PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
C.E.O. & President
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 7 locations, Quality Restaurants Inc, Steak & Seafood restaurant, Clearwater Properties Inc, Developer of new home subdivisions.President, Western Washington Franchisee Association, 72 stores. Vice President, Northwest Franchisee Association, 600 stores.
Guide Point Global Consultants.Giving energy and direction to Food & Beverage companies to excel in Projecting sales, improving employee relations, Increasing profits and Market share.
SEARS HOLDINGS INC./ THE GREAT INDOORS, Las Vegas, NV
Assistant General Manager
Governed and Maintained the store policies and company directions when the general manager was out of the building.
Developed and perform with the Logistics, Warehouse, Customer Service, Receivables, Maintenance and Accounting departments.
Creating systems to better track losses from Returns, Breakage, RTV’s.Developed tracking lists to reduce maintenance costs and insure safety.Designed accounting systems to eliminate cash overages and shorts.
Developed better understandings and relationships with vendors to increase sales, profits and increase market share.Created and implemented inspection forms for all outside inspections, OSHA, Hazmat, Fire, all local, Regional and State inspections to ensure compliance. Created the once a week round tables with every associate to bring new and innovative ideas to assist the store to better operational margins, executions and employee relations.
Human Resources Manager
Created hiring practicesto ensure hiring the right person for the right job to reduce costly turnover and build a loyal and productive workforce. Prepared pre- opening and closing meetings with all associates to be assured that they were communicated with and informed. Created a road map to assist all new associates to understand the expectations, Company Goals, Job Descriptions, with Orientations, Tours, and Introductions.Encouraged open communication and dialogue on “the big picture” to create a sense of ownership in the employees.
HOME DEPOT , Las Vegas NV
Assistant Manager, Merchandise Manager
Operated and Supervised Garden, Hardware, Plumbing and Lumber departments.Managed 4
department supervisors and 40 hourly associates. Created the Merchandising teaching and training
of the merchandising rights for the entire store. Developed and taught the seasonality of retail to
all department heads. Created and introduced a system to accurately project future sales with in 2 % of actual which was Number 1 in the region. Through research and data modified the inventory control system to eliminate 5 thousand SKUs while increasing the profit margin and product turns.
SAM’S CLUB, Las Vegas NV
Merchandise Manager, Manager Fresh Departments
Developed and introduced tracking and a projection system to improve product production for the bakery and cafeteria.Adopted and trained a new and creative merchandising program that increased sales by $2 Million and added$350,000 to the bottom line. Developed and implemented a new Management road map to increase training and leadership skills in supervisors and managers. A checklist to develop and teach and train by day each new associate from their first day. This system taught every supervisor and manager to become a better partner and future leader.
CAESARS PALACE- MONTE CARLO, Las Vegas NV
Manager Café RomaDirecting the day to day activities and operations of 5 Assistant managers, 5 Tournant Chefs, and 123 front of house associates.Created a forecasting system to project future sales and customer counts for the restaurants within 5 % of the actual.Handled scheduling, Culinary Union contracts, and mentoring Assistant Managers.Instrumental in the development of a new 600 seat restaurant including blue print re-design, start up costs and staffing.