Margarita Shamrakov

Margarita Shamrakov

Work History

Work History

Office Manager/Marketing Manager

Spin Recording Studios

Spin Recording Studio, New York, New York March 2003-September 2008

Office Manager/Marketing Manager

  • Responsible for all aspects of studio management.
  • Researched, interviewed, developed, and built relationships with new clients, as well as managed relationships with current clients.
  • Designed CD Covers, Flyers for various artists.
  • Responsible for online and street promotion of the recording studio, promotion of the artists, promotion of new music.
  • Handled customer returns, quality control and problem situations with tact and a personal, yet professional approach.

Administrative Assistant

BBH Solutions

BBH Solutions New York, New YorkMarch 2004-May 2005

Administrative Assistant

  • Delivered Administrative support for the Office Manager.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly financial reports.
  • Increased BlackBerry Software sales and Technical Support sales 15%-20%, through attention to detail, innovative problem solving, inventory control, and developing good relationships with clients.
  • Successfully negotiated and secured sales ranging from $5K-$60K.

Teacher

Ivy Music School

Ivy Music School For Children, New York, New YorkApril 2006-September 2010

Piano Teacher/ Music Teacher

  • Taught private beginner and intermediate piano lessons to students ranging in age four and up.
  • Coordinated pedagogical objectives with other teachers in the program.
  • Responsible for meeting with parents to discuss progress and future plans.
  • Introduced students to classical music, music theory, composition and improvisation.

Purchasing Manager

Citigroup Inc Lava Trading

Citigroup Inc Lava Trading, New York, New YorkMay 2005-April 2006

Purchasing Manager

  • Responsible for all the cost-effective IT purchasing and office supply purchasing for more than $30 million in annual purchasing volume.
  • Full responsibility for contract coordination, product tracking, and prompt distribution to key accounts.
  • Effectively trained new staff how to use Oracle software for purchasing and problem-solving, progressive payment, return order procedures and further process procedures.
  • Supervised wide range of special projects and monthly reports, including tracking of cost savings and variances.
  • Coordinated budgets with technical staff and managers.
  • Developed and maintained a detailed, preferred supplier list.

CEO and President

Music Wizards Academy

Music Wizards Academy For Children, New York, New YorkSeptember 2010-Present

CEO and President

  • In charge of the Music Wizards Academy for children, a company dedicated to music and education.
  • Develop and manage the marketing of Music Wizards Academy to customers.
  • Plan annual marketing strategy.
  • Handle all bookkeeping and accounting.
  • Directly responsible for organizing recitals, concerts, and all music related events.

Education

Education

Program in Music

College Of Gliera

College Of Gliera, Kiev, Ukraine 1993-1994

Program in Music

  • Coursework: Classical Piano, Music Theory and Music History.

Specialized Course Study with Prof. Vorobyov

Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine

Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine                                          1993-1994                                                                        

Specialized Course Study with Prof. Vorobyov

  • Classical Piano Performance

BA

Hunter College

Hunter College, New York, New York 1997-2002

Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy with 50 Extra credits accomplished towards Master’s Degree

  • Individualized Concentration in Music and Psychology with GPA of 3.2.
  • Relevant coursework: Psychology Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Music Theory, Music History, Piano, and Arts.
  • Recipient of The John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship.

Program in Corporate Finance

New York University

New York University, New York, New YorkMay 2008-July 2008

Program in Corporate Finance

  • Coursework: Financial Management, Corporate Growth, Business Failures, Return on Investment, Risk Leverage, The Time Value of Money, Dividend Policy, and Debt Policy
Oct 2008 - Present

MBA

Western Governors University

Skills

Skills

Skills And Interests

    Skills and Interests   Computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle, Visio and all Microsoft Office products. Macintosh products. Language proficiencies include Russian and Ukrainian; learning French. Member of Montel Williams Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); volunteer for the Samaritans Suicide Hotline; volunteer for the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center; volunteer for the Coney Island Hospital.  Member of the Songwriters Group of New York City. John Lennon Songwriting Contest Winner 2001. CEO and President of  Music Wizards Academy for children 2010.    

Interest

Management, Business, Entertainment, Music, Songwriting, Piano, Arts, Poetry, Film, Social Sciences, Social Mobility, Economy, Finance, Literature, Photography, Marketing, Dance, Science, Moral Hazard in Finance, financial Risk Management, Law, Ethics, Psychology, Ecology.