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Seeking GM and Assistant Manager position or fast-track advancement position in management in the sporting industry, tourism and/or recreation/leisure. 

Outside interests include ski racing, soccer, baseball, track and field and long distance running.

Also interested in sales industry of food, cigars, coffee and wine/beer/spirits.

My experience translates into leadership, responsibility, maturity, and professionalism for your company.


Experienced, dedicated, hard-working, professional manager that is intuitive, knowledgeable and customer-focused  who can inspire a team to new heights.  Have worked well under pressure in fast-paced environments. Possess a rare blend of interpersonal savvy and operations and finance expertise, and will help in setting the bar for excellence in team members.

I am a strong communicator, effective leader, fully knowledgeable in all aspects of retail management including inventory management, product ordering, promotion development, social media marketing, payroll and P&L accounting.

I am specifically seeking a position with a stable growth-oriented company that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Prefer to stay in Houston area but will consider relocation for extraordinary opportunity.

Work experience

May 2005Present


Your Happy Dog

Home-based business. Dog waste removal company.

Jun 2008Feb 2012

General Manager

Cigar Cigar

Responsible for all store operations including staffing, training, payroll, inventory management, ordering product, working with vendors, monthly cigar event production, marketing and communications through social media, outside sales accounts, outside selling events which resulted in annual sales increases by 10%.

While at Cigar Cigar I served as the primary store leader in charge of day-to-day operations, supervised by two investment partners.  In addition to managing the brick and mortar store operations,  Cigar Cigar maintains a private club with approximately 150 members. I had chief oversight responsibility for all membership activities including sales, dues collection, event communications, policy enforcement, security, and club furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Oct 2001May 2005

Restaurant Manager

Cafe Express

Cafe Express is a fast-casual concept developed by the Schiller Del Grande Group which has also successfully developed concepts such as Taco Milagro, and Cafe Annie.

Managed two (2) stores during my tenure, both exceeding two (2) million in annual sales.  I was responsible for both kitchen and front house operations as well as daily product ordering and receiving, facility management, customer interaction, staff scheduling, hiring and firing, monthly inventory, financial reporting.


Ara Malekian

Thomas and Linda Larvin

neighbors, family and church friends

Dr. Jerrry Edmonson

Jerry is the lead pastor of my Church where I have been a member the past 6 years.

Mike and Micky Ellis

Family friends


Sep 1977Jun 1982



Experienced purchaser of all F&B products including full menu development, wine and beer menu development, attended local and international vendor trade shows including the International Premium Pipe and Cigar Retailer Association trade show (New Orleans/Las Vegas), International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Association trade show (New York).
Human Resource Management
Experienced in recruiting, selecting, placing, training, developing, scheduling, evaluating staff at all levels.
P&L reporting
I am knowledgeable about Profit and Loss statements, their analysis, and major reporting focuses with regards to managing revenues and costs.
POS systems
POS systems including Micros, Aloha, Digital Dining, Focus


Certified Retail Tobacconist

Tobacconist University


Texas Alchoholic Beverage Commission