Dana Stephenson

Dana Stephenson

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Co-Founder, Chiief Connectiing Offiicer

Riipen Networks Inc
Riipen is an online community that revolutionizes the way employers and community leaders connect with students and recent graduates. Riipen facilitates experiential learning, by connecting short-term applied research and work opportunities with the right students. As a result, Riipen builds reliable student profiles with relevant experience and credible referrals that future employers can trust when looking for that perfect candidate.
Apr 2010 - Present

Sales Representative LeafGuard Division

Beldon Home Solutions

• Regularly met with management and local businesses in the home improvement industry to develop strategic plan for improved lead acquisition to meet monthly targets

• Managed 15-20 sales calls a week using tracking and management software while maintaining over 30% closing rate

• Created superior value in products and instilled sense of urgency for customers through face-to-face presentations to exceed sales revenue targets of over $80,000 monthly

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Internal Business Audit

The Moore Law Group

• Worked with audit and compliance manager to develop and institute audit and review procedures to ensure client compliance requirements are met

• Managed compiled data from multiple sources to create a meaningful monthly reporting system that evaluates the performance of 36 staff members and identifies areas needing improvement

• After reviewing organizational structure and internal business processes, composed detailed 10 page report with short and long term recommendations to improve work place productivity

Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Recruitment Manager

Advanced Air Supply

• Developed strategy for recruitment operations that improved the success rate of new hires by creating a more dynamic training environment

• Designed and maintained sufficient hiring ads via internet, newspaper, facebook and other social media networks to successfully conduct 10-15 telephone interviews per week

• Continually coordinated and led weekly training workshops to improve the sale process

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010

Marketing Manager

The Acquisition Group Enterprises

• Successfully launched and marketed Shaw residential campaign and led Shaw Communications Business to Business campaign for Vancouver Island which combined acquired over 1500 new customers in only 6 months

• Conducted weekly interviews to recruit, train and manage a rotating team of 8-12 elite marketing consultants to help build Victoria’s office and organization from the ground up

• Motivated team performance by coordinating weekly competitions between consultants

Education

Education
2011 - 2012

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem
• International experience at Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary - Fall semester 2011
2007 - 2012

Bachelor of Commerce Co-Operative Education with Distinction

University of Victoria
• Selected For Dean’s List among graduating class • Specialization in Entrepreneurship
2001 - 2006

High School Diploma

Kitsilano Secondary School

Skills

Skills

Leadership

Strategic Planning

Sales

Lead Generation

Recruiting

Talent Management

Marketing Communications

Partnership Marketing

Advertising

Marketing

Public Speaking

Relationship Developement

Relationship Mgmt

Business Development

Recruitment Marketing

Performance Improvement

Business Strategy

Performance Auditing

Sales&Marketing

Talent Acquisition

Training

Performance Management

Entrepreneurship

Social Media

Marketing Strategy