My diversified background in management, sales, construction, and customer service, is what sets me apart. Also making me unique is my proven ability to provide expertise in marketing, contract negotiation, problem solving, business administration, strategy, and start-ups across multiple industries. I have shown my value to teams in measurable ways. A degree with honors in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with focus on international business, allowed me to take my 20 plus years on-the-job experience tothe next level. Graduating Magna Cum Laude resulted from a strong work ethic and my ability to achieve goals.
As Vice President of Sales and Marketing I oversaw and generated sales worth $400,000+ in 2014.
Proven ability to rapidly apply course work and achieve real world results as seen in contract negotiation success between Artisans and Tempur-Pedic® resulting in exclusive customizing rights
Extensive experience with customer service in many different industries
Expertise in direct selling with clients at trade shows and on the phone, B2C
Effective company research and cold calling, B2B relationship selling resulted in 300+ contacts
Entrepreneur; owned and operated an alternative sports retail business for 3 years, general contracting business for over 3 years, author of 12+ business plans, & multiple patent applications
Earned the level of foreman after just 2 years on the job
Applied in depth understanding of architectural drawings and engineering requirements
Successful project management leading and overseeing building crews and sub-contractors
Passed every building inspection requirement in 15 years of leading custom home building crews, by paying close attention to the details
As foreman and expert carpenter, constructed dozens of high-end homes and buildings, starting from ground breaking all the way through to handing the keys to the client.
My diversified background in management, sales, construction, and customer service, is what sets me apart. Also making me unique is my proven ability to provide expertise in marketing, contract negotiation, problem solving, business administration, strategy, and start-ups across multiple industries. I have shown my value to teams in measurable ways. A degree with honors in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with focus on international business, allowed me to take my 20 plus years on-the-job experience to the next level. Graduating Magna Cum Laude resulted from a strong work ethic and my ability to achieve goals
Central Michigan University (CMU) Mt. Pleasant, MI Bachelors of Science in Business Administration December 2014 graduation Major: Marketing 2011-2014 Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors GPA 3.82/4.00
Earned multiple entries on the CMU Honors lists, President's lists, & Deans lists 2011-2014
International Honor Business Society, Beta Gamma Sigma
Golden Key International Honor Society
Project Leader and Artist01/1999 － 01/2008Artisans Custom Mattress, IncSaginaw Friday Harbor, MI WA
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, B2B & B2C 2009-Present
Instrumental in returning the company to profitability by increasing sales 70% in the last 5 years
Partner in successful contract negotiations with multi-billion dollar corporation, Tempur-Pedic
Planned business strategies, built new website, and remodeled/expanded Artisans' operating facilities Project management including negotiating with clients, architects, vendors, labor and government agencies as well as managing budgets and schedules. Led high priority/complex projects Ravenhill Construction Inc. and MH Construction Friday Harbor, WA Project Leader and Forman, www.ravenhillconstruction.com 1999-05', 08'
Managed construction of multi-million dollar custom homes from ground breaking to completion
An example of a luxury home I helped build while at Raven Hill can be found in: Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, "Fitting In" by F. Albert May 2003 vol.8#3 -54. Designed and built specialty copper and steel features, and roofs, for luxury homes
2014Bachelors of Science:Central Michigan University - Business AdministrationMt. Pleasant, MI, USCentral Michigan University (CMU) Mt. Pleasant, MI Bachelors of Science in Business Administratio December 2014 graduation Major: Marketing 2011-2014 Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors GPA 3.82/4.00
2013American University of Rome - International BusinessRome, IT* American University of Rome (AUR) Rome, Italy Two semesters studying abroad focusing on International Business 2012-2013 GPA in Rome 3.6/4.0
2011Associates:University of Phoenix - Information Technology* University of Phoenix Virtual Campus Associates Degree: Information Technology with emphasis on Computer Programming 2009-2011 Studied website development/security and multiple coding languages GPA: 3.92/4.00
1994Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Electronic EngineeringKalamazoo, MI, US* Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI Electronic Engineering 1994
1993Western Michigan University - Electronic EngineeringKalamazoo, MI, US* Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Electronic Engineering 1992-1993 Honors and Awards
2014American University of Rome - International Honor Business Society, LeadershipEarned multiple entries on the CMU Honors lists, President's lists, & Deans lists 2011-2014 International Honor Business Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Golden Key International Honor Society The Society for Leadership and Success Study Abroad Ambassador for the American University of Rome (AUR) Won class competitions for Growth Strategy Development in: Global Marketing course at AUR, the three course Integrated Business Core (300 level courses) involving Finance, Supply Chain, and Marketing at CMU, and won class competition in CMU Marketing Research (450 course)
Allied Business Schools - Home Inspector Certification since 2008 SAP TERP 10 Academy- Associate Business Foundation & Integration with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5 Carew International - Dimensions of Professional Selling
Speech writer and lead consultant for State Senator Kevin Ranker, WA, during his successful election campaign for San Juan County Commissioner in . Served the same role again for his successful election campaign for the Washington State Senate in . State Senator Ranker, WA, has invited me to consult on future campaigns
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2014 Bachelors of Science : Central Michigan University - Business Administration 2013 American University of Rome - International Business 2011 Associates : University of Phoenix - Information Technology 1994 Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Electronic Engineering 1993 Western Michigan University - Electronic Engineering 2014 American University of Rome - International Honor Business Society, Leadership
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