Curriculum Vitae

September 2010




Career Objective - A challenging opportunity in Marketing, Management, or Finance for a corporation with an aggressive attitude toward developing both its domestic and international markets.

Employment Experience:
· International Marketing - United States, Canada, Middle East and North Africa
· Finance - Investment broker of high-income individuals, trusts and corporations
· Management - Major corporations and self-employment
· Cross-Industry expertise

Education:
· B.Sc. (Honors Mathematics and Physics) University of Windsor, Canada
· ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) American College, Bryn Mawr PA

Computer Skills:
· Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and Lotus
· HTML, JavaScript
· Numerous programming languages including COBOL, PL/1, BASIC, APL

Languages (in decreasing order of literacy/fluency):
· English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic

Employment History

Firm/DatesPosition and Responsibilities
The Home Depot
Aug.'03 - Present
Associate Support Department Supervisor, Key West
Scheduling, HR, Training, Ass't. to Store Manager

. Associate Coordinator - Scheduling, Training, Assist HR Manager

· Cross Merchandising Associate - Responsible for identifying and implementing merchandise displays for maximum sales throughout store including wing stacks, side caps, and clip strips.

. In-Focus Captain responsible for safety and shrink (theft of or damage to merchandise)

Major Accomplishments:
·Named Store Sales Associate of the Year for 2004 and 2005

The Hertz Corporation
Dec.'01 - Aug. '03
Assistant Manager, Key West International Airport, Key West FL (reporting to Miami)
· Day-to-day operations: hiring; training; ordering vehicles and fuel; scheduling; staffing sales desk, transporters, and car washers; reporting to Miami.

Major Accomplishment
.Location was consistently number 1 or 2 in market share at the Key West International Airport.

ELS Language Centers
Mar '97- Oct. '98
Director of Marketing Middle East and North Africa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
· Solely develop and implement international and regional marketing programs and promotional materials
· Assist Center Directors in marketing, employee recruitment, site management, competitive analysis, finance, and student enrollments
· Visit corporate and ministerial executives in all locales to secure enrollments for Centers
· Participate in trade shows and press conferences
· Market studies and business plans for new Centers
· Liaison with advertising agencies for Public Relations and print promotions
· With Managing Director review staff performance and prepare Center and Corporate budgets

Major Accomplishments:
· Standardized advertising and first corporate-wide sales literature introduced
· All Centers showed revenue and profitability increases
· Middle East recruitment for U.S. schools increased

Center Director, Salmiya (Kuwait City), Kuwait
· Marketing, Profitability, Facilities, Staffing, Administration
· Compliance of academic programs with corporate standards
· Compliance with federal statutes for private schools
· Recruitment (local and overseas) of academic staff, immigration and residency compliance, housing, transportation, certification of credentials to ministries
· Liaison with U.S. Embassy regarding staff and site security

Major Accomplishments:
· Center became profitable for the first time during my second month
· Center became the largest worldwide (80 Centers) during my fifth month when full-time teaching staff increased from 1 to 34

Self-Employment
Feb '94-Mar '97
Owner of Massage Matters, Orlando FL
· Develop massage therapy and personal training practice from beginning

Major Accomplishments:
· Created the most successful practice in Orlando within 2 years of start
· Authored "Creating a Successful Massage Practice"
· Selected as Personal Trainer/Massage Therapist for swimming, diving, and water polo teams at 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Prudential Securities and PaineWebber
Feb '80- Dec '93
VP, Investments, Orlando FL
· Marketing of financial products to individuals, trusts, and corporations (stocks, bonds, options, life insurance, annuities, commodities, tax shelters)
· Specialist in tax planning (tax shelters and insurance) for high-income individuals (commercial aircraft leasing, hotels, shopping centers, apartment complexes, cable TV systems, oil and gas exploration, drilling, and acquisition of proven reserves, horsebreeding, motion pictures)

Major Accomplishment:
· Only Florida broker to attain top producers' status (Direct Investments) for 7 consecutive years

IBM Canada Ltd.
May '69-Feb '80
Marketing Representative, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
· New Business Rep responsible for winning back competitively-installed accounts (Industry expertise in Hospitals, Manufacturing and Distribution, City Government, Petrochemicals)

Major Accomplishment:
· Exceeded sales objectives

National Product Manager, Toronto Ontario, Canada
· Marketing, Mainframe Systems, System development, Telecommunications support, Customer and IBM staff education, Budgeting and profitability

Major Accomplishments
· Product became IBM Datacenter's most profitable product with customers online nationwide 24x7
· Authored four manuals and one technical paper used world-wide by IBM personnel and customers

Branch Technical Support Manager, London Ontario, Canada
· Managing team responsible for supporting Datacenter's installed customer base and working with branch marketing representatives in securing new accounts
· Budget and P/L statement
· Executive contact with customers

Major Accomplishment
· Revenue increased by 45% and profitability by 19%

Systems Analyst/Programmer, Windsor Ontario, Canada
· Created software for client applications to run at IBM Datacenter, in-house, and on time-sharing basis (newspaper circulation, accounting, inventory, utility billing, payroll)
· Support marketing staff in sales to prospects

Major Accomplishment
· Promoted as National Product Manager for timesharing product
· Systems developed on-time and on or under budget

Publications:
· Introduction to Time Sharing
· MINIMIS - Management Information System
· STRATPLN - Strategic Planning for Corporate Executives
· Datacenter ACS/Application Customizer Service
· Converting CALL Basic to VS Basic
· Construction Tips for New-Home Builders
· Creating a Successful Massage Practice