Mark Havens

Mark Havens

Work experience

Work experience

  • Sportswriter/Copy Editor, The Cape Cod Times (September '99-May '01)
  • Freelance: Feature Writer for Local Section, Bucks County Courier Times, Philadelphia, PA (April '02-August '02); Sportswriter, The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY (February '05-January '07)
  • Sports Intern, R-News, Summer '98
  • Computer Skills -- Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Quark Express, Photoshop
2007 - 2009

Director of Business Development

BlueTie, Inc.
  • Cultivated multiple partnerships from prospect to agreement, each generating six and seven-figure revenues while working with implementation, product and legal teams.
  • Maintained positive relationships with 25-plus partners in account management role.
  • Generated monthly spreadsheet reports of revenue for VP of Sales and Director of Finance.
  • Facilitated internal relationships with top sales executives and product/legal departments.
  • Researched and analyzed market trends and developed leads while performing tasks for top sales executives in sales support role.
2005 - 2007

Business/Channel Account Manager

  • Independently cultivated channel partners and direct clients to drive revenue and grow pipeline.
  • Presented company products to prospects in thorough and articulate online demonstrations.
  • Wrote and presented appropriate marketing materials to prospective clients in focused emails.
  • Managed an ever-growing partner and customer base in assigned territory.
2004 - 2005

Senior Systems Analyst (QA)

Xerox, Inc.
  • Implemented correct grammar and structure to "Help" section of original software.
  • Responsible for relaying customer reaction to company through verbal and written comments.
  • Computer-based analyst in charge of quality control of products before placement in the field.
  • Specific project involved high definition scanner capable of black/white and color printing.
  • Filed errors in a complex database for engineers in a company that remains a leader in its field.
2003 - 2004

Director of Sports Content

Going Platinum, Inc.
  • Responsible for overall production of sports channel including hiring staff.
  • Wrote columns for members' area and designed layout for section.
  • Negotiated contracts with content providers.
  • Helped with re-write of site including marketing/technical contact.
2001 - 2003

Associate Editor
  • Copy edited original/wire copy for the online version of the oldest sports magazine in America.
  • Managed content for instant publication on various Web site pages focusing on the "Big Six."
  • Wrote top story blurbs for front pages of sport sections.
  • Wrote previews for Division I college football matchups.


Sep 1995 - May 1999

Bachelor's Degree

St. Bonaventure University