The Swan Corporation, Saint Louis, MO, US, Regional Sales and Operations Manager
Managed distribution operations and sales for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Successfully increased 2012 sales by 27%, surpassing highest regional and national objectives. Simultaneously trimmed operating budget by $100,000+. Responsible for creating and implementing regional promotions and marketing programs, managing 7 person staff, and budgeting and execution of distribution center's goals. Designed and manufactured a dealer display piece that is being produced by corporate for national distribution.
Bay Area Woodcrafts, Inc, Petaluma, CA, US, President
Launched start-up exterior trim manufacturing company and drove to profitability in 10 months. Ultimately grew gross sales to $2 million by adding other manufacturer's lines. Presented and sold product lines to Fortune 500 builders and large architecture firms. Managed portfolio diversification and new product development. Designed and copyrighted a proprietary line of shutters to meet industry’s changing needs. Managed staff in manufacturing, procurement, logistics, and sales. Budget, forecasting and P&L responsibilities.
University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO, US, Bachelors, College of Agriculture
Major: Hotel Restaurant Management, emphasis on Food Science and Nutrition