Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith


To use my proven sales skills to secure a position in an organization within the United States or abroad.


Professional interests:

  • Reading industry and professional articles and journals
  • Writing and reviewing business plans and marketing plans
  • Exploring innovative products and services

Personal  activities:

  • Traveling/Living abroad:
  • Zambia Africa - 3 month good will stay living and creating lasting relationships with the people I was involved with
  • Italy - a total of 25 days over two trips spent studying and visiting key historical landmarks
  • Costa Rica - 10 day visit
  • Nicaragua - 7 day humanitarian visit
  • Mexico - Numerous humanitarian visits
  • Other European/Canadian visits

Outdoor activities:

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Climbing
  • Exercising
  • Guitar playing

Work History

Work History

Aug 2006 - May 2008

Field Product Specialist

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. - Irwin Industrial Tools Division
  • Awarded Top performing region in 2007
  • Managed a large regional territory based out of Portland, Oregon, marketing to multi-national industrial companies
  • Day-to-day duties included: increasing brand awareness and converting distributors and contractors to Irwin products
  • Responsible for double digit territory growth despite lagging construction market
  • Conducted workshops and seminars to educate account managers on Irwin products
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

District Sales Manager

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. - Key Accounts
  • Consistently ranked in top three in sales nationally for Newell Rubbermaid
  • Responsible for sales forecasts and inventory management for 13 brands and five departments within stores across Oregon.
  • Generated annual revenue of $13 million in products sold
  • Nationally recognized for marketing strategies – using strategic events, demonstrations, and contests – to build brand awareness.
  • Conducted market planning sessions for The Home Depot management team at the store, district, and regional levels
Jun 2004 - Aug 2005

Personal Banker
  • Consistently ranked within top three personal bankers in the region
  • Served at one if the top Wells Fargo branches in the country
  • Independently implemented sales and marketing plans
  • Drove business using tele-consulting and offsite sourcing