Sophie Mihalko

Sophie Mihalko

Summary

A native of France, Sophie has a strong background in project management and systems integration for marketing, technology and entertainment companies. She is a self-starter who likes to take initiatives in the realm of the position. Positive and Energetic, she likes to motivate her team members. An Economics graduate from the University of Paris, she has a B.A. in Cinema and Television (with a minor in Business Administration) from the University of Southern California. Sophie now lives in Winston-Salem with her two young children and is married to a talented writer and playwright.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Jan 2008

Account Executive

Rhino Graphica, LLC

Design and Marketing Agency. Managed projects for all clients: websites, logo design, newsletter, online marketing campaigns, and more. Maintained and developed agency systems for time reporting, scheduling, planning and invoicing. •    Communicate to graphic designer and programmer the clients’ marketing goals •    Developed marketing content and strategy with designer and programmer to then present to the client•    Responsible for development and management of the agency databases•    Supervise all outside vendors and contractors

Jan 2006 - Jul 2007

Sales & Marketing Associate

American Funds Distributors

Acted as a substitute Production Specialist to create and manage power point presentations, audio/video materials and flash based presentations in a 15 people team. Analyzed the team’s workflow and designed new systems to improve the use of the team’s resources.•    As a substitute production specialist, coordinated production of Flash, PowerPoint, audio and video marketing pieces from conception to delivery via digital catalog. •    Worked directly with writers and designers to fulfill the client’s needs. •    Responsible for all materials filing with the National Association of Securities Dealers•    Worked with Business System Analyst to develop MS Share Point workflow system and Digital Asset Management system

Jun 2002 - Jan 2005

Executive Assistant

Rolex USA

Assisted the Senior Vice President and Vice President of Technical Operations for the US territory.•    Responsible for managing special projects on a as-needed, on-going basis, including recruitment efforts for Rolex Watchmaking School in Lititz, PA•    Maintain updated calendar for the Senior Executive•    Handled correspondence with jewelers, Geneva, customers, and internal staff.  Type and mail letters from the executive.  Compose original correspondence. •    Organize travel plans for the executive’s trips and their direct reports

Aug 2001 - May 2002

Assistant Producer & Company Manager

BCBG Max Azria Entertainment

Produced the musical spectacular "Les Dix Commandements" in Montreal, Quebec. For this position, Sophie managed a cast of 10 singers and 32 dancers as well as a crew of 40 stage hands.•    Developed, implemented and managed all budgets and schedules for French Canadian production.•    Coordinated marketing budget and schedule with agency•    Supervised production of marketing and sales materials•    Supervised accounts payable and receivable in coordination with accountant.•    Booked and negotiated contracts with regional theaters in the U.S. •    Direct liaison with the ticket office and theatre management.•    Co-operated all merchandising with local distributors.

Nov 1997 - Jun 2001

Assistant to the Executive Producer

Wayne Baruch Enterprises

Assisted Mr. Baruch in the production of several musical events, including:

- The Three Tenors Concert in Paris

- Israel's 50th Anniversary in Philadelphia

- Grand Opening of the Paris Las Vegas

- Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame

- Notre Dame de Paris, the Musical in Las Vegas

For these productions I was responsible for: Schedules, Cast and Crew coordination, sponsor correspondence, coordination of transportation, housing, entertainment for all producers. I also supervised the production of programs and sales materials. FInally, I was responsible for the coordination of post-production work when appropriate.

Education

Education
Aug 1994 - Aug 1997

Bachelor of Arts

Minor in Business Administration

Sep 1992 - Jun 1994

DEUG

University of Paris II

Equivalent of an Associate Degree with a focus on Law and Economics.