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AUTHOR / PROJECT MANAGER / CEO

 

 Dynamic, qualified, and highly ethical Management Professional with extensive experience successfully executing all aspects of project management functions and seeing projects through from conception to completion; highly skilled in both international and domestic management and business operations.

 Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communications skills; innate ability to build rapport with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders and succeed in high-pressure, challenging, and deadline-driven environments; expert in analyzing data, devising effective solutions, resolving problems, and providing superb customer service along the way.

 Flown solo on both personal and business travel flights from airports in Budapest, Rome, London, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Prague, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Venice among others; traversed majority of major American airports as well as many smaller ones; ability to blend in with general public in any situation or country.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

 Customer Service/Client Relations

 Accounting/International Accounting

 Project Management

 Logistics

 Risk Management

 Balanced Scorecard

 Cost Controls/Budgeting Strategic Planning

 Multilingual: English, French, Dutch

 Staff/Business Management

 International Business/Management

 Multinational Information Systems

 Business Operations

 Staff Development: Hiring/Training/Scheduling Organizational Management

 Linear Regressions

 Document Management

 Public Speaking

 International Corporate Strategy

 Sales

 Event Planning/Management

 Product Development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Hearthstone Homes, Inc.                                                            2005 – Present

Project Manager

Executed exceptional customer service skills and sales. Served as Safety Director For Operations. Oversaw project estimations, on-site inspections, and project designs. Managed projects featured in both October 2011 and January 2012 Log Home Living magazine.

www.LakeFun.com and www.SlipBid.com                                2010 – Present

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Successfully developed concept and initial creation of tech startup of www.LakeFun.com and www.SlipBid.com.  Manage and oversee daily business operations. Effectively led company from startup to innovative technology company producing healthy profits for past 3 years; continually increasing sales and additional sites.

 

Read Window                                                                              2005 – 2005

Project Manager

Coordinated manufacturing activities and ensured proper installation of product by skilled laborers. Devised methods of building and servicing products, successfully setting new company benchmarks and improving overall efficiency. Utilized creativity in conjunction with innovative management techniques.

 

Echo Valley Pool                                                                         2001 – 2005

Assistant Facility Manager

Managed daily pool operations with focus on exceptional customer service, safety, and cost controls. Supervised and scheduled 10 part-time employees. Worked with children on introductory swimming skills and essential water safety. Coordinated and managed weekly events attracting over 500 people per day to facility.

 

Smoky Mountain Knife Works                                                    1999 – 2001

Sales Associate

Worked directly with customers in executing sales and providing exceptional customer service. Mastered basic sales and closing techniques in the world’s largest knife showplace and museum while simultaneously interacting with customers from all over the world. Created an atmosphere of profitability and professionalism by displaying a passion for represented products.

EDUCATION CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING

 

Lincoln Memorial University:

 

 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting

 GPA 3.4

 Dean’s List (Top 20% of class)

 Studied International Management

 Engaged with fellow exchange students to continue Dutch language training

 Senior Thesis: Factors Affecting the International Housing Market over the Past Fourteen Years

 Expert in the use of linear regressions to analyze statistical data

 Successfully accomplished being the youngest MBA graduate in Lincoln Memorial University’s history

 

Tennessee Technological University:

 

 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in General Management

 GPA 3.19

 Studied international business

 Mentored exchange students visiting the university

 Administered public speeches on The Benefits of Experiencing Other Cultures

HEAO, International Business School (Study Abroad),

Courses included:

 Doing Business in the EU

 Logistics

 International Accounting and the Sorbannes Oxley Act

 Dutch Language

 Risk Management

 Multinational Information Systems

 International Corporate Strategy

 Balanced Scorecard

 European Union Sales and Marketing

 

Multilingual

 

 English: Native Fluency

 French: Basic Knowledge

 Dutch: Proficient

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

 

Environment and Nature; Volunteer: Coach local youth basketball team for past 7 years; Fitness and Exercise; Dutch Art and Culture; Travel