Carol Patterson

Freelance Lead Generation Freelancer & Article Writer

2099
Location:Hardy, Virginia, United States
Phone: 540-525-4009
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/carolpatterson
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CAROL E. PATTERSON
422 Ellis Road, Hardy, Virginia 24101 • Tel: 540-890-1439 • Mob: 540-525-4009 • Fax: 866-480-3846 • email: internationalchic@msn.com

SUMMARY

Senior executive with 15+ years China business experience, Design, Product Development, Global Sourcing,Website development, Multi-million dollar brand development and launch, strategic China relationships, and general management in USA and China. Experienced in consumer products and business-to-business sectors. Sold product on marketing venues of Home Shopping Network, The Shopping Channel in Canada, cataloges, internet sales, and major retail stores.

WORK HISTORY

President, Product Development, Sourcing, Marketing International China Consultants, Inc. www.internationalchinaconsultants.com

Hardy, Virginia 1998 to present

Product development and sourcing consultant firm based in the USA and China. Implements designs and concepts for USA companies who want to do business in China.
Primary activity as an International Business executive in charge of Design, Product Development, Sourcing and Marketing has been to conceptualize a project, illustrate the concept through the use of visual aids, bring the product to market and insititute the volume production.

Developed and manufactured over 50,000 units for Joy Mangano of Ingenious Designs for Home Shopping Network.

Influenced design and produced 20,000 units of Debbee Barker of Flipfold tote bags and related accessories for Home Shopping Network.

Designed and produced 10,000 units for Colleen Lopez of beaded handbags and Genuine Fresh Water Pearl jewelry for Home Shopping Network.

Designed, produced, and hosted "on-air" television sales for Carol Patterson Knits achieving a sales volume of $2.2 million/year for Home Shopping Network.

Designed and produced Ivanna Trump beaded handbags and Fresh Water Pearl jewelry for The Shopping Channel of Canada.

Designed, produced and hosted "on-air" television sales for Carol Patterson Knits for The Shopping Channel of Canada producing a company volume of $500,000.00/year.

Established and staffed a Hangzhou, China office.
Vice President Marketing and Merchandising Global Interactive Marketing, Inc.

Los Angeles, California 1995 to 1998

Sales representation company which sold to Television Shopping. The company combined global imports and television shopping which provided great value to the end consumer.

Expanded the company's sales to Jupiter Shop Channel in Tokyo, Japan.

Designed private label division for the company selling Home Shopping Network bringing sales volume to 2.5 million per year.

Conceptualized television marketing for "Multiples", a Dallas, Texas based garment firm bringing sales volume to $25,000.00/minute on Home Shopping Network.

Established and staffed a Hangzhou, China office.

Vice President of Merchandising and Design Dakota-Stampede

Los Angeles, California 1993 to 1995

12 Million dollar volume moderate priced jeanswear company based in Los Angeles with offices in New York City, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago supplying private label to Sears, Target and May Company.

Designed and merchandised both private label and in-house collections.

Oversaw their first-time production in Hong Kong and China.

Traveled throughout the USA for line presentations to the sales force.

100% increase in sales within two years.

Head Designer for Palmer & Palmer (JAG Jeans), Oleg Cassini Jeans, Bill Blass Activewear and Coltex The Hero Group, Inc.

New York City, New York 1991 to 1993

150 Million dollar Seventh Avenue fashion house of Couture, Bridge, and Better Sportswear with offices in New York City, LA, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Hong Kong and China. Company maintained licenses for Bill Blass, Oleg Cassini, Bob Mackie, Disney and JAG Jeans amongst others.

Head designer for Bill Blass Activewear – Developed it as a “Casual Lifestyle Sportswear Division” - First season 300 store OTB at JC Penney and Sam’s Club

Head designer for Oleg Cassini Jeans - Developed it as a “Casual Lifestyle Sportswear Division” - First season 40 store OTB at JC Penney and Sam’s Club

Palmer & Palmer (JAG Jeans), and Coltex (Disney License) - Mainstays in Major Department Stores

Developed these three "lifestyle" volume sportswear divisions which were essential to rounding out the offering in the initial IPO presentations before “Hero” went public.

"Casual lifestyle" Divisions became 25% of the company’s overall volume.

Designer/Merchandiser Rafaella Sportswear/Rafaella Sport

New York City, New York 1989 to 1991

100 Million dollar sportswear company, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and Hong Kong supplying major retailers in USA and Canada.

Designed and merchandised Rafaella Sportswear, better career sportswear and
knitwear.

Created Rafaella Sport, a new "Casual Lifestyle" division - opened 300 stores the first season.

Liaised in Hong Kong, China and Turkey organizing factories, first samples and production.

EDUCATION :

Drexel University Bachelor of Science
Walden University - Interdisciplinary Studies in Technology

SOFTWARE SKILLS :

Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Sony Cybershot
Sony “Mini Handycam Vision” Video Recorder
The Print Shop 22 and 23.3 Graphics
Smart Attorney 8.0
Quicken Business Law Partner
Quickbooks

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Speaks basic Mandarin Chinese

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
September 1998 to May 2007 - lived in Hangzhou, China directing China Office. August 16th-21st 1996 - Keynote speaker for United States International Commerce Commission's Conference at University of Southern California, Los Angeles on "Doing Business in Asia."

August 10-20th, 1995 - United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China.
Delegate for National Association of Women Business Owners and Press Liaison for National Association of Women Business Owners
Skills (2) Rating
Lead Generation
Article Writing