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Name Lynn
Phone 312-371-4451
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Reg. Marketing/Sales Exec
PayNet, Inc.
Skokie, IL
(Commercial Credit Bureau)

Principal/Marketing Cons.
The GannonGroup
Chicago, IL
(Mktg & Sales Consulting)

VP/Product Manager/Mktg
The Harris Insight Funds/Harris Bank
Chicago, IL
(Mutual Funds/Trust/Retire)

Key Accomplishments  Negotiated company’s first exclusive endorsement from a leading trade association to increase market visibility and provide distinct competitive advantages.  Created and produced collateral highlighting capabilities and process enhancement.

 Engineered a comprehensive new product introduction for ABN AMRO Bank that increased money market fund assets $322 million within 6 months. • Developed a multi-faceted marketing program for an agency including launch of an internet presenc

 Proposed and managed major initiative to boost lagging trust assets by merging with mutual fund assets. Gained buy-in and support of management and trust department heads and engaged the participation of multiple departments in implementing this highly successful program, only the second of its kind in banking history. Completed project three months ahead of schedule at a cost savings of approximately $35,000.

 Recaptured $30 million of closed or inactive accounts through integrated telemarketing and direct mail campaigns.  Developed and utilized shareholder demographic profiles to better understand their buying habits and behaviors and increase cross-selling opportunities.
Education / Skills Marketing Management… Product and Sales Enhancement… Leading highly-focused marketing, communications and business devel
Loyola University of Chicago - MBA Finance and Economics; Western Illinois University - BB Organizational Management



Name Tony
Phone 312-560-5916
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Senior Advisor
Antietam Advisors
Chicago
(Finance, Operations, Data)

CFO-Acquistions
JJD Industries
Chicago
(Manufacturing)

Treasury
Westinghouse Electric
Pittsburgh & Chicago
(Finance and Operations )

Key Accomplishments CHINA, People’s Republic of (1985) Organized and coordinated final stages of a $10 million contract. TREASURY - Managed commercial credit portfolios for Westinghouse, ABB, and International Paper. Annual revenues of $300 million

• Help company grow through acquisition and organic growth from $8m to $40m • Negotiated and performed due diligence for $70 million agribusiness merger.

• Reversed $6 million bankrupt company into $15 million operation generating 8% profit within • 12 months. Company became the SONY North American “Supplier-of-the-Year.” • Returned a $15 MM distribution of consumer products to profitability in th

• Within 12 months, reversed $500,000 annual loss to $500,000 profit by using data mining to refocus sales and restructure operations
Education / Skills * Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. MBA, concentration in Finance
* University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. BS, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Operations, Due Diligence, M&A


Name James
Phone 630-728-2300
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Principal
The Sparks Group
Oak Park, Illinois
(Marketing strategy)

Managing Director,
Discover Card Financial Services
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card strategy)

Director National Accts
Discover Card
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card sales)

Key Accomplishments Created a comprehensive marketing plan for three boutique law firms including social media, traditional media, community events and public relations, generating market awareness and a 10% increase in visibility. Served as credit card industry subject matter expert for the top three international management consulting firms

Increased merchant acceptance of Discover Card from 72% to 85% within 24 month period. Managed and negotiated sales with seven portfolio companies generating $950 million. Persuaded 38 global companies to connect their international locations.

Managed national accounts that focused on increasing profitability of top 500 merchants in six industry groups. Staff of 65, six direct reports, generating $38 billion in revenue with $4.5 billion in profit annually

Engineered and implemented new client relationship management system, strengthening client relationships and increasing retention rate to 98%.
Education / Skills Master of Business Administration – The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Bachelor of Science, Advertising/Marketing – University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Adjunct Professor of Marketing – College of Management & Business NACTE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Winner 2015 Illini ComeBack Alumni Winner of 2013 Chicago Startup Weekend EDU.

Name Jim
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary <$75k
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Business Manager
Perfect ! Wood Win-Door Profiles, LLC
Morton Grove, IL
(Composite Mouldings)

Customer Service Manager
International Casings Group
Chicago, IL
(Meat Food Components)

Consultant, Supply Chain
Fromm International
Northbrook, IL
(Beauty Sundry Products)

Key Accomplishments • Created sales support structure taking revenue from zero to $1 million. • Spearheaded new product development and product extensions representing 25% of sales, generating $250,000 in new annual revenue.

• Converted manual system to $10,000 Peachtree (ERP) computer system and ACT! customer relationship management (CRM) to track company business transactions and sales prospects and leads.

* Realized over $2 million in additional annual sales and reduced order fill penalties by utilizing computer skills to develop part-expediting reports. * Saved 600 hours by using sales force automation program to automated input of 1,200 orders

• Developed vendor relationships to increase procurement service levels and reduce material costs by $190,000 (25%) annually. • Developed website resulting in bringing three distributor customers on board generating $600,000 annually.
Education / Skills MBA, DePaul University, Chicago, IL Concentration in Marketing
BS, Accounting, University of Illinois, Chicago
AS, Information Technology, Wright City College
Six Sigma Greenbelt Training, Chicago Deming Association, Six Sigma Masters Program Naperville, IL

Name Scott
Phone 847-940-2800
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Managing Partner
Gray Hair Management
Schaumburg, IL
(Executive Coaching)

Chief Operating Officer
Cornerstone Promotions
Vernon Hills, IL
(Music Marketing)

President
Scott Kane & Associates, Inc
Deerfield, IL
(Mgmt Consulting)

Key Accomplishments Helping Executives get jobs through coaching, marketing and personal-touch networking.

25+ years of television production, producing and directing commercials, sports and entertainment and corporate programming.



Education / Skills B.S. (Cinema & Photography) & (Radio-TV) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 1967




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