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Work experience

Nov 2011Present

Consultant

Power Management Concepts

Collaborated with team of 6 to develop and market new course material for company’s Education & Training division, leading to increased company revenue of more than $100,000. Spearheaded the production of company-wide sales presentation for new business venture. Assisted in developing sales proposals to potential clients, increasing membership rate by 75%. Performed market analyses of Mission Critical Industry focusing on new areas of opportunity. Assisted President with drafting and editing organizational business plan for 2012.

Sep 2008Present

Event Manager

David Ellis Events

Off-Premise upscale catering for high net-worth clientele of up to 1500 guests. Acquired 3 new company accounts, resulting in 4 events totaling over $250,000 in revenue. Responsible for both bar and catering staff management organization and implementation of special client requests. Emphasized guest satisfaction through personal conversation and interaction.

Education

Sep 2011Present

MS Candidate

Columbia University
Sep 2008May 2011

BA

Queens College

Summary

Nicolas Pesola first developed an interest in sustainability and environmental advocacy while in high school, when he completed an investigation of climate change for one of his classes. During his senior year of college, for his capstone class, he led 30 students in an environmental problem-solving project that examined the risks of hydraulic fracturing. Also as an undergraduate, Pesola was an Environmental Project Leader for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). Today, as a Master's degree candidate in Sustainability Management at Columbia University, Nicolas Pesola investigates ways for businesses to increase energy efficiency while promoting a healthy bottom line. Aside from his work in the classroom, Nicolas Pesola has held several professional positions in his field. As a Consultant for Power Management Concepts, LLC, he provides advice on business development. Working with the firm, he conducted market analyses of Mission Critical Industry to identify new areas for growth and opportunity. Pesola also held the role of Analyst with the start-up Sollega, Inc., where he examined market data and enhanced the company's sales database to boost productivity by 35 percent. In his free time, Nicolas Pesola enjoys exercising, honing his investment skills, and reading, particularly The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Interest

• Since playing football and wrestling in high school, adopted a passion for health and fitness

• Passion for exercise science, nutrition, mobility/flexibility for over 7 years

• Interested in all types of investing, specifically securities and real estate

• Avid football fan of the New England Patriots (even while living in New York)

• Loves all types of music, from classic rock to alternative

• Reads Wall Street Journal and NY Times daily

• Loves self-help literature such as Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone and Stephen Covey

• Interests lie in current events, business economics, market research, international business, commercial real estate, construction industry, sustainability, energy efficiency, resource conservation, alternative energy, high-efficiency buildings, real estate finance