Steven Velez

Steven Velez

References

References available upon request.

Objective

Obtain management responsibility where demonstrated skills in sales, marketing, office administration, can be translated into increased knowledge, new revenue, personal growth and improved profitability.

Attributes

• Highly dedicated, motivated and aggressive, with well-developed organizational skills.• Goal oriented, able to make effective use of time and resources.• Self-starter working well independently or as a member of a team.• A stickler for detail and follow-through, while welcoming new challenges. • Excellent driving record and 50 minutes to three international airports for turnkey travel.

Associations

Skål International USA Sacramento Chapter

Caribbean Tourism Organization

Work History

Work History

Sales Office Administration / Graphic Design

Q Advertising Services

• Proofed, collected, and distributed finalized artwork to necessary production recipients on the appropriate media.

• Consulted existing patrons on new projects, developed new clients and maintain sales objectives and quotas.

• Assisted graphic artists’ in production of layouts from concept to completed project within budget and deadlines.

Jan 2007 - Sep 2011

Business Development Manager Northern California

Unique Vacations Inc. dba Sandals & Beaches Resorts

• Developed new accounts, as well as increased current accounts sales of Sandals & Beaches Resorts.

• Maintained quarterly records of all producing accounts and set sales goals for the calendar year.

• Conducted a “minimum” of 20 to 25 sales calls, three in-houses and one Sandals Night presentation per week.

• Coordinated and conducted site inspections, Fam trips, presentations, sales blitzes and entertainment events.

• Educated clients and updated Unique Vacations on new innovations and current events for the regional area.

May 2004 - Jan 2007

Business Development Manager Pacific, Mountain & Texas

Riu Hotels & Resorts

• Applied personal knowledge, research and marketing skills to increase sales of Riu Hotels products and services.

• Cultivated client relationships, increase customer accounts and repeat sales, while maintaining agency records.

• Development of business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales and incentive programs.

• Coordinated and conducted site inspections, Fam trips, presentations, sales blitzes and entertainment events.

• Trained all clientele about new information and special programs of Riu Hotels & Resorts.

Mar 2002 - Apr 2004

Inside Sales / Special Bookings

Apple Vacations

• Performed as primary processing resource for special bookings, promotional sales and travel agent incentives.

• Assisted outside sales department with travel agent revenue development, sales calls and seminar participation.

• Maintained data records, profiles of promotions and history comparisons for sales development analysis.

• Coordinated with outside sales representatives on customer inquires ensuring excellent clientele satisfaction.

Education

Education
Jan 2013 - Present

AS: Hospitality Management

Mission College
Jan 2008 - Sep 2000

AS: Communication Design

Northern Virginia Community College
Jan 1983 - Jun 1985

AA: Business Administration

Rio Hondo College