business owner resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

I have been a creative business owner with exceptional background spent in automotive sales. Although I am a proven leader with engaging demeanor and success working in most demanding environments, No one person is the key to success it always lies in the training and mentoring of successful and loyal teams. I am and always will be results-driven, loyal and bringing 30+ years of experience in automotive operations. Focused on boosting team productivity and increasing profits by proactively managing and improving operations. Proficient in overseeing accounting, compliance and records management. Astute at whatever my title is from CEO/Owner,Gen Mgr, Gen Sales Mgr, Used Car Mgr, Buyer, F&I Director F&I Mgr successful in operations management, competitive analysis and Gross management front and back. Demonstrated success in growth and innovation. Capitalizing on new trends and technologies such as FaceBook You Tube and Twitter to boost business initiatives and reach sales objectives. I am Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure a team position in a competitive environment. Ready to help team achieve company goals.


When it comes to automotive sales and management there are few with more experience than myself. I have reached every goal that I was set for me by my mangers the dealer and the manufactories. Whatever the numbers are I can achieve them if they are obtainable.

  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Policy Development
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Operational Analysis
  • Industry Expertise
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Analytical and Critical Thinker
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • MIssion and Vision
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Thrive Under Pressure
  • Media Relations
  • Raising Capital
  • Talent Recruitment
  • Adaptable and Flexible
Work History
02/2011 to 09/2019
Business Owner Rapha San Francisco, CA,

Managed and operated the daily operation of used car and truck from beginning to end. Managed and was involved in every aspect of dealer operations including.

  • Managed used vehicle wholesales and auction acquisitions and monitored and adjusted inventory to optimize customer options.
  • Conducted daily and weekly sales meetings to develop viable sales forecasts and associated sales strategies.
  • Hired, trained and monitored performance of salespeople to establish sales quotas and manage sales goals.
  • Coached sales team to drive traffic through phone and online appointments and referrals to meet or exceed sales targets.
  • Forecasted goals and objectives for sales, gross and key expenses on monthly and annual basis.
  • Managed sourcing, purchasing and delivery of all pre-owned inventory, including trade-ins and auctions.
  • Negotiated and finalized used car pricing and contract terms.
  • Conducted end-of-month profit reporting for all used vehicle sales.
  • Marketed successfully through social media at no additional cost to dealership.
  • Drafted sales contracts and warranty documents to facilitate sales transactions.
  • Supervised and trained staff of up to 45, driving sales volume up 300% over [2] years.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of competitor products and pricing in market served.
  • Exceeded sales quotas and increased profitability through effective sales strategy and business planning.
  • Organized promotional events and interacted with community to increase sales volume.
05/2010 to 09/2012
General Manager Mitsubishi Danaher Mount Vernon, IL,
  • Delivered business strategy and developed systems and procedures to improve operational quality and team efficiency
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
  • Developed effective business plans to align strategic decisions with long-term objectives. *Drove year-over-year business growth while leading operations, strategic vision and long-range planning. Earned national recognized as most improved dealership in sales and sales excellence. Lead all other dealerships under Mathews Auto Mall in front and backend gross.
08/2007 to 07/2012
General Manager Danny Holder Mitsubishi, Danny Holder Chevrolet City, STATE,
  • Drove year-over-year business growth while leading operations, strategic vision and long-range planning.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and costs.
  • Implemented operational strategies and effectively built customer and employee loyalty.
  • Assessed reports to evaluate performance, develop targeted improvements and implement changes.
  • Motivated team members to meet and exceed objectives by setting goals, tracking performance on daily basis and implementing improvement strategies.
  • Coached sales associates in product specifications, sales incentives and selling techniques, significantly increasing customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Developed and strengthened high-performance sales team turning over $900k net profit per year
  • Handled all customer relations issues pleasantly, enabling quick resolution and client satisfaction.
  • Worked with clients and advertising platform designers on high-impact ad design, including diverse offers and language.
  • Created and presented media and advertising packages to prospective customers.
04/2001 to 09/2002
Sales Training Manager Hays Mazda City, STATE,
  • Assessed and analyzed sales team performance to determine areas of weakness and areas of strength.
  • Evaluated trainee performance to provide individual coaching, tools and constructive feedback.
  • Improved revenue generation of new hires by implementing new, improved lead generation processes. We were so effective that Hays Mazda kept over 70% of my team and reduced the size of the underperforming staff.
Expected in 05/1982
Madison High School - Madison Tn. 37115,

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Madison High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Business Owner
  • General Manager Mitsubishi
  • General Manager
  • Sales Training Manager


  • GED

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: