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Education

Graduate / 2 year Certificate

Wentworth Institute of Technology 

3.8 / Presidents List 

Graduate / Associate in Science

Mohegan Community College

Summary

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS : 

  • Saved $100,000 per project/ 20% below industry standard average cost on interior store build out for 3.8 million SF of retail for a five-year period
  • Slashed cost by $80,000 per store opening by partnering with manufacturing for the industry’s first space core merchandising system which also improved efficiency for store operations and merchandising resets.
  • Reduced installation time by 60% by re-designing interior wall finish system
  • Eliminated installation cost by 30% for interior restaurant FF& E.
  • Economized franchise owners design cost by $5000 down to $7000 with in house Franchisors design schemes prior to architect initiating preliminary design schemes
  • Revamped interior design elements

SUMMARY :

Organized optimist that enjoys becoming a stakeholder, team player and a leader.

Takes goals and objectives to create value and accountability.

Proven innovator / designer with solutions which improved operational efficiencies, increased sales capacity, enhanced presentation & visibility and improved return on investment

Others claim the following ;

 “Consistent in demonstrating and delivering upon his responsibilities in the utmost professional manner “

“Consummate professional “

“Attention to detail is one of his greatest strengths.”

“Brings such value to his work and makes that company so much more profitable “

“Self-starter that needed little direct supervision “

Work experience

20122019

Project Manager / Director Design & Construction

Jon Smith Sub by UFG / Hurricane Grill & Wings ( sold new owner)
2005Present

Orange Apron Guy / Part Time

Home Depot
20092011

Site Supervisor / Temporary Assignments

John Rogers & Sullivan Construction
19982004

Tenant Coordination / Project Managment

Ramco Gershenson ( sold new owner) / The Mills Corporation ( sold new owner)
19941997

Regional Sales / Trade Shows in P.O.P.

Fast Industries ( business closed)

50 % improvement on cold calls for the most mature sales region /best cold call average for all regional sales associates. Cut cost by 50 % by coordinating and managing layout and setup of trade show exhibits.

19871994

Manager of Store Planning & Store Fixture Development Specialist & Purhcasing

The Sports Authority ( business closed)

Supervised and developed floor / merchandising plans with respective merchandising & store planning teams. Sourced & procured (gondola systems, chrome fixtures, pallet racking, millwork, wire, plastic signage) national expansion of 85 stores. Counseled and mentored purchasing department. Designed displays and point of purchase with buyers and consumer product companies. Supervised and coordinated both in the field and in-house new store installations and retrofit / resets as well as vendor & leased concept shops.