Dan Ragan

Dan Ragan

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Finance, Sales, Economics

The College of New Jersey

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Sales Representative

University Directories

-         Sold advertising space in collegiate planners within the Princeton University sales territory

-         Sold over $6,000 of advertising

-         Made over 30 cold calls a day for a period of 10 weeks

-         Completed a seven-day sales training program in North Carolina

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Transatlantic Reinsurance

-         Worked in Accounts Payable department

-         Responsible for invoice entry and cash flow analysis

May 2007 - Aug 2007

QBE the Americas

-         Employed within the treasury department of QBE the Americas

-         Managed the company’s state deposits and updated the company’s LOC’s

-         Interacted with banks while transferring treasury’s cash and assets under deadline

-         Assisted the treasurer in day-to-day operations

May 2005 - Aug 2005

Entertainment Brokers International

-         Executed policy issuance to company’s clients

-         Conducted research on prospective clients to identify any potential insurance risk

-         Highlighted potential insurance risks in prospective film projects

-         Trained at the home office in Los Angeles for two weeks

May 2004 - Aug 2004

Clarendon Insurance Group

-         Created an extensive database of vital accounting information

-         Organized the company’s policy information in Excel spreadsheets

Summary

I'm an outgoing, self-starter with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for success. My greatest life-skill is my ability to connect with people--- no matter what age, gender, ethnicity, or country of origin. I'm a person who loves to think outside-the-box and discover things for myself. I believe that success in anything rests on practice and that if I put my mind to it, I can accomplish anything.

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

o       As Vice President of Finance, responsible for development and implementation of:

  • Cash flow reporting system – provided clarity to organizational expensing
  • Cash distribution system – increased control over  cash budget
  • Projected budget – developed and accurately followed annual budget projections
  • Fundraising program –  increased yearly revenues two-fold

o       As Member of Executive Board, lobbied successfully for the development and implementation of:

  • Committee system – provided a much-needed support system for e-Board members
  • Brotherhood chair position – helped boost organizational spirit and morale
  • Safe-driver program –  ensured safety of brothers, while significantly reducing risk
  • Incentive/penalty system – clearly defined brother expectations, rewards, and penalties, thereby helping to increase organizational motivation

Activities

Academic Organizations & Accomplishments

  • Inductee to the National Honors Society for Financial Management at TCNJ
  • Member of the FMA (Financial Management Association) TCNJ Chapter
  • Scored a 1420 out of 1600 on SAT Proficiency Test

Community Service

  • Co-founder of the non-profit organization Love4Books, Inc., providing schools and libraries with classic literature geared towards inspiring young readers (www.Love4Books.com)
  • Efforts have been recognized in The Star Ledger and The Courier News

Cultural Experience

  • Studied abroad at the National University of Ireland at Galway in spring 2008
  • Have traveled to Sweden, Australia, France, Spain, England, Belgium, Italy & Morocco

Athletics

  • Played Division III football at The College of New Jersey
  • All-County & All-Area HS Football; played in 2006 Snapple Bowl XIII all-star game

Skills

Skills

Cold Calling

Film Finance

Soft Skills

Project Management

Customer-Centric Selling

Connecting