Work History

Work History
Jun 1991 - Present

FREELANCE ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER and DESIGNER

Freelance Graphic Artist
  • Printing, Painting, Stamping, Staining, Cutting, Carving, Writing and Engraving
  • Communicate and answer questions with knowledge base message boards/forums (Mahalo, Yahoo Answers, eHow) and blog comments.
  • Social news aggregation from Digg, Del.icio.us, Stumble Upon and other sites to evaluate customer opinion.
  • ChannelAdvisor expert with SEO and Google Analytics consulting with product promotions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.
  • Developed and built Websites using HTML and Dreamweaver and created all original illustrated content for Websites using Adobe Illustrator.
  • Drew posters, flyers, and logos for fraternities, bands, small businesses and individual projects.
  • Digitally retouched photographs for clients using Photoshop.
Nov 2007 - Present

REGIONAL EVENT TRAINER and BRAND AMBASSADOR

ChannelForce (a division of MarketSource)
  • TREND EXPERT and TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT SPECIALIST in Alpha-Testing, Beta-Testing and Stress-Testing products for evaluations and suggestions concerning -modifications, updates and improvements.
  • Initiated large scale quantitative research projects based on consumer and reseller feedback, trainings, demonstrations and market analysis for Adobe, APC, Airgo, Slingbox, NVidia, Nero, Plantronics, Tivo, Peek, Ooma and Palm.
Dec 2012 - Present

Marketing Director

Rombit/GMD
  • Marketing development and trade specialist in various products and parts that are sourced worldwide for consumer and commercial markets.
  • Being the conduit from the developing item to the finished device for the channel.
  • Utilizing Search Engine Marketing, SEO and Social Media to bring brand awareness of unique products.
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Global Marketing Trend Intern

GMD Worldwide
  • Asian, African and European products plus individual markets were evaluated, and then niche items were sourced to meet demand in consumer electronics, household items and green technology.
  • Anticipated future requests were met prior to other competitors.
Aug 2008 - Apr 2009

OLYMPUS MARKET DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

ActionLink
  • Training and demonstrating of Olympus digital camera products in retail stores in Northern New Jersey, Manhattan and Southern New York State.
Jul 2004 - Nov 2007

MARKETING LIAISON: initially promoting ColorVision, Broadcom, Nikon, and then SanDisk, Adobe, NVidia

ChannelForce
  • Official PHOTO SPECIALTY TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE for SanDisk at trade shows, conventions, user-groups and photo-specialty stores.
  • Developed and increased reseller knowledge of digital products using demonstrations, trainings, special events, presentations and store visits.
  • Helped double sales of Nikon digital cameras (2004-2006) along with those of Adobe software, Tivo DVRs and Plantronics hands-free headsets. 
Apr 2002 - Jun 2004

PRODUCT REPRESENTATIVE

Kodak (Digital and Consumer Imaging) with MSI
  • Evangelized Kodak products in Northeast channel through store visits, demo days, trainings and special events.
  • Trained other representatives on Kodak marketing procedures.
  • Implemented wireless instantaneous reporting on the digital camera market.
Aug 2000 - Jul 2002

NORTHEAST PRODUCT REPRESENTATIVE

Handspring Handheld PDAs (Independent Contractor)
  • Promoted Handspring and related third-party products to Northeast user groups, sales staff and customers.
  • Incubated relationships with future authorized resellers in Belgium, Holland and South Africa.
  • Help setup and work both Handspring booths at Comdex 2000 convention in Las Vegas.
  • Also demonstrated Siemens networking and Andrew Wireless products.
Jun 1998 - Jan 2000

VAR CHANNEL FIELD ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Alps Electric, with MindShare Associates

Controlled NY, NJ, CT and RI VAR (Value Added Resellers) program.

  • Made the Northeast number one area in Alps MicroDry printer sales from VARs and corporate clients.
  • Developed new strategies for evolving vertical markets by creating training, marketing and promotional programs.
  • Collected reseller data and report on critical issues to help develop market share in the color printing market segment.
  • Conducted annual PC/Mac Expos, PhotoExpos, Seybold expositions and Mac-user groups.
  • ALSO: COMPUTER SOFTWARE SALES REPRESENTATIVE: (with MindShare Associates, Layton Utah) Demonstrated SegaSoft, Geo, Vorton, Infogrames and Dragon Systems software to salespersons and customers.
Sep 1995 - May 1999

HARDWARE SALES REPRESENTATIVE & SUPERVISOR

CompUSA
  • Top Salesman. Macintosh Guru: Helped to setup, then supervise Macintosh store-within-a-store.
  • Troubleshooter in the hardware and tech departments. Made house calls to fix customers' problems.
  • Trained new and veteran salespersons with various products and procedures.

Education

Education
Nov 2000 - Jan 2001

, Professional Web Developer’s Certificate Program

DataQuest

Web Development (Dreamweaver, CSS, creating interactive Web pages), November & December 2000Graphics & Multimedia for Web (Photoshop, ImageReady & Flash), December & January 2001

Mar 2000 - May 2000

Web Certification Program

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Web Author (HTML, JavaScript), March 2000Web Development (Fundamental CGI, PERL, ASP and JAVA), April 2000Web Master (Basic SSL, FTP Administration, Web Server Configuration and Administration), May 2000

1990 - 1991

Danish International Studies

København Universitet

Studied Marketing in Europe, University of Copenhagen:Conducted a demographic and market survey of European Economic Community.Group projects in marketing European consumer goods and field studies to Danish corporations

1986 - 1991

B.A.

Montclair State University

Major: Fine Arts, Minor: Business, Marketing, with an extensive study in Liberal Arts as well.Active is several on-campus organizations devoted to music and student government.

Skills

Skills

Presenting and training groups and individuals

Trained fellow employees, user-groups, retail sales representatives, convention and seminar attendees on various consumer products. Organized events and trade shows.

Summary

ROAD WARRIOR Traveling man (all the continents have been visited) for various technology related products. I am willing to learn and be challenged anywhere in the civilized world.

There is more to me than just technology.

Interest

People, Art, Woodworking, Photography, Music, Travel, Culture, History, Technology

Objective

To work within a dynamic and challanging environment

Custom

Let me know what your challanges are and I will creatively help with the solutions.