Mike Smolen

  • Valencia CA
Mike Smolen

Portfolio Manager


Result driven, motivated professional who's bringing a wide range of hands on sales expertise with history of taking on leadership roles in competitive environments. Consistently exceeded sales quotas and expectations. Thrives in team-oriented and high pressure environment.



Management & Sales

Retail Operations Management,Sales and Marketing Strategies, Team Development and Training, Sales and Margin Improvement, Ability to Multitask, Operational Excellence, Customer and Staff Relations, Top Sales Performance, Self Motivated, Interpersonal, Communication and Negotiation Skills, Strategic Planning, Research and Analysis, Fast Learner

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Portfolio Manager

Treehouse Entertainment Group
  • Managing clients portfolios and business accounts
  • Guiding clients development, promotion and their careers
  • Developing successful working relationships with casting directors
  • Reviewing files, records to obtain information and responded to requests
Feb 2010 - Aug 2012

Sales Assistant Manager

Sit'n Sleep
  • Responsible for the store/showroom and sales figures
  • Monitoring sales team to achieve company's sales standards
  • Selling and recommending merchandise based on customers needs
  • Conducting weekly meetings and keeping accurate store inventory
  • Reviewing financial documents and ensuring bank deposits are made
  • Coaching, mentoring sales team and conducting performance reviews
  • Encouraging an environment that achieves impeccable customer service
  • Analyzing sales reports to ensure sales stuff meets projected requirements
Jan 2004 - Dec 2009

Real Estate Investor

TS Investment Group
  • Researching, buying and selling real estate properties
  • Specializing in helping distressed owners to avoid foreclosure
  • Closing many deals using previous experience as a Loan Officer
  • Experiencing various aspects of real estate procedures and investments
  • Offering Lease purchase program for buyers with less then perfect  credit
Oct 2002 - Feb 2006

Lead Sales Consultant

Rooms to Go
  • Handling all aspects of furniture sales
  • Winner of many company sponsored contests
  • Consistently top producer in the region and company
  • Assisting store manager, handling customer service issues
  • Training new consultants selling techniques and product knowledge
  • Responsible for selling, keying orders, financing and scheduling deliveries
Oct 1999 - Sep 2002

Senior Loan Officer

American Freedom Mortgage
  • Laptop loan origination
  • Generating most loans over the phone
  • Specializing in refinancing and debt consolidation
  • Following up on company generated leads as well as my own
  • Over the phone selling, closing, processing and loan originating
  • Promoting my business with local community and real estate agents
  • New home purchase, conforming, non-conforming, FHA, VA and HELOC loans
May 1995 - Sep 1999

Store Manager

Rhodes Furniture
  • Responsible for management of the store-showroom and sales figures
  • Analyzing sales reports to ensure store meets corporate requirements
  • Conducting daily sales meetings and keeping accurate store inventory
  • Reviewing financial reports and ensuring bank deposits are made on time
  • Monitoring and motivating sales team to achieve company sales standards
  • Coaching, mentoring sales team and conducting monthly performance reviews
  • Encouraging positive atmosphere & impeccable customer service environment
Jan 1990 - Apr 1995

Export/import Representative

Greenway Co
  • Establishing new accounts in America
  • Familiar with all aspects of the international business
  • Meeting and negotiating with prospective buyers and manufacturers
  • Working with government agencies regarding shipping, regulations & licensing
  • Exporting commodities, electronics, new and used cars from U.S. to Europe
  • Market and product research, purchasing, negotiating contracts and business proposals


Sep 1988 - May 1992

Liberal Arts

Southern Connecticut State University
  • Business, Political Science and Languages
Sep 1980 - Jun 1984

Construction & Civil Engineering

  • Architecture, Structural design, Project development


May 1995 - Aug 2012

Real Estate and Sales

Issued by CA Bureau of Real Estate, Businesses, Manufacturers

CA Real Estate Licence, Building Sales Champions, Sales Leadership Skills, Enhancement Program, Rhodes University-Bedding Specialist, Rooms To Go Bedding University, Rowe University-Retail Selling Skills


Fluent in Czech and Slovak, Able to read, write and communicate in German, Rusian and Polish