Brian Kendall

OBJECTIVE

To leverage my 15 years experience running a business from ground up, dealing with clients, negotiating budgets and managing employees to partner up with David Aquilina. To help grow his current business and client base as well as at the same time learning the business to become a highly successful financial advisor myself. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Work History
Sep 2001 - Present

Producer/Lighting Tech/Equipment Rentals

Green Light Productions, DBA

My own startup company in the photography ad world. I own and rent camera and lighting equipment as well as produce the photographer's side of a shoot -that being getting the picture. I deal with the light -creating it and directing the photo team to get it to be what the photographer is wanting. A sole proprietorship with gross revenues between $300,000-$800,000 annually.

To name a few, the clients include Beyoncé, Revlon, Neutrogena, Grey Advertising, Gotham, Banana Republic, The Gap, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Drakar, Avon, Sony Pictures, Braun, CBS, Michael Kors, Macys, Nordstroms, Capital One, Kohls, and Victoria Secret.   

  • Determine lighting of shots based on creative layouts and/or client discussions
  • Estimate and negotiate budgets with clients
  • Hire, manage and direct photo assistants
  • Manage client deadlines and delivery of final artwork with both photographer and retoucher 
  • Promoting the company 
  • Maintain all ledgers and books for State and local Tax filings in NY and CA in addition to the annual business income taxes
  • Handle all accounts payable and receivables 

Education

Education
Sep 1987 - Aug 1993

BBA

University of Michigan- Dearborn

Finance & Business Management

**One year internship at Smith Barney under Gary Najarian in Southfield, MI

Jan 1989 - Jun 1990

School of Architecture

Lawrence Institute of Technology

**Class president