Self-motived, highly professional salesman with over twenty-five years’ sales experience spanning business to business, technology, and retail sales environments. Articulate and strong communicator. Tenacious problem- solver. Adept at managing projects, meeting deadlines, meeting quotas.
“If you want something done right, give it to Mickie!”---Assistant Department Manager Nordstrom
? Verbal and written communication skills ? Engaging customer
? Organizational and time management skills
? Thoroughness ? Add-on sales
? Product Knowledge
HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MACY’S DEPARTMENT STORE, Englewood, Colorado 2007-2011
Acted as independent contractor, maintaining and managing database of customer information. Initiated a number of new programs and procedures, including direct mailings to those customers, apprising them of upcoming sales and special events. Synchronized all aspects of orders, including direct contact with customer service and delivery departments.
? Exceeded sales goal by 115%.
? Awarded number one salesman in five-state district for selling “Worry No More” furniture protection plan.
JOHN ELWAY SUBARU, AMERICAN FURNITURE WAREHOUSE, NORDSTROM DEPARTMENT STORE, Englewood, Colorado 2000-2007
Consistently recognized for expertise in matching customer’s needs with wants.
? Average car sales per month: 10-14.
? Consistently met sales quotas.
? Served as de facto men’s furnishings department manager, when managers were absent.
MICHAEL KANARISH 2
HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont’d.)
Day-trader of Stocks 1998-2000
Followed and tracked the NASDAQ market, successfully making trades on a daily basis. Ultimately, the crash in the stock market provided the impetus for me to abandon trading, and re-enter the workplace.
INTELLIGENT ELECTRONICS, Englewood, Colorado 1996-1998
? Consistently praised by supervisor for resurrecting dormant accounts.
? Won several orders in excess of $50,000.
? Achieved Compaq certification.
PERSONAL COMPUTER MAINTENANCE, Chicago, Illinois 1994-1996 Sales Associate
? Expertly ferreted out decision-makers by diligently following local financial news, cold-calling.
? Won several major new accounts, including American National Bank,
Florsheim Shoes, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
? Successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in long overdue accounts receivable.
SUPPLEMENTAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Des Plaines, Illinois
Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of English
HIGHER GROUND LANDSAPE Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Owner/Designer, High-End Landscape Contractor
M.A., English Literature University of Illinois
B.S., Ornamental Horticulture University of Illinois