Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present

General Manager

Emilio Robba

International Designer, Manufacturer, Retailer of Nature related Home Furniture & Accessories with 75 stores worldwide and offices in New York, Miami, Paris & Tokyo

Growing Emilio Robba US operations & Leading expansion in North America

·Ensured profitable growth & Increased sales by 300% over the period

·Recruited, trained and led a team of 25 persons

·Negotiated leases & opened flagship US showroom & first retail stores

·Developed retail distribution (MGM, Neiman Marcus, Robb & Stucky)

·Marketed design services to cruise lines & hotels (RCCL, NCL, Carnival Group)

·Played leading role in global design & lifestyle projects (Nakheel, Dubai)

·Opened the Dominican Republic market (stores and workshops)

·Increased press exposure teaming up with Harrison & Shriftman agency

·Managed all financial aspects with full P&L responsibility

·Established bank relationships and obtained funding for development

Jun 2002 - Apr 2003

Project Manager

Emilio Robba

·Conceptualized and launched corporate | e-commerce website

·Initiated and conducted branding & marketing strategy

·Implemented new accounting software and procedures

·Revamped organization and built supply chain to support development

·Recruited and trained marketing, sales and accounting talents

Mar 1999 - Aug 2000

Junior Consultant

Sagax Fund

·Analyzed Technology markets and new business models

·Identified European startups to assist in their US development

·Elaborated business plans and cash flow projections

·Conducted financial analysis and company valuations

·Edited an investors’ newsletter each quarter

·Identified Venture Capitalists’ profiles and strategies

·Represented Sagax in technology and financial conferences

Education

Education

Summary

Demonstrate strong management, organizational and creative skills while leading the expansion of Emilio Robba in America7 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and General Management positionsGained international exposure while studying and working in France, China and the USAGrowing as a Business Unit Leader with marketing and business development focusWilling to embrace new industries and innovative companies’ environments

Objective

Growing as a Business Unit Leader with marketing and business development focus

Interest

Running, spinning, skiing, soccer, cooking, wine tasting, traveling

Skills

Skills

German

Spanish

French