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Group Home Manger

Specialized Youth Services

Responsible for group home care for behaviorally aggressive juvenile delinquents returning or leaving from the court system for Charlotte Mecklenburg.

QMHP, QDD development specialist

Carolina Caring Connection

Responsible for Respite care of developmentally handicapped and physically challenged children and adults across Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan counties.

Feb 2013Dec 2013

Project Manager

Clickcom.com

Managed all production and staff for website development. Developed S.O.P. and processes for design, programming and content implementation. Managed customer service and technical support. Maintained project databases and produced weekly executive reports. Worked daily with and reported directly to CEO.

Aug 2011Oct 2012

Director of Fundraising and Events

Purple Heart Homes

Time magazine cover 2011 and CNN Hero of the year 2013 finalist Co- Founder Dale Beatty(Non-profit 501c3)Create, implement and exceed fundraising goals for events, community partnerships. Acquire sponsors and media exposure for events including galas, golf tournaments, running events, Carolina’s Balloon Fest. Developed and managed all website and social media programs surrounding promotion of events including volunteer and corporate participation.

Jun 2010Jun 2011

Manager

Patriot Charities

Manager (Director of Special Events) (Social Media and website manager) (Non-profit 501c3)Manage all day to day activities and fundraising events that provide for our wounded military servicemen and women. Secure sponsorships entertainment, sales, recruit volunteers, organize committees, manage donor relationships, find event attendees. Additionally I updated the website, social media site, financial  books and organized Board of Directors meetings, summaries and reports. Events included Patriot Gala, Patriot Festival and Go the Extra Mile 5K+

Sep 2009Nov 2010

Sponsorship director

Supercar Sensation

This position is more of a hobby than anything else. I provide a little social media advice, search for some new sponsors and attend a few events through out the year. The perks are great, I have never left at he end of the day with out a smile on my face! 

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Sales and Marketing manager

PR Store / Creative Services

Responsible for business development, client relations management, project execution. Compiled weekly sales reports and projections along with daily operations of the store. My focus was on developing a larger web client portfolio along with educating clients on SEO and PPC. Social Media online reports and Online Reputation Management were added intot the services offered.  PR Store is a national franchisor and the Ballantyne store was there flagship model store. I also worked closely with the corporate offices to increase the efficiencey of information via a Customer Relationship Management by integrating Highrise IQ into their  Basecamp online software service.

Sep 2007Jan 2009

Account Executive

ClickCom
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Jun 2004Sep 2007

Sales rep

Mutual Distributing
Sales of fine wines/ beers/ waters and non-alcoholics to chain accounts (Harris Teeter, Sam’s club, Costco, Food Lion, World Market) My territory is all A+ high profile accounts located in south Charlotte
Sep 2000Jun 2004

Sales Rep

Tryon Distributing
Sales of fine wines/ beers/ waters and non-alcoholics to chain accounts (Harris Teeter, Sam’s club, Costco, Food Lion, World Market) Covered most of Greater Charlotte Region at one point or another.
Sep 1999Sep 2000

Route Salesman

Merita Bread

Route sales for Merita Bread / Private Label bread and Hostess

Education

19901994

BSSW

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Skills

Community Involvement
Current Community Involvement: YMCA Y-Guides Board of Advisors / Ambassador with Matthews Chamber of Commerce /  Elevation Church volunteer usher / organizing member of Link to Charlotte / Hood Hargett- Charlotte Breakfast Club / Connect the Dots networking in Ballantyne / Entrepreneurs Meetup Group in StoneCrest / Charlotte Hospitality Tourism Alliance / Charlotte Chamber of commerce / LinkedIn professional networking groups /Community group participant / Organizer for Cars and Cigars networking / Social media specialist for CarolinaCourts.com / Charlotte Networking Professionals / Charlotte marketing group / TIPS / Charlotte Networking / Charlotte Professionals / Charlotte PR and Event Professionals Click for Clients /  Edinboro Alumni /  EUP alumni /  Ferrari Club of America / Skyline GTR owners / Lamborghini Love /  Linked Local Charlotte / Luxury Fractional Group / Network Charlotte / New Media Charlotte / Link to Motorsports / Serious Online Marketing / Steeler nation / Connecting Carolinas / Social Media Pros / Social Media Charlotte / Social Media specialist for Kids Need 2 Parents.com
Sales
Experience in prospecting and lead generation, cold calls, warm leads, online leads, securing target customers, sales funnels, needs assessment, rapport and trust building, overcoming objections, initiating, closing and delivery of products and services, strong client retention and management skills, online internet solution consulting, strong social media knowledge, extensive networking connections, Salesforce and Highrise IQ CRM software, trade show management, consistent sales territory growth, goal oriented achiever.   Personal Sales Philosophy: "The lingering effects of HONESTY outlast the residual profits of any sales!" Prior Social Work/Psychology education and employment have assisted in developing strong listening and communication skills, ethical client focused and detail oriented needs assessment skills.

References

Misti Fragen

“The attention that Curtis gives his clients and accounts is second to none. He is always available to answer any question - no matter how small! He is extremely knowledgeable and is always willing to explain the basics or the most difficult challenges to us, as well as our clients. Having Curtis as an extension of our team as been a tremendous asset!” November 13, 2008

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity

Jeff Quedenfeld

“It is my pleasure to have known and worked with Curtis for 2 years and I can't say enough about his work ethic, and business knowledge. We are both members of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce were I know him as a generous and dedicated contributing member. Curtis is always willing to lend a hand and is a true team player in every respect. I highly recommend Curtis to anyone considering doing business with him. March 16, 2009” March 16, 2009

matthew Kalajian

“I highly endorse Curtis Burk for his character and approach to business. I connected with Curtis through networking events and his depth of conversation and maturity in his approach to life were refreshing and welcome. I always seek Curtis out if we are at the same event for these reasons. Through serving with Curtis on the Matthews Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, I have seen his thorough approach to tasks, his ability to work with a group as well as his high standard of professionalism. For anyone wanting to do business with a straight forward professional, it is my pleasure to endorse Curtis Burk and Internet Solutions Concierge. Matthew Kalajian, CFP® 704.367.4507” March 16, 2009

Skip Tappy

“Curtis worked with our company to improve our website and integrate new ideas so we could market our company more effectively. He is very efficient, easy to deal with and we were very pleased with the finished product.” March 17, 2009

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , On Time

Jessica Mancz

“Curtis is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to internet marketing solutions. He is always willing to help and has the customer's best interests at heart!” March 17, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Good Value

Ian Farmer

“We engaged Curtis to get a view on our website strategy. I have known Curtis for quite a while through the Chamber of Commerce and I wanted to do business inside the chamber and with someone who was reliable, experienced and cost effective. Curtis ticked all the boxes. Not only would I use him again, I plan to take him into our clients too.” March 16, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

Dan Fragen

“I have interacted with and observed Curtis in multiple business settings for the past year. He excels at relationship building, putting himself in the right places at the right times to develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships. Curtis has also developed a sound knowledge base about creating great web sites and strategies for driving traffic to those web sites. I would highly recommend Curtis to anyone needing a sales person with a strong work ethic, well established network of business owners, and the energy and drive to succeed.” October 15, 2008

Dan Fragen , President and Franchise Consultant , Ligero Group, Ltd.

Bob Demers

“Curtis has a natural gift in developing strong relationships with his clients, and in clearly understanding their needs. Highly ethical in his approach - I would trust Curtis to deliver as promised.” November 14, 2008

Top qualities: Personable , High Integrity , Creative

Mike Workman

“Curtis performed an excellent job in creating and fine-tuning my law firm's website. It has been very successful.” April 1, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

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Objective

Seeking a full time salary + commission sales / management position with a company that sells products or services to small / medium sized businesses on a local, regional or national base on a B2B or B2C level.

Interest

Half and Full Marathons

Twitter, LinkedIN, Wordpress

http://twitter.com/curtisburk

www.linkedin.com/in/curtisburk

skype; curtisburk

Summary

Curtis W. Burk

5012 Weatherly way, Matthews N.C. 28104   704-307-1789

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/curtisburk    /   [email protected]

Executive Summary:

Experience in managing multiple company events, maintaining and growing ongoing sponsor relationships, initiating internal policies and procedures, experience with recruiting, managing and training volunteers/employees, social media knowledge including PPC and SEO, knowledge of database and customer relations management systems, online website admin experience, success with developing and achieving goals, strong  presentation and public speaking skills.

Education:

December 1994 Graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Bachelors of Science Social Work with minors in Sociology and Psychology

Employment:

2/13 to 12/13  Clickcom.Com (Project Manager)

Managed all production and staff for website development. Developed S.O.P. and processes for design, programming and content implementation. Managed customer service and technical support. Maintained project databases and produced weekly executive reports. Worked daily with and reported directly to CEO.

8/11 to 10/12  Purple Heart Homes (Director of Fundraising and Events)

Time magazine cover 2011 and CNN Hero of the year 2013 finalist (Non-profit 501c3)

Create, implement and exceed fundraising goals for events, community partnerships. Acquire sponsors and media exposure for events including galas, golf tournaments, running events, Carolina’s Balloon Fest. Developed and managed all website and social media programs surrounding promotion of events including volunteer and corporate participation.

8/11 to 10/11  USO North Carolina (Contracted Event Developer) (Non-profit 501c3)

Part time contract for development of a new fundraising event designed to engage the community and corporations to support the local military.

6/10 to 6/11  Patriot Charities (Patriot Gala): Manager (Director of Special Events)

(Social Media and website manager) (Non-profit 501c3)Manage all day to day activities and fundraising events that provide for our wounded military servicemen and women. Secure sponsorships entertainment,sales, recruit volunteers, organize committees, manage donor relationships, find event attendees. Additionally I updated the website, social media site, financial books and organized Board of Directors meetings, summaries and reports.Events included Patriot Gala, Patriot Festival and Go the Extra Mile 5K+

11/09 to 11/10 Supercar Sensation Sponsorship Director (business closed)

Prospecting for national sponsors for Exotic Car driving experience including assisting with driving package sales and charitable event support.

6/09 to 9/09 PR Store Sales and Marketing Manager Charlotte N.C.(business closed)

Business development for local franchise, flagship store. Conduct training seminars for local and national owners on how to sell new packages. Web media and print marketing sales. SEO, PPC, SMO, ORM website consulting and needs analysis. Business closed 9/09

9/07 to 1/09  Clickcom.com Charlotte N.C.

Prospecting, networking, closing and client management for all internet solutions related to a customers account. Lead contact for a national franchise (PR STORE) SEO< PPC. Trained clients to manage their website and increase their (ROI) within their business. Knowledge of Search Engine Marketing, Optimization, and Pay Per Click ads. CRM software experience, corporate proposal writing, conduct webinars,

Personal Philosophy:

"A good man draws a circle around his family and takes care of them….a great man draws a circle around his community and takes care of them as though they are family!”

Strengthfinders 2.0: Leadership skills top 5 strengths (my results are available for review)

"Clifton Strengths Finder," an online personal assessment test which will outline the user's strengths. The authors advocate focusing on building strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses. The theory is that each adult individual possesses a certain number of fixed universal personal-character attributes, defined as "Personal Themes" in combination effect the individual’s tendency to develop certain skills more easily and excel in certain fields.

DiSC® Classic 2.0 Profile: “Perfectionist (my results are available for review)

This identifies 15 Classical Patterns – each reflective of an individual’s core behavioral identity. The DiSC Classic Profile uses a traditional line graph to plot the degree of a person’s tendencies as it relates to each of the 4 dimensions of behavior.

­EQ-I 2.0: Total EI score of 125 (my results are available for review)Workplace Leadership Development Report

A set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ 4.0 personality assessment: (my results are available for review)

This is based on the Five-Factor Model of Personality producing a summarization of Self-Perception, Stress Management, Self-expression, Decision Making and Interpersonal Relationships styles.