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JOHN KOLESA

Hospitality and Property Management Professional

AUDIT AND FINANCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2017current

AUDITOR

OMNI HOTELS

(April 2017- Present) 
Financial Auditor for 513 room hotel/resort, Golf Course, Pro Shop, Spa, 2 Cafes, 4 Restaurants, Sports Complex and 5 Retail Outlets. Responsibilities include ensuring close of day balancing for all outlets, aggregating all financial reports required by accounting, processing all credit card batch payments for all outlets nightly and end of month close.

SYSTEM: Opra, Dollars on the Net, Micros

20152017

LEAD AUDITOR

CONCORD HOSPITALITY ENTERPRISES

{August 2015-March 2017)
Lead Auditor for 156 Room Hotel with Restaurant and Bar - Springhill Suites by Marriott IAH Houston - TRIP ADVISOR #1 Ranked Marriott in Houston

SYSTEMS and CERTIFICATIONS: Fosse, Micros, Ultipro, Mobile Services and Mobile Request App training

20142017

SENIOR AUDITOR and FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR

CHOICE HOTELS (VANTAGE PARKWAY HOSPITALITY)

(July 2014-March 2017) 
Auditor and Front Desk Supervisor for 56 Room Hotel - Quality Suites IAH West Houston

SYSTEMS and CERTIFICATIONS: Choice Advantage, Choice Privileges, Reservations and Check-In Check-Out, Handling Groups & Managing Folios, Managing Shifts & Night Audit, Housekeeping & Maintenance Management, Running Managerial Reports, Managing Complaints & Complaint Resolution, Connecting With Guests, All About Bedbugs, Booking Meeting Rooms, Breakfast Attendant Certification, Building a Strong Online Reputation, Developing & Executing an Effective Action Plan

20082012

MANAGING PARTNER

MAD MARKETING TEAM LLC

Performed Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Regional (Mid-Atlantic & Southeast United States) Full-Service Advertising Agency (2 years) –  Financial Management & Oversight (3 years) – Business Taxes and Payroll (5 Years) - Managed Aggregated Media Accounts Payable for 20+ Clients, Managed Administrative, Creative and Sales Teams – Managed Budget, Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

20012003

PROCESS ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE CONTRACTOR

Process Audit Team and Projects for Siemens Westinghouse Global Integration Group - ISO:9001 Multi-Site Internal Process Audit Team

20002001

PRODUCTION PLANNER/MASTER SCHEDULER

SIEMENS ICN EMPLOYEE

Siemens Information and Communications Networks - Telecom Manufacturing
ISO:9001 Internal Process Audit Team

Education

Apr 2003

MBA, Global Management

University of Phoenix

Three Areas of Focus: International Cross-Cultural Considerations in Management, Comparative International Finance and International Operational & Project Management

Apr 1996

BA, Pre-Law (History Major with Minor in Creative Writing)

Florida International University

Pre-Law Degree (curriculum heavily emphasized historical research and both technical & creative writing skills)

Dec 1991

Marine Engineering Program

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Marine Engineering Curriculum (3+ yrs)
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

2 sea tours in 1989 and 1990

May 1988

AA, General Science

Edison State College

Liberal Arts Curriculum with Electives Focused on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Portfolio OF PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

1996-2003 and 2012-2013: OPERATIONS

  • 1996-1999 AT&T WIRELESS - Regional Inventory Coordinator (Distribution Logistics)
  • 2000-2001 SIEMENS ICN - Production Planner/Master Scheduler (Manufacturing Logistics)
  • 2001-2003 SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE - Process Engineering Consultant (Process Auditor/Project Coordinator)
  • 2012-2013 CHS/CENEX - Project Coordinator (Oil & Gas Industry)

2004-2012 and 2014-2015: MARKETING & SALES

  • 2004-2007 CLEARCHANNEL - Senior Marketing Consultant (Advertising Sales)
  • 2007 SAGA COMMUNICATIONS - New Business Development Manager (Media Sales Management)
  • 2007-2008 MAINLINE COMMUNICATIONS - General Sales Manager (Media Sales Management)
  • 2008-2012 MAD MARKETING TEAM - Managing Partner (Advertising Consulting & Services)
  • 2014-2015 MARITIME EXECUTIVE - Regional Sales Manager (Media Sales Management)

2013: JOURNALIST

  • 2013 STREETWISE CHICAGO - Wrote Feature Articles, Cover Stories and Profiles for a Non-Profit Magazine with an audience of 10,000 readers weekly.