Business-oriented and versatile professional with an extensive range of logistical and procurement experience in slow, high paced, and hostile environments. Proven ability to work cohesively with diverse individuals in climatic and austere atmospheres.
Assistant Manager with expertise in floor design and staging. Develops effective displays that visually enhance a variety of retail products to increase sales. Provides supervision and development opportunities for hourly Associates in assigned area by hiring, training, mentoring, assigning duties, evaluating performance, providing recognition, and ensuring diversity awareness. Also, goal-oriented and consistently seeking opportunities for growth and increasing merchandising knowledge.
Profit-driven restaurant General Manager with multi-outlet experience; proven success leading startup, turnaround and high-growth operations; and strengths in building cohesive, top-performing and customer-centric teams. High-energy F&B professional with a history of achieving record-setting P&L gains.
Experienced Sonic Operating Partner with successful history of increasing profits, acquiring new business and building a satisfied base of loyal customers. Bringing extensive experience in marketing, sales and operational leadership from over 9 years in Food Service.
o Started as a Chemical Operations Specialist, gaining knowledge and experience with Chemicals, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, an High Yield Explosives (CBRNE)
o 01 July 2008 became a Non Commissioned Officer and Instructor for the weapons of Mass Destruction Program.
o Trained 17,332 soldiers to protect themselves from C.B.R.N.E
o Deployed to Iraq, and Kuwait a total of 3 times, but awarded 19 times. 4 (four) were Army Achievement Medals, 2 (two) Good Conduct Medals 2 (two) were Army Commendation Medals, Army service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, and The Presidential Unit Citation
o Forklift Certified/ Heavy Machine operator
o Adult First Aid/CPR/AED conducted by American Red Cross, completed on 10 November 2019 (Validity period 2 years)
o 8 years of Honorable service with the US Army as a Chemical Operations Specialist, and Instructor for the Weapons of Mass Destruction program (WMD)
o Successfully managed $1.13M in Haz-Mat equipment, with 23 personnel in Kuwait City with no loss or damages
o Joined the Sam's Club family as a regular Merchandiser
o Promoted to Team Leader at Sam's Club 8218 after 6 months with the company
o Promoted to Supervisor of Grocery and Produce departments at Sam's Club 8218 after 15 Months with the company
o Promoted to Assistant Manager at Sam's Club 6565 in Rapid City South Dakota after 27 Months with the Company
o Became General Manager of Cookout Restaurant
o Became Partner with Sonics/ D.L. Rogers
o Certified Food Safety Manager by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. ( Expiration date 31 July 2024)
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