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

Work experience
Feb 2008 - Present

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 2003 - Nov 2007

Training Specialist

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 1999 - Jun 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.


2001 - 2007


University of Cincinnati
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001


University of Cincinnati