Christopher Kearney

Christopher Kearney


  • Highly motivated worker with a history of staying with a company and being promoted from within.
  • Organized and goal-oriented, with more than fourteen years experience in management with a strong customer focus.
  • Analytical problem-solver, able to anticipate issues and creatively solve problems.
  • Skilled at building excellent rapport with clients and team members. Able to see the big picture, delegate effectively, and motivate team members to achieve projects.



  • Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha Inductee (2008)
  • Part of a design team that won a contest to design Temple University's display at "The 2008 Philadelphia Flower Show"
  • Participated in the design and build of Temple University's flower show display
  • Headhouseproject was chosen as a future design concept for the Temple University Welcome Center
  • 2010 ASLA PA/DE Chapter Student Merit Award Winner for Analysis and Planning "Retrofitting Suburbia - Town Center Master Plan, Montgomery Township, New Jersey"


Passed Section A (11-28-09)

Passed Section B (3-27-10)

Passed Section D (9-26-10)


2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Science

Temple University
  • Average GPA-3.65, Dean's List all four years
1986 - 1990

Bachelor of Science

St. Joseph's University
  • Minor Degree in Finance






AutoCAD 2008

Work History

Work History
May 2005 - Present

Trainer/Service Technician

General Fire Equipment Co. Inc.

  • Upon returning to school full-time, became a part-time employee. Trained my replacement to ease transition of new management structure and continue to provide support.
  • Install and service fire suppression systems in restaurants and vehicle systems. Help train new employees in this department.
  • Maintain extinguisher routes for our major clients including PECO, Septa, Amtrak, and Coke.
2010 - Present

Project Manager

The Filing Works
  • Responsible for smooth conversion of customer filing systems.
  • All conversions are very time sensitive and need to be completed within time period allotted.
  • Direct and train team of employees ranging in size from 3 to 12 team members. These teams would often be made up of temporary workers, that would often turn over quickly.
2000 - 2005

General Manager

General Fire Equipment Co. Inc.

  • Responsible for management of all aspects of shop operations, inventory control, shop purchasing, and technician routes.
  • Recruited and trained all road technicians and in-shop personnel.
  • Responsible for documentation of governmental regulations.
  • Key service contact for large regional accounts.
  • Responsible for developing a loyal customer base and an increased volume of sales through personal attention to customers.
1999 - 2000

Vice President of Operations

Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for the overall management of store operations for seven locations, with sales exceeding $8 million.
  • Recruited and trained store managers and other high level personnel.
  • Planned budgets for store inventories and projected sales forecast.
  • Developed vendor relationships.
  • Oversaw new hiring procedures and training programs.
1997 - 1999


Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for the management of three separate locations with sales exceeding $1.8 million.
  • Oversaw Profit and Loss statements for all three locations.
  • Created and monitored expense budgets and forecasted sales with my assistant managers.
  • Recruited, trained, and evaluated over 28 employees.
  • Lead person at buying shows.
1994 - 1997


Mapes True Value and Variety Store

  • Responsible for the management of all aspects of store operations.
  • Increase sales to $1.6 million.
  • Responsible for Profit and Loss statements.
  • Recruited, trained, and evaluated over 15 employees.
  • Designed new layout for store and helped in the opening of two new locations in Ardmore and Havertown.
  • Attended numerous buying shows throughout the United States.
1991 - 1994

Assistant Manager

Mapes True Value and Variety Stores

  • Responsible for maintaining and developing several different departments.
  • Planned, organized, and ordered promotions for the store.
  • Assisted other stores to cover vacations of other managers.