Kristen J Avedesian

  • Los Angeles, CA
Work History
Work History
Sep 2013 - Present
Executive Assistant for COO/CFO & Assistant to International Marketing/PR department
SIERRA/AFFINITY

-Performing executive assistant duties and providing administrative support in a diversified production company that includes film financing, development and international sales/distribution.                                    -Manage offsite and onsite events and large meetings, including catering, delivery schedule, budgeting, set up to tear down
-Evaluated and approved artwork for foreign distributors, from movie poster’s billing block and art to DVD packaging ensuring proper placement of logos, names and art are up to standard of producers.
-Transcribe interviews for electronic press kits, and trailers for distributors and editing team
-Assist in overseeing preparation and execution for markets-organizing shipment of supplies, copy-editing brochures and paperwork for distributors

May 2012 - Sep 2013
Communications Specicalist
FELDMAR MEDICAL CORP

-Carried out all event planning coordination for meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
-Spearheaded website development and maintenance , including writing copy and navigational links for website, email communications and web-based advertising and marketing campaigns    -Collaborated with web designers and graphic designers on blending copy with designs
-Designed and launched email marketing campaigns and work with advertisers for timely and usable ad submissions.                                                                                                                                     -Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals.

Mar 2011 - May 2012
Sales Specialist & Stylist
RALPH LAUREN

-developed and managed clientele, exceeded quotas by 70% over previous year’s sales
-oversaw operational functions/events and responsible for maintaining visual standards

Sep 2008 - Oct 2010
Public Relations Associate
SATELLITE PARIS

-Coordinated merchandising and product placement in store, management and logging of all jewelry loans to magazine and photo shoots, assisted on sales floor during busy season

2006 - 2008
Sales & Logistics Assistant
GRATACOS, S.A.

-Provided administrative, sales, and office support for textile agent representing 7 European textile mills
-Liaised with overseas mills and factories on submissions and deliveries, managed vendor relations

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
Public Relations Assistant
LUCA LUCA 

-Assisted in day-to-day publicity programs, corresponding with editors & stylists for press composition                                                                                                                                                                      -Executed NY Fashion Week show, assisting President with seating charts, assigning collection outfits to celebrities and walking them through press station, supervising interns.

Sep 1999 - May 2005
Marketing Manager
Saint's cafe inc

-Conceived and executed marketing strategies and programs to increase the profitability of family owned cafe.                                                                                              

Education
Education
Aug 2001 - May 2005
B.A. Journalism, Minor in Political Science
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY