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Name Brian
Phone 608-445-4045
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Wisconsin
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Principal/Associate Pub
BBSS Group, LLC
Sauk City, WI
(Travelhost Magazine)

General Manager
Hellenbrand INC
Waunakee, WI
(Water Treatment)

Territory Manager
CIBA Vision
Western WI
(Contact Lens)

Key Accomplishments Maximizing sales by strategically organizing territories and leading a top-performing team of 3.

Catapulting sales by $250K, growing profitability by 10% and increasing revenue by 7%, by devising and implementing a more efficient team strategy incorporating sales, service, and delivery teams.

Winning Territory Manager of the Year award for increasing overall regional sales by 14%, delivering a $350K bottom-line enhancement.

Ranking #1 in the region for percentage sales increase for product re-launch, achieving 294% growth in less than a year.
Education / Skills Northern Arizona University




Name Brian
Phone 262-853-9755
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Wisconsin
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President
Gamber-Johnson, LLC
Stevens Point, WI
(Rugged Mobility Equipment)

General Manager-VP
Schunk Graphite Technology
Menomonee Falls, WI
(Industrial Materials)

Key Accomplishments Aggressively managed expenses during economic downturn. Maintained positive bottom-line despite severe market contraction while reversing decline in market share and growing core business. Grew revenue by 25%+ in core business despite state budgets.

Recruited, developed and managed field sales team starting from scratch. Reruited, hired, trained and managed a total of 8 field sales plus 12 inside sales staff. Industries covered: auto, steel, power, paper, motors, appliances, power tools, etc.

Developed, planned and implemented strategic marketing plans. Plans provided focus and guidelines for continued sales and market share development yielding double-digit percentage sales growth year-after-year.

Drove sales increases of 10+% year-after-year in declining market. Managed a 26% sales increase 2006 to 2007 which was also 10% over budget. Utilized strategic, systematic sales methods. Sold to diverse markets: auto, steel, power, paper, motors.
Education / Skills MBA - UW- Milwaukee; BS - Chemistry, Math minor - UW - Madison and Whitewater
Proficient computer skills including MS Office products, Lotus Notes, ERP system.
Fluent in German.
Selected as one of 35 people from 6500 person organization to participate in company's Executive Development Progra

Name Debbie
Phone 847-414-3856
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director, Mktg and Comm
SmithBucklin
Chicago, IL
(Association Management)

Dir Mkg and Sales
W W Grainger
Lake Forest, IL
(Industrial Distribution)

VP Marketing
R R Donnelley
Lombard, IL
(Direct mktg services)

Key Accomplishments Built the marketing infrastructure for the business - created a marketing & planning competency. Revenue growth 10% V prior year, led the development of 17 new products vs. a plan of 8 for the year, exceeded revenue goals for first time in 5 yrs.

Built the marketing and sales competency for the division. Grew top line sales by targeting the right market segments and customer groups. Developed mktg and sales strategy-achieved 11% sales growth to government customers and 14% to national accts

Improved profitability of multi-million dollar corporate customers by negotiating new customer service terms. Created a new revenue stream -led the internet development of a new 'parts' e-commerce website hosted on the grainger.com website.

Speaker and Panel Member: Crain's Chicago Business, B-2-B Symposium, "Integrated Marketing". Speaker: "Direct Marketing Strategy" at the U.S.Trade Mission for Direct Marketing sponsored by the Commerce Dept. to over 1200 attendees in Mexico City
Education / Skills Masters of Business Administration MBA,Marketing/Management University of Memphis Memphis, TN
Bachelors of Business Administration BBA,Marketing University of Memphis Memphis, TN



Name Deborah
Phone 847-367-0332
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director Customer Develop
Bradley Systems
Chicago, IL
(Manufacturing)

Volunteer Manager
Girl Scouts
Vernon Hills, IL
(Non Profit )

Perf Consultant Manager
AT&T
Chicago, IL
(Call Servicing Center)

Key Accomplishments Experience in Customer Development initiatives and annual planning process: targeting, analysis and market research. Developed and cultivated leads, delivered opportunities, defined needs and closed loop to engage prospects.

Over 25 years customer service experience in needs assessment and problem solving as call center manager and staff performance consultant support in goal setting, training, monitoring, feedback, documentation, and performance appraisals.

Responsible for the professional development and training of the Call Servicing leadership teams covering 36 offices nationwide. Consulted with C-level executives. Four direct reports.

Increased active prospects 200% within first six months by expanding market development and spearheading trade shows 20% close rate Qualifies sales through telephone interview decreasing sales cycle by 50% Meets anor exceeds goals
Education / Skills BA, Organizational Communications Masters in HR anticipated 2008
Organizational Development, Project Management, Change Management, MBTI and Facilitation certification



Name Anthony
Phone 847-680-5449
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Group Vice President
Briggs Healthcare
Des Moines, IA
(Medical Products)

Senior Vice President
Briggs Healthcare
Des Monines, IA
(Medical Products)

Director of Sales
Hospira
Lake Forest IL
(medical devices/pharma)

Key Accomplishments Reversed three year, 20% ($10 million) slide in revenue by changing sales and marketing effort of medical forms and documentation, charting, and obstetrics setting company aside from competitors. Personally negotiated and signed four GPOs

Increased sales from $41 to $44 million (7.3%) within six months. Re-signed the contract with largest customer (Cardinal Health) for $15 million. Developed and executed sales strategies for international distribution into 25 countries

Grew revenues from $171 to $259 million by realigning under-performing personnel, creating a "market basket" contracting strategy, developing a distributor national accounts program, creating an inside sales program,Oncology sales force

Achieved profit goal of $11 million by focusing sales force on specific targets and high margin brands. Sized, structured, redeployed, and retrained US field sales force of 125 to achieve a 30
Education / Skills LAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Lake Forest, IL MBA 2009 MILLER HEIMAN - CONCEPTUAL AND STRATEGIC SELLIN
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, North Adams, MA BS, Business Administration, Marketing 1980
Certified Trainer, Strategic Selling and Conceptual Selling


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