Loyal, reliable and results-centric sales manager with over 28 years of catapulting sales by motivating teams, individuals and myself to excellence. If you want something sold or managed I have the experience and history of results that prove I will get the job done. After 23 years helping build Voortman Cookies into a national player in the cookie industry I'm looking forward and excited to start my next chapter.
US Zone Manager October 2017 to May 2017Voortman Cookies(Swander Pace Capital) － Burlington, Ontario
Continued in the position of US Zone Manager after owner and founder Harry Voortman sold the company to Swander Pace Capital in October of 2015. I aided in the transition from long time private owner to Swander Pace leadership and management. Home office based in Mendota, IL. I continued with all duties listed below as Voortman Zone Manager.
US Zone Manager April 2007 to May 2017Voortman Cookies － Burlington, OntarioPromoted to 1 of 2 US Zone Manager positions in the Spring of 2007. Responsible for the supervision, hiring, training and motivation of a sales force of 5 Regional Managers, 30 District Managers and over 200 Independent Distributors covering 37 states. Consistent history of growing sales and footprint for Voortman Cookies. Managed approx $38,000,000 in sales. Some of the accounts I have been Lead Account Manager during my time with Voortman.(Jewel, Schnucks, Kmart, Walgreens, Cub Foods, Woodman's, Roundy's, Dominick's and many more.) Extensive multi state travel required in this position out of my home based office in the Chicago far West Suburbs.
Regional Sales Manager July 1999 to April 2007Voortman Cookies － Burlington, OntarioPromoted to Chicago Regional Manager in the Summer of 2007.