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Name Mary Ellen
Phone 630-789-0986
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Consultant
Broad Spectrum Communications
Clarendon Hills, IL
(Communications,healthcare)

Director,Quality Assuranc
Vita Food Products
IL
(Food manufacturing )

Assistant Laboratory Dire
Doctor's Data Inc
IL
(clinical reference lab)

Key Accomplishments Led team to draft (from scratch) & finalize Quality plans, for 2 corporations incorporating regulations & corporate policies. Developed internal quality audits/improved external audit scores. Developed/delivered training for all levels.

Developed/administered survey for fast food company seeking the "voice of the customer". Findings were presented to upper management along with strategic recommendations

Asked to review clinical study testing efficacy of product (A) relative to competitor's (B); an abstract on the study had been previously rejected. Designed retrospective control group. Analyzed & reported data for A, B & C. Abstract accepted.

Identified unclear wording in a clinical (pediatric) protocol led to probing how inclusion criteria were set and data analyzed. Recommended criteria based on percentiles for growth parameters. Recommendation accepted.
Education / Skills PhD, biochemistry (The University of Chicago) MPH, community health science (Univ of IL School of Public Health)
MS, biology (Tufts University) BA, political science (Wellesley College)
Certifications: Weight Management (Adult; Childhood & Adolescent); Gerontology, Six Sigma Green Belt
Nutrition Credentials: RD, CNS, FACN

Name Charles
Phone 847-486-8220
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Assoc VP
Infor
Greater Chicago
(Applications Software)

CIO / Vice President - IT
EKCO Group
Greater Chicago
(Consumer Products )

Corp IS Manager
Baxter Healthcare
Greater Chicago
(Healthcare Products)

Key Accomplishments Extended the ERP systems, and increased software sales by designing and leading development teams building Java-based, web-enabled supply chain management applications (SCM, SRM, and CRM)

Drove profitable growth by expanding ERP with enhancements to better support the changing requirements of the business, including: Customer Service Level Reporting, Outbound Logistics Management and Tracking, and CRM Data Warehouse applications.

Decreased overhead by 8% and increased sales volume by implementing eCommerce with 100 trading partners using 12 different EDI documents. Created a Vendor-Managed Inventory system and Shipping Label Tracking to support major retailers’ requirements

Increased labor productivity by 20%, and improved the accuracy of both inventory and shipment contents to above 99%. Led the automation of the finished-goods warehouses with a RF-based warehouse management system (WMS).
Education / Skills BME, Cum Laude, University of Louisville CPIM AOM / APICS MPM AAPM / IPMC Lean - Six Sigma Green Belt IT Leader
Problem Solver Strategic IT Planning Business Process ReEngineering Project Management eCommerce EDI Logistics CRM
Applications Development Leader ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Manufacturing Systems Warehouse Management Systems W
Supply Chain Planning Computer Operations Budget Management, Infrastructure Management Staff Development Acquisitio

Name Stephen
Phone 630-415-6577
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Client Director
Market Track LLC
Chicago, IL
(Information Services)

Director of Business Deve
ConAgra Refrigerated Foods
Naperville, IL
(Grocery Products)

Director of Sales
ConAgra Retail Sales
Irvine CA
(Grocery Products)

Key Accomplishments Increased top-line revenue with one dollar store account by $11.5 million year over year.

Improved my company's profit margins in the dollar store channel from an average of 13% to 30%.

Saved $3 million segment of the business in the club store channel while at the same time implementing a 12% price increase. This was accomplished despite the account's adamant opposition to any price increases.

Saved a program where we were forced to rescind our original offer and the account was very unhappy. Through face-to-face negotiations, saved the program despite increasing the price 26% with the end result being $2.8 million in new sales.
Education / Skills University of Pennsylvania - BA Political Science Northwestern University - ConAgra Marketing Excellence Program
Sales Management - Hiring, Managing, Training, Coaching, Mentoring, Leading
Proficient with MS Office Applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Negotiating, Acquisition Integration, New Product Launches, P&L Management, Relationship Building

Name Kristina
Phone 303-547-2110
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Colorado
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Product Manager
Medline Industries, Inc.
Mundelein, Illinois
(Medical Device Marketing)

Account Executive
EURO RSCG LIFE
Basel, Switzerland
(Medical Marketing)

Director
RESCARE
St. Louis, Missouri
(Brain Injury Services)

Key Accomplishments Redesigned oral care/VAP product line to promote compliance/ease of use - inc. annual revenue 8 fold to $4M within 12 mo. Launched germicidal wipe line w. $3.5M proj annual rev. Exceeded product line goals for 30% growth for 25% net profitability.

Managed timelines & customer expectations increasing revenues $800,000. Increased $120,000 project profitability 50% to $30,000 through process standardization. Defined key differentiators for a multi-national, multi-million dollar product.

Revised admissions process reducing billing errors 90% & increasing on-time payments 53%. Led business to achieve highest accreditation rating attainable. P& L, 8 direct reports.

Developed new program with 1st year revenues of $245,000, 2nd new product with 1st year revenues of $70,000 & 50% margin, & training program for 40 FTEs. Opened $5.7 million of revenue opportunities by decreasing clinicians’ documentation time.
Education / Skills UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ 2004 Master of Business Administration. GPA: 3.97
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Salt Lake City, UT 1988 Master of Science Communication Disorders. Academic Distinction, GPA: 3.7
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA 1985 Bachelor of Science Communication Disorders. Academic Distinction, GPA:
SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE, San Diego, CA 1982 Associate of Arts in Mathematics

Name Mark
Phone 201-602-9488
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State New Jersey
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions SVP, Corporate Marketing
Stoneacre, Inc.
Wakefield, MA
(Membership/loyalty svcs.)

CMO
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Milford, PA
(Consumer Electronics)

VP Marketing
Cyrk
New York, NY
(Sports Marketing)

Key Accomplishments Demonstrated ability to drive business growth in tight budget Private Equity environments in both start-up and turnaround companies, resulting in two successful P.E. exits.

Classically trained CPG marketer recognized for the ability to achieve record sales by re-positioning the core business, launching new products, and penetrating new markets at General Foods, Nabisco, and Thompson Medical.

Proven success directing Fortune 500 companies to profitably lever consumer affinity for major sports properties such as NASCAR, World Cup soccer, the Olympics, and the NFL.

Excel at cultivating and converting consumer passion and affinity into profit through highly efficient marketing disciplines such as licensing, sponsorship, loyalty, membership clubs, web communities, and direct response.
Education / Skills Cornell University, BA Economics, 1976
University of Michigan, MBA, 1978
Start-up company expertise--led overall marketing for NASCAR business startup backed by Bain Capital Ventures and sold.
Turnaround company experience--directed worldwide marketing for CE firm that was successfully sold by PE firm.

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