Boca Raton, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
Highly successful corporate marketing and advertising executive with over 40 years experience in franchised quick service and fast casual restaurants, franchised education services and franchised automotive aftermarket businesses. Also served in senior executive level positions at multinational advertising agencies. Developed award winning marketing and sales promotion tactics for restaurants.
Business management skills include strategic planning, brand development, product development, marketing/sales promotion, public relations, advertising and related creative services.
Nichols College, Dudley, MA
37 years as professional development trainer. Facilitated workshops on interpersonal skills such as:
<p> MBA in Personnel Administration</p>
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>
I have amassed over 40 years of professional business experience in providing sales consulting, sales and management training solutions to increase the sales effectiveness and the business results of my clients. Through continued support and ongoing reinforcement sessions, I help sales professionals and executives to fulfill personal and organizational goals. I help companies and sales teams, who are frustrated with their overall sales performance; with their ability to build sustained relationships, in qualifying or in the disqualifying of prospects quicker, in closing sales faster and in obtaining quality referrals.
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio</p>
Certified Professional Behavioral & Values Analyst with Target Training International, Scottsdale, AZ</p>
I have 38 years of management experience, including Dist. Mr. for several major companies, covering a time frame form 1961 to 1996. Companies included F.W. Woolworth, Walgreens', Zayre Discount Stores, Arnold Drugs, Mich. D.M., SuperX-CVS Drug Stores. In 1996 I purchased Food Fantasies, a natural food store. My experience covers all area's of management including budgets, operations, payroll, personnel, marketing,etc
We were able to make this store a destination in Springfield, and a reputation for being the best Nat. Food Store in the area. We have grown from approx. 13 employees in 1996 to 32 employees in 2014.
1. American Management Association 2. LaSalle Business Management. 3. Various Company sponsored Management Seminars
Technology and Web based services (cable television, phone and internet). Non-profit organizations. Strongest skill areas: Marketing; Financial Modeling; Business Process and Operations.
. Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Indiana State University
. Masters in Business Administration - Indiana University
. University of Chicago Executive Development Program
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley 2009-2011
Financial Advisor, Waddell and Reed 2011-2014
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise 2014-Present
I have multiple degrees in Music Performance and Musicology.
<p> Montclair State University ~ Undergraduate Studies</p> <p> Focus on Business Administration & Psychology</p>
20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.
<p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a> <strong>1974 BS Degree in Economics</strong></p> <p> </p>