My objective is to effectively pursue sales leads and develop lasting relations with existing and future customers to help the company grow.
I am an innovative executive and marketing professional experienced in wholesale, retail, and business operations.
In 2008 My restaurant remodeling experience complimented that of my partnership group in the planning and development of our first of four successful restaurants.
I continue to use networking and group organization experience to attract parties and large groups for our restaurants.
In 2010 my negotiation skills and experience were instrumental resulting in a renegotiated lease on our first and third locations to our benefit.
With our third restaurant, "The Tavern Kitchen and Bar" I gained public relations experience helping us to be honored by St Louis magazine as the 2011 Best Restaurant of the year.
In 2012 I was elected by my partners to act as a mediator to resolve differences within management. My people skills and conflict resolution experience enabled our team to stay intact.
2011 I was asked to restructure my friends auto repair shop and grew sales by 27%. Closing in 2013 due to partners disinterest.
Started Home Pro Counter Top Division and merged it into the parent company ahead of schedule exceeding my contract obligations.
I founded DSI and became our biggest customer at the supply house. DSI provided an outlet for display items and slow moving product. In 1988 I won the salvage contract for a 19 story hotel, accelerating our growth and increasing our customer base and name recognition exponentially.
1982 Implemented a zone layout and inventory process reducing the shelf space and increased order accuracy and add on sales.
1983 Compiled market research of competition through interviews with store managers, owners, and primary customers in the Wholesale Plumbing Supply Industry. This research helped develop a business plan to restructure and revive the family business.
1983 Initiated one of the first kitchen and bath custom display showrooms in the country. This enabled our company to take deposits for special order product and reinvest into high turnover plumbing supplies. Resulting in improved cash flow allowing competition with much larger companies.
1984 Assumed control of the family business due the loss of my parents in a 1981 plane accident. The next two years my team increased sales dramatically, requiring us to relocate.
1986 Negotiated the purchase of a new warehouse and showroom facility and welcomed my sister into the family business.
1988 My sister Shelly, and I were recognized for our growth and innovative showroom business as a cover story and multi page article in The Wholesaler Magazine. The article prompted leading industry brands to compete for our business.
1989 I was able to sell most of the product from the salvage contract awarded to my construction company prior to removing the first fixture. This accelerated our growth and increased our name recognition.
1996-98 Negotiated a buy out plan for our kitchen, bath, and plumbing supply company. Computerized the inventory and sales system, integrating our store into their chain of stores
1994 Having partnered with an existing Dominoes franchisee, we opened two more locations. I reorganized our inventory systems increasing gross margin to the best of any remote Dominoes location in less than 9 months.
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