Kathryn Hardaway

  • Greenville US-SC
Kathryn Hardaway

Interests and Activities

I love to network and learn any and everything I can about new technology and how it can best be best applied to better serve people. I have 3 children (ages 14, 5 and 2) and a husband that keep me on my toes. My favorite thing to do is to meet new people, create new relationships and grow my knowledge of how we could possibly work together in the future. I love to laugh...and I love to make people laugh. One of my all time biggest goals is to be on stage at The Cafe and Then Some.  I have run two 1/2 marathons and raised over $10,000 for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Although my lack of a degree could work to my disadvantage, my established  personal and business relationships, along with my experience of life and public relations should speak volumes and give me the further opportunity to speak with you.

Personal Accomplishments

Executive Board Member - Upcountry History Museum   2010

Membership Chairman  -  Upcountry History Museum 2010

Chairman of the Board - St. James Day School 2008-2010

Secretary  - St. James School Board 2006-2008

Secretary - Stone Academy PTA  2004-05

Objective

To gain real work experience with an Industry leader that will utilize and further my writing, communication skills, and Web 2.0 knowledge that will accelerate my career and my passion.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2003 - Present

Chief Financial Officer

Hardstone Development, LLC

This is a commercial real estate development company that my husband and his partner, Chuck Stone began in 2001. I was hired on as their bookkeeper, but quickly moved to the CFO position handling all banking relationships and proposals, payroll, audits,  delegating of jobs, accounts payable and receivable and site development. I still handle all of his banking relationships, but the bookkeeping is now outsourced.

Sep 2002 - Oct 2003

Account Manager

Postec, Inc.

I sold high-end point of sale (MICROS) computer hardware, software and help desk support to mainly restaurants, bars and hotels. I was responsible for weekly sales reports, forecasts and creating long term relationships with the customer. 

Aug 2000 - Aug 2002

Retail Sales Manager

Metrocall

I was hired as the Retail Sales Manager for Metrocall and was in the TOP 5% in nation for highest sales for 2way pagers. I sold numeric, digital, text and two way pagers & was an independent salesperson for Suncom, Alltel and Nextel phone services. I had to do monthly equipment inventory, sales calls, handle issues, complaints or concerns with customers,  daily cash handling and balancing of books, training on new upcoming technology products. I was promoted to the Direct Sales section of Metrocall after the retail division merged. 

Apr 1998 - Feb 2000

Restaurant Manager

Sassafras Southern Bistro

I was hired as General Manager  and opened this new restaurant in Downtown Greenville, SC in spring 1998. Daily duties included money handling and balancing ledgers, bar and food inventory, front of house-bar-host schedules,  vendor ordering, payroll, hiring and firing of all employees and problem solver. 

Aug 1996 - Mar 1998

Head Wait/Key Employee/Trainer

Trio - A Brick Oven Cafe

Running reports, opening and closing of the restaurant, balancing of money and books, writing weekly front of house schedules. 

Nov 1991 - Aug 1996

Head Wait/Certified Trainer/Key Employee/Bookkeeper

Longhorn Steakhouse

Education

Education

almost an AA

Greenville Technical College

References

References

Cammie Mackie

Cammie is a long time acquaintance that contacted me last year and has guided me to knowing more of what I want to do for my career. 

Monica Smith

Working with Monica on creating relationships, engaging conversations and marketing her store to bring sales through social media. 

Salli Alexander

Worked with Salli and Lorene to market their first annual fundraiser through numerous social media networks. 

Bill Smith

Bill and Susan have been close friends of mine for over 15 years. Wonderful people.