founder owner resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Highly motivated successful business owner with extensive customer service and sales experience. Self motivated entrepreneur with 20+ years management experience in a small start-up business environment. Organized Marketing Manager with 20+ years of being a consistent producer, driven to improve results and exceed goals even during successful campaigns. I am a constant work in progress always looking to expand my craft and challenge barriers.
  • Top-rated sales performance
  • Account management
  • Operations analysis
  • Negotiation skills
  • Quality assurance
  • Creative design
  • Online marketing strategies
  • Advertising solution development
  • Customer targeting
Work History
01/2017 to Current Founder/Owner Plaster'D Right Home Improvements | City, STATE,
  • Oversaw all aspects of project execution, including progress of each phase, quality of workmanship and team performance to drive on-time completion of deliverables
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business development strategies, systems and procedures
  • Set project operating/material budgets, consistently maintaining work flow and preventing exceeding budget
  • Promoted branding initiatives, developing effective marketing and sales strategies to meet new business development goals
  • Assembled and managed teams for development, construction, sales and marketing initiatives
  • Conducted pre-construction site work inspections and conducted post-construction final inspections
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue
  • Qualified competitive subcontractor bids to determine capability and resources to perform bid work
  • Monitored contractor adherence to quality standards and plan requirements
  • Secured long-term accounts, managing sales presentations to promote product and brand benefits
2012 to 08/2016 Founder/Owner Barkbuster Tree Service, Llc | City, STATE,
  • Monthly profit & loss sheets, sales, contracts, safety policies, invoices and accounts receivable.
  • Developed online presence with website& Landing Pages resulting in increased company exposure, customer traffic, and sales Leads
  • Managed team of three to four responsible for execution of jobs. Created modern strategy for Barkbuster Tree service to travel and cover more city areas with greater efficiency. This approach proved to be more successful in tight economies, smaller more efficient mobile tree companies can be more profitable than larger more top heavy less mobile competitors, enabling us to service more city areas while reducing operating costs
  • Created loyal customer base, which resulted in greater residual work and required less sales efforts to maintain monthly targeted business margins
  • Sold Barkbuster Tree Service inc Sept 2016 for Undisclosed profit.
2007 to 2011 Founder/Owner Northeast Atlantic Builders, Llc | City, STATE,
  • Purchased Distress foreclosed properties and fixed them up and sold them for profit
  • Performed residential renovations for homeowners in all phases of construction
  • Handled outside sales with solid closing ratio mainly utilizing one call close system. Quickly built great rapport with customers and maintained this positive relationship throughout project, which always led to residual work.
  • Designed and facilitated renovation projects for homeowners from start to finish
  • Advocated for homeowners to get financing to bring projects to fruition, managed budgets for them as well throughout project
  • Performed drawings and handled all permitting required to execute said renovations and worked closely with building inspectors at each specified interval to ensure workmanship
  • Handled any customer complaint efficiently and swiftly to resolve any reasonable indifference immediately and amicably
  • Performed monthly profit loss sheets, employee payroll, invoicing and accounts receivable
  • Designed company website and online presence and marketing to perpetuate leads to adapt to changing times
  • Obtained EPA Lead-law certification in 2008 to conform with government EPA mandated standards
  • Sold N.E.A.B. in 2011 for undisclosed amount
05/1994 to 11/2006 Founder/Owner Taylor Tree Service, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Completed Monthly Profit Loss Sheets, Payroll, Contracts, Safe Work Policies in Accordance with OSHA, Invoicing & Accounts Receivable.
  • Delegated tasks to employees and sales staff, organized execution of work load, tracked progress and updated site managers and customers as necessary
  • Planned and executed marketing programs, producing high closing ratios on qualified leads
  • Managed annual external audit in Tandem with my accountant
  • Curated relationships with many municipality officials and obtained their borough work in result
  • Obtained the City of Pittsburgh Forestry contract in 1999 and handled that account for 4 years until the city reduced their Parks & Rec Funding to help Relieve their debt tribulation
  • Worked rigorously growing the company from 1 truck and 2 men to 8 trucks and 15 employees in under 10 years time
  • I sold the company for an undisclosed profit in 2006
Expected in 1994 to to High School Diploma | Penn Hills Senior High School, Penn Hills, GPA:
I have always had an affinity for the Start up lifestyle and the challenges that it brings, for every challenge presents an opportunity for success. I have embraced these oppositions and only grew stronger from each experience. I have a rich industry knowledge in the construction business, which I have successfully cultivated and sold three of them for profits over 20 years.  Although the self startup path is less traveled and not for the faint at heart, it does speak volumes about ones business acumen and perseverance.

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