Chris Brumlow

  • Charlotte, North Carolina Area, US NC
Chris Brumlow

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Co Owner and Founder

The OhanaKey Company
Operations, Graphic Design, Business Development and Marketing Consulting for The OhanaKey Company.(OHK) OHK in addition to marketing its own line of designs featuring the OHK Beach and Mountain Collections as well as WoodeyeZ, wooden designer sunglasses, is a provider of Custom Promotional Apparel and Accessories, Printing, Embroidery and Design Services for Businesses, Schools, Teams, Organizations and Groups. The Ohanakey Company is a family owned company based in North Carolina that was founded in 2007 focused on custom printing and embroidery. In 2008 the company launched its own trademarked line of apparel inspired by the Coastal Lifestyle and Beach way of Life. Thus the OHK - Beach Collection was born In 2012 The OhanaKey Company added the "Going Coastal" design. In 2013, the company added to the Beach collection with the PeaceFlops Designs and launched the OHK- Mountain Collection. In 2014, The company launched WoodeyeZ - wooden and bamboo sunglasses collection and also entered into a license agreement to produce designs for Coastal Carolina University.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2013

Regional Sales Manager- Business to Business MidAtlantic - Best Buy for Business

Best Buy
Led a team of B2B outside sales representatives in VA, NC, SC and Ga. Responsible for results, staffing, budgets, coaching, as well as key customer and retail relationships. Focused on team development and results through coaching and accountability based performance and monitoring. • Grew business year over year in Revenue, Gross Margin and New Account Growth. • Achieves and exceeded monthly, quarterly and annual business goals. • Developed Account Manager to Sales Manager. • Awarded Sales Manager of Quarter twice • Selected as certified sales trainer for national rollout of new sales process. • Consistently rated as high performer, and highly rated manager modeling values and ideals of company.
Feb 2008 - Sep 2008

Business Development Manager

ESP Systems
As first sales position for company post start up, drove business development for early stage company for half the US for service based technology platform focused on the Hospitality industry for server and guest management as well as digital media marketing. Established early adopter clients and drove market development growth. • Sold first Gen2 systems for company. • Developed and executed a process driven business development approach.
Oct 2005 - Jan 2008

General Manager

Pelican Transportation
Responsible for P&L and all aspects of inter-modal transportation company in Charlotte & Charleston. Developed and implemented expansion plan for owner. Grew company from $1M to $5M. • Implemented Cost Controls and Operations process that cut days cash from 46 to 23 Days • Developed Marketing Materials • Implemented Sales Process • Oversaw recruiting and safety programs


2002 - 2003


Queens University of Charlotte
McColl School of Business
1980 - 1984


Rhodes College
Double Majored in Economics and Business Administration. Started all four years on defense for Football Team Member of SAE fraternity, served in leadership positions



Product Development

Solution Selling

New Business Development

Sales Management

Team Leadership