Professional Skills and Accomplishments

Management, Administration & Implementation

  • Directed US company for Hong Kong based garment manufacturer to quadruple annual sales to over $8 million
  • Championed in-house Electronic Data Interchange system which streamlined the international supply chain, increased revenue per employee over 25% and was adopted by the Hong Kong headquarters
  • Established and implemented company policies and procedures to meet goals, result was improved employee production and cross functional team building
  • Developed and operated garment dye finishing production unit which reduced delivery lead times up to 50%
  • Directed company's most successful trade show in coordination with sales and merchandising teams which strengthened brand awareness in the marketplace
  • Researched and identified potential clients, spearheaded contacts, result was over 100% increase in customer base and increased sales revenues
  • Adept at bridging cultural differences and business philosophies, result was increased understanding and virtually 100% customer satisfaction

Import, Export, Logistics & Legal Expertise

  • Pioneered country of origin legal precedence for multiple country production with US Customs' binding rulings which saved production and duty costs, result was up to 35% savings in cost of goods sold
  • Restructured import transactions taking advantage of US Customs' regulations which reduced costs by 21% and maximized profitability
  • Registered and researched US Trademarks, saving tens of thousands of dollars in reduced legal fees
  • Interpreted and navigated US Customs' regulations, laws and codes (i.e. NAFTA, TPL, insular possessions, HTS) which reduced dutiable values up to 32%
  • Created and oversaw production and shipping schedules, assured virtually 100% on time deliveries and exceeded customer expectations
  • Orchestrated the international supply chain process in coordination with factories, logistics, US Customs, customs brokers and customers which minimized costs and streamlined time frames
  • Incorporated and organized California C corporations, and reorganized business models to achieve profitable operations in a dynamic marketplace

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Directed, planned and coordinated organizations' financial and budget activities to fund operations which improved cash flow, decreased finance charges and maximized profits
  • Structured and negotiated pricing and terms of international and domestic purchases and sales which achieved increased sales and grew profitability by 20%
  • Managed and planned all taxes such as duty, payroll, sales, and income to effectively minimize their impact
  • Authored a business plan to open retail stores for a new product line
  • Determined staffing requirements and oversaw personnel processes of up to 100 employees

Executive Summary

Result driven, problem solver and decision maker with empowering management style. A self-motivated, detail oriented strategist whose perseverance and big picture vision promote success. Adept at leadership, initiative, teamwork, multi-tasking and prioritizing in dynamic environments. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Supremely efficient at providing innovative and practical solutions. Proven record of streamlining time frames and cutting costs across several business models. Key skills include:

• Vendor Management• Contract Negotiations• Quality Assurance

• Financial Costing & Analysis• US Customs Compliance• Logistics Strategy

• Warehousing & Distribution• Building Strategic Partnerships• Customer Service

Additional Training

�Certifications: Certified Supply Chain Analyst, NAFTA, CTPAT, 10+2 Importer Security, Cold Sales Calls, Workers Compensation, Internet Marketing, Quickbooks

�Skills: Microsoft Office, US Customs' website including CROSS, EDI systems, Business Plan Pro, expertise of Internet research and US Patent and Trademark Office's TESS

Work History

Work History

General Manager Business Operations

DG Logistics LLC

Responsible for third party logistics operations servicing mainly apparel and accessory clients. Improved communications and information flow across the organization through cross functional team building, goal setting, reporting and proactive planning.               Lowered payroll and operational cost as a percentage of revenue by creating flexible work groups and increasing reporting and automation. Captured missing and under reported billable services and maximized most profitable projects raising revenues by 10-20%. Brought cost accounting methodology and profit and loss visibility to ownership on a customer level providing ability to access individual client’s profitability.

2009 - Present

Business Operations and Finance

Romy / Retail Group LLC

Applied operational and profit and loss responsibility expertise to cut cost and streamline operations and grow revenue. Lead cross functional teams to improve communications and define roles to achieve better work flow and increase efficiency and profits. Oversee retail property development, acquisition, and negotiations of expanding women's clothing and accessory specialty stores. Turned around struggling company bringing to profitability in 2 years.

2004 - 2009

General Manager - President (USA Office)

Onwel California Inc.

Structured and directed a USA office in support of Hong Kong based Onwel Group of Companies, a garment manufacturer, trading company, shoe and apparel distributor and retailer. As group's USA representative managed and increased customer base, structured international transactions, directed supply chain, provided USA market research and controlled all finances, budgets and taxes.

1990 - 2003

VP of Administration and Operations - GM - President (USA Office)

S C Trader Inc.

Directed USA import, distribution and wholesale of company's women's apparel operations. Successfully guided import, supply chain logistics, merchandising and sales to over $8 million in private label revenues under the umbrella of Onwel Group of Companies. Guided and planned business objectives, developed organizational policies and coordinated team work between USA departments and with the Hong Kong headquarters.

1983 - 1990

Vice President of Administration and Operations

Onwel Properties Inc.

Administered and improved operations of USA division of branded label men's, young men's and boys' apparel manufacturer, importer and wholesaler. Developed and implemented systems and reports for purchases, merchandising, inventory, pricing, sales, credit, and customer service departments to increase effectiveness, achieve goals, and improve efficiency and profitability.