Charlie Schafer

Charlie Schafer


I am a salesperson with broad experience in both B2B and retail fields. I have direct experience with account management, personnel management, merchandising, database creation, and business oriented research. I am interested in pursuing a career in advertising.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2003 - Present

Sales Rep

Trumbull Industires
  •   Consistently ranked as the top inside sales person for the past five years
  • Managed the custom shower door program, which will gross over a million dollars this year
  • Managed the Lowe’s EDI missed hits catalogue, which helps identify key gaps in buying volume levels
  • Provided sales support and technical support to a myriad of clients including The Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement
Jan 2002 - Feb 2003

Brand Manager

  • Created and implemented floor sets and in store marketing campaigns
  • Managed a staff of ten to twenty employees
  • Promoted to manager from brand rep after five months due to exceptional performance evaluations
Aug 2000 - May 2001

Intern/Brand Representative

Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Managed a small team of employees, reporting directly to the store manager
  • Responsible for organizing and implementing floor sets


2005 - 2008

Bahelor of Science in Business Administration

Youngstown State University
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Placed fourth in the 2008 American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising District Five Competition
  • Competed in a six week Capsim management simulation, finishing in the top 10% nationally
  • Educational accomplishments include preparing national and local media buying plans, performing market research, and creating spec advertisements for various types of media



Muscial Talents

Although I have never fed myself with music I am a fairly accomplished amateur musician.  I began playing the trumpet in the third grade.  I played with the North Carolina School of the Arts Youth Symphony for six years, I attended the Governor's School in North Carolina as the principal symphonic trumpeter, and I have played in a wide variety of amazing venues including the Kennedy Center, Stratford Hall, and Camden Yards.   I also play the guitar, although I am not sure if it is really a skill.  To be honest, I am surprised no one has ever snatched my axe from me mid song and pulled a Pete Townshend on it.

Adobe Skills

I have a fair amount of experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign.

Microsoft Office Skills

I excel at Excel, am powerful at Power Point, I have incredible access in Access, and I am a wordsmith in Word.  Unfortunately my experience with Microsoft Publisher is non-existent, kind of like my ability to write puns.