Entrepreneur who grew a businesses from a 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. Solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration. Entrepreneur who is innovative and has marketing professional experienced in high-volume, multi-unit, retail and business operations. More than 18 years of experience planning, developing and implementing new ideas for retail, restaurants, and club stores in the United States and Canada. Driven to manage costs, establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships, and relationships with users, vendors and service providers. Offers outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude. Personable with a remarkable capacity for motivational leadership. Award-winning business owner with more than 18 years in management, marketing, sales/staff training and development. High-energy manufacturing professional who built a successful 85-employee, $12 million a year business, from the ground up. Ability to focus on creating long-term and profitable client relationships through exceptional customer service.
Managed a 85-person team from the front office to production employees in the back of the house. Prepared checks itemizing total production costs and sales taxes. Estimated amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients. Prepared food items. Executed daily production lists and goals. Received and delivered quality products to restaurant from supply warehouse in a timely manner. Consistently stayed under monthly controllable expense budget. Compiled and maintained records of food use and expenditures.Monitored food distribution, ensured products were delivered to the correct recipients and made sure that guidelines for special applications were followed. Spoke with customers to ensure satisfaction with food and service. Oversaw kitchen employee operations to ensure production levels and service standards were maintained. Directed the operation and organization of production facility and all food-related activities, including the presentation and serving of food.
Captured 65%+ market share with new products quickly brought to market. Developed and directed strategy for launch of new products that became #1 in the market place 6 years after launch. Helped achieve company goals by supporting production workers by incentive bonuses and rewards for hard work. Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications. Monitored the production processes and adjusted schedules. Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements. Coordinated inventory and cost control programs. Troubleshooted problems with equipment, devices or products. Developed production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
I Started with nothing! I borrowed $1100 dollars from a friend and built a 12 Million dollar company that is striving today. The experience I have learned over the past 18 years is very valuable for most food Company's here and abroad.
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