Orchard Park, NY
Counselors to America's Small Business
Freelance Business Consultant, December 2012 – present
Buffalo MBA Consulting, Senior Consultant and VP of Public Relations, December 2010 – June 2012
Adventure Center Travel Agency, Sales and Operations Assistant and Independent Quality Control Contractor, October 2005 – June 2007
Stowarzyszenie Plenipotentow J.Tadeusza, Non-profit Organization, Assistant Director, April 1999 - November 2004
<p> <strong>University at Buffalo, </strong>The State University of New York<strong>, MBA,</strong> May 2012</p> <p> <strong>University of Gdansk, </strong>Poland, <strong>MA</strong>, October 2001</p>
I am a sales and marketing expert, especially for high tech products. I also have heavy management, HR and hiring and training skills. My primary career focus was the sale of computers, software other high tech products to a wide range of businesses, especially the financial industry. I worked my way up to the Vice President level by proving that I could develop staff and produce exceptional levels of performance.
I believe my success with customers was due to two primary elements: showing the customer how my product would affect his profit and effective, timely follow-up.
My expertise is in sales, trade shows,, marketing, selection and training of sales personnel, prospecting, pricing. compensation plans, sales expense control, proposal writing and government bidding. I also also quite experienced in a variety of effective forecasting methods.
I heavy industry experience in banking, security, postal, unemployment tax cost control, government, retail, manufacturing, non-profit, etc.
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix. Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Texas, Arlington. Various Formal Corporate Training Programs such as: Sales, Sales Management, Computer Programming. EEOC and HIPPA
My professional background has included many years of corporate experience in the area of facilities management within the utility and healthcare industries. I've also created a company in the business brokerage arena (buying and selling main street businesses for clients). Within our family, my wife and I have started and operated several small to medium sized businesses as well. I normally counsel as a SCORE E-Mail Mentor, but am also open to "face-to-face" mentoring on Saturdays or evenings at a location arranged between us. I have a passion for small businesses and the brave souls who take the entrepreneurship leap, so schedule an appointment or contact me to get started.
I have a bachelors degree in business administration and several industry certifications. I have many years of experience in the areas of (1) small business start-ups, (2) small business financial management, (3) small business strategic growth, and (4) small business marketing.
University of Illinois</p>