Summary

Outstanding leader, profficient team player, former athlete, and an excellent self-starter looking for an opportunity in management in the San Francisco Bay Area 

Education

Education
Sep 2013 - Jan 2015

Master of Science in International Business Management 

Kedge Business School, Marseille 
  • Voted team leader by colleagues and Instructor of 11 Master’s students in a project given by Digitick, a French-based e-commerce company.
  • Served as an assistant in the International Development Unit, helping with the renewal of 120 international contracts and the establishment of new academic collaborations between the Institution and its prospects.
  • Worked as an Outgoing Exchange Manager at AIESEC, sending the highest number of French business students (16) to participate in internships abroad, including Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and Bulgaria.
  • Voted AIESEC performer of the month among 20 colleagues, after establishing new partnerships between AIESEC Marseille and five foreign offices/NGOs, strategically placed throughout South America.
  • Successfully completed a Master's thesis project on the significance of personal branding versus trust and reciprocity in the development of LinkedIn relationships.
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor of Arts  in International Relations; Minor in Sports Administration

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
  • Recipient of a full athletic scholarship, an Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll and Dean’s List student member.
  • Graduated from all three levels of Carolina’s Leadership Academy designed to develop world-class leaders.
  • Served as a veteran leader, the highest distinction in the program 
  • Served as a CREED mentor and developed the ability to mentor and supervise student-athletes of different ages. 
  • Volunteered with Kids Rock Clinic, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and NC Children’s Hospitals. 

Professional Experience

Work History
Jan 2013 - Aug 2013

Project Manager 

The Herrera Company, Gainesville 
  • Partnered with the CEO on projects to develop business proposals and resolve strategic issues associated with operational costs and the management of current accounts.
  • Conducted and presented extensive cost tracking and progress reports to Senior Management team to ensure operational and financial efficiency.
  • Prepared contracts, negotiated revisions, and implemented control programs with Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Architects.
  • Performed basic human resource responsibilities, including allocation of talent and training of staff.
Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Media Sales and Business Development Intern 

rEvoltuion Sports Marketing and Media Agency, Chicago 
  • Collaborated closely with staff to conceptualize, execute, and measure top-quality marketing campaigns for clients and business partners.
  • Served major companies such as: Bank of America, Honda, and Dairy Queen, in delivering focused programs that differentiated their individual brand and mission. 
  • Worked with ESPN, Fox, CBS, and other nationwide networks, to ensure that the clients' expectations are met and exceeded.
  • Maintained and updated data used in preparation of various reports for clients, networks and prospects.
  • Worked with the experiential marketing department to schedule, manage, and analyze the progress of the nationwide FIFA'13 Tour. 
Jan 2012 - May 2012

Business Development Intern 

Get Real and Heel Breast Cancer Organization
  • Helped establish an action plan and manage events, including The Blue & Pink Cancer Awareness Gymnastics Meet, which had record attendance of 2,500 community members and raised more than $4,000 in funds for the organization.
Jan 2012 - May 2012

Undergraduate Volleyball Coach and Camp Counselor

UNC Athletic Department 
  • Participated in staff meetings and discussed team development, training session content, and recruitment strategies. 
  • Monitored and assessed athletes' performance.
  • Worked closely with prospective scholar-athletes in order to promote the program’s achievements, vision for the future, and academic success.
  • Resulted in three out of four recruits committing to the program.

Honors, Leadership, & Community Outreach

Certifications

Recipient of a full athletic scholarship, an Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll and Dean’s List student member.

  • Graduated from all three levels of Carolina’s Leadership program designed to develop world-class leaders.
  • Served as a veteran leader, the highest distinction in the program for two consecutive years.
  • Served as a CREED mentor and developed the ability to mentor and supervise younger student-athletes.
  • Volunteered with Kids Rock Clinic, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, Charles House, Adopt a Family, Habitat for Humanity, and NC Children’s Hospital.

Languages

Skills

Bilingual in Bulgarian and English, proficient in Russian, beginner in French 

International background working, living and studying in three countries throughout North America and Europe