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Summary

Innovative, customer - centric leader with commitment to driving growth and building winning teams.  Empowering as a team lead and mentor; consistently challenging team to strive for excellence and providing positive experiences.  Multi-cultural background in both entrepreneurial and corporate settings provide a real-world understanding of the importance of leadership and relationship management to the bottom line. 

Work Experience

MAY 2017CURRENT

General Manager - Wine & Spirit Buyer

BACCHUS CONSULTING GROUP LLC

BACCHUS WINE & SPIRITS BY QUINTON JAY

  • Wine & Spirits Program Buyer & Management
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Program Buyer & Management
  • Wine Club Coordinator
  • Corporate Sales Liason
  • Recruitment, training  and management over sales team. 
  • Events Coordinator re: Butcher Demo Dinners, Specialty Vendor programmed dinners, private client dinners, wine & cheese tastings and wine tasting events.
  • Continued brand alignment & revenue increases through product placement in a retail setting.
  • Created and executed marketing campaigns for social media and print marketing to increase brand awareness and drive revenue. 
  • Created vendor sponsored events through winery & vineyard connections. 
  • In charge of compliance & timely payment for business license, liquor license and health department inquiries and inspections.
  • Inventories of all item food, beverage and smallware items. 
  • Admin with regard to accounts payable submissions and payroll.
  • Financial analysis to include P&L, lease agreements and vendor contracts

Feb 2015April 2017

Director of Operations - Las Vegas, NV

PRB II LLC 

SOCIAL BISTRO & WINE BAR and ELEMENTS WINE BAR

  • Monitored daily operations with Management Team. 
  • Acted as Project Manager for opening of Social Bistro & Wine Bar while overseeing operations for Elements
  • Increased sales by 25% at Elements and reduced beverage COGs by 15% utilizing staff evaluations and recruitment of new FOH team. 
  • Created marketing incentives for both properties
  • Weekly Financial Analysis, P&L reviews with team, budget analysis. 
  • Negotiated lease agreements and vendor contracts for best ROI.
  • Created mentoring program with bonus incentive for managers
Sep 2012Feb 2015

General Manager - Las Vegas, NV

EATS LLC ​

VIEW WINE BAR & KITCHEN

  • Brand creation and alignment.
  • Created and executed marketing campaigns for social media and print marketing increasing sales by 23%. 
  • Created vendor sponsored events through social media connections.
  • Completing all business license, liquor license and health department inquiries and inspections to launch.
  • Composed and costed menus, wine list and beer list
  • Recruitment and training of all departments both hourly staff and salaries.
  • Responsible for all opening orders of product both food, beverage and china
  • Responsible for continued ordering or supervising of such ordering for food and beverage
  • Financial analysis to include P&L, lease agreements and vendor contracts
Jan 2014Jun 2014

Consultant - Las Vegas, NV

Poppy Den
  • Brand creation and alignment.
  • Created and executed marketing campaigns for social media and print marketing increasing sales by 23%. 
  • Created vendor sponsored events through social media connections.
  • Responsible for continued ordering or supervising of such ordering for food and beverage
  • Financial analysis to include P&L, lease agreements and vendor contracts
Jan 2011Sep 2012

Operations Manager - Las Vegas, NV

A5 Group

PECKMAN'S POPS: Operations Manager & Product Developer

  • Product development
  • Market research on competitors and distribution centers
  • Certifications on all equipment, licensing, production
  • Created all SOPs to include but not limited to : forms, policies, meeting notes, renderings, recipe testing, recipe costing, machinery, product batching,  presenting to plan review for SNHD.
  •  Created and executed social media marketing campaign that launched the product at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, NV.

LE DOUX SWIMWEAR: Design, Public Relations, Social Media, Blogging and Marketing

  • Created and executed all social media campaigns 
  • Fashion blog contributor to create additional brand awareness and drive sales to website. 
  • Media handler for Ms. Renz during all trunk shows and Curve NV 
  • Increased sales from website by 35% through social media campaigns via Facebook & Twitter. 

Education

19921996

BS

Longwood University

Graphic Design

Business