Robert Brown


A rewarding position in corporate sales which will afford me the opportunity to work to my fullest ability, where I can exploit my various talents.


Extensive sales and management experience spanning multiple industries. Rescued a failing business and turned it into a profitable enterprise through carefully planned strategies, innovative marketing ideas, and development of lucrative business partnerships. Created a customer focused environment by recruiting, motivating, and training a sales team, instilling accountability and consistently raising performance standards. My background in psychology informs my view that a strong relationship between the account executive and the client is both cardinal to success in obtaining new business and maintaining established accounts. 




Strategic planning, creative thinking, problem solving, excellent communication skills, customer service, building strong relationships.

Work History

Work History


Grand Gifts

Responsibilities included direct sales, training sales associates, and developing skill sets with an emphasis on sales techniques and customer relations, organization, bookkeeping and motivation (see educational background). Developed premium incentive line of products for brokerage firms, medical personnel, and sports figures.

Analysed business trends, market conditions, exploring new potential markets, and judging risk factors.

Built alliances with twenty major bodies, corporations, and professional associations including Major League Baseball, Mid America Productions, United Nations, American Medical Association, U.S. Tennis Association, Antiqua Marina (high end glass manufacturer in Venice, Italy).

Apr 2000 - Nov 2009


Grand Gifts
Feb 1989 - Mar 2000


Eighth Avenue Jewelry

Owned and operated the business, supervising a sales force of six. The business operated in both the retail and wholesale spheres. Managed accounts, held weekly sales meetings with staff, motivated and trained team in both proven sales methods and an emphasis on creative marketing.

1981 - 1989

Vice President

Studio One Imports

Principal in importing business consisting primarily of consumer electronics and watches. Business to business sales.

Jan 1975 - Jul 1981

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

City University of New York

Lectured in various fields of psychology, including human motivation, perception, intelligence, and psycopathology.


Jan 1977 - Aug 1978

Master of Arts M.A.

Columbia University
Sep 1970 - Jan 1975

Bachelor of Arts

City College of new York