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Work experience

Oct 2009Present

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 2009Jul 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 2008Mar 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 2007Mar 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 2006Dec 2006

Video Editor

iMedia International

  • Edited celebrity interviews and short episodic videos for monthly e-magazinedistributed in top U.S markets
Feb 2006Jul 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 2004Jul 2005

ESL Teacher

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

Video Department Head

Vail Resorts Incorporated

  • Teamed with private instructors to produce over 100 client videos

Education

19992003

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

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

Oct 2009Jan 2012

Series 3

NFA
Aug 2008Aug 2010

Series 7

FINRA

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Computer Stuff I'm Still Learning

  • PHP/CSS/XML
  • Flash
  • Linux

Computer Stuff I Rock At

  • Most of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop
  • Assembling computers from components
  • Video editing and motion graphics software
  • Installing, working with, and trouble shooting operating systems
  • Troubleshooting in general
  • Search engines and search engine optimization
  • Spreadsheets, as much as I am loathe to admit
  • Setting up basic networks and networking priveleges