Karan Almeida

Karan Almeida

Interest

  1. Blogging
  2. Yoga
  3. Writing
  4. Playing Guitar
  5. Scuba Diving
  6. Tennis
  7.  Golf
  8. Football
  9. Basketball

Summary

Career Objectives

A dedicated marketing professional and MBA graduate with strong critical thinking skills and sound decision making ability. Proven ability to align metrics with strategy. Extensive experience in constructing marketing plans, integrating communications, analyzing market data and building brands. 

Skills and Activities

-Highly effective in constructing marketing plans,  integrated synergy building and brand management. 

-Strong ability to align strategy with data and analyze market research.

-Strong educational and professional background in marketing and communications. 

-Dynamic and active Blogger. Maintain and frequently update personal blog.

-Proficient in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Analytics, Wordpress.

-Working knowledge of website Content Management Systems, e.g. Serena Collage. 

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Marketing/Communications Intern

Loyola University Marketing & Communication-Loyola University
  • Constructed comprehensive marketing plan for acquisition of new Loyola Campus and Event Center, included strategy for a $1million increase in annual revenue.
  • Researched and developed strategies for marketing initiatives, including Loyola’s $500 million Partner campaign and $12 million Il Bolletino Rome campus campaign.
  • Managed projects for several university-wide research initiatives and brand building programs. Directed university wide student research program and managed projects for the Loyola Humanitarian committee, ensuring enhancement of brand equity.
Feb 2008 - Feb 2009

Marketing Executive

ByteManagers Inc.
  • Worked directly with company President & CEO to plan and execute marketing initiatives.
  • Developed business and increased revenue by 25 percent using customer driven communications.
  • Worked with multinational organizations including Ace Hardware and Allied Electronics.
  • Developed marketing literature and e-newsletters for ByteManagers.com. Increased annual web traffic by 35 percent using strategic content based marketing.
  • Integrated brand messaging across all print, verbal and online communications.
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Marketing/Promotions Intern

Wtts 92.3
  • Promoted prestigious events such as Indy 500, Formula 1, Dave Matthews concert, ATP event
  • Worked with reputed artists like Dave Mattews Band, O.A.R and Herbie Hancock.
  • Helped raise brand awareness through direct marketing, press releases and business proposals. 

Education

Education
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011

Masters of Business Administration

Loyola University Chicago

 Relevant Coursework 

  • Integrated Marketing Communications, Business Marketing, Media Planning, Business Statistics, Business Finance, Accounting in Business. 

    Class Projects & Accomplishments

  • Winner of Marketplace Simulation
  • Corporate 10k Financial analysis
  • Official business proposal for a Chicago Startup.
  • Chrysler 300 Media launch.
Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

Bachelor of Arts

Indiana University, Indianapolis
Relevant Coursework:
  • Principles of Creative Advertising, Promotional Communication, Mass Media, Public  Relations Principles, Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Mass Media and Public affairs.

    Class Projects & Accomplishments

  • Viacom Inc. company analysis.
  • Obama rhetorical analysis.
  • Supervisor at University Technology Center.
  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
  • Hollywood culture research.
  • International Film fest volunteer.

Certifications

Certifications

Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)