I am an Innovative Private School operator with 30 years of experience in higher education. Managed over 100 million dollars in revenue at five colleges. Completed numerous mergers and acquisitions, Directed Sales and Marketing, Licensing and Accreditation leader. Created new programs. Built facilities. IT and school software system knowledge. Formed internal Public Relations process. Strong strategic thinker and team builder.
Sales and Marketing
Management of all Departments
Team development and training
Facilities design and construction
Licensing and Accreditation
Mergers and Acquisitions
CEO/PresidentJan 2008 to Current American Higher Education Development Corporation
Vice President/Part OwnerJan 1997 to Jan 2008 The Institute of Culinary Education
I created the career school division in a non-career school, which then produced 70% of the revenue for the school.
Led the school through its first successful accreditation and its renewal for which the school was awarded a School of Distinction honor.
I created three new programs: Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Culinary Management.
Hired all staff and trained every department in the school.
I increased the revenue at a school that was operating for 25 years at $2 million and less in revenue to $24 million in revenue.
I was responsible for development of all of The Institute of Culinary Education systems.
Developed and maintained the entire career school infrastructure: sales, education, placement, facility, student services and school management technology.
Did all creative development for: website, catalogs, specialty books, print ads, radio spots and self produced over 10 television commercials.
Created and maintained the training manuals for all departments and regularly reviewed and updated techniques that lead to outstanding growth in all aspects of the school: more starts, higher placement rates, better retention rates and excellent student satisfaction ratings.
Developed strategy to utilize the facility for maximum efficiency and profit by creating a three a day rotation for each classroom and four hour sessions.
Developed and maintained all student financing options.
Negotiated the sale of receivables and all contracts at the school.
Successfully ran a campaign that unanimously stopped the UFT from unionizing our faculty.
Worked on distance learning options with the Sloan Group.
Developed all faculty and student manuals.
Created an in-house public relations standard, digitized all press and made a sizzle reel to use for prospects and other media outlets.
Used industry stars to contribute to the curriculum and promote their contributions to add a level of differentiation when comparing our program to others.
Managed day to day operations of every department.
Managed staff of 100.
DirectorJan 1992 to Jan 1997 The Art Institute of New York
I created all sales and marketing channels.
I grew the school from $3 million to $16 million in revenue in five years.
I was responsible for growth and profitability of the Career programs.
Managed new program development, pricing and sales & marketing.
Developed, positioned and introduced all sales and marketing aspects.
Managed a team to upgrade school to degree granting status.
Managed day to day front office staff.
Developed international relationships.
Media spokesperson within a public company.
Managed staff of 75.
Director of Financial Aid School Director and Executive DirectorJan 1984 to Jan 1992 North American Training Services
I managed the Financial Aid Department then was promoted to School Director and promoted again to Executive Director.
I managed multiple locations within a large chain of schools.
I managed four Manhattan branches.
I was responsible for the total branch performance including sales, service, control, revenue, and expenses.
Managed government funding, budgeting, audited financial systems and instituted all systems that insured compliance with state and federal regulations.
Trained sales and marketing departments.
Developed pro-active training programs for all departments.
Designed and implemented computerization of all departments.
Chairperson at corporate meetings.
Managed up to 500 employees.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Psychology1982Brooklyn College － Brooklyn, NYPsychology Licenses Licensed School Director
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