1976-2013 Owner/Operator/Corp. President/ S. Ross & Co., Inc.
Purchased existing business.
946 41st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
Responsibilities: Sales (in store and in home). Ordering,
advertising, marketing, keeping financial books, buying, coordinating and training
installation and office personnel; coordinating manufacture
of finished custom-made home furnishings. Sold business and retired in 2013.
1973-1976 Partner/President of Corporation/ Textile Associates
139 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33139
Responsibilities: Start up of new business.Head of sales. Setting up of fabric showroom in
Miami’s Design District. Hiring and training of office personnel,
Dealing with a multitude of clientele, both of a residential and
commercial ilk. Sold successful wholesale business in order to open retail business.
1971-1973 Manager Trainee/Store Manager/ Food Fair Stores, Miami, FL.
Responsibilities: Managed store, did ordering, supervised 25 employees. Scheduling and banking.
1967-1973 Petty Officer 2nd Class/U.S. Navy/
Responsibilities: U.S. Navy Diver & Captain of River Patrol Boat
in the Mekong Delta Region of the Republic of Viet Nam. Numerous combat experiences.
Responsible for the lives of the crew members and made decisions to that effect.
EDUCATION Broward College AA Degree 1985
Miami Norland High School Grad. 1965
Numerous U.S. Navy Schools:
US Navy First Class Divers School, Subic Bay, Philippines
Atomic Warfare Survival School, San Diego, CA.
Basic Electronics and Electricity School, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Inshore Undersea Warfare School, Coronado Island, San Diego, CA
US Navy SERE Training (Survival, Escape, Resistance, Evasion) Warner Springs, CA.
ASSETS Excellent communication skills, handle stress very well, accustomed to dealing with emergencies and solving them in a professional manner with desired results; superlative people skills. Full knowledge in start-up requirements for new businesses, and everyday operation of a small business.
I have an AA degree. I have completed many different military schools, and I have owned and operated my own business for over 37 years. Owning your own successful business for an extended period of time is an education in itself.