Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

V.P. of Operations

Lead Orchard

Here at Lead Orchard our trained sales professionals know when a lead is ripe and ready for picking. We are a team of enthusiastic and seasoned salesmen committed to serving you with courtesy and integrity while growing your sales funnel with premium qualified leads. Lead Orchard uses cutting edge strategies to secure eager and interested prospects personalized exclusively for you. We know your time is better spent closing new business, so leave the cultivating to us. At Lead Orchard, our leads bear fruit!!! For Information Call: 1(866) 660-5323 Ext. 320

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www.leadorchard.net

2008 - 2009

Senior Car Salesman

Easterns Automotive Group

Professional Car Salesman/Easterns Automotive Became top salesman in both units sold and gross dollars for the company in just six monthsGold and Silver Sales Leader

Teaching and training new and veteran salesmanTeam builderTeam leader

Marketing and prospecting throughout the Md., De., and Pa. RegionAward winning customer serviceCustomer Follow-UPAward winning salesMaintaining relationships with lenders and vendors through continuous communicationCar detailing

2007 - 2008

Licensed Insurance Agent

UGA / Mega Life & Health

Marketing throughout the Maryland Region

Prospecting for new businessMeeting and consulting with clientsCollecting any all premiums owedAttending all sales meetings and training Follow-Up visits to clientsFollow-Up phone callsCreated a spider web of potential clients

2004 - 2007

Senior Sales Consultant / Outlet Manager

University Painters

Achieved $500,000.00 plus in sales in my first 9 months with the company. Above company standards with a closing ratio of 55%Marketing throughout the Maryland RegionProspecting for new commercial and residential businessMaintaining vendor relationshipsMeeting and consulting with customersBidding on job Monitoring job thru completeness with 100% satisfactionCollecting any money or fee’s that were due

2002 - 2006

General Store Manager

Rugged Wearhouse

Directly responsible for taking two stores in Maryland and one in Delaware from being the worst stores in the chain to being clean, well run and maintained profitable locations

Responsible for total operation of a 2.5 million dollar off  priced discount apparel storeBeing a true servant leaderTeaching and training of all new and veteran associatesCommunication of corporate policies and procedures in accordance with store and government regulations Responsible for reviews, recognition and discipline of staffScheduling of all staff Maintaining vendor and buyer relationships through continuous  communication to achieve maximum award winning sales100% customer satisfaction based on customer and corporate feedbackShrink Control, Inventory Control and Price Integrity

Meeting all company deadlinesBudget, Cash and P&L accountability

2002 - 2002

General Manager

Responsible for total operation of a 12 million dollar music storeCommunication of corporate policies and procedures

Responsible for evaluations, recognition and disciplineScheduling of all associatesCustomer satisfaction Maintaining artist and vendor relationships through continuous communicationOrganizing backline for local, regional and national acts when requestedShrink Control, Inventory Control and Price IntegrityCash managementStock replenishment

1994 - 2002

Co-Manager

Walmart Stores

Assistant manager of the month in `95,`96,`97,`98,`99C0-Manager of the month 2000,2001,2002Responsible for total operation of a 75 million dollar discount  storeFirst and foremost award winning customer satisfaction A true servant leader to 375 new and veteran associates

Team development/begin with the end in mindTeaching and training all associates Communication of corporate policies and procedures in accordance with store and government regulations Developed a strong assistant manager program for their career advancementResponsible for evaluations, merit raises and discipline of all associatesHelping to plan and implement a financial budgetBackroom organizationDirectly responsible for the ordering and flow of all merchandiseResolving customer and associate concernsMaintaining vendor and buyer relationships through continuous communicationShrink Control, Inventory Control, Cash Management and Price IntegrityFollow-Up on all seasonal layout changes

1990 - 1994

Operations Manager

Kmart

Developed the backroom freight flow program for my store that the company eventually put in to place throughout the chainResponsible for total operation of all daily businessTeaching and training of all new and veteran associatesCustomer satisfaction guaranteedFollowing-Up on all office associatesScheduling of all store associatesCash ManagementShrink Control, Inventory Control and Price IntegrityResponsible for adhering to store and company deadlinesWorked with the merchandise manager to insure proper merchandise flowMaintained vendor and buyer relation ship through continuous communication

1984 - 1990

Dept Manager

Best Products

 Customer Service Opening and closing the store Following all company programs and meeting all deadlines Teaching and training of all department associates Design seasonal layouts and plan-o-grams Stock replenishment/Warehouse management Worked with the assistant manager to evaluate, recognize and discipline department associates Shrink Control, Inventory Control and Price Integrity

1989 - 1990

Merchandising Manager

Ames Dept. Stores

Responsible for the total operation of all daily businessTeaching and training of all merchandisers, dept. managers, stock replenishes and stockmenCommunication of all company policies and procedures

Insure proper freight flow to the sales floorResponsible for evaluations, recognition and discipline of the merchandising teamCustomer service Work directly with the operations manger to insure Price Integrity, Layout Integrity and Inventory ControlMaintain vendor relationships through continuous communication

Education

Education

College Prep

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

BS

Towson University

Certifications

Certifications

Franklin-Covey Time Management Certified

Franklin-Covey