Francis Burke


Seasoned retail store manager seeking to relocate to New York's Capital District. Comfortable with high level of responsibility for all aspects of store performance and operations including sales, hiring and training, inventory; store openings and closings.  Open to regional as well as individual store management opportunities.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present

Assistant Store Manager

Responsible for all areas of store operations at a store where sales grew from 3.4 million to $4 million in 5 years. Handled sales, cash management, scheduling and workload planning for 30 employees; customer service; merchandising; speciality departmental sales (ie. cafe, music, membership); community relations; loss prevention; receiving and training.

Consistently met or exceeded all company goals in sales, performance, customer service iniatitives, training, and member card promotions.

Nov 2002 - Apr 2003

Receiving Manager

Recruited as part of management team to open new 26,000 sq. ft. store. Successfully led team to stocking and merchandising the store in preparation for the grand opening. Established receiving and merchandise handling procedures for the store.

Jul 1998 - Nov 2002

Bookseller and Barista

Promoted to specialty lead positions in childrens and bargain books. Learned cafe operations as barista.

1995 - 1997

Mortgage Loan Specialist

Statewide Funding

Loan originator, represented mortgage services offerred by Statewide Funding, a bank, to mortgage brokers.

Jul 1984 - Nov 1992

Account Manager

Sold Equifax's credit tracking and rating services to institutional accounts and retailers. Account lead for Bank of America in California, and for Household Credit Services.