Summary

Accomplished entrepreneurial business development professional with the powerful ability to recognize potential opportunities, quantify the risks, develop business plans, organize high-performance startup teams and build successful new enterprises. Business visionary who has skillfully combined formal educations in Psychology, Human Resources Management and Business Administration with strong interpersonal ability and a participative management style to mentor, motivate and lead business organizations to strive for and achieve performance excellence. Grew and managed two successful new business ventures during the last 3 years. Thrives in complex and fast-paced environments, where he is given the challenge to envision, develop and bring ideas to market.

  • Licensed insurance agent (215-FL)
  • MBA
  • MHRM
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Business Visionary
  • Multiple Business Startups
  • Fair-Isaac Consumer Credit Expert
  • Credit & Collections Expert
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Excellent Presentation Skills
  • Conflict Resolution/Negotiations
  • Employee Training, Mentoring & Motivation
  • Risk Identification & Management
  • Customer Relations Management

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

Independent Agent Representing Aflac

Aflac

Outside Business to Business Sales. Products include plans that help attract and retain the highest quality employees while protecting against catastrophic financial loss.

Oct 2007 - Apr 2009

Partner, Principle Consultant

Accountable Consulting Solutions

National network of 200 plus independent contractors for consumer credit consultation and restoration services Created a successful new startup credit consultation business that has developed into a turn-key network of 200 plus independent credit contractors who offer consumer credit consultation and restoration services to potential buyers of new homes, mortgages or loans. Became an expert on the Fair-Isaac Credit Score Act, learning the details required to counsel consumers on improving their credit scores in order to qualify for major purchases or to secure a more favorable interest rate. After forming and operating a viable credit counseling business, developed a training program to teach brokers, realtors and lenders across the US how to provide credit consulting and restoration services to their prospects, thus increasing sales of their products and adding revenue from the consulting business to their incomes.

Mar 2006 - Apr 2009

Partner, Director Marketing/Sales

j michael media, LLC

Worked with business partners to create and develop a new business directed at meeting the demand for high definition media products and services for various industries. Recognized the opportunity, formulated the business plan, coordinated the funding and, in concert with partners, built the team that has established and delivers high quality HD media production products and services for various commercial entities.  From video solutions to our very own product line of high quality videography equipment, one trend remains consistant - a constant distaste for mediocrity.

Sep 2002 - Apr 2006

Account Manager

Florida Hospital

Account Manager with responsibility for collecting past due accounts receivable. Skillfully utilized education in negotiation and conflict resolution, combined with strong interpersonal skills, to create a methodology for collecting past due accounts that exceeded assigned monthly collection quotas by as much as 275% and set collection records. Promoted to manage responsibility for up to $3 Million of weekly collections, to train, mentor, manage and motivate a team of 16 Account Managers and increase their collection productivity. Additional responsibilities included personnel management such as new hire interviews, performance reviews, administering corrective disciplines or discharge, maintenance of the automated software and creation of distribution of daily reports. Responsibility for protecting the financial integrity of the institution by negotiating all customer complaints, including patients’ refusal to pay their debts or threatening malpractice litigation.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2006

MHRM

Keller Graduate School of Management

At Keller, you'll find nationally respected graduate degree programs to meet tomorrow's business demands, taught by today's real-world business leaders. Whether you're earning an MBA (with a choice of 15 concentrations), a specialty master's degree or one of over a dozen graduate certificates, a Keller graduate degree program will help you develop relevant skills and valued credentials that give you an edge in the professional world.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

MBA

Keller Graduate School of Management

At Keller, you'll find nationally respected graduate degree programs to meet tomorrow's business demands, taught by today's real-world business leaders. Whether you're earning an MBA (with a choice of 15 concentrations), a specialty master's degree or one of over a dozen graduate certificates, a Keller graduate degree program will help you develop relevant skills and valued credentials that give you an edge in the professional world.

Aug 1994 - May 1998

High School Diploma

Forest Lake Academy

Honors:

  • Counseling/Mediation
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English

Skills

Skills

License Insurance Agent

Insurance Agent - licensed by Florida Department of Financial Services to sell Life (including Variable Annuity) and Health Insurance

Entrepreneur

Professional Collector

Presentation

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

Counselor/Mediator

Professional Consumer Credit Consultant

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2005 - Present

ACA International Certification

ACA International: The Accociation of Credit and Collection Professionals