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Bryan Salomone, M.A.

CEO ~ Kayak Adventures Unlimited

Summary

Lifelong adventurer and expedition leader, Bryan is CEO of Kayak Adventures Unlimited, an Austin-based outfitter and guide service for whitewater kayaking expeditions.  With over a decade of corporate training expertise, Bryan also specializes in corporate off-sites, retreats, team building and leadership development events.  Prior to founding KAU, Bryan learned mad sales skills at Apple, Inc. and also worked in web design during the heyday of the internet revolution in San Francisco, CA. 

Work experience

2017present

Founder / CEO

Kayak Adventures Unlimited ~ Austin, TX

Outfitter and Guide services for kayak expeditions throughout the Southwest and Ozark Mountains.  Half-day and overnight kayaking trips throughout the greater Austin, TX and Hill Country area. Specialized offsite, leadership development and team building excursions available.

20112016

SMB Account Executive

Apple Inc. ~ Austin, TX

Consulted with Apple SMB business customers to provide world class, custom configured computing solutions for small-medium business markets.

  • Selected for expansion team to develop best practices for rollout to 600+ salesforce
  • Consistent top performer based on close rate, revenue generation & customer sat metrics
  • Lead generation, pipeline development, forecasting and goal vs. attainment tracking systems

Education Sales Associate
Consulted with Apple K-12 and Higher Education customers nationwide to develop viable solutions for learning labs and classroom-based learning initiatives. 

  • Deployment strategy, implementation scheduling and troubleshooting with new accounts
  • Developed proposals to coordinate with funding timeframes and revenue forecasting models
  • Pipeline development and forecasting of quarterly goals and quota attainment

Mobility Sales Specialist
Consulted with prospective customers to provide mobile device solutions for consumer, and mobile device management solutions for SMB markets.  

  • Selected for launch team with iPad2 release
  • Consistently placed in top 5% of 160+ sales associates 
  • Conducted sales training and performance coaching sessions for new sales representatives
  • Special Projects:  Apple Consultant’s Network, User Interface & Tier 2 Tools integration
20032010

Realtor

Prudential California Realty ~ Berkeley, CA

President’s Circle designation, representing the top 5% in sales volume across Prudential Real Estate Affiliate's national network. Presented comprehensive marketing proposals to secure listing agreements for residential and investment property Sellers, in competition with other firms. Specializations included trust, probate, relocation, move-up market and investment property sales.

20002003

Marketing Analyst / Information Architect

Agency.com ~ San Francisco, CA

Led multi-disciplinary project teams to design and optimize eCommerce sites, portals, web-based applications, eMarketing campaigns and ad promotions. Conducted best practices research and articulated brand strategy and executions. Employed heuristic evaluation, use cases, web analytics, rapid prototyping and usability testing of site designs to ensure intuitive navigation and ease of use. Developed strong relationships with C-level Fortune 500 clients such as Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Sony Pictures, Coca Cola, Discovery Channel.

19892000

Corporate Training Career ~ San Francisco/Oakland, CA:

Ten-plus year career with progressively responsible training design and implementation projects in healthcare and banking industries. Led design teams for operations, technical, compliance training, as well as clinical education, sales training and leadership development programs. Instructor certification with vendor training firms, including Achieve Global, Blessing and White, Kaset International, and Forum. Expert instructional design capabilities encompass instructor-led, print-based, distributed learning and blended learning systems. Career summary:
• SENIOR TRAINER, Blue Shield of CA, San Francisco, CA 1999-2000 

• SENIOR DESIGNER, Mechanics Bank, Richmond, CA 1998-1999 
• LEAD DESIGNER, KP Medical Advice Call Center, 1997-1998 
• HRD SPECIALIST, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 1991-1996 
• TRAINING MANAGER, IT Division, Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA 1989-1991

Education

B.A.

University of Oregon

English Studies

M.A.

San Francisco State University

Instrucional Design & Technology.  Graduated with honors.  Internship with Technology Training Division of American President Lines.

Certifications

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ACA River Kayak Instructor

Whitewater Kayak Instructor certified with American Canoe Association

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NOLS Wilderness First Aid

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) - certified in wilderness first aid

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PADI DiveMaster

DiveMaster with Professional Association of Dive Instructors.  25 years SCUBA diving.