Highly motivated personable professional with 35 years of entrepreneurial and management experience.
Has multi-task capabilities, and skillfully creates and maintains professional and loyal relationships with client/customers, co-workers, and staff while effectively managing operations and events across a broad spectrum. Comfortable in working independently as manager and leader and as a collaborative team member. A patient and calm demeanor with experience in exercising decisive judgment to meet and exceed organizational goals.
Engaging personality and service-driven background coupled with knowledge, experience and expertise on a domestic and global level. Seeking a long-term opportunity to build success for an exciting organization.
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Over the years I have taken great pride in my managerial and man management ability and have endeavored to produce the best out of people whether on an individual level or working with groups on various projects. I have a very entrepreneurial outlook and am focused on positive outcomes.
I am observant in keeping personal and professional standards at the highest level based on many years at the senior executive position in a variety of business environments.
I pride myself in being detail orientated, organized, taking responsibility, strong in leadership, and an effective and articulate communicator. My awareness and sensibility to maintain diplomacy and etiquette is an attribute I consistently keep in mind when in conversation.
In addition, my 'life' qualifications allow me to have had the privilege of working with some very talented and gifted co-workers and individuals.
My background in the customer/client service based industry is one of my greatest attributes. I use a trusted methodology (S.T.A.R.-Situation,Task,Action,Result) to resolve and find resolutions to any challenges.
I have the ability to adapt to a variety of circumstances, and understand how to meet strict deadlines and resolve pressured situations.
I am well versed in finances and have the necessary knowledge to look at P/L, balance sheets, KPI's, statistics, and interpreting analytical spreadsheets to develop and improve performance. I also have IT skills as part of my profile in management expertise.
My background includes many years of experience in the fashion, music, and sports industries. This has allowed me to be able to transfer a number of important interactive, technical and relational skill-sets to career changes.
I have an in depth knowledge of the cosmetic/salon industry, working with some of the best fashion houses and editorials (Vogue, Elle, etc) and involvement at major showcase events including London, Paris, Milan and New York/L.A. At one point I managed up to 16 salons for a national group as regional director, improving revenue and profit margins by up to 20%.
I have skills in sound engineering, have been the owner of my own record company, and a director at inception for the MPG (Music Producers Guild) in England. At the other end of the spectrum, I also applied my musical instrument skills as a music therapist working with the disadvantaged and disabled for the National Health Service (UK) a very fulfilling and inspiring part of my life.
Presently, I am one of 18 FIFA Licensed Soccer Match Agents officially listed in the USA and one of only 166 in the world. Coordination of such events focuses on preparation and planning of operations, and logistics, (travel, accommodation, catering to working with broadcast and media companies) contract negotiation, marketing/digital/social media, promotion, commercial sponsors, and looking at new concepts such as block-chain ticketing technology. I am also a registered player agent with the USSF (United States Soccer Federation)
I have European and US certifications and qualifications in coaching, and have worked at youth club organizations, becoming a head coach/tutor at a college and creating a teaching curriculum. I have also been director of recruitment, talent acquisition and youth development at a professional EPL (English Premier League) soccer club covering 3 regions and ten centers for many player athletes who went on to compete at the highest professional level.
At various times during my career I have been an advocate, mentor, and advisor for community groups and stakeholders to represent young people who seek direction, help and guidance in their career paths, having partaken in round table events and presentations.
I am a proud follower of Christianity, while strongly respecting other people's faith, beliefs and/or philosophies.
I became a 'proud' US Citizen in February this year, having crossed 'the pond' in 2008.
I am grateful, appreciate your time, and look forward in having the opportunity to meet in person and at your convenience.
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