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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give --- Winston Churchill

Summary

I am a recent Bryan School of Business and Economics Graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to the military I have spent many years in customer service, which has greatly helped my communication skills. I am looking to secure a marketing position where I can apply my knowledge in marketing research and consumer behavior while also utilizing my strong organizational skills, and ability to work well with groups in order to make positive contributions to the organization.

Interest

Finances - Professional Networking - Running - Crossfit - Tough Mudder Competition - Camping - Reading Books

Profile of Qualifications

Ø  BS, Marketing – completed three intensive Marketing Internships

Ø  Solid theoretical and applied studies in areas ranging from Marketing Principles, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, and International Marketing to Business Policy & Strategy, Communications and Legal/Ethical Issues, International Business and Human Resources

Ø  Professional experience in customer/public-focused, service-oriented sectors

Ø  Dynamic communication and relationship building skills

Ø  Motivating leader experienced in training, coordinating and supervising personnel; equally effective in independent/self-managed and collaborative team environments

Ø  Effectively prioritize, plan, organize, and manage projects/workflow to optimize use of time and resources and maximize productivity/efficiency

Ø  Strong work ethic and high level of professional integrity; eight years of military service

Ø  Technology-savvy, with skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Specialties

Marketing-Comprehensive Marketing Strategies-Target Research-Social Media MarketingFinance-Financial Coaching-Budgeting

Work History

Work History

Combat Engineer

U.S. Army (Active Duty)

Additionally served as  Rear Detachment Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge and Supply Sergeant

Entrusted with the secure and accountable management of $1.1M in military assets including facilities, equipment and billets

Mar 2008 - Present

Drill Sergeant

U.S. Army (Reserves)

Performed duties as a Drill Sergeant for a Basic Combat Training (BCT) battery; responsible for the health, welfare, and training of a 64 Soldier platoon; acted as a positive role model for all Initial Entry Training (IET) Soldiers by portraying the seven Army values; provided instructions in all common skills and ensured strict adherence of safety procedures during training and live fire exercises; conducted all training to standard using the assist and insist method of training.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Marketing Intern

The HR Group

Created an in-depth strategic marketing and promotion plan for eRésuméPros. This plan was designed to increase brand identity, communications and brand awareness to its target market.  This was accomplished through recommendations that could be easily and immediately implemented such as social media, employee accreditation, new product lines, product pricing, new market segments and key employee compensation.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

International Marketing-Export Odyssey Intern

Integrated Environmental Solutions

Created an international marketing plan for the company Integrated Environmental Solutions to enter into the U.K. market. This market was chosen due to intellectual property, safety, and environmental laws. The market showed potential for unbelievable growth and profit. The following databases were used extensively to find a desirable market, potential customers, and to identify competition. • BizMiner• Business & Company Resource Center• Business Source Premier• General OneFile• IBIS World• Lexis Nexis• Reference USA

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

Marketing and Sales Intern

Penske

Capitalized on opportunities to acquire hands-on experience in residential and national commercial business development and client management, with focus on rental department marketing, sales and customer service operations.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Marketing Event Intern

Chevrolet & EdVenture Partners

Created, developed, and executed a successful campaign for Chevrolet Automotive Company targeted to “Generation Y” UNCG college students. Helped lead full service agency by overseeing the finance department. Managed deadlines through a 15 week schedule and aided in the creation of the campaign which had over 2,500 target consumers attend, this exceeded the client’s goal of increasing purchase consideration and brand awareness.

Mar 2010 - Feb 2011

Crew Chief

Steam Source

Actively interfaced with clients to identify needs, update on project status, troubleshoot concerns, and ensure high satisfaction levels

Demonstrated sharp leadership and communication skills in effectively training new hires as well as coordinating and directing crews for both commercial and residential clients

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Budgeting

I was introduced to Dave Ramsey's book "The total money makeover" many years ago.  This book has forever changed the way I interact with money.     I now lead a class once a week, ranging from 6-30 individuals, in helping them understand how money really works.  During this class, the participants receive personalized assistance in teaching, planning, and achieving their financial goals.   Again, I am the go-to-guy in my circle for individual financial advice.  

Problem Solving

I was always known as the go-to-guy in the Army.  This was due to my natural ability to problem solve.  I have the ability to easily remove myself from a given situation and look at the big picture.  This ability allows me to see alternative options to solving problems that many others miss.

Team Leadership

I have lead teams in the U.S. Army for nearly 9 years.  In addition to the military, I have read many leadership books from authors like - John Maxwell - Jim Collins - Seth Godin - Steven R. Covey - Dale Carnegie.  

Microsoft Office

I am not only proficient but my skill level is much higher than average in all Microsoft Office programs including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Certifications

Certifications

Drill Sergeant Badge

U.S. Army

Parachutist Badge

U.S. Army

Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbo

U.S. Army

Iraq Campaign Medal

U.S. Army

Army Achievement Medals

U.S. Army