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SUMMARY Versatile, respected professional with high standard of integrity. Adept at eva luating situations, analyzing facts, and developing alternative courses of actio n in order to increase productivity. Skilled at building quality relationships and instilling a high level of confidence at all organizational levels. WORK EXPERIENCE Quadrant Systems, Charlotte, North Carolina 2007-Present Custom Commercial and Home Integration Specialist. Senior Project Manager Joined to help start up company in its quest to be a leader in Custom Home Theat er, Home Security, High End Audio system designs and sales. * Project manage systems and tools projects involving telecom, audio, video secu rity, and home control. * Manage end-to-end project life cycles (Developing requirements, analysis, desi gn, development, execution and testing). * Manage logistic support to ensure that projects are executed on schedule. Mon itor and report quality. * Manage Supply Chain and procurement projects including cost savings analysis a nd reporting. * Ensure that all contractors and employees meet all OSHA regulations. Implemen t training related to these regulations to all employees and contractors. Cisco, Charlotte, NC 2005-2006 Bulk Chemical Sales and Resource Management for manufacturing leaders. Account Executive Prospected, developed and closed multiple projects as well as searching for Chem ical reclamation projects. * Sold Bulk Petroleum based Chemicals to manufacturing companies. * Managed Chemical Inventory Levels for Customer Base that included industry lea ders Dap and California Paint. * Increased Sales by 25% during my tenure. * Managed logistics for delivery of container loads of bulk chemicals to manufac turing facilities. Queen City TV and Appliance, Charlotte, NC 2004-2005 Leading Regional Retailer in Consumer Electronics and Appliances. Store Level Management Managed retail location generating over 2 million dollars in sales, supported st aff, trained staff, and sold all products. * Planned and opened the Pineville location. * Managed day-to-day store operations and consistently led in floor sales volume . * Managed delivery schedule of products sold in store. * Controlled store inventory levels. * Planned and designed in-store product displays and merchandising. * Trained Sales Staff. The Eureka Company, Charlotte, NC 2001-2003 International Leader in Home Cleaning Appliances. Territory Manager Controlled Sales and marketing and advertising for company within a defined terr itory.

* Succeeded in sales and marketing of vacuum cleaner products to local and natio nal retail and wholesale accounts. * Received Regional Sales quota awards. * Increased sales volume in territory by 9% in 2001 and 11% in 2002. * Bought and Designed ad campaigns for all advertising customers.

Baker and Taylor, Charlotte, NC 1999-2001 Largest supplier of books, music, movies, and video games to retail/internet and institutional markets. Field Sales Executive Sold all categories of product to local and regional accounts within my territor y. Also managed inside telemarketer staff assigned to territory. * Provided telemarketer activity reporting to senior level management. * Increased book sales in territory by 12% during last fiscal year. * Managed field sales, logistics and delivery of products; Managed inventory lev els for customers. * Provided mobile logistics support and reporting to ensure quality service. MFM, Charlotte, North Carolina 1988-1999 A Southeast Region Manufacturer's Representative Agency. Account Manager Oversaw business development and client relationship development for retail, gov ernment, and manufacturing companies within territory. Customers ranged in size from small locals up to international companies including Thompson/Waterseal . * Grew business every year during my tenure. * Provided sales and marketing knowledge of consumer electronics and housewares products to both retail and wholesale accounts in North Carolina, South Carolina , and Virginia. * Managed logistics and inventory levels for customers. * Achieved individual recognition as Store Set Up Rep of the year from EZPaintr, a Newell Group Company. * Helped Agency to achieve National Sales Rep yearly awards from Samsung Electro nics, Mirro Aluminum, Recoton Corporation, and Patton Electric. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Pfeiffer University, Charlotte N C, 1999 TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE Business Software and Sales Management Software Microsoft Office Suite, Act Inventory, Logistics, Data and Management Software SAP, J. D. Edwards Design Microsoft Visio