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Dana Stephenson

Co-Founder, Chiief Connectiing Offiicer of Riipen - Where Students and Companies Meet

Work experience

Sep 2012Present

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 2010Present

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 2012Apr 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 2009Aug 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 2008Aug 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



Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

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

Bachelor of Commerce Co-Operative Education with Distinction

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

High School Diploma

Kitsilano Secondary School


Strategic Planning
Lead Generation
Talent Management
Marketing Communications
Partnership Marketing
Public Speaking
Relationship Developement
Relationship Mgmt
Business Development
Recruitment Marketing
Performance Improvement
Business Strategy
Performance Auditing
Talent Acquisition
Performance Management
Social Media
Marketing Strategy

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