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JOHN KOLESA

Hospitality Operations and Sales Management

HOSPITALITY Work History

20142016

AUDITOR and FRONT DESK

CHOICE HOTELS

(current)
Auditor and Front Desk Supervisor - 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

20152016

LEAD AUDITOR

CONCORD HOSPITALITY ENTERPRISES

{current)
Lead Night Auditor - 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

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)