Cris Cohen

Cris Cohen


Strategic Planning & Marketing ● New Business Development ● Account Management

Customer Service & Support ● Lead Development ● Project Management

Sales and Management Strengths

Customer and results driven business-to-business sales & marketing leader recognized as an enthusiastic, hard working and professional.Proven track record of successfully developing, launching marketing and selling office products to a variety of markets including: education, corporate, government, healthcare, legal, and manufacturing. Expert ability to build strong customer relationships and inspire loyalty based upon trust, product knowledge, and quality customer support. Well liked, respected, and personable with dedication to realizing profitability through customer service.

Sales and Management Strengths:

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Monitor and Supervise
  • Marketing Action Plans
  • Optimize Marketing Dollars
  • Business Development
  • Website & Contact Software Management
  • Quick Books Accounting Program

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Project Manager

KCYO, Inc.

Formed a real estate investment corporation that specializes in remodeling and home restoration of distressed properties. Involved with all aspects of a project, including selection of properties, estimating project costs, bidding subcontractors work and supervising to insure the quality of work is executed on time, code compliant and within set budget. Collaborate with one of the top realtors in the area that specialize in remodeled homes to develop strategic marketing plans to shorten sales cycle and increase profit margins.

Selected Contributions:

  • Established new corporation to invest in distressed real estate properties.
  • Estimate, monitor and supervise all work to maximize profitability.
  • Led negotiations with subcontractors, which lead to 12% increase in profit margins.
  • Captured $40K in profits from sale of two specific properties by effectively managing project cost and ensuring quality workmanship.


Mar 1989 - Jan 2011

General Sales Manager

Fineline Products Inc.


Sales & Marketing - General Manager

Co-founded and oversaw progressive growth of office equipment dealership recognized as Top 10 Dealer by Varitronics Systems, Inc., and Top 25 by Kansas City Business Journal’s list of office equipment dealers.Full accountability for all aspects of small business sales and operation, including marketing, sales, service, personnel, accounting, payroll, web site management, and customer relations. Designed and developed core business vision, mission and aligned sales and marketing strategies in support of profitability objectives.

Selected Contributions:

  • Established reseller agreements with machine manufacturer leaders to market and pioneer new business machines and presentation technologies for business, education and government; manufacturers include Brady Varitronics, 3M, Kroy, K-Sun, Martin Yale, Polaroid and Duplo.
  • Led negotiations with manufacturers, which lead to 15% increase in profit margins.
  • Captured $800K in sales for 2 specific products by effectively managing major national accounts and ensuring product satisfaction and optimal customer service.
  • Secured 11% revenue and 13.5% volume growth from 1993 to 1994 and improved account base by 24%, adding an additional $250K in revenues.
  • Received placement award for selling 110 units within prescribed time period.
  • Participated in VSI Dealer Advisory meetings to develop marketing strategies for Merlin Lettering Systems and ProImage Poster Printer Systems; consistently awarded numerous incentive trips for meeting or exceeding machine placement sales quota.



Bachelor of Science

University Of Kansas

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Awarded Athletic Scholarship In Gymnastics - Four Year Letterman



Home Inspection Certification

Professional Inspection Training Institute


Community Service & Affiliations:

  • Ozanam Boys Home Volunteer
  • Girl Scouts USA Volunteer 
  • Ararat Shrine Member
  • Member of K-Club - Kansas University Letterman Winners Association