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Interest

basketball, graphic design, traveling, skydiving, mountain biking, dogs and meeting new people.

Summary

CREATIVE PASSION, BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE, SEAMLESS ADAPTABILITY

Work experience

Mar 2009Present

President & CEO

PREEMO: Media+Technology

Innovative approach to project management for information technology and interactive media. Combines computer services, network architecture, online media development, corporate branding, and graphic design. Growing in areas of Medical IT Services, iPhone, Android, and other mobile platform development, and executive technology services for high net worth individuals.

Jul 2007Present

Managing Partner

The M Companies

Business development consulting firm, specializing in helping start-ups define their scope, coaching emerging companies on practicing better business, raising sales through creative marketing and communication, and guiding established businesses into new areas of profitability including globalization and sustainability. Developed entire corporate structure, business plan, website and marketing model, and responsible for all client relations and operations management.

Mar 2008Nov 2008

Director of Business Development

YourBuyer Worldwide

Responsible for establishing and day-to-day operations of Miami-based East Coast office for this Las Vegas-based global purchasing and consulting company. Developed relationships with developers and distributors, managed client expectations, implemented unique sales and marketing strategies, and organized an entirely new purchasing market for YourBuyer Worldwide.

Aug 2006Jul 2007

Executive Assistant to Senior TV Literary Agent

Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency

Managed overall business of a high-volume Hollywood agent at top-5 talent agency in Hollywood; constant multi-tasking and anticipation of needs; analysis and recommendation of incoming submissions; high volume phones, calendar, and tasks. Developed innovative methods to process and monitor client accounting and individual needs.

Feb 2002Apr 2003

Lead Sales Associate

Sound Advice

Top producer promoted to Lead position within six months. Responsible for Mobile Electronics Sales Team at Sound Advice, Pinecrest showroom. Provided top quality customer service, selling high-end mobile audio, video, security, and installation. Compensation was commission-based.

References

Luis Herrera

“While recruiting for the University of Miami School of Communication, I first met Ivan at an info-session. During the interview, Ivan portrayed confidence and determination. He was eager to start college and showed great enthusiasm. throughout the years, Ivan became a dedicated student. He has superb work ethic and understands the value of diligence and perseverance. I am amazed by his skills, knowledge and expertise. Moreover, Ivan has been a leader with his peers. He has worked well with all groups and has never complained. Above all, Ivan is a "team player" and a motivated individual.”

Saud Khan

“Ivan is a multi talented and versatile business professional. His talents and drive assisted YourBuyer Worldwide to expand it's business network and sales in the Florida region, very effeciently and effectively in a very short period of time. The Operations, Business Development and Marketing teams enjoy and appreciate Ivan's input for growth strategies and sales goals. He is an absolute asset to our organization!”

Mark McNally

"If you could bottle Ivan's passion, energy and drive you could make a fortune. I'd make every new employee/colleague/partner drink it on the first day. When everybody else is saying why something cant be done, Ivan is busy figuring out how to do it."

Gene Ponder

“Ivan is a true professional. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of business and always has the research to support his ideas and projects. His enthusiasm for a project is contagious and he always follows through to completion.”

Mark Wilson

"Our business is based on information and technology. It was my feeling that Ivan prided himself in either being with, or ahead of the curve in keeping up with new technology. He has the ability to look further in to any given situation, than most people, and ascertain the most efficient rounte, or set of solutions, to get the result he is looking for."

Recent Work

Education

20022006

Batchelor of Science

Specialized in Video/Film and English. Directed and produced several short films, in addition to helping other students with their class projects. Four-year involvement in undergraduate and graduate productions, as well as the Cinematic Arts Commission & UM Motion Picture Producers Association.

Skills

Website Development
Extensive knowledge of recent web development trends, including Web 2.0, online and social network development, Adobe Flash/Flex integration, PHP/SQL, Java, Content Management Systems (Joomla, OpenCMS, Wordpress), layout design, sitemap architecture, and search engine optimization. Additional skills include project management for websites and web applications, iPhone and mobile platform development, eCommerce, and FTP server administration.
Computer Repair
Started first business at 14 - a computer repair company. Since then, have developed extensive skills for hardware and software repair, maintenance, and upgrade. Experience in corporate networks, firewalls and security platforms, virtual and hosted server technology, and server management.
Business Plan Development
Writing of business plans, marketing/sales models, financial projections, and overall corporate presentations. Includes development of sitemaps for complex web applications, as well as detailed financial analysis and background research.