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Summary

I am a professional presenter and experienced trainer and educator working primarily with consumer electronics companies. I have a successful track record due to my approach of delivering an honest, factual, interactive and enthusiastic presentation. A salesman at heart, my first job was working the car audio department at Best Buy when they first entered the Cincinnati market. I was 16 at the time, and had no idea then that I would spend the next 14 years working in various sales and training roles with both big box retailers and electronics manufacturers. I enjoy consumer electronics and find working with these products very redeeming-I would have no problem spending another 14 years or more in the industry. I would like to use my experience to benefit a company's marketing and/or sales department. I would be open to any industry that could utilize my skills to meet their expectations. My overall goal would be to become a VP of Marketing, so a growing company that could offer a career path by promoting from within would be highly desired.

Work experience

Feb 2008Present

National Product Trainer

NuVo Technologies
As National Product Trainer for NuVo I am involved in all facets of product education nationwide and internationally, including: • writing user manuals • developing presentations based on PowerPoint • writing for a designated section of the quarterly dealer newsletter • conducting 3 or 8 hour training courses in the field • conducting CEDIA training classes • hosting webinars twice a month • developing content for podcasting • writing a monthly e-newsletter • maintaining the Online University by updating training modules when new products are introduced.
Sep 2003Nov 2007

Training Specialist

Hitachi
The primary task for this position involves conducting formal trainings for stores located within my 9-state territory for both television and camcorder products. Other responsibilities include: • The formal training of salespeople which included product training and sales techniques. These trainings are done either at a store by store basis, or in an 'expo' format, where multiple trainings are given on a certain date. • Working trade shows, buying shows, dealer line shows and conventions • Interacting with members of the press • Developing and implementing training presentations and handout materials • Developing and enforcing merchandising standards in order to secure effective and improved product placement • Providing feedback and suggestions for product planning • Designing incentive based sell-through programs and contests • Major retailers supported included HHGregg, American TV, ABC Warehouse, and Best Buy.
Apr 1999Jun 2001

Market Manager

BDS Marketing
A Market Manager for BDS Marketing involved many aspects of supporting and promoting Microsoft products in the field at retail locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. This included: • establishing relationships with retail store managers • conducting both formal and informal trainings with retail salespeople • merchandising the product with placement of POP and negotiating for improved product placement on end caps and high traffic locations • attending industry trade shows • developing training materials for salespeople's use • entering information requested by the client into an online database.

Education

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Bachelor

University of Cincinnati
Sep 1997Jun 2001

Associate

University of Cincinnati