Account Representative who excels at building a loyal customer base to achieve both short and long-term organization sales goals.
Established multiple new accounts yearly through successful client development.
Managed a portfolio of 40+ accounts totaling $8M+ in sales.
Created strategies to develop and expand existing customer sales, which resulted in a 10% increase in yearly sales.
Earned President's Club Trip in 2005, 2004, 2003 (US FOODS )
Earned Emerald Club Trip in 2012 (Shamrock Foods)
Street sales representative. Responsible for maintaining and expanding portfolio of customers. My position required learning my customer's business needs and challenges in order that I could bring growth ideas and solutions to them. As their business grew and became successful so did mine. I managed national and local accounts. I was tasked to manage my own time and schedule to achieve results. Year to year I was always in the top 10% of both sales and growth. Winner Emerald Club Award.
Responsible for the set up and organization of a new restaurant concept start-up. Wrote the menu, trained staff, set up operating systems, and organized kitchen and supporting areas. Staffing, procedures, and day to day operations were all part of my responsibilities. Handled all purchasing for daily operations. Restaurant was successfully launched and operating.
Street Sales Representative. First time working in this field. Responsible for maintaining and expanding current business and acquiring new accounts.
Consulting and product knowledge was stressed to expand and secure business. I was number one in sales in Tucson and in the top ten statewide through most of my career. Winner President's Cup Award.
Owner, along with my wife, of a 7 room country inn and 50 seat restaurant. Employed a staff of 15. Hands on business in that we did everything from handling all the financial matters to making the beds. The restaurant was my main focus from staffing to menu development to creation of the wine list to daily line production.
Named one of " 5 Top Great Escapes of Northern Arizona 1996". Featured inn, Country Magazine Oct/Nov 1996. Recommended inn, AAA Travel Guide, Fodor's, and Mobil Travel Guide.
Ran a full service ceramic tile distributor warehouse. Duties included : customer service, inventory control, material ordering, shipping and receiving, accounts payable and receivable.
Assigned to each kitchen position including Pantry, Banquets, Broiler, Saute, and Baker. Responsible for line supervision, scheduling, and maintaining standards. Assisted executive chef in menu planning, quality control, training and budgets. Worked as Purchasing Agent responsible for all food, supplies, and equipment purchases. MAintained quality, inventory, and food costs.
Chef's Association of Southern Arizona Apprentice of the Year.
Two time member gold medal winning hot food competition team.
Two time silver medal winner Alec O. Cline culinary salon competition.
Graduate of ACF 3 year apprentice program.
National Merit Scholar.
Eagle Scout, Troop 1773 Wyandotte, Michigan
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