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Oct 2013Oct 2014

Senior Brand Specialist, International

Calhoun, Georgia Senior Brand Specialist, International 2013-2014
Mar 2012Oct 2013

Raw Materials Purchasing Agent

Raw Materials Purchasing Agent Developed and managed relationships with vendors to identify mutually beneficial opportunities and effectively negotiated favorable pricing and payment terms. Obtained, monitored, and expedited raw material orders; identified and implemented supply chain process improvements. Achieved annual savings of $225,000 through raw materials price negotiations. Compiled a comprehensive view of purchasing expensing and analyzed to identify significant cost savings opportunities. Implemented restructuring of payment terms with vendors in order to capture additional cost savings.
Apr 2011Mar 2012

Management Trainee

Management Trainee Chartered and led inventory management project designed to reduce inventory overhead through creation and implementation of new standard operating procedures. Selected and managed team members throughout project lifecycle. Organized and facilitated meetings, setting specific goals and timelines for project team members. Chartered and led Six Sigma inventory management project, with annual savings of $150,000. Contributed to and led other Lean manufacturing processes, including Kaizen and 5S. Worked across various departments through projects to facilitate efficient interdepartmental operations. Completed rotational role involving time spent at each phase of production process as well as supporting departments to gain comprehensive understanding of the company as well as in-depth understanding of process flow and operational procedures.
Aug 2010Nov 2010


Xiamen, China Intern Rotated through multiple departments, including financial analysis, strategic planning, production process improvement, employee management, production planning, and purchasing logistics. Incorporated collective results from process efficiency improvements, decreasing error rates and incentive initiatives and leading to increase in production of 500%. Entrusted to manage full operations of the plant whenever CEO was unavailable. Completed MBA Thesis: Manufacturing in China, a case study of China's manufacturing environment that focuses specifically on Virtus' experience.
Jun 2006Jul 2009

Assistant Director of Velocity

Columbus, Georgia Assistant Director of Velocity Planned and executed monthly events for up to 300 attendees, including setting agenda, securing speakers, event marketing, and coordinating facility preparations. Managed event vendor relations, planning, and marketing for each of ten annual events. Maintained company's website, using Immerseme online management tools. Assisted with managing and training five interns throughout course of year. Led staff meetings and participated in board meetings. Trained and coached middle school students involved in Velocity program to lead mentoring meetings with younger students.


Oct 2009Dec 2010


Oct 2009Dec 2010

Master de Management des Organisations 

Institud d’administration des Enterprises de Paris             
Aug 2003May 2005

B.A. in Economics



Project management
Event Planning


Oct 2009Dec 2010

Certification in International Business

COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, FURJ 

Part of the GPMBA program through Georgia State University

Jan 2009Jan 2012

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

National Registry of EMTs
Jun 2005Jun 2008

Real Estate License

National Association of Realtors


Frank Andrew

Former Manager at Mohawk Industries says the following:

"I hired Jonathan to serve as Mohawk Commercial's marketing representative to support our dealer network and out international business. When I met Jonathan, I was impressed by his poise, professionalism, experience, and inquisitiveness. While he had not had prior direct marketing experience, he immediately jumped in to make an impact in all the areas he touched and earned the respect of all of those he supported. He always has an awesome attitude, and is a pleasure to work with. I recommend him without hesitation."

Robert Bagley

Former Coworker at Mohawk Industries says the following:

"I had the honor of working with Jonathan Pinney while we were both at Mohawk Industries. Jonathan is a highly intelligent, team player with the skills to take on (and manage) any project given to him. Not only can Jonathan work within a corporate structure with excellence, he also brings a flair of entrepreneur-ism to everything he puts his hands to. Being that he has an MBA, he mixes his entrepreneurship in with the academic business acumen to bring the perfect package to any organization."

Dr. Robert Darville

Former professor at Shorter College says the following:

Jonathan is conscientious, hard working, and a person of integrity. He is loyal, has a terrific sense of humor, is able to laugh at himself, and takes his work seriously. Jonathan will be an asset to any firm!