Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Marketing and Communications

Confidential

(Confidential) Inc. – Chicago, IL (Public Relations)                                                                                       

Position: P/T: Marketing and Communications

Duties: Website framework proposals and management, incorporation, trademark, and copywriter protection, online communications, website copy, and project management. 

Products:  Website, eNewsletters, online communities, online communications

  
Jun 2006 - Aug 2008

Product Development & Project Manager

Goliath Solutions

GOLIATH Solutions PLL (SOLD) – Deerfield, IL (Marketing Intelligence) 

Position: Product and Marketing Manager

Duties: Online training portal, online product ordering system development, distribution & quality control, cross – functional team management, product roadmaps, inventory management and forecast.

Products:  RFID chip, WMS, Online Training & Certification Course, Forecasting and Budget Processes

May 2002 - Sep 2005

Global Innovation Manager & Project Manager

Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation – Benton Harbor, MI (Consumer Products)

Position: Global Product Manager – Team located in Milan, Italy and San Paolo, Brazil

Duties: Global team leadership, research and marketing, product specifications and roadmaps, product innovation idea generation, proposing new products, line extensions, and upgrades. 

Products: Whirlpool Refrigerated Drawer, Gladiator Series Refrigerator, Whirlpool Wine Product Line, Brastemp Mobile Refrigerator

2000 - 2002

Global Product Development

GE Global Exchange Services

GE Global Exchange Services (SOLD) – Gaithersburg, MS (B2B Services)

Position - Senior Product Manager

Duties: Team leadership, design and concept proposals, sales coordination, product specifications and roadmaps, competitor research, product benchmarking, VOC research, project management. 

Products: Web-based tracking service, internal track & trace system for GE Lighting, Medical, & Transportation

1996 - 2000

Senior Product & Marketing Manager

Federal Express Corporation (AGFS)

Federal Express Corporation - Memphis, TN (Transportation & Logistics)

Position: Senior Product Manager & Senior Marketing Manager

Duties: Cross-functional team management, proposing and implementing overall new product marketing strategy, proposing and leading new product marketing plan (launch), marketing communications, targeted marketing campaigns, sales collateral, and sales training materials. 

Products: AGFS division’s FedEx 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day Freight Services

Education

Education

Diploma

Low Heywood Thomas

King Low Heywood Thomas is an independent, college preparatory school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Bachelor of Arts

http://www.memphis.edu/presweb/plan/vision.php

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

Masters in Business Administration

Fogleman College of Business, UofM
The Sparks Bureau for Business and Economic Research conducted over $3 million in contract and grant research in 2007. The Bureau is one of the largest bureaus for economic research located in a college of business in the nation.

Skills

Skills

Negotiation & Influence Certification

Received from Georgetown University of Professional Development - a five course, 3 month training program that met, at minimum, twice a week.  Focus was on types of negotiating and counter techniques.

Six Sigma - Greenbelt Certification

Received from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.  Intensive semester of lectures, daily tests, examinations, and capstone course.  Focus was on basic techniques and modeling for measuring and improving both production and service processes.

Awards and Recognition

Marketing / Collateral

Project / Project Information