William L Puckett

  • Chicago IL

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2014 - Present

Senior Business Development Manager

Giift.com
Chicago, IL Senior Business Development Manager, Research and contact potential clients around North America for an e-gift card and loyalty rewards program startup company. Signed company's largest American restaurant group which includes twelve famous locations around the United States. Expanded growth potential and penetrated new market by successfully developing strategy to reach out to professional sports and collegiate athletic programs.
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Travel Consultant

Advito Consulting
Chicago, IL Corporate Travel Consultant, Managed six client hotel and travel programs; analyzed historical spend data to identify and recommend potential areas for cost reduction; Project Manager for benchmarking contracts. Assessed client needs and cultivated relationships to maintain and build a growing list of 800+ domestic and international recommended properties. Negotiated costs and amenities with each property with consideration of differing client needs and geographical markets saving clients over $1. 1 million.
Apr 2010 - Jul 2011

Development Consultant

Wake Forest University Athletic Department
Winston-Salem, NC Sales and Development Consultant, Customized full and partial season ticket packages to increase attendance at BB&T Field and the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, generating over $210,000 in revenue. Prospected local and national businesses to encourage premium seating arrangements, such as full-season, partial-season, and single-game suites. Established long-term relationships between hundreds of clients and the athletic department by providing ticketing options and serving in a hospitality role on gameday.

Education

Education
2013

M.B.A

DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
2010

B.Sc

Bowling Green State University