About Me, My Work and
As the eldest son in an entrepreneurial, family business setting, I was mentored
by my father and inherited his old world style work ethic and integrity. I count
myself as fortunate indeed to have been introduced to the many lessons and
opportunities over the years being raised under the protective umbrella of the
family business. I was encouraged to learn and experiment and later empowered to
implement as I grew older. Being in a consumer goods manufacturing and
distribution business exposed me to the hands-on mechanics of production and to
all facets of marketing and sales and business processes .
Even as a young boy, my father saw to it that I followed with him to experience
the building of the business. From sales pitches to business meetings and union
labor negotiations to ICC hearings. From radio studios and broadcast interviews
to publicity events. From trade shows to trade organization gatherings. We
toured facilities across the country and entertained prominent business guests
from industry leading organizations when they came to visit. He would also make
sure that I worked at every position from janitor to manager along the way.
At age 17, I was designing packaging for the expanding line of retail and
institutional products. Following my return from college, I re-engineered the
production facility with equipment I designed and had custom built to spec. I
worked with designers and builders on the expansion of production facilities. By
my mid-20's I had helped to expand the distribution of our products throughout
the western US and had negotiated national private label programs. I
appeared in television commercials, radio interviews, made trade association
addresses and organized public events.
Out of a desire to expand my knowledge, I left the family business in '78 to get in on Colorado's booming commercial
construction industry. I was soon a certified as an estimator and working with
architects, engineers, developers, vendors and subcontractors on projects ranging from country
clubs and hospitality projects, broadcast facilities, mid and high-rise buildings and even high elevation
projects (read). Building on new skill sets
and accomplishments, I quickly worked my way up to General Manager and
reassumed the marketing role along with new operations and P&L
responsibilities in construction management. Regrettably, both the economy and
industry would experience a severe downturn in the early '80s and many
businesses were forced to close.
In late '82, I would return to the family business and resume building again on
of my prior accomplishments. Then, in 1984, I assisted my younger brother in the
purchase of the business and facilitating our father's early retirement.
Following a transition period, I would choose to pursue new endeavors and
relocated to California in 1985. The family business still runs
smoothly to this very day.
Fast-forward to 2008 and Irvine, California.
What I like to do is market and sell. What I am capable of
My experiences have lent to my becoming a fast-acting and adaptive professional who can capably embrace full responsibility for a broad range of evolving
priorities. I am seasoned, multi-faceted, intuitive, innovative and remain
youthfully motivated. I've become proficient in business, Internet and creative software
applications and I can capably facilitate all aspects associated with project management, special events, tradeshows, collateral material development, advertising, media relations, promotions, branding, and much,
I possess years of experience in working closely with development teams, R&D, manufacturing, distribution and sales forces in facilitating successful sales programs regardless of the medium or product.
And my experience in technical marketing and business processes has consistently delivered results, if not enlightenment, taking companies to new heights.
Upon arriving in California back in '85, I began employing and honing my consultative
and creative skills, my selling experiences and relationship building techniques to
help build companies' leadership and innovation in the marketplace. I
researched and then developed successful marketing strategies introducing new
products, services and even companies. Through these experiences I've gained exposure to a broad scope of
industry and business settings and built a solid technology background (read) along
the way. Whether to consumers, small or mid-tier businesses, or to customers
with names like Nissan, Toyota, Callaway, Adida, Marriott, Harrahs, Dow, RR Donnelley,
Quebecor, Adobe, Winn-Dixie, Safeway and more, I have repeatedly demonstrated my
skills and capabilities. I have the experience that proves simply, if it doesn't facilitate a
sale then it's not marketing. And I can sell, too!
• Entrepreneurial, hands-on, quality-oriented work style where attention to detail, exceptional customer service and passion for results;
• Unquestionable integrity, credibility and character with demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong internal relationships at all levels of the organization;
• Demonstrated ability to partner with internal stakeholders to create effective marketing and sales campaigns;
• Demonstrated experience managing positive relationships to target goals;
• Professional business acumen and diplomacy skills, as well as exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage and meet tight deadlines enthusiastically; and
• Self-starter with initiative, and is a quick study able to thrive in an environment responsive to and inspired by new ideas.
Want to know more?
Just call me! (714) 508-8982, or
Resume available on request
page updated: 24-Feb-2008
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