Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Account Executive

Capital Commodity Investments
  • Learned to design risk-defined investment strategies using options and hedging techniques in the commodities market
  • Developed a strategy to promote the managed futures business products
  • Pursued a working knowledge of the commodities markets, including both technical and fundamental analysis of key commodities
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009

Account Executive

Bender/Helper Impact
  • Specialized in public relations for the video game industry
  • Increased client interaction to help manage ongoing PR campaigns and to adjust fluidly to any campaign’s specific needs
  • Managed a small team of 2-3 people to help devise and fulfill logistics of PR plans
  • Drafted prospective client proposals as part of a new business development team
  • Evaluated media coverage tailored to specific client needs and provided comprehensive analysis of upcoming opportunities or threats on a per-case basis
  • Stayed in regular contact with journalists to build relationships both for clients and the firm itself, via email, phone, Twitter, social networks and instant messaging
Mar 2008 - Mar 2009

Associate Account Executive

Bender/Helper Impact
  • Regularly participated in client conference calls and in-person meetings
  • Staffed press tours with clients to preview games to top-tier enthusiast press
  • Attended A-list red carpet events and handled celebrity personalities at
  • Promote clients at industry events (E3, PAX, CES etc.) by facilitating meeting with key press
  • Analyzed and helped overhaul press contact database to ensure accuracy of agency’s contacts
  • Specialized in designing viral video campaigns for games under development for use on GameTrailers.com, GameVideos.com, etc.
Jun 2007 - Mar 2008

Account Coordinator

Bender/Helper Impact
  • Effectively communicated with account teams, clients and related press in order to secure maximum coverage in print and online publications
  • Produced, directed and provided animations, graphics and video to aid in new business development presentations at companies including Activision,Konami, Sierra, Sega and SCEA
  • Managed reporting efforts for account teams including pitch grids, coverage grids and wrap-up reports
  • Researched and created detailed budgets for PR campaigns and media tours
Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Video Editor

iMedia International

  • Edited celebrity interviews and short episodic videos for monthly e-magazinedistributed in top U.S markets
Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

Graphics/Marketing Intern

LAB 601

  • Edited short promos in a state-of-the-art HD post production facility
  • Produced and directed short films for company website
  • Designed original graphics for brand equity campaign
Jun 2004 - Jul 2005

ESL Teacher

GEOS Language Systems
  • Taught English as a second language in Tokyo, Japan
Nov 2003 - Apr 2004

Video Department Head

Vail Resorts Incorporated

  • Teamed with private instructors to produce over 100 client videos

Education

Education
1999 - 2003

Multidsiciplinary Studies

North Carolina State University

I started off college as a physics major, but was eager to incorporate other disciplines as well. I ended up with a degree that includes not just the laboratory sciences, but several different communications programs to create a program designed for effectively and artistically disseminating scientific knowledge and principles through modern visual techniques.

Skills

Skills

Adobe InDesign

CS 4

Adobe Illustrator

CS 4

Adobe Photoshop

CS 4

Microsoft Windows

XP, Vista, 7

Mac OS X

Microsoft Office

Video Editing

Avid and Final Cut systems

Photography

Digital, film, 35mm, 120mm, large-format Studio and location lighting Processing and developing

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2009 - Jan 2012

Series 3

NFA
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Series 7

FINRA