- Achieved "Best of the Best" national recognition for 2009 through Superior Restaurant Operations.
- Recognized for having 2 out of the top 100 best restaurants in the nation.
- Founded company which achieved over 1 million in annual case sales within three years.
- Attained eighteen years of successfully passing all food safety audits.
- Managed the only certified corporate training store within a 50 store market area.
"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but
real management is developing people through work." Andrew Carnegie
I believe that organizations operate best when every member of the team has a common view of the organization's mission and vision set before them and are developed to independently carry out these functions. The truest measurement of a leader's success is how well the organization operates when the leader is gone.
Experienced and proven leader with record of consistent accomplishment in pioneering and building profitable businesses. Committed to employee development through mentoring and leadership and building strong employee relations. Exceptional analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, combined with strong management background in sales, marketing, and multi-unit management. Combining my talents and experiences, along with a consistent track record of success, to make an immediate, professional impact for your company.
Feb 1992 - May 2010
Served twelve years as a District Manager responsible for 6 - 8 restaurants. Responsible for the staffing and development of store salaried management teams. Executed bench plans, period business reviews, and product module rollouts. Responsible for store operations including; sales, cost-control; P&L, corporate audits, customer metric measurements, and overall development of staff at each location. Conducted semi-annual store management reviews and outlined development plans.
Served six years as a Restaurant Manager; opened 3 new units during that time. Managed staffing, training, team building and all aspects of business training. Responsible for store operations including sales, cost-control, P&L, corporate audits, customer metric measurements, and training and development of the team. Also served as a Market Training Manager serving as the only certified training store for newly hired salaried management within a 50 store market area.
May 1989 - Feb 1992
Soft drink distribution company I founded that initially serviced a two county area. Expanded business to a four county area within one year. Responsible for all company operations including, staffing and employee training, new product marketing, promotional programs, key account sales calls, and all other functions relating to building customer relations and soliciting new account growth.
Feb 1985 - Apr 1989
Pacific Ocean Pop
Was hired to develop a soft-drink division within a Miller Beer Distributor. Started company as the only employee. I was responsible for the growth and development of beverage products that I was able to secure from various suppliers. Responsibilities also included staffing and training, promotional programs, key account sales calls, and all other functions relating to building customer relations and soliciting new account growth. Within a three year period the company was selling over one million cases annually with a sales staff of twenty five.