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Raymond Thomas

Results-oriented sales and management professional

  • Chicago, IL 60610
  • 3125046183


 BUSINESS administration, MANAGEMENT, and operations

university of illinois


Work History

Account Executive

December 2015CURRENT

 *Sales Executive of the Year (2015-2016).

 *Current average of 190% to goal per month.

Develop partnerships with local merchants in cities throughout North America across a spectrum of categories including food and drink, health and beauty, leisure, and services. Identify, engage, consult, and close local merchants on the benefits of a marketing with Groupon. Develop familiarity with each merchant's business in regards to consumer demographics, consumer ratings, points of competitive differentiation, merchant economic model, and revenue and profit drivers. Deliver ongoing results by building long-term, profitable partnerships with merchants by offering a variety of solutions. Drive market growth for both quality of merchants and revenue

Business Development Manager

GLLC Academy
January  2015DECEMBER 2015

Increased enrollment by 30% through marketing, cold calling and establishing, maintaining and growing client base within the district and surrounding districts. Provided solid business strategies to the Director/ CEO. Created advertisements for job positions. Interviewed candidates to determine their qualifications for open positions. Monitored and submitted payroll to accounting for each pay cycle. Maintained an excellent track record of consistently improving performance and productivity through data management and analysis. Engaged in weekly and/or monthly meeting to discuss company business performance. Provided oversite for staff training, strategic planning, and long-term business enhancement goals.

Sales Professional

may 2014january 2015

Maintained weekly sales of $15,000 exceeding the goal of $7,500. Developed and maintain loyal client relationships providing clients with product knowledge and notification of future events and arrival of new merchandise achieving a client book value of over 200K. Established customer relationships and loyalty by offering personalized service. Demonstrated knowledge of products and services to promote sales. Collaborated with team to meet department and company goals.

Assistant Sales Manager

april 2013may 2014

Exceeded sales plan for company sites by 18%. Improved sales efficacy and developed selling techniques through product and sales seminars. Analyzed company profit and loss results and identified opportunities for improvement through controllable expenses. Executed floor moves and maximized point-of-sale collateral, including timely processing of new inventory, price changes and markdowns. Monitored product in both major department stores and specialty stores regularly. Spearheaded features for new product promotion.

Sales Lead

J. Crew
april 2012april 2013

Awarded top seller for single company store. Exceeded daily and weekly sales goals on a consistent basis. Developed coworker relationships. Facilitated training for new sales associates. Expanded clientele network to encourage repeat business. Promoted customer knowledge of company products and brand through exceptional visual merchandising and styling techniques. Maintained store visual standards in presentation, cleanliness, and organization.

Sales Associate

Gap Inc.
febuary 2010april 2012

Encouraged customer purchases by promoting quality, value and style of company products. Maintained store standards through visual presentation assessment direction to enhance customer shopping. Maintained product inventory and shipment efficiently to ensure customer satisfaction and product availability. 


  • Customer Service

  • Data Management

  • Data Analysis

  • Business Strategy Development

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Product & Records Management

  • Query Resolution

  • Project Planning

  • Merchandising

  • Relationship Building

  • Associate Training

  • Accounting

  • Project Supervision

  • B2C Sales
  • Team Building & Leadership

  • B2B Sales
  • Time Management

  • Salesforce