John Gill

John Gill

Summary

Management leader and business success visionary with extensive experience leading successful start-up and turnaround of financially struggling companies. Proven ability to Identify and obtain strategic acquisitions to gain market share. Capitalize on market opportunities to drive revenues, profits, and enhance growth.

I offer the following skills:

Leadership – Turned around company, from net losses of $300,000, in 1999, to $1,500,000 in net income from 2000 to 2005 partially through development of strategic alliances with major accounts. Focusing on key business relationships, forming alliances with key vendors and networking.

Team Building – Recruited management talent noted for integrity and competency with proven track records of success in 2000 and boasting a zero turnover rate of key management personel by 2002.

Entrepreneur/Innovator – Engineered and implemented a plan consisting of a  new manufacturing plant in 2000, on time and within budget, starting new business from scratch with sales reaching $1,500,000 in 2000.

Negotiator – Doubled sales by negotiating acquisition of Strategy Consultants, LLC in 1999 and of Shamrock Computer Products Ltd. In 2000.

Customer Service/Customer Relations – Increased after-sales revenue by 7.5% by focusing on new corporate goals of quality, not quantity, and by establishing solid customer relationships in 2001.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2000 - Present

Founding Principal

Gill & Son's, Inc d/b/a Gill Turf Management

GILL TURF MANAGEMENT., a U.S. Subsidiary of privately held company Gill & Son’s, Inc Yutan, NE 2000–Present. Full Property Grounds Maintenance company specializing in commercial and residential cement repair, new concrete/ stamped concrete installation, Liquid Fertilization, Mowing / Trimming, Residential / Commercial Landscaping, Retaining Walls and Irrigation Maintenance. Gross sales of $358,000 thousand and 8 employees in 4 crews. Customers are local residences and local businesses.

Created autonomous entity by building Lawn and Landscape Division to implement corporate goals of diversification. Strategically forcasted, planned and achieved an increase in landscape division revenues from $0 to $358,000 with 8 employees over six years. Created and implemented logistics management software to consolidate purchasing, inventory, warehousing, and distribution of fertilization, pest control, weed control and landscaping materials. Assembled Commercial and Residential construction divisions by recruiting local management, motivating sales force, and installing state-of-the-art visual landscape design software.

Drove business revenues from $0 to $358,000 in gross sales from 2000-2006.

Doubled sales in Commercial and Residential landscape markets by implementing visual

design software and incorporating new products that were sold directly to zone 4 markets.

Created and Implemented logistics software to streamline purchasing, inventory,

warehousing and distribution of key products and services.

Started up new liquid chemical division in Omaha on time and within $65,000 budget.

Jan 1999 - Jun 2005

Founding Principal

Strategy Consultants, LLC

STRATEGY CONSULTANTS, LLC., U.S. subsidiary of Gill & Son’s, Inc, Yutan, NE 1999-2005 privately held U.S. manufacturer and seller of computer systems, parts, accessories, software and computer consulting services to small and medium sized businesses in non profit and profit industries.

Modified company direction, initially by providing training programs, improving recruiting and implementing an ERP system. Introduced and implemented custom database software that allowed for speedy design of equipment tailored to customer needs and specifications. Developed proprietary database program that streamlined product manufacturing.Drove supply chain management process and planning by introduction of sales forecast system. Instrumental in establishing formal HR policies, job descriptions, pay scale, and annual written performance reviews.

Doubled sales since 1999 by introduction of preferred agreements with key accounts, including Childrens’ Square, Child Connect, Omaha Surgical Center, Runge & Chase Law Office, Rite Style Optical and by becoming the only computer supplier to offer an onsite warranty as part of the system purchase package.

Increased inventory, bill of materials, and routing accuracy from 50% to 95%+, cut fabrication cycles  30%, and improved on-time delivery from 60% to 85% by implementation of ERP system.

Reduced component costs 23% by utilizing integrated component designs, changing 

primary supplier and implementing value priced packages factory direct.

Changed sales force to payment on margins instead of sales price, reducing unnecessary discounts and increasing motivation for net dollar sales.

Increased revenues 3.5% by establishing R&D Department that produced two new products, annually, including Plexi-glass computer cases, enhanced silent server cooling system.

Sold company to investment firm at the end of company fiscal year for 2005. With less than 1.5% debt.

Mar 1994 - Jan 1999

Network Administrator / VB Programmer

Perfomed duties as a senior team member for EDI system integrations utilizing core EDI translation software for mapping and conversion of custom layout invoices, purchase orders and various other digitally formatted documents. I performed database administrator duties by utilizing Oracle 8i, 9i products on Red Hat Linux and SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 on Windows Servers. I created stored procedures, set triggers and conducted performance monitoring and enhancements to database continuity and speed. I performed network administration duties by supporting Red Hat Linux 7.0, Windows NT 4.0, 2000 and 2003 server. I also performed administration with Exchange 5.5, SMS, IIS and Apache software. Configured, Implemented and supported Cisco Pix Firewall, Cisco 2500/4000 Series Routers, 18 Port T-3 Qwest CSU / DSU unit. Implemented and supported C2 Security firewall levels utilizing Cisco Pix and Checkpoint appliance units. Provided desktop support for 250 workstations utilizing NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Pro, Red Hat 7.0 and Suse Linux. I was also responsible for the full support of Microsoft Productivity Software and Open Office productivity software. Created and implemented custom Visual Basic 6 applications for network monitoring, database monitoring and production system enhancements.

Provided technical support for 250 user base with Red Hat Linux and Windows Software

Data Base Administrator Duties and Administration with Oracle and Microsoft Products

Developed and Compiled custom Visual Basic Applications for network  and web based  monitoring.

Education

Education
1991 - 1993

Associates of Applied Science / Computer Programming

Certifications

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professional Achieved

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft Corporation