Counselors to America's Small Business
US Bank - Business Banker
Dec. 2009 to Now
University Nevada Reno
Bachelors - Finance
Diversified background in start-ups ranging from cable advertising divisions, TV stations, international national consumer goods conglomerate, international computer manufacturer and national IT product manufacturing company.
Created and implemented strategic, yet unique email signature copied and used by sales reps and management nationwide linking downloadable rebates used nationwide and decreased thousands of hours in labor costs.
Achieved #1 in nationwide sales for Hewlett Packard digital camera test in Best Buy stores. 600% sales growth through developing a plan that encompassed store personnel and HP sales rep training, promotional gifts for reps, customer handouts and sales tracking sheets.
Initiated turnaround of poor sales achieving overall 44.5% improvement over predecessor by enhancing channel relationships and providing various diverse market offerings. ($1,382,290 actual vs. $1,998,139 actual)
Sold $10,120 TV Spot schedule to regional shoe manufacturer despite non-existent station ratings.
Established out-of-box solutions with over 60 creative merchandising displays, which solidified long-term relationships with clients. Implemented course to action regarding superior customer service resulting in capturing more customer mindshare.
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Ohio University
• Wide array of innovative business approaches due to work experience in various countries, cultures and different organizations; • Wrote grants/proposal; • Consistent record of forging strong business relationships with prospects and clients; • Worldwide marketing, business development and international strategist with more than 20 years of unique cross-functional expertise in computers, designed and developed electronics/computers and mechanical systems, business development, management and sales, project management and leadership experience; • Ability to perform with a global perspective in a competitive and fast-paced business environment. Extensive international business experience, travel and exposure to different projects and cultures; • Successful record of leading teams in the development of high-quality deliverables and peak performance while focusing on responsibilities and commitments. • Foster professional growth through mentoring relationships and focus on training and development; • Competently juggle multiple projects while maintaining the uppermost emphasis on productivity and profitability.
• Turnarounds | Business Development | Strategic Planning | Management | Board Development | Organizational Development | Forecasting | Technology Adoption | Entrepreneurship | Growth Strategies • Sales Leadership | Channel Sales Strategies, Processes & Programs | Go-to-Market Strategies | Demand Generation | Marketing | Market-Segments | Social Media | Public Relations | Promotion | Creative Writing| • Prototyping |Financing | Communications | Market-Penetration |Packaging | Branding |New Product Analysis | Manufacturing | Engineering | Computers | Electronics |
<p> PhD International College Major: Management Science MSM (MBA) Northrop University Major: Management, Marketing, Economics & Finance BSEE Northrop University Major: Electronics Engineering, Minor in Business DIP (ASEE) Lakehead University Major: Computer &amp; Electronics Engineering Florida Teacher's Certification: Physics and Mathematics (Held)</p>
Helenville Mutual Insurance Company, Helenville, WI 1970-1971, Sales Associate with Father's agency
Metropolitian Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee WI 1973-1974, Sales Agent
South Gate Beverage Center, Jefferson, WI 1973-1976, Store Manager
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1975-1976 Graduate Assistant to Business/Finance Department
Wauzeka Public Schools, Wauzeka, WI 1977-1978, Business Education Instructor
Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee WI 1978-2002, Business Education/Social Studies Instructor
St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, North Mankato, MN 2002 to present, Church Administrator
Attended and graduated from:
Jefferson Sr. High School, Jefferson, WI 1969
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1973 Bachelor of Business Administration
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1976 Masters of Arts in Teaching
Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN 1984 Certification in Ministry
Leonard Stokes, PhD, CMA Professor of Accounting has taught for over 26 years. Prior to teaching his professional experiences included public accounting with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, and his own account, as well as experience in manufacturing. He has taught a variety of undergraduate courses including Intermediate and Advanced Financial Accounting, Fraud and Forensic Accounting, Auditing and graduate level Auditing, Accounting Communication and Research, and Ethics in Business and Society. His articles have been published in journals including: Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, The CPA Journal, The International Journal of Learning, and Advances in Accounting. He has also authored textbooks: Accounting for Partnerships, and Through the Students’ Eyes: A Novella Approach to Ethics for College Age Business Students.
<p> PhD Union college 1997</p> <p> MS Accounting University at Albany 1977</p> <p> BS Finance & law University at Albany, 1972</p> <p> AAS Accounting, Delhi Ag & Tech 1969.</p>
25+ years in Sales and Strategic Management, primarily in Technology related companies. Successfully launched, grew and ultimately sold a business focused on in home care. Currently serving in various volunteer roles for non-profit organizations.
Humboldt State University- BA in psychology and Minor in Business Admin
I am an entrepreneur with a winning attitude, effective leadership skills and a strong work ethic. I learn quickly and contribute immediately. I have a solid understanding of how to work within the Greater Omaha Business Community, and I have a lifetime of experience developing professional relationships. I understand the value of a customer/member and the importance of retention. I am a difference maker and I offer a competitive advantage. I look for new/creative ways to help the company I work for remain relevant for our customers/members and our community.
<p> Attended Western Kentucky University - Go Hilltoppers!</p>
Pearce Cinman, a native of Atlanta, Ga, has built a career in both the public and private sector working for and with stakeholders across Louisiana for over 17 years. A graduate of the LSU Public Administration Institute, the LSU Center for Internal Audit and the LSU Ourso College of Business, Pearce has put his MPA and MBA towards researching governmental relations and policies related to Economic Development, Small Business Development, in particular Microbusiness segments, State Fiscal and Public Policy, and Higher Education. His career path includes managing a family business, working for The Louisiana House of Representatives and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in addition to his work in Higher Education as a faculty member. Pearce's consulting experience includes working on and managing several businesses, political campaigns and research consortia.
BA -- 2003 Industrial Sociology
MPA -- 2007 Economic Development and Public Policy Research
MBA -- 2010 Internal Audit and Public Policy