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I am a long term focused and big picture thinking manager energized by new product and sales channel creation. As an experienced cost-cutter and new product revenue generator (in retail, wholesale, and online), I've seen increased profits & cash flow for companies as diverse as skin care, consumer goods, healthcare, publishing, and multimedia production.

With broad business, marketing/branding, and financial management skills, I have a strong track record of hands-on experience in strategic planning/execution and revenue/profit growth working with retailers Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's,,, & Rite-Aid. My marketing & advertising experience is in network radio advertising (ABC Radio/Citadel, Dial Global/Triton Media Group, Premiere Radio/Clear Channel, & Westwood One/CBS Radio) and national print media (magazines, newspapers, etc.).

Work experience

Dec 2008Present

General Manager

Laugh Your Way America

• Laugh Your Way America is a product development driven company...70% of revenues come from product sales (DVDs & books).• Responsible to Board/Investors for creating marketing strategies/tactics that build consistent, sustainable growth, and boost cash flow through prudent budgeting and relentless tracking of financial (P&L) performance and accountability thereof.• Directing the organization from a global perspective…forecasting and foreseeing financial & competitive trends, annual budgeting, product packaging/pricing, in-house publishing, contract manufacturing, marketing/branding, eCommerce/internet marketing (PPC, SEO, email newsletters, social media), & media production.

• Accomplishments under leadership:o Increased revenues 48% in 2 years from $2.3MM to $3.4MM (2010 vs. 2008).o Launched 17 new products 2009-2011, which has increased our product offerings by 150%.o Increased company operating cash flow and profits by 33% and 25% respectively during tenure due to cost savings from various efficiencies implemented.o YouTube “Upload” views 3.5 Million o Increased Facebook fans from 0 to nearly 40,000 fans during tenure o Increased Twitter followers from 0 to nearly 8,000 during tenure

Jul 2008Sep 2008

Process Improvement Consultant

Smith Dermatology Clinic

*  Reduced overall process inefficiencies significantly, thus allowing the practice to grow without being choked by that growth.*  Analyzed and made improvements in FRONT and BACK office processes and workflow, thus increasing efficiencies.*  Codified an 80+ page "Process and Procedure Manual" to standardize Front Office (customer service) and "Medical Assistant" procedures.

Jul 2004Jun 2008

General Manager

Loma Lux Laboratories / Plymouth Pharmaceuticals

• This full-time job was concurrent with starting and completing an MBA.• Conducted national network radio & print campaigns to drive customers to our retailers’ stores (Walgreen’s, Target, Wal-Mart, & Rite Aid). Budget was $500,000 annually at “net” advertising rates supporting $2.5 Million in retail revenues.• Full P&L / Balance Sheet / Annual Budgeting responsibility for short & long term goals.• Directing the organization from a global perspective, including financials, product packaging/pricing, contract manufacturing, eCommerce, & internet marketing (PPC, SEO, email newsletters, and infomercials). 

• Accomplishments under leadership:o Increased ROS from -10% to +27%.o Identified ideas for new products to fuel organic company growth. Launched new products with higher gross margin (95%) than other products (80%).o Reduced inventory by 59% to a more efficient level all while maintaining zero “out of stock” items.

Jan 2004Jul 2004

Business Development Manager

Smith Dermatology

*  Managed all capital expenditures and financial investing of business.*  Shaped and influenced strategy, goals, and direction of company.*  Cut operating costs by 8%.

Aug 2002Jan 2004

Sales and Leasing Consultant

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Music Composition

Booker T. Washington High School

Bachelor in Music Composition

Oral Roberts University

Master of Business Administration

Oklahoma State University