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Name John
Phone 630-254-7950
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions VP Marketing & Creative
Fave Media Inc.
Chicago IL
(Local Video Search Engine)

Co-founder
Beacon Legal Finance
Chicago, IL
(Consumer Finance Service)

VP Sales & Marketing
Horizon Displays & Advertising
DeKalb, IL
(Trade Exhibits, Ads, Tech)

Key Accomplishments Co-creator of 3 startup companies; creator of 1 startup division, 1 new "cosmeceutical" product category, and 1 new brand that collectively have delivered over $1 billion in product life cycle revenue streams for Fortune 500 and small firms.

Startups & product launches helped Oasis Legal Finance attract $54MM hedge fund stage 2 round, a $50MM Bank Line for Lawsuit Cash Advance, a $42MM hedge fund asset purchase offer for Beacon Legal Finance, and $1.6MM private capital for Fave Media.

Industry experience spans consumer packaged goods, H&BA, consumer crafts, medical devices / optical goods, DIY hardware, industrial / automotive fasteners, B2B marketing services, B2C finance, and internet / web /search engine / rich media.

Well known background companies include Abbott Labs, Schering Plough, Pillsbury, and Rust-Oleum. Managed creative output from Cramer Krasselt, Young & Rubicam, Ketchum Advertising, and J Walter Thompson.
Education / Skills M.B.A. Loyola University, Chicago 1981 B.S. Business Administration, Marketing, Indiana University.
Nissan, Deming, and ISO 9000 quality control coursework for management. Member, The Executive Committee (TEC) 1993-95
Managed multiple hands-on pay per click campaigns; trained others to maintain them. Highly skilled with Google, Yahoo
Managed sales organizations, marketing departments, creative staffs, inventory & logistics, claims processing functions

Name Mark
Phone 920-450-0080
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions VIce President of Finance
Northern Telephone and Data Corp.
Oshkosh, WI
(Telephone company & ISP)

Chief Executive Officer
Athena Group
Appleton, WI
(IT consulting firm & ISP)

Director of IT
Athena Group
Appleton, WI
(IT consulting firm & ISP)

Key Accomplishments Gained a 30% increase in gross margin on product pricing by leading strategy analysis with sales and marketing.

Preformed discounted cash flow analysis (DCF) to assess acquisitions and integrated financial metrics within the implementation plan which resulted in rejection of multiple deals with low ROI for risk their category and approval of a lucrative dea

Negotiated and integrated three horizontal acquisitions. Results: 100% increase in gross revenue and ROI in excess of 150%

Redesigned the business model after dot.com bust, shifting emphasis from growth to profitability within one year which resulted in an increase in net profit margin from -30% to 5%.
Education / Skills MBA, BS in accounting, CPA (Illinois), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Accounting & Finance, Legal and Regulatory Affairs ,Financial Modeling & Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions
Cost Analysis & Cost Accounting, Project Management & Implementation, Marketing Strategies & Sales Management
Direction, Re-engineering of Mission & Focus

Name Paul
Phone 312-498-5180
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Director, Corp. Strategy
Sprint Nextel
Chicago
(Broadband Wireless)

Director, Corp. Dev.
Sprint
Chicago
(Broadband Wireless)

General Manager/Director
People's Choice TV
Chicago, St. Louis
(Telecommunications)

Key Accomplishments Directed critical elements of multi-year effort to develop $5Bn+ wireless broadband network culminating with national 4G/WiMax network commitment to build.

Interface and make successful recommendations seeking approval for $20MM to $7Bn+ initiatives from SVP, President, CEO, CFO, COO, BOD and Chairman level positions.

Led industry organization with 35 plus parties from various constituencies to re-write complex FCC rules resulting in 10x increase in value of Sprint spectrum assets.

Responsible for key aspects of value contributed by Sprint into $10Bn+ venture involving strategic investors Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner, Brighthouse and Clearwire.
Education / Skills NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Science 1994. Major in Organizational Studies. Varsity football scholarship.3.2GPA
Manage and direct team responsible for strategic relations and negotiations with 250+ license holders with 290 leases.
Led team that completed 125 complex leasing/acquisition deals in 18 month period with cash value over $500MM.


Name George
Phone 651-357-3542
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Minnesota
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Branch Manager
Black Box Network Services
Minnetonka, Minnesota
(Communications Equipment )

VP of Marketing
FOLIOfn Financial Services
Vienna, Virginia
(Online Brokerage Firm)

Regional Sales Manager
Verizon
Charleston, WV
(Telephone Operating Co.)

Key Accomplishments Full P&L responsibility for $44 million. Managed complete branch responsibilities for over 200 employees including sales, marketing, operations, engineering, project management and customer care.

Extensive experience in the hiring, development, motivating and management of domestic and international sales forces of 40 + individuals, including sales, engineering, pricing, sales administration, customer care and marketing support personnel.

Major account sales specialist including Fortune 500 National Accounts, Regional Bell Operating Companies, International Carriers, Inter-Exchange Carriers and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers for both direct and indirect distribution programs.

Product and technology expertise in ATM, Frame Relay, Broadcast Video, Video Conferencing, DSL, CTI, Voice over IP, Wireless Voice and Data, PBX Systems, MPLS, Gigabit Routers, Softswitch, SONET, DWDM and Local and Wide Area Networking.
Education / Skills Broad marketing knowledge as both former college instructor and adult training provider.
Product management experience in communications hardware and software for new and existing products.
Directed, developed, purchased and managed complete divisional level marketing communication activities.


Name Timothy
Phone 847-312-2587
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Senior Project Manager
CCH, Incorporated - Wolters Kluwer
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Publishing)

Project Manager
CNA Insurance
Chicago, Illinois
(Insurance)

Key Accomplishments Managed CMS implementation supporting 450 users, employing content management software, Documentum, and editorial tool software, EPIC Editor, to provide a stable content management platform, double the speed of acquiring data, and improve efficiency.

Introduced new technical infrastructure for CMS utilizing Citrix to reduce on-going maintenance of software upgrades projected to reduce time to implement software upgrades from 15 to two business days through centralized application implementation.

Outsourced CMS infrastructure to Perot Systems data center in Plano, Texas; managed on-going relationship with respect to CMS system.

Managed team that converted 80 products representing $435 million of annual revenue to new competitive data format within 24 months. Responsible for $25 million budget. Internal staff of 53 with five direct reports, and 15 contractors/consultants.
Education / Skills MBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1985
BS, Industrial Management, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1980
PMP - Project Management Professional Certification 2005 - Member Project Management Institute
Advanced Software Engineering Certificate, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1995

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