co founder resume example with 17+ years of experience

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

Take-charge professional delivering executive support and team leadership to business operations. Dependable and detail-oriented to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Broad experience includes sales management, training, accounts management, invoicing, scheduling, database management, vendor negotiations and contract management. Recognized for exemplary customer service and team collaboration. Customer-oriented and strategic-thinking professional with over 18 years of experience in building relationships, cultivating partnerships, retaining top talent and growing profitability. Multi-tasking and self-motivated leader with expertise in implementing pricing models and turnaround management. Performance-oriented and accomplished General Manager offering proven operations management and strategic planning expertise in the automotive industry. Successful background building and leading results-driven teams to meeting and exceed business targets. Solid human resources and business management expertise.

  • Partnership Development
  • Leadership Team Building
  • Capital and Resource Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Company Representation
  • Talent Recruitment
  • Financial Planning
  • Executive Performance Management
  • Operational Excellence
  • Opportunity and Risk Assessment
  • Industry Partnership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Business Development
  • Leadership and People Development
  • Executive Leadership
  • Budget Planning
  • Policy Development
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Employee Motivation and Performance
  • Cost Control
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Budget Management
  • Vendor Sourcing and Negotiations
  • Account Management
  • Staff Training
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Cost Reduction
  • Revenue Growth
  • Operations Oversight
  • Event Planning
  • Performance Optimization
  • Revenue Generation
  • Policy/Program Development
  • Sales Team Development
  • Sales Tracking
  • Financial Statement Review
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Focus and Follow-Through
  • Department Oversight
  • Budget Control
  • Decision Making
  • Customer Service Management
  • Mathematical Calculation and Reasoning
  • Management Team Building
  • Employee Motivation
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Leadership
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Goal Setting
  • Human Resources Oversight
  • Hiring and Onboarding
  • Records Organization and Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Process Improvements
  • Staff Development
  • Training Management
01/2022 to Current
Co-Founder William Demant Holding A/S Shreveport, LA,
  • Conducted research to determine ideal markets for products and services.
  • Marketed products and services at tradeshows and promotional events.
  • Collaborated with other departments to coordinate strategic marketing activities.
  • Collected and analyzed market research data for use in forecasting.
  • Developed marketing strategies based on corporate objectives and market trends.
  • Cultivated business partnerships to build lasting relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Assessed projects against budgets and timelines, keeping team and assignments on task.
  • Planned and facilitated meetings to share marketing plans and explain future business goals.
  • Analyzed competitors and market trends to facilitate business growth.
  • Coordinated approval or rejection of lines of credit or commercial, real estate or personal loans.
  • Networked within communities to identify and capitalize on business opportunities.
  • Completed month-end and year-end closings, kept records audit-ready and monitored timely recording of accounting transactions.
01/2020 to Current
President Cardinal Logistics Buford, GA,
  • Built talent pipeline to support business growth and enduring success.
  • Roadmapped plans to outline benefits and address potential constraints prior to resource commitment.
  • Executed on-time, under-budget project management to adhere to project road map.
  • Determined performance goals and offered tactics for achieving milestones.
  • Promoted brand awareness by increasing market penetration across natinal markets.
  • Implemented strategic offerings to enhance company's suite of products and services.
  • Oversaw special promotional events to drive positive media coverage, boost revenue and enhance sales.
  • Designed and edited promotional publications.
  • Conferred with labor relations managers to develop internal communications, keeping employees informed of company activities.
  • Developed content and schedules for press releases, social media posts and websites.
  • Managed team personnel, budget and schedule to handle demanding PR requirements.
  • Assigned, supervised and reviewed activities of public relations staff.
  • Drafted speeches for company executives and arranged interviews and other forms of contact.
  • Sponsored and built strong relationships with media influencers.
01/2020 to 01/2022
General Manager Deacon Jones Automotive Group City, STATE,
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired qualified staff for open positions.
  • Mitigated business risks by working closely with staff members and assessing performance.
  • Used strong issue resolution and communication skills to cultivate and strengthen lasting client relationships.
  • Complied with company policies and government regulations to prevent and detect rule violations and protect organization from fines and lawsuits.
  • Improved productivity initiatives, managing budgets and accounts, coordinating itinerary and scheduling appointments.
  • Guided management and supervisory staff to promote smooth operations.
  • Designed sales and service strategies to improve revenue and retention.
  • Monitored inventory levels and placed new orders for merchandise to keep supply well-stocked.
  • Reviewed financial statements and sales or activity reports to measure productivity or goal achievement.
  • Directed or coordinated financial or budget activities to fund operations and maximize investments.
  • Appraised inventory levels on frequent basis, ordering new merchandise to keep quantities well-stocked.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Prepared staff work schedules and assigned team members to specific duties.
  • Tracked monthly sales to generate reports for business development planning.
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business strategies, systems and procedures.
03/2005 to 01/2020
Pre Owned Director Hendrick Automotive Group City, STATE,
  • Reviewed inventory stocking levels and helped coordinated return or transfer of excess inventory.
  • Coordinated and monitored inbound and outgoing deliveries, keeping abreast of delays and other issues.
  • Conducted periodic reviews of suppliers based on performance and adherence to contracts.
  • Coached employees on inventory management activities, identifying quality candidates for advancement opportunities.
  • Managed day-to-day operations, monitoring incoming deliveries and overseeing market trends.
  • Handled departmental scheduling to maintain proper staffing for shifts.
  • Performed sales consultations and educated clients on products and services.
  • Tracked monthly sales to generate reports for business development planning.
  • Executed and created strategic sales plans to expand customer base and extend global reach.
  • Researched and capitalized on emerging opportunities to build business and expand customer base.
  • Created and maintained sales environment to support business objectives.
  • Delivered sales presentations focused on offerings and unique advantages over competitors.
  • Developed sales plans, goals, strategies and objectives to achieve team goals and revenue objectives.
  • Tracked and analyzed key quantitative metrics and business trends relating to clients and partners.
  • Boosted revenue and facilitated sales activity while developing consistent employee measurements for exceeding goals.
  • Prepared sales production reports for senior management.
  • Achieved company growth and brand development through market expansion and sales.
  • Maintained strong knowledge of automotive market by participating in workshops, conferences and online education classes.
  • Reduced process lags by training new employees on sales best practices and protocol.
  • Created and coordinated group training classes in alignment with company sales objectives.
  • Reduced process gaps by supporting and training field representatives on orders, tracking, expenses and sales protocols.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Assessed training needs through surveys, interviews with employees or focus groups.
  • Maintained open and ongoing communication with clients to meet needs and expectations.
  • Determined price schedules and discount rates.
  • Leveraged cold calling, in-person visits and referrals to build leads.
  • Supported sales team members to drive growth and development.
  • Enhanced sales volume through skilled support to both new and inactive customers.
  • Mentored and internally promoted successful company sales and account management staff into leadership positions to drive company growth.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2018 to to
Graduate: Automotive Management
NADA Accademy - ,
Expected in 01/2003 to to
High School Diploma:
Sonoma Office of Education - Santa Rosa, CA,
Expected in to to
Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, CA

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School Attended

  • NADA Accademy
  • Sonoma Office of Education
  • Santa Rosa Junior College

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