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*  15-plus years of Corporate Sales experience w/ Account Management, Account Executive, Purchasing, and Project Management responsibilities incorporated into job functions.

*  Barter Exchange, Pest Control, Education, IT Training, Project Management Training, Merchant Services, Media Services, Packaging, and Safety/Health industry experience.

*  Continually exceed expectations by utilizing a consultative selling approach and a thinking "outside of the box" mentality, while also maximizing my Social Media footprint utilizing various platforms.

*  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software to include Word, Excel and Outlook.  Have extensive experience with various CRM software including ACT!, Goldmine, SalesLogix and SalesForce.
*  Exceptional communication - both written and oral, and strong organizational skills.

Specialties: Consultative Sales, Account Management, Social Media Optimization, Negotiating, Business Development and Relationships


To parlay a successful Inside Sales career into securing a long-term Inside Sales position with a quality driven organization that will provide a challenging environment and allow for my future growth within a given industry.

Work experience

Feb 2013Present

Trade Broker/Account Manager

International Monetary Systems

Manage roughly 250 Accounts and work with these IMS Barter network members to meet their goals and promote their products and services to other members directly or their Brokers.

Jun 2012Feb 2013

National Account Manager


Since 1964 Bird-X has been a leader in the Bird Pest Control industry. As a National Account Manager, my responsibilities were to supply bird and pest control products and services to wholesalers, dealers, distributors, retailers and consumers directly and manage Bird-X's presence in markets across the USA by developing and maintaining strategic partnerships to maximize margins and profitability.  Responsible for $350,000.00 in annual revenues at a 60% margin for the Company with projected growth of 8% annually.

Jan 2011May 2012

Sales Coach

TTC Marketing Solutions

Team Leader and Sales Coach that assisted and managed a room with a capacity of 50 representatives doing both inbound and outbound calling programs. Worked primarily with Education Representatives on a scripted presentation to potential college/university students who have expressed interest in continuing their education. Responsibilities included not only coaching agents to be successful, but also incorporated strategies and used monitoring tools to minimize costs while maximizing productivity. Reported progress daily to management.

Jan 2010Aug 2010

Account Executive

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Chicago

Exceeded monthly quota regularly working primarily with IT, Human Resources and Training Departments to provide their organization with Software - both Applications and IT, Business Skills, Project Management and Healthcare Information Management training solutions. Delivered training through a variety of methods including Instructor-Led (300 locations; 60 countries), Virtual Instructor-Led (Online LIVE), Mentored Learning and Online E-learning (Online Anytime) solutions through account penetration and developing and maintaining business relationship.

Feb 2009Dec 2009

Inside Sales Representative

Absolute Total Merchant Services

Called on business owners to provide them with credit card processing services whether there was existing service or not. Took Merchant through complete sales cycle and customized a Program by selling, leasing, renting or supplying equipment, as well as dictating rates and fees Merchants would pay.  Made approximately 200 cold-calls per day and performance was measured on closing deals. 

May 2008Jan 2009

Project Manager

iDEA Media Services, Inc.

Predominately hunted and followed up on leads to develop a relationship with prospective customers to provide CD/DVD manufacturing services as needed. Once obtaining Account and Sale was made, managed Project through complete sales cycle - from dictating sales price and acquiring materials to delivery and collecting payment. On target to generate $100,000.00 in new business my first year and grow by 25% annually. Made approximately 50 new contacts per day via phone and email.

Nov 2006Dec 2007

Account Manager

Abanco International, LLC

Worked with various Abanco integrated partners to provide their merchants with Visa/MasterCard payment processing solutions to coincide with the partners Point of Sale (POS) systems. Walked merchants through application process and performed Cost Analysis to determine rate structure and pricing terms that merchants would pay, while providing residual payments to partners.

Jan 2005Aug 2006

Account Representative/Inside Sales

Gulf Great Lakes Packaging

Worked in newly developed Inside Sales Department for locally owned/operated Industrial Packaging Distributor. Directly responsible for approximately $200,000 in new business my first year and was on target to grow by an annual rate of 30%. Leads were generated by primarily cold-calling, with an internal system to work with Field Representatives to forward qualified leads to the appropriate party. Responsible for personal sales growth and development – including price setting, terms and setting up stocking programs to provide materials to new and existing customers.

Mar 1995Dec 1999

Account Executive

National Safety Council

The Account Executive position was created for me after working as a general Inside Sales Representative for two years. Responsibilities included facilitating First Aid Institute training sites throughout the United States for the National Safety Council’s Public Safety Group. Site affiliation included having a certified First Aid Institute Trainer and adhering to an Agency Agreement between the site and the Council. Books and certificates were published and sold to the sites (agencies) for their instructors to certify recipients in a variety of First Aid and CPR courses including First Responder, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and several HEARTSAVER programs developed with the American Heart Association. Worked closely with six Agency Coordinators and five Regional Managers within the Council, over 80 Local Safety Councils and hundreds of Training Agencies throughout the United States. Worked several Council tradeshows in conjunction with the Public Safety Group.

Volunteer Work

Greater Chicago Food Depository (11/2011 to Present) -  Volunteer in a local Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights serving, cleaning and hosting tables for the less fortunate.


Work out regularly and enjoy outdoor activities and games.  Have started writing poetry and have a true passion for it.  Read about two books a month and favorite authors include James Patterson, David Baldacci and Lee Childs.Past interests included volleyball, softball and a variety of other social sport activities.Played two years of college football.

Other Experience

One year (2003 – 2004) of Retail Management experience at Menards; Four years (2000 – 2003) in Construction - predominately in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry; Two years (1993 – 1994) of Investor Services Representative experience at Balcor; Five years (1989 – 1994) of Restaurant/Bar Management experience - while fully financing my college education.


Aug 1992May 1993

Bachelor of Arts

Governors State University

B.A. in Business and Public Administration with a Finance concentration. GPA – 3.08/4.00

Aug 1988May 1992

Southern Illinois University

Spent four years working towards Bachelors Degree, which was completed the following year at Governors State University. Coursework included twelve hours of Accounting.