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professional experience

The Flying Steamshovel Group of Companies

2007Present

General Manager/Managing Partner

Rossland BC

Successfully operate a 7 room boutique hotel, 175 seat pub and convenience store, 3000 square foot licensed liquor store; Manage operations for convenience store location complete with Esso gas station, 7 commercial properties consisting of nine tenants with annual revenues in excess of $4 million; Skilled in human resources, budget development, implementation, sales and marketing

Century 21 Kootenay Homes

20082012

Realtor® & Certified Property Manager

Marketing and selling homes in the Kootenays with a predominant focus on“ Lifestyle” properties; promoting and marketing new developments; working with various municipal departments and entities; managing residential and commercial properties

Sleeman Breweries Ltd

20032006

Provincial Sales Manager

Calgary, AB

Led a high performance sales and management team of 30 to achieve sales and profit goals. Managed multiple channels within the region while adjusting sales goals and procedures as appropriate. Designed and recommended sales programs and set short and long-term market strategies and goals. Evaluated and implemented select sales techniques to increase sales volume and efficiencies. Teamed with an integrated marketing department and made recommendations to influence and improve brand development in the Alberta Market. Planned, developed and implemented annual financial budgets and sales forecasts.

I am a transformational leader with excellent analytical aptitude and exceptional team building skills.

Sleeman Breweries Ltd

20012003

District Sales Manager

Edmonton, AB

Planned, developed, and supervised daily activities for the Northern Alberta sales team. Designed and executed promotional programs on all strategic brands. Performed merchandising and sales responsibilities. Pioneered local market strategies, coordinated brand launches and distribution plans both on and off premise. Assisted in developing annual sales plans and brand development opportunities.

Sleeman Breweries Ltd

20002001

Sales Representative

Vancouver, BC

Represented the nation's largest premium domestic portfolio of fine crafted beers and international brands. Managed a territory of over 150 active accounts growing it by 10% in year one. Implemented corporate sales and marketing strategies and initiatives. Managed a territory budget in excess of $250,000.

Self Employed

19941997

Pub and Restaurant Consulting

Vancouver, BC

Site layout, brand development and marketing strategies. Staffing and human resources. Development and implementation of budget strategies.

Sysco Foodservice

19921994

Marketing Associate

Vancouver, BC

Territory manager for over 120 active accounts. Met and exceeded projected targets. Developed close business relationships with clients to ensure customer loyalty and retention. Ensured the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction.

community commitment

Tourism Rossland

2011Present

President - Board of Directors

Rossland Chamber of Commerce

20082010

Treasurer - Board of Directors

Education

UBC Sauder School of Business

20072008

Real Estate Trading

BCIT

19931993

Sales and Marketing