About Me

I am an accomplished business professional with extensive experience leading teams that consistently exceed sales goals and improve market share. I have proven expertise in building and motivating top-level teams to consistently meet/exceed goals that contribute directly to Top and Bottom-line results. I am known for identifying/analyzing the business environment to discover differential advantages that can be leveraged to the teams benefit. I am a dedicated team leader with strong work ethic and a commitment to coaching that focuses on recognition and leveraging individual contributor's strengths.

It is my belief that we all want and need to be inspired. How do we inspire and motivate our team members to consistently perform at a high level? Consistent communications, demonstrated "genuine" concern for their success, clarity in expectations, proper ongoing support, rewards and recognition, and having fun. Those are some buzz phrases that come to mind. They sound simple, but I believe they are missing in many organizations and leaders. Consistency is something I have always brought to the table. An employee should never be surprised when it comes to expectations. I consider it my responsibility to support each of my team members in their efforts to realize their career goals and meet or exceed their job responsibilities. It is very important to not miss an opportunity to praise and/or publicly recognize an employee for an accomplishment. I apply these techniques every day!

I am open to explore an opportunity with a performance driven/people centric organization that has a need for my business skills and experience.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014

Staff Manager

Windstream Communications, Inc

Lead and develop Call Center Sales Consultants in a residential inside sales environment. Develop and execute consultative sales strategies to improve new customer acquisition, penetration, and retention.

Feb 2009 - Apr 2013

Area Retail Sales Manager

Leading top-performing team of eight retail sales managers and 56 retail sales consultants across thirteen retail store locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Texas.Guided team to successfully penetrate existing customer accounts, add new customers, exceed customer expectations, exceed quota attainment, and grow revenue for channel and company.Developed and executed creative strategies to improve new customer acquisition, penetration, and retention.

2002 - 2009

Contract Consultant

Self Employed

Consulting with Investment firms, Retail companies, and Start Up ventures in US and Central America.

Consulting with investment groups for a firm in New York. (Ranked in top 20% of all consultants for quality of interaction with clients. Was enrolled in Group Scholars program based on rating.) Was engaged as a contract Consultant with a Retail Company in Central America where I developed and implemented a new retail concept. I also developed and presented a Strategic Business Plan to the Chairman and Board of Directors. My consulting experience led me to collaborating with a Doctor and Scientist on bringing new technology and revolutionary-Impact Health and Nutritional Products to market. I developed all business materials and presentations to secure funding and go to market. I also purchased, operated, and sold a Vending business.

2001 - 2002

Vice President New Busines Developmentt


Aggressively targeted and secured profitable new business opportunities to fuel corporate growth. Identified and researched potential business partners, developed financial plans, and presented recommendations to senior management.Executed all aspects of the proposed business models and developed transitional strategies to appropriate functional areas.

2000 - 2001

Senior Vice President of Sales and Stores

Footstar/Footaction USA

Directed a chain of 558 footwear, apparel, and accessory stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.Directed a team consisting of three Regional Vice Presidents, one Director, and 58 District Managers; responsible for maximizing sales and profits with $600 million in revenue and full P&L accountability; developed and implemented visual strategies to enhance the brand and improve the “Customer Experience”; led improved communications throughout the organization; and implemented “Quality of life” initiatives for store associates.

1997 - 2000

Vice President Director of Stores Midwest


Directed a Retail Division consisting of 550 stores, $260 million in sales and $19 million in operating profit. Directed a staff of 6 Divisional Office personnel, 36 District Managers and 558 store managers. Was responsible for maximizing sales and profits; meeting and exceeding human resource requirements and standards; maintaining operational standards; and providing merchandise direction.