Summary

Experienced manager successful in all aspects of operations and human resource management. Strategic thinker able to adapt to changing retail environment and to motivate others to reach desired goals. Successful track record of improving performance and achieving company objectives throughout career. Analytical problem solver able to recognize alternatives to acheive results. Visionary leadership approach to inspire and effectively motivate others to fullfill objectives.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Present

General Manager

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
Responsible for total store operations of a full line pet supply store including P&L accountability, merchandising, marketing, shrink/loss prevention, staffing/training and all operational controls.
Sep 1989 - Oct 2007

General Manager

Sam's Club
General Manager in Greenwood, Indiana and Lima, Ohio from 1994 to 2007. Full P&L Responsibility for $57 million Club including staffing and training of 170+ associate team, shrink/loss prevention, merchandising, marketing, compliance and operational controls.
Oct 1984 - Apr 1989

Assistant Manager

Warehouse Club

Assistant Club Manager, Front End, Hardlines, Membership Manager. Responsible for departmental staffing and training, merchandising, and administrative duties as well as P&L accountability and operational controls.

Education

Education

Wright State University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University

Skills

Skills

Merchandising

Highly capable of analyzing sales trends to identify proper merchandisng of products to optimize sell through in a timely manner.  Consistently executed company standards and expectation of product placement.

Personnel Management

Leading and directing staffs ranging from 10 employees to over 170 employees to reach and exceed company goals.  Responsible for hiring, staffing, evaluating, training and developing employees to perform at levels needed to be successful and promotable.

Operations Management

Operating retail business locations ranging from annual sales of $1.3 million to $57 million dollars.  Full operational controls including execution of company directives, personnel management, compliance to company standards, and improving unit performance.