Boynton Beach, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
Expert in sales and marketing and very knowledgeable in Business operations.
A high performing sales and marketing executive with experience in product distribution, managing wholesale networks, brand programming, sales presentations to wholesale and retail network, building sales teams, creating and managing budgets, and achieving profitability objectives in the consumer goods industry as a Manager and Senior Manager
Managed sales and brand activities in numerous markets throughout the United States in compliance with state law.; Had responsibility for the largest sales region in the U.S. generating over $75 million in net profit. In addition, Mentored direct reports in order for them to succeed in future jobs of more responsibility. Held executive and management positions at Joseph E. Seagrams and Sons and Bacardi USA.
1975 to 2012 Worked in various sales and field marketing management positions within the Consumer Goods Industry..
The majority of my career being spent at Joseph E. Seagram's companies from 1977-2001. Joseph E Seagram's was sold in December of 2001.
Bacardi Rum Company from 2002 to 2012. Retired April 1, 2012.
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing ;Adelphi University, Garden City, NY Continuous education seminars during business career including seminars in:
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
40 years in the Retailing industry. Worked at Bloomingdale's for 20 years with experience in Home Furnishings, Apparel, Woman's accessories and footwear and Store Operations. 10 years in Atlanta at Rich's (now Macy) as CEO of a 75 store group.
CEO of Brylane for 4 years, one of the largest US mail order catalog companies. Transformed into an online and offline company.
Formed private consulting company in 2004 through 2009 serving many private equity companies seeking to acquire retailing, e-commerce and mail order companies.
Started from scratch a retail chain of stores, under contract with T-Mobile USA in Los Angeles. The company with 6 locations was sold in 2012 to a larger partner distributor.
I enjoy meeting high performance individuals and team development with positive results.
BA Economics, Queens College, City University of NY. 1969</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>
32+ years in corporate America
Small business owner
MBA - Marketing & Statistics</p>
Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>
I was one of five founding partners who took TLA Entertainment Group from it's first phase as a Repertory Cinema with 20 employees through conception, funding, structural setup and operations. The company subsequently added seven award winning video stores, 12 catalogs annually, international websites, film festivals, wholesale distribution in the US and the UK, and has evolved into a leading multi-channel e-commerce business. At the peak of the video business, the company grossed 30 million dollars annually and employed 200 people. In January of 2014, the founding partners were bought out. I became an independent Silpada Designs sales representative, a home party based company. In September of 2014, I enrolled in the John Maxwell Leadership Training Certification Program and am in the process of becoming an executive coach.
I also helped start the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Festival, 2 non-profit organizations that ran 2 film festivals annually. I oversaw operations, volunteers, ticketing and events.
I graduated from Kirkland College, now Hamilton College, with a BA in Anthropology.</p>