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Name Stephanie
Phone 516-698-6660
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Broadcast Supervisor
Spark Communications

Broadcast Supervisor

Key Accomplishments Advertising professional with 10 years of media buying experience within the fast-paced advertising industry. Implemented changes in the day-to-day work functions of team members to streamline efficiency

Responsible for the acquisition of upwards of $90 million in national cable TV media for clients including Suzuki Automotive & Motorcycles, NYSE, The, Supercuts and DiSaronno. Supervised daily activities & mentored Associates

Developed and presented both long term and short term on-air television/streaming on-line media recommendations to various clients. Contributed ideas/worked on several new business pitches to secure new revenue for the company

Reviewed and analyzed cross platform (on-air and on-line) opportunities for interested clients (Suzuki implemented on-air and on-line cross platform strategy across several cable networks to advertise its 2009 new car models
Education / Skills Detail-oriented with strong skills in leadership, negotiating, communication and problem solving.
Developed strong working relationships with clients and sales vendors in the national television community.
Effective team member with strong ability to work independently.
Pace University Pleasantville, New York Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Literature and Communications; December 1995

Name Bill
Phone 508-945-3721
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Massachusetts
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Interim CEO/COO/GM/Op Mgr
The Foster Mgmt Group
(Interim Mgmt & Consulting)

Production Products Co. (PPC)
Syracuse, NY
(RF connectors & filters)

Fermont Division of DCA
Bridgeport, CT
(Electrical eqpt, controls)

Key Accomplishments Interim Plant Mgr for $50M NJ plant losing money. Improved quality, productivity, OEE, on time shipment; reduced costs, spoilage, and absenteeism; resulting in $6M profit improvement. Plant reclassified to continuing operation and made grp hdqtrs.

Interim CEO for $11M RI telecom eqpt mfr majority owned by large japanese firm. Consolidated 2 plants, rationalized OH, improved program controls & financial condition, developed bus plan & tech roadmap, oversaw re-capitalization & ownership change.

At PPC, turned around $18M filter division from loss to $3M profit in 1 year: increased throughput & sales 40%, balanced capacity, increased productivity 21%, reduced matl costs $1.2M and lead-times 50%, developed new pdts and pruned old pdt lines.

At PPC $50M connector division delivered 25% profitable growth in 1 year while reducing inventories 20% & lead-times 33%, improving on-time shipment from 65% to 95%, increasing productivity 18%, while relocating 2 plants to new larger facility.
Education / Skills MBA, Harvard Business School - BA Physics, Williams College - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Tunxis CC

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)

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 Kent
Phone 847.209.8170
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Principal
Lake Forest, IL
(Consulting Services )

Warrenville, IL
(Retail Operation - NA)

Director-HR- US Mktg
Chicago IL
(HR services for US mktg)

Key Accomplishments Led the reorganization of Amoco's US Marketing department resulting in a $193m savings and the building of a Brand Management capability, first in the industy.

Assisted with the identification of bp's NA retail capabilities and the development of the new skills needed to implement its new brand/image. This resulted in the training of more than 10 000 employees.

Assisted Allstate Insurance Company with the development of a technology and behavior based neighbor referral process. This process improved the contact to referral ratio by 17%.

Developed the first Strategic Scorecarding Process. This process allowed the Executive Planning team to determine the leading indicators for strategic success.
Education / Skills Human Resources generalists with 20 years experience in organization assessment and redesign.
Involved in more than 50 Change Management projects that exceeded expected results.
Customer skills and relationship building have enabled me to design exceptional business and HR programs.

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 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

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