Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor


I am an energetic, self starting, business professional with over 6 years of management experience. Through my experience, I developed a reputation for solid networking, business development, effective communication practices and team-focused leadership & training.


Contagious, positive attitude: proven record of motivating teams to exceed goals. Persuasive communicator with the ability to generate B2B and B2C business in multiple markets. Ambitious/competitive hunger to succeed: enhance professional skills through ongoing education, training, and mentoring. Avid sports enthusiast, cyclist, and runner: regularly raise funds for charities through sports activities. Willing to travel or relocate.

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2011 - Present

Business Development Manager


Researched, identified and developed new client relationships among the Fortune 500.Leveraged, industry leading, Social Business Software to create highly customized, results driven social communities.Aided in the creation, development & implementation of social business strategies that ensured social initiatives where aligned to achieve the client’s specific business goals.Techniques used to attract new clients and penetrate new & existing markets include:

  • Intelligence gathering on customers and competitors.
  • Networked heavily through open social channels such as Twitter & LinkedIn.
  • Socially collaborated with clients through an external community – The Peak. 
  • Streamlined social sales process via an internal community – The Hive.
  • Delivered value & built brand strength via Jive Software’s social community.
  • Advising on, drafting and enforcing sales policies and processes.
  • Follow-up sales activity.
  • Formal proposal and presentation management and writing.
  • Business model design and social strategy planning.
  • Account planning and performance monitoring social CRM platform.
  • Proposition development and campaign strategy & development.
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

Director of Sales & Business Development

Circle Social

Identified and developed new business accounts through open networking, direct calls and through targeted social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare.  Led the team in weekly agency meetings.  Positively motivated  each project's conceptual planning phase through execution.  Developed strong brand recognition through featured articles in Flyover Geeks Magazine and Biz Times.  

  •  Established largest client in first month.
Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual

Generated individual and business accounts through open networking, direct calls, and social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Consulted with key decision-makers and recommended Whole Life, Term Life, Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance based on needs. 100% commission position.

  • Rated 1st and 5th for sales achievements among 20 representatives in 4 offices.
  • Generated 17 new business clients in 6 months.
  • Sourced and secured document shredding service, saving 50% in prior costs.
Nov 2005 - Sep 2009

Branch Manager

North Shore Bank

Managed all operations for this $26 million branch. Directed team of 5. Developed new business through community and professional organizations, networking, and customer service. Motivated staff through incentive programs, goal setting, and brief status meetings. Set annual sales goals for branch and detailed action items to increase sales, referrals, and brand awareness in the community. Led and/or facilitated educational seminars on mortgage, reverse mortgage, investments, and estate planning. Teamed with district and market managers to develop and institute Work Perks (B2B), Employee Referral (B2C), and web-based referral initiatives.

  • Increased business by $5 million in assets under management during tenure.
  • Recruited and trained 8 tellers in first 6 months.
  • Increased sales production, customer service, product knowledge, and compliance scores 8% achieving 96% rating of 100.
  • Recruited and trained employee who earned Personal Banker of the Year award.
  • Exceeded first quarter 2008 – 2009 deposit goals by 51%.
  • Exceeded FY 2007-2008 consumer loan goals by 37% and mortgages 40%.
  • Ranked 2nd for Net Dollar Loan Increases region-wide in 2007 and 3rd in 2008.
  • Led team to nearly double checking account goals year over year.
  • Led co-advertising (fusion marketing) efforts with local businesses
May 2004 - Nov 2005

Account Executive

Milwaukee Wave

Managed 250 accounts. Established and marketed discounts and packages for 20 soccer clubs in Waukesha territory. Maintained visibility through television commentaries, advertising, and networking, which reinforced Milwaukee Wave’s brand awareness and recognition. Teamed with sales staff to initiate guerilla marketing tactics including player promotions, sponsorships, soccer clinics, and more. Created marketing materials and tracking information.  Organized all large events including, catering, field events, party coordination. Coordinated appearances for Wave players and local soccer clubs and clinics. Initiated internship program; supervised up to 12 interns seasonally.

  • Launched and managed retail shop at Brookfield Soccer Indoor Complex.
  • Achieved 90% client retention during tenure.
  • Landed $9,600 in package sales on 17th Hole for Fire Ridge Golf fundraiser.



Social CRM

Presenatation Skills

Team Building & Leadership

Business Development

Microsoft Office

Social Media



Sep 1997 - Dec 2002


University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee