–Promoted 5 times in 5 years in privately held company – ultimately as Divisional Leader, catapulting growth of 5-7% during economic downturn and competitive threats.
–Managed and grew the largest division of the company, valued at $973MM.
–Grew business substantially in 3 of 5 platforms, earning Hallmark Vendor of the Year Award from Walmart and Disney.
–More than doubled business area by focusing resources, reshaping workflow, and creating mentoring relationships while eliminating non-essential positions.
–Grew profit by 3-5% ahead of industry performance levels by taking over competitive space, opening new accounts, and developing partnerships.
–Maintained a 98% retention rate amongst divisional employees by revamping teams and responsibilities and allowing them to pave their own path of success.
–Created products for International Markets. Hired bicultural staff to service multicultural markets, yielding a 30% growth in market share.
–Asked and often recruited to speak on company’s behalf to national and international news sources as well as leading, participating or consulting on special projects.
–Conceived aggressive cut, maintain, or grow strategy with one division that reduced waste by 80%.
–Drove Lean Processes that reduced product development workflow by 50% and staff by 25% without sacrificing morale.
–Embarked on 5-year initiative to replace content management systems to a new cloud-based system, reducing processing time by 30%, and reduced staff by 15%.
–Authored and delivered change management curriculum that was ultimately adopted and rolled out division-wide to support a billion dollar business.
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