Clay Schnittker

Clay Schnittker

Vice President of Business Development * Referal Marketing * Public Speaking * Marketing Processes and Systems

Work History

Work History
Jan 2003 - Dec 2014

Owner/Principal

Legacy Planners, LLC and Sullivan & Schnittker, LLC

Conceptualized and built boutique Estate & Business Planning Law Firm. Differentiated services include:

=== Provide "full-service" funding services for estate planning trusts.

=== Create right idea/shining response marketing, processes and systems campaigns.

=== As as trusted advisor to network of financial professional referral sources.

+ Pioneered process and opened a breakthrough market, ultimately comprising over 30% of total revenue, along with a service in a distinct market that brought in 10% more annual revenue.

+  Decreased production costs 33% with estate planning document production process.

+ Skyrocketed referral rate from 1 in 10 to 1 in 3 after developing authentic, 'high touch' system for client care and recognition.

+ Pulled and wove innovative recurring income initiatives, creating recurring income with customer estate planning peace of mind.

+ Built a virtual general counsel service for small business clients.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

Associate Attorney

Alig and Michaels, LLC

Provided best-in-class real estate planning consultation. Adept at taking a complex subject such as real estate planning and presenting it in a simple, understandable way that made clients comfortable. Built strong alliances with referral sources. 

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

Associate Attorney

Berman and Rabin, P.A.

Handled large portfolio of collections accounts. Provided collection and bankruptcy litigation services, including taking cases to trial. Established notable expertise in face-to-face small business negotiation.

Jan 1995 - Jan 1997

Assistant District Attorney

Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office

Prosecuted child abuse cases from initial pleading through trial and post-trial requirements: case investigations, preparing pleadings, performing discovery, pre-trial motions, trials.

+  Successful trial-winner, protecting vulnerable children from abusive parents and guardians.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1992

Regional Account Executive

TRW, Inc. (now Experian)

Consulted to financial institutions, car dealerships, and corporations on consumer credit reporting services and consumer credit promotional offers. End-to-end contact through closing and ongoing account management, including educating customers on using demographic information and credit score/reports to generate effective bank credit card solicitations.

 + In a down economy, attained 115% of sales goal (only salesperson in KC office to meet and exceed their annual sales goal.)

 + Stole >15% market share from industry-dominant competitor.

 +  Expedited automation of Western Kansas in about 18 months (expected to take 3 years.) This tripled the volume through automation for credit reporting.

Education

Education

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

University of Kansas School of Law

Bachelor's Degree, Vocal Performance

Kansas State University

Skills

Skills

Legal-to-Layman Translation

Real Estate Planning

Entrepreneur

Referral Marketing

Small Business

Business Process Improvement

Business Strategy