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Name Raymond
Phone 224-595-3903
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions CAO/COO
Glencar Underwritin Managers
Itasca, IL
(P&C Insurance )

Sr. VP
Zurich North America
Schaumburg IL
(P&C Insurance)

Chief Administrat Officer
Acceptance Insurance Companies
Omaha NE
(P&C and Crop Insurance)

Key Accomplishments Glencar - One of the founding partners for a start-up managing general underwriters focused on P&C Commercial Lines Program business in the US. I handle all non-financial back-office responsibilities including IT, HR, contracts, processes, planning.

Brought strong/innovative leadership to the position in assimilating acquired operations; re-engineering workflows. and installing measures, metrics, controls and reporting Cut annual IT net expenses by $750K

Restored business growth in key underwriting units and improved customer satisfaction through elimination of nine-month backlogs, 10% increase in staff productivity Cut expenses $800K over 3 years without impairing customer services

Increased operations unit productivity 20% through leadership development and revamped pay-for-performance structure. Implemented change mgmnt. Assumed a leading role in development of strategic plan aimed at increasing profits by $22M over 5 years
Education / Skills MBA - Finance, DePaul University, Chicago Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University, Chicago
Strategic Analysis and Planning Multi-site Management IT and Operations Turnarounds Project Management - 6 Sigma
Process Re-engineering Business Systems Development Controls and Reporting Cost, Data and Transaction Management
Organization Development Recruitment and Training Underwriting Mngmt with Full P and L Accountability

Name Confidential
Phone 630-240-4473
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Minnesota
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Executive Director
North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Minneapolis
(Business advocacy)

Executive Director
West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
Greater Chicago
(Management consultant)

CEO
The Performance Alliance
Westmont IL
(Performance management )

Key Accomplishments Sales, marketing, operational and general management of several industrial and service companies, generating substantial sales/profit improvement, product development and civic/community and business developme

Transformed 4 companies from losses to success. Held COO/GM fiscal/operational responsibilities for 4 divisions of $100 million company; accomplished Creative Director - all media, B2B and B2C - and highly successful new product/new market innovator

Diversified writer and creative director - technical, editorial, promotional, direct mail/lead generation, proposals (2,500), PR, catalog, e-commerce, research, CRM

Performance management/improvement subject matter expert and heavily experienced change leader; skilled presenter and effective partner with boards of directors
Education / Skills Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois Summa Cum Laude; Raymond Schroeder Scholar
Graduate, Brown College of Broadcasting & Electronics
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Product Strategy & Implementation


Name Laura
Phone 734-770-4581
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Michigan
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Owner
Cartridge World
Ann Arbor, MI
(Refill Ink & Toner)

Strategic Acct Mgr/Mkt Mg
Tenneco
Monroe, MI
(DuPont Care - CPG)

Group Product Manager
Home Products International
Chicago, IL
(Housewares - CPG)

Key Accomplishments Developed over 20 new products worth over $70 million dollars. Managed a customer base and increased sales by 250% Multiple distribution channel and industry experience Successful leadership in multiple industries

Cross functional team leader Mentor Manage associates Product Development Labeling and brand development Managed sales and customer service

P & L responsibility Developed Product cost Capital acquisition experience Margin and profitability analysis Trade Show Management

Managed and/or interfaced with the following customers: Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Meijer, Pamida, Ace, Lowes, Home Depot, Bed Bath Beyond, Toys R US, Garden Ridge, AutoZone, Murray's, CSK, distributors and more
Education / Skills BBA - University of Loyola -Chicago Majored in marketing and accounting
Window office - excel, powerpoint, word, outlook Lotus Notes and databases JD Edwards - beginner SAP - beginner
Former Color Marketing Group Member Athea PowerLink Award Women's Business Owners -Business Growth Award


Name Robert
Phone 941-928-3645
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Missouri
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President
Pepsi Cola General Bottlers
Chicago, IL
(Soft Drink Mfr and Dist)

President/COO
SSP Partners LLC
Corpus Christi, TX
(C store retailer)

President and Founder
Robert C Cushing Consulting LLC
St. Louis, MO
(Consulting)

Key Accomplishments Led the negotiations of new franchise appointment, creating new Anchor bottler, adding $700 million in revenue to $2.3 Billion.

Led the management team in the turnaround of European operations, resulting in IBITDA breakeven in less than 2 years, and an improvement of $15 million on $100 million in sales.

Turned around 3 underperforming markets from a profit of $100K on $20 million in sales to a profit of $2.3 million on $30 million in sales within 2 years.

Evaluated and recommended new organization structure for a manufacturing supply distribution company, reducing management overhead costs by 21% within the first year.
Education / Skills BA Chemistry and 57 graduate hours towards MBA from University of MO St. Louis. Enrolled to finish MBA this year.
Strategic planning and financial planning
Sales and business development
Marketing and business planning

Name Stephen
Phone 630-362-2410
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State California
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Vice President Marketing
Cision US, Inc.
Chicago, IL
(Info services/software)

Vice President
Millward Brown Precis
Fairfield, CT/London UK
(brand image measurement )

Director, Internat'l Ops
Media Report
Reading, UK
(News management services)

Key Accomplishments Managed all marketing and PR efforts for North American division of global corporation with $110 million in annuals sales. Directed marketing staff of ten.

Created and executed a $2.5 million global re-branding marketing strategy in 3 months, saving $250K in outside contractors

Increased number of monthly campaign launches, thereby generating a 350% surge in sales leads in two years.

Effectively blended social media outreach with existing marketing tactics, resulting in a seven fold increase in white paper downloads in 24 months.
Education / Skills MBA, Marketing, University System of NH, 1990 BA, Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1982
Marketing, social media, search engine optimization, SEO, search engine marketing, content marketing, direct marketing
Online advertising, CRM, e-marketing, database marketing, event planning, media planning, public relations
Market research, product marketing, integrated marketing, branding, international marketing, global branding

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