competencies include coaching, leadership, business acumen, strategic thinking for results-driven execution, accountability models, multi-functional and end-to-end process viewpoints, and an understanding of the development of the “Professional to Business Partner to Business Leader” evolution.
Mario is a life-long learner and continues to grow through his education. He has achieved the following credentials:
- BBA in Accounting from Angelo State University
- MBA in Management from Angelo State University
- CPA licensed in State of Texas
- Executive & Professional Coaching Graduate Certificate from the University of Texas-Dallas.
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation. Certified
- Winslow Research Institute Business Consultant
Mario serves on the faculty as an executive coach in the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Executive MBA Program and as an external executive coach in the UTD Masters in Management and Administrative Sciences/UT Southwestern Healthcare Organization Leadership Program. He has been published in Financial Executive Magazine by the Financial Executives International organization. Mario is committed to giving back to the community. He has served on various boards including the Corporate Advisory Board for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Christian Community Action (CCA) Board of Directors and Parenting Alone. He has engaged in public speaking in various forums including Angelo State University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, Nanjing University in China, The United Nations, The Financial Executives International Dallas Chapter and other not for profit organizations. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org