Geoffrey Parrish Hawes

Geoffrey Parrish Hawes

New York, NY, US



At my core, I am a people person.  Currently sales and the Director of Marketing at a fast growing, high-end, white-glove, general contractor in New York City, my responsibilities are varied.  I am an excellent networker and open doors to new opportunities for the company.  I am passionate about not only bringing in profitable contacts but also forming lasting relationships.  I look at my clients as friends and colleagues and endeavor to tighten the architectural and design community through marketing, events, sponsorships, and ultimately referrals.  I enjoy meeting new architects and designers, learning about their varied approaches, and matching both their aesthetic and personality to clients in need.

I have been with my current company for several years and contributed to its growth.  This started with re-branding and an aggressive organic marketing campaign.  Through social media, archival and portfolio management, newsletters, catalog and print production, digital video production, website development, and industry interviews.  I marketed my company to both industry and home owners with great success. 

A certified English teacher, my written and verbal communications skills are top notch.  I work well on teams and independently, am driven, hardworking and an asset to a variety of roles.  Ultimately I seek to broaden my horizons and understanding of architecture and design, and would be an asset in any business development position.


Best & Company || Design Development, New York, NY, US, Director of Marketing || Sales

• Responsible for helping this high-end, white-glove General Contractor in both consumer and trade markets
• Branded company for consumer and trade markets, including the creation of new logos, catalogs, mailings, stationary, stamps, heat brands, advertisments, sweatshirts, truck decals, uniforms, press, as well as creating the current marketing protocols for outreach to different markets
• Professional photography of residential interiors. Created and maintained an ongoing portfolio of professional documentation including before, during and after images as well as selection of publication prints
• Created two books of catalog work. Two, biweekly newsblasts had a circulation of over 3000 recipients
• Recruited and laisoned with two PR Firms, organizing benefits, contest submissions, and managing an aggressive organic campaign
• Oversaw the growth of the company from 50 to 250 people and brought in over $18.5 million worth of potential revenue in 2013
• Worked directly under the the two principals of the company introducing new architects and designers, homeowners, subcontractors, and other profitable contacts
• Wrote, edited and submitted architectural agreements, design contracts, and construction estimates.
• Conducted site visits, preliminary site surveys, conceptual design drawings, spacial layouts, preliminary estimations, budget creation, managed client relations, filming, editing and circulation of client inteviews for newblasts.

Mar 2011 - current

Jeffrey’s Grocery, New York, NY, US, Maitre D'

• Part of Gabe Stullman’s West Village restaurant empire, Jeffrey’s is a neighborhood seafood bar and restaurant.
• Responsibilities included keeping the waitlist, seating customers, mitigating issues on the floor, inventory, P&O
• Tracking and entertaining special guests, VIP’s, as well as created and maintained the reservation list
• Managerial position to include serving, bartending, and floating and the creation of daily art chalkboards.

Apr 2011 - Oct 2013

Comtex, New York, NY, US, Managing Producer, Financial News Network Online

• Produced recurring segments for The Financial News Network on a range of topics including: Market Watch Updates, Mergers and Acquisitions, Market Trend Alerts, General Financial Industry News.
• Produced political segments for the spinoff PolTrendo
• Produced entertainment segments for the spinoff InTrendo
• Produced Stock Market news for the spinoff SmarTrend
• Wrote, filmed, edited, directed, cast, marketed for the network and assisted in securing and managing syndicating parterships
• Promoted to managing producer from previous position as News Anchor.

Mar 2011 - Oct 2013

BLT Fish, New York, NY, US, Captain

• Flagship for BLT, Michelin Rated.
• Responsibilities included presenting menus, taking orders, filleting fish and making the dining experience special.
• Provided service for VIP guests, and worked with a large seasonally changing “a la minute” menu with daily specials
• Daily Changing Amuse Bouche and Comprehension of food origins, histories, and sourcing
• Ran special events and private dining events

Apr 2009 - Sep 2011

Core Staffing, New York, NY, US, Various

• Positions included Graphic Design, Catering, Reception, Data Entry, Filing, Facilities Maintenance, and Year End Mutual Fund Tax Preparation and Customer Service.
• Worked for Lazard Freres, Fitch Ratings, Alliance Bernstein, RCA/BMG, Google, Moet Hennessy, La Prairie.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2008

Jean Georges, New York, NY, US, Front Server

• As a 3 Star Michelin restaurant, the server responsibilities were great and varied.
• Responsible for table side wine service, assistant to Sommolier, extensive wine list
• Brought the Mise en Place, and helped to orchestrate the fine dining experience.
• Familiarity with a large array of food from sourcing to ingredients and cooking technique
• Service of Daily Amuse Bouche
• VIP’s included a whose who of City Officials, Celebrities, Diplomats, Presidents, and Trump Hotel Guests

Jan 2007 - Aug 2008


William Esper Studio, New York, NY, US, Summer Intensive

Meisner Technique

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Emerson College, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Acting/Education

BFA Acting

Certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education (k-12 English and Theater as Education)

Jun 2002 - May 2006

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