Entrepreneur who grew a businesse from start-up to millions in annual revenue through effective business planning and innovative marketing strategies. High-energy professional with a talent for taking innovative projects from concept development to launch.
Customer Satisfaction, Customer Service, Domestic and International Experience, Expense Control, Internal Auditing, Marketing, Product Development, Project Management, Reporting, negotiating, Sales, Statement Billings, Weekly Payroll, Account Management, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Budgeting, Business Development, Client Relations, Cold Calling, Computer Proficient, Creative Problem Solving, Credit and Collections, CRM Systems, Customer Needs Assessment, Camera and security systems creation, IP phone network systems creation, Ground /Air Trucking logistics Proficient, Dynamic Website creation, Quickbooks, Apple certified server technician/trainer, Forklift, warehouse management, RFID creation and tracking.
Customer Service -oriented
Employee training and development
Risk and feasibility analysis
Human resources management
Client and vendor relations
Accounting and payroll
Invoicing and purchase orders
Apple certified server technician / trainer
Ground and air transportation
Heavy industrial equipment
Shipping and receiving
Shipment consolidations planning
OwnerJul 1981 to Mar 1992 Barrels Boxes & More LLC. － Bolton, CT
Created from start up a company selling barrels, drum, containers and environmental equipment and supplies to the Dept. of Defense, Government and the general military industrial complex companies.
As a start up I have worked every possible position within my company from shipping and receiving, to strategic planning, contract negotiation to information technology systems creation and programing.
There is no one within my company doing a job which I have not personally done myself in its creation.
Reason for selling the business
In order to create a business in an industry with the likes of giants like Halliburton and others a niche was needed, the two options available to me were native american or with the help of my wife, woman owned small business status, there was greater opportunities for sales with the latter.
Never even contemplating my wife would ask for a divorce after 30+ years of marriage, now I can no longer ethically or legally keep my Government contracts as my company is now no longer women owned and that was the lions share of the business, I could attempt to reestablish under native American but at this point in my life I would prefer to sell and follow my passion.
FormanJul 1981 to Mar 1992 Barros Construction Co － Columbia, CT
Forman and operative mason for our families construction company
Design build and construct forms for concrete structures.
Train and supervise workers and masons.
Final hand polishing of flat work concrete.
Operation and maintenance of all mechanical equipment required in the concrete construction industry.
The retrofitting of all construction vehicles with radios and for cell phones.
Reason for leaving the family business was to establish myself.
Not completed, Communications / Information TechnologyManchester Community College － Manchester, CT, Hartford
High School Diploma, General1981Windham High School － Windham, CT, Windham
Masons - The venue for community service and charitable giving.
Scottish Rite - The outlet for my creative acting skills.
Martial arts - Keeping good physical and mental dexterity.
As senior deacon for friendship Tuscan Lodge 145 Manchester CT this year alone I've had the honor and privilege of being Chairman/Organizer/ facilitator for numerous charities and community outreach programs, working as liaison with other organizations and houses of worship on community projects and fund raisers covering a broad spectrum of community needs as well as Medical fundraisers for individuals and children in need. It was said that one of the events I chaired was the second highest grossing.
It is my belief that it is a duty, responsibility and honor to make the world better today then it was yesterday.
A simple smile, word or a helping hand in only a moment of time can cause a chain reaction of positive events!