- Rosemount Minnesota
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Accomplished, solutions-focused sales and marketing professional with proven approach to developing new business and leading top-performing teams committed to achieving company objectives. Adept at evaluating industry trends and using findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies to boost company leveraging in a competitive market. Effective communicator and liaison, known for building strategic partnerships and alliances. Motivates and energizes diverse cross-functional teams as a key resource, critical thinker, and out-of-the-box problem solver.
Maintain full accountability for leading consultative selling of food service meal delivery and equipment systems through the entire healthcare industry.Apply strategic planning, prioritization, and territory management skills toward consistently achieving critical deadlines while maintaining high quality standards in overseeing customers throughout 8 states.Demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills in effectively coordinating projects/ workflow and defining expectations as well as delivering increased profitability.
Cultivated and developed key accounts in Minnesota, including SuperValu, Cub Foods, Rainbow Foods, Lund’s Foods, Byerly’s, Jerry’s, Target (retail) and Walmart (retail).
“Dave worked for me as an Account Manager for Pepperidge Farm on the Cub Foods Account. Dave is the ultimate sales professional. He's diligent, hard working, innovative and extremely personable. He broke down barriers to sales growth, including gaining wide distribution of permanent in store displays, expanded sku distribution, and rallied the distributor community to step up service. I highly recommend Dave as an outstanding contributor to any sales organization. Catherine Roe” August 8, 2010
“I enjoyed working for David Bentley at Campbell's. I worked as a Retail Merchandiser for David for 2 years. His motivation and training provided the basis for my future in the CPG industry. He set specific objectives and goals we reviewed on a regular basis which helped me succeed at Campbell's. David was one of my favorite managers and taught me some work habits that I am still using today.” August 14, 2010
"I have worked with Dave Bentley at Aladdin Temp Rite for five years. Dave exemplifies a true sales professional. He is focused, responsible, results-oriented, hard working, and extremely organized. He earns the respect and trust of his clients, customers and team-members. Dave builds strong relationships with his customers and goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service, even after the sale. Dave will be an asset to any sales organization as he brings knowledge, experience, proven track record, and a true passion for selling.”
In my capacity with Aladdin Temp-Rite®, I have the unique opportunity to work side by side with some of the finest, dedicated professionals across the country. One individual that consistently stood out amongst this select group was David Bentley, whom I have worked directly with over the past seven years. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with David on numerous projects, all of which resulted in positive results. One such project was the largest contract ever awarded in the history of our organization. The level of commitment and dedication that David displays on a daily basis is outstanding. His management and leadership skills are unsurpassed.He is routinely complimented on his willingness to go the extra mile, and has garnered many professional relationships both internally and externally during his tenure with Aladdin. The expertise that David brings to an organization is nothing shy of exemplary.He is well versed in every aspect and can adapt to any situation. He is a mentor to many of his fellow associates at every level, and is well respected.
As a prior Director of multiple healthcare facilities located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, and as an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of Kentucky, it is with honor that I recommend David for any position for which he chooses.Without doubt, David will be a tremendous asset to any organization looking to secure a true professional in every sense.
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Dave Bentley who has been employed by Aladdin for 8 years, reported directly to me for 6 years, and indirectly for 2.
During the time Dave and I worked together I found Dave to posses the important skills for a territory manager. Dave is well organized, energetic, positive, and dependable, communicates well and presents well. He is able to analyze territory data to target, penetrate and develop new and existing accounts. He always does his best to determine the needs of customers and prospects and then match the correct products to meet those needs while keeping in mind the best interest of the company.
Dave is a resourceful, creative and solution-oriented person who was frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches to his territory coverage. Dave will always go the extra mile to assist customers and solve problems whenever possible. In doing so Dave built many lasting relationships and built goodwill within our industry and marketplace. He is a team player yet able to get the job done in an independent environment.
Dave would be a valuable addition to any company and I have no hesitation recommending him highly.
“Even though I did not report directly to David, I appreciated his availability to assist with questions and offer sound advice. This was especially important to me because I was a recent college graduate and needed people to take on a mentoring role. He was a valuable member of the Campbell team from both a sales and managerial aspect. Years after working together we still stay in contact.” November 3, 2010.
worked indirectly for David at Campbell Soup Company
“I find the words honest, focused and dedicated, best describe Dave Bentley's work ethic, and having known "Bent" for over 35 years now - I should know.” August 12, 2010