founder chief executive officer resume example with 15+ years of experience

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Goal-driven Founder, strategic leader and decisive business professional brings track record of success in start up companies. Outstanding background managing multiple products from ideation to market launch and profitable monetization. Strong entrepreneurial spirit, open mind and willingness to take on new challenge that requires patience and perseverance. Experience generating investor funding, developing customer bases and handling diverse leadership functions. Growth-oriented leader dedicated to developing companies from within. Proponent of forming high-quality, successful and cohesive teams.

  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Board Oversight
  • Financial Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employee Motivation and Performance
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Business Development
  • Policy Development
  • Change and Growth Management
  • Leadership and People Development
  • Operational Analysis
  • Raising Capital
  • Resource Utilization
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Performance Benchmarking
  • Succession Planning
  • Human Resource Information System HRIS
  • Media Relations
Education and Training
University of Lagos Lagos, Nigeria, Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Science : Accounting And Business Management - GPA :
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn, NY Expected in 06/2017 Bachelor of Science : Accounting And Business Management - GPA :
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn, NY Expected in 06/2017 Master of Science : Accounting And Business Management - GPA :
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn, NY Expected in 06/2018 Master of Science : Finance - GPA :
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Expected in 06/2020 MBA : Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies - GPA :
  • Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Licensed CPA - 2016
Fifth Wall - Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Denver, CO, 05/2006 - Current
  • Led startup and opening of business and provided business development, creation of operational procedures and workflow planning.
  • Cultivated and maintained industry relationships and customer partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize business success.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of all statutory requirements and regulations.
  • Negotiated key initial contracts and established plans to formalize structure and support growth.
  • Created highly successful marketing and branding strategies to spearhead entry into market.
  • Devised organizational vision, mission and foundational structure to facilitate early growth.
  • Implemented robust policies and organizational structures to underpin successful expansion and drive continuous growth.
  • Monitored business trend forecasts and adjusted budgets and operational plans to maximize growth and opportunities.
  • Enabled organization to scale through rapid growth by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, risks and other constraints.
  • Promoted company public profile by delivering speeches, writing articles and presenting at industry conferences as public face of organization.
  • Directed hiring and training of new department managers to drive organizational improvements.
  • Organized and oversaw capital improvement projects to maintain business viability.
  • Championed multifaceted approach to diversify operations and maintain stability in volatile marketplace.
  • Raised $1M in funding from corporate and individual investors and proficiently managed funds to seed initial development and operational funding.
  • Communicated with industry partners to build valuable relationships and achieve operational targets.
  • Collaborated with company partners to develop and actualize strategic plans to advance company's mission and objectives and promote revenue, profitability and growth.
Mavin Records - Head of Label
City, STATE, 01/2010 - 08/2016
  • Lead the creative team in all aspect from creating new collaborations to catalog exploitation for writers including D'Banj, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage and so on.
  • Negotiated between talent and various agencies for contractual arrangements.
  • Discussed opportunities with industry connections and advocated for clients best suited for openings.
  • Booked clients on various media platforms to maximize main stream opportunities and gain notice.
  • Established career goals and success strategies with clients.
  • Negotiated contract terms to maintain favorable working conditions and compensation for clients.
  • Organized files and records for clients, maximizing security on all information.
  • Communicated client reservations to appropriate staff.
  • Resolved issues between talent and directors to maintain strong, professional relationships.
  • Managed relationships with industry unions, maintaining positive communication and collaboration.
  • Managed $200K in annual sales for numerous touring artists.
Solijun Nig Ltd - Head of Finance
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 01/2010
  • Worked with regulatory representatives to complete accurate filings and maintain compliance.
  • Reorganized finance and accounting departments to improve efficiency and cut excess spending.
  • Networked within communities to identify and capitalize on business opportunities.
  • Created and enforced company-wide controls regarding revenue and expenses in concerted effort to protect organization's assets.
  • Evaluated budget plans and current costs to project trends and recommend updates.
  • Compiled operational and risk reports detailing financial metrics to help management make proactive decisions.
  • Planned and coordinated risk mitigation strategies to protect company assets.
  • Reviewed applications against established parameters to determine approval, rejection or modification requirements.
  • Implemented innovative billing software for SAP department to enhance accounting accuracy.
  • Raised capital by building partnerships with investors and maintaining strong stockholder relationships.
  • Completed month-end and year-end closings, kept records audit-ready and monitored timely recording of accounting transactions.
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Activities and Honors
  • Member, Small Business Association (2008 - present)
  • Member, Alumni Association
  • Created highly effective new indie artist submissions capmpaign that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Negotiated with vendors, saving Marvin Records $500K annually.
  • Recognized as Employee of the year for outstanding performance and team contributions.

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  • Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
  • Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
  • Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
  • Harvard University

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