Highly-respected and proactive entertainment executive with a unique blend of multi-faceted creative and business experience and proven track record for success in various industries and roles, including television, strategic partnerships, entertainment marketing, sports, creative production, and large-scale events.
Directed operational duties and managed staff of three for the organization during Executive Director transition; coordinated program strategy efforts, including Media, International, Community Outreach, and Strategic Partnerships.
Developed, pitched, and produced compelling show and segment creative, celebrity and amateur talent, story elements, creative treatments, and branded entertainment partnerships for live events and a wide range of reality show genres on television and YouTube. Select highlights:
Pitched, negotiated, sold and produced 360-degree, multi-million-dollar “gold-standard” partnerships with in-show, on-air, digital, social and off-air extensions for ABC Television Network Primetime Reality and Specials programs (including live events and awards shows).
Managed and coordinated logistics planning and operations for high-profile NHL Special Events, including All-Star Week and All-Star FANtasy, Entry Draft, Stanley Cup Finals, World Cup of Hockey, Awards, and League Meetings
Graduated high honors with 3.92 GPA from Marshall School of Business
Native fluency in English and Turkish; basic fluency in French
Television, film, sports, music, theatre, photography, technology, travel, food
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook); social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+); Skype; Google Docs; Apple ecosystem (OS, iOS, iTunes, App Store, etc.); Windows OS; AVID
Strategic Marketing, Entertainment Marketing, Large-Scale Events, Team Leadership, Staff Management, Contracts, Negotiation, Presentations, Pitching, Selling, Budgets, Business Development, Partnerships, Partner Marketing, Relationship Building, Client Management, Strategic Planning, Content Strategy, Problem Solving, Branded Entertainment, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Process Development
Television, Broadcast, Cable, Creative Development, Creative Production, Talent Management, Crew Management, Field Production, Story Production, Post-Production, Interviews
Significant international travel and work experience
Quick study with most software, applications, and processes
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