Ruben Hernandez

Summary

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Results focused with extensive experience in B2B relationships, sales/marketing, governmental affairs, team & project management from concept to completion & follow up. Proven track record in leadership, development of effective processes, rapid-fire problem solving & an aptitude in planning, including contingencies. Resourceful, adaptable & detail oriented with a creative & practical style in orchestrating deals & handling responsibilities. Serves objectives decisively & in a positively assertive way. Key functions have included staff management of 6+, training, hiring/termination, contract analysis & negotiation.

Work History

Work History

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  • MENTOR/AMBASSADOR, Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, 1996 – PRESENT

  • PRESIDENT, Homeowner's Association Board of Directors, 2006-2008

Sep 2007 - Oct 2008

Account/Project Manager

Specialty Steel

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Senior management responsible for project management, estimating & business development.

  • Management of day-to-day operations including a staff of six+ consisting of drafting, estimating & sales, including successful conversions from 3rd-party to proprietary plans.

  • Represented co. at meetings & served as technical liaison for engineer & partner companies.

  • Negotiated with, coordinated with & serviced clients with accountability & results, equating to increased market share & an increase in customer retention over predecessor.

  • Advised clients through product education & was key contact toward functional effectiveness.

Sep 2004 - Aug 2007

Production Coordinator

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Project management handling home sites, for a Billion dollar division, from design review to entitlements to final inspection working w/consultants, field personnel & coordination w/jurisdictions.

  • Saved $3MIL to bottom-line, as a result of independent proactive measures.

  • Implemented process improvements including implementation of filing system, cost tracking, expanded coordination w/field managers & improved a gov't agency’s submittal policy.

  • Managed architects, civil, soils & structural engineers, other consultants & trained 3 coworkers.

  • Served as primary liaison between the development team & governmental agencies.

Apr 2001 - Mar 2003

Marketing Research Assistant

NBP Corporation

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  • Established marketing department, analyzed regional markets, opportunities & competition.

  • Organized sales functions including bids, distribution, forecasting & facilitated collaborations.

  • Created sales presentations including a CD marketing campaign, self-narrated, designed to sell.

Oct 1999 - Jul 2000

Human Resources Consultant/Job Developer

Riverside County Economic Development Agency

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In charge of coordinating jobseekers and local company’s labor needs; performed workshops.

Education

Education
Sep 1998 - Mar 2003

Bachelor of Arts

University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside - Emphasis: Business Mgmt., Econ. Organizations, Psychology.

  • Student Commencement Speaker; Graduated at the Top 15% of class.

  • Education Abroad Program-Year @ University of Sussex at Brighton, England

  • Alpha Lambda Delta honors organization