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Michael Wolfgang Weaver - Freelance Animation & Screenwriting
10
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
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MICHAEL WOLFGANG WEAVER Writer, Producer, Director, Illustrator, Award-winning Animator. Owner Howling Myth Media, LLC Animation samples and other links can be found at www.howlingmythmedia.com ANIMATION Perception, animated series – ongoing on Blip.Tv Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga, animated feature – funding in progress Howling Myth Media, LLC – producer, writer, designer, animator – Promo spot for Santa Fe Winter Fiesta, promo spot for StudentsFirst.org, promo spot for Coyote Man novella, previz/test animation for Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga Freelance – web-site animation, original mini-series “Beast of Burden” Flamdoodle Animation, production manager – design, storyboard, layout, animation, post – Commercials, PSAs, series pilots WRITING Screenplays – Author - The Spider Box, Moon Tribes, Hell to Pay, Sons of Ares, Lucifer Effect, Terror Island, Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga, A Night in the Lonesome October Series Scripts – Author - Perception Series Bibles – Author - Ener-Ji, Meteor Screenplays – Co-Author- The Chronicles of Amber - Three scripts adapting the first five books of Roger Zelazny's Amber series. The first script – Nine Princes in Amber – was under contract with Amber Entertainment until August of 2010. Graphic Novel Scripts – Author- Brendus, Mimulus Monkeyflower, A Night in the Lonesome October, Sorely Vexed, Space Elves, Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga, Perception Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga – four issue comic book series and compilation graphic novel - published 2011 by Howling Myth Media, LLC Perception – slated for publication 2012 by Howling Myth Media, LLC Fiction – Author- Bremyx – a fantasy novel “Coyote Man” – metaphysical adventure, novella “One Hundred Eleven”, “The Strungbocks”, “Breeze”, “A Dredgetown Christmas”, “The Grudj” “Coyote Man” - published 2011 by Howling Myth Media, LLC “The Strungbocks” - appeared in Ward 6 Review (V1,13) “One Hundred Eleven” - appeared in Four Volts #7 ART Graphic Novel Illustration - Sorely Vexed, Mimulus Monkeyflower, Radar Rangers: The Parsnip Saga, Space Elves, Perception Inker - Klaypool Comics, Hot Comics Design - Howling Myth Media, LLC – characters, props, BGs, FX, promo materials Flamdoodle Animation – characters, props, BGs, FX, promo materials
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
J Muller - Freelance Graphic Design & Ad Design
0
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5.0
2 Skills
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Jürgen Müller-Nedebock Date of Birth: 21 September 1972 Nationality: German Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch Telephone +966 (0) 563 830 030 Email: negruj@me.com Portfolio: http://gallery.me.com/negruj#100290 In a nutshell: iPhone rather than a Communicator. Land Rover rather than a SUV. Question the norm. People manager/leader. Confident. Motivated. Never beat around the bush. 2008 - current: Creative Director – Saudi Arabia/GCC Action Impact Creative Director of top international full service agency in Saudi Arabia. I report directly to the Country Manager - managing various creative departments (advertising, design, events and digital) in Riyadh, and assisting offices in the GCC from Dubai head offices. As head of department I am directly responsible for increasing the creative output of the group and maintaining a high degree of efficiency and creativity. My expertise in new media and marketing techniques has pushed the agency to forefront of integrated communication. Day to day responsibilities include: Strategic thinking and insights, inspiration of creative teams, client presentations and pushing the creative solutions to the maximum. Overseeing all output of full-fledged agency. Involved in client presentation, new business pitches (8 out of 9 pitches won in past year) and creative strategy, directly responsible for the creative output and creative teams. Overseeing art direction, presentation of concepts to client and the instruction and motivation of creative teams. Specialist in introducing and implementing TTL strategic and creative structure both internally and to client. Implementing a new creative structure. Improving general creative output standards. Clients: Al Arkan (Real Estate), Al Marai (FMCG), Al Mousim (Travel), Al Rajhi Bank, American Express, Arabian Capital, Chili’s, DHL, MBC (Arabic Television), Motorola, SITC (TelCom), Saudi Airlines SPA, Saudi Fuel, Saudi Red Crescent (Red Cross), Seat (Automobile), Tunisiana (TelCom), Dar Kwik Kopy, Volvo (Automobile). 2005-2007: Creative Director working with Oh Agency, Amsterdam. Oh Agency is a creative branding "Outhouse" that consists of a collective of creatives working for agencies in an advisory capacity. Performing role: Management/Executive Creative Director Involved in client presentation, creative strategy, directly responsible for the creative output and creative teams. Overseeing art direction, presentation of concepts to client and the instruction and motivation of creative teams. Often expertise outsourced to multi-national advertising agencies. Clients: Adidas, BMW, Greenpeace, Heineken, Hyundai, KLM, Orange, Motorola, MTV Benelux, Nokia, ORF (Television), Splash Health Clubs, Spyker Cars, SuitSupply, TomTom GPS, Volvo North America. Awards: 20 Lives – Nokia Euro RSCG 4D Amsterdam ADCN Gold – Art Directors Club Netherlands Eurobest, 2006 (Eurobest Bronze) for Consumer Services Cannes Lions - International Advertising Festival, 2006 (Silver Lion) for Games: Best product integration Cannes Lions - International Advertising Festival, 2006 (Silver Lion) for Consumer products and services Pirates of the Caribbean - Volvo America Eurobest, 2006 (Eurobest Gold) for Consumer Services Pirates Continued - Volvo America Eurobest, 2007 (Eurobest Gold) for Consumer Services 1997-2004: Senior Creative/Creative Director (management member) at Leo Burnett. Working in different markets around the world, for Leo Burnett, specialist creative through-the-line to explore the possibilities of branding and integrated media advertising. Performing role: Management, direct client contact, creative strategy development, end responsible creation of advertising concepts, design and output of TVC’s, print and through-the-line marketing concepts. Clients: BMW (Auto), Cirque du Soleil (Entertainment), EasyJet (Travel), Fiat (Auto), Diageo (Alcoholic Beverages), Philip Morris (Tobacco), Procter & Gamble (FMCG), Reebok Consumer Goods), Sonera (TelCom), Tempo Recruitment. Awards: The Black Label Lounge - Johnnie Walker Ef?e - Marketing effectivity awards - 2001 Gold Punch – Heinz Eurobest 2000 Fire– Reebok Eurobest 1999 Epica 2000 1994-1996: Creative, Hunt Lascaris TBWA South Africa. Junior to middleweight AD in top creative agency South Africa Clients: BMW, Liqui-Fruit, Radio 5, Springbok Travel, Adidas, Sony, Trek Cycles 1994: Bachelors Degree in Commercial Design and Advertising completed at the University of Stellenbosch. Subjects: Graphic Design, Industrial Psychology, Marketing & Strategy, Philosophy, and History of Art Extra subject: Photography Assistant curator at the Sasol Museum/Gallery 1990: Completed Higher Tertiary Education at Paul Roos Gymnasium, South Africa Passions: Design Photography Travel Music – Play classical guitar - Performance grade/Compose own music Mountain biking – Junior Dual Slalom and Downhill National Champion, South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Chance Sparks - Freelance Screenwriting, Comedy Writing, Videography, Video Production, & Creative Writing
0
Kudos
3.6
8 Skills
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Hi, My name is Chance Sparks and I love writing/producing. I've honestly dedicated my life to writing and have been pursuing it ever since I was five years old! In honor of that, I only write with crayons and construction paper and I maintain the stubbornness of a child. I focus mostly on creative writing (screenwriting in particular), but I can write about any subject for any audience. I am also proficient in Video Production and Digital Media. - Do you need a script or piece of creative writing punched up? Let me pitch some ideas. - Do you need someone to write unique and funny copy for your business? I'm that person. - Do you need me to come into your home for a few days, analyze your emotional relationship with your partner, and write up a detailed report about how you both could be better to one another? Bam, I'm there in a heartbeat...Watching you both like a hawk trained in relationship therapy (I'm not and, for legal reasons, have never claimed to be). If you're looking for someone eager to be creative and make entertaining work, please consider me. And if you're actually looking for a relationship report, you need to just open up and talk to your partner... get vulnerable, don't be afraid to cry. But, again, this is not a professional opinion. Also, I don't really work with crayons and construction paper, unless you're a kid looking to pay top dollar for some *********** art homework. Please think about hiring me and if you already are, thanks!!! I look forward to hearing from you.
Ohio, United States
Jessica Massiel - Freelance Fashion Illustration & Drawing
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Kudos
2.5
2 Skills
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Apparel fashion designer, has experience in the areas of women's wear, evening wear, casual, trendy. Pattern making/draping: proficient in the construction of garments, basic and semi difficult, Computer aided design: creation of flats, trims, accessories using programs like photoshop, illustrator. Specialties:Fast learner, active & creative, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledgeable Fluent in Spanish. Women's wear, Detail oriented, Fashion Illustration, hand illustration, Hand flats, Hand sewing, Pattern making, Draping, garment construction,
brooklyn, New York, United States
William Miller - Freelance Radio Ad Sales & Television Ad Sales
0
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$35
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I have a Masters in automotive over the last 25 years and fully certified and accredited from a four year college with a degree, also have school over the last 20 years to stay on top of the newer models and electronics, I will do engine and transmission replacement work also but prefer not to do these type of jobs, I also do diesel work but those rates are different, excelled in all types of diagnostics and computer repair but also mastered the basics brakes, suspension, noise, vibration, and harshness,
Akron, Ohio, United States
Lindsay Gaskins - Freelance Marketing & Telemarketing
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4.5
2 Skills
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Lindsay Gaskins 1306 Heatheridge Court?Fort Collins, CO 80526 Phone: 720-341-7740 ? E-Mail: lgaskins@rams.colostate.edu LG Experience Padgett Business Services 8/2010-present Marketing coordinator Telemarketing, Canvassing, Appointment Setting, Client Relations, Add Develop and Maintain Customer Base South China 10/2009-8/2010 Server Customer Service, Promotional Sales, Food Service, Hosting, Bussing, Bartending Johnny Carinos 6/2007-8/2008 Server Customer Service, Promotional Sales, Food Service, Hosting, Bussing, Bartending Colorado State University 8/2006-5/2007 Advancement and Strategic Initiatives Event coordination, Fundraising Campaigns, Clerical Assignments La Estrellita 11/2005-1/2007 Hostess Customer Service, Up Selling, Food Service, Hosting, Bussing, Bartending Education Colorado State University 8/2006-5/2011 Bachelor of Arts in speech communications with a minor in business administration Coursework: Conflict Management and Communication, Intercultural Communication, Communication in Organizations, Gender and Communication, Public Argumentation, Fundamentals of Marketing, Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Management, Contemporary Business Topics, Social/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Business Skills Skills and Additional Experience: Customer Service, Oral and Written Communications, Organization and Time Management, Leadership, Team Working, Digital and Social Media, Microsoft Office and Google Suites, Enthusiastic, Persistent, Quick Learner, Self Motivated, Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Raj - Freelance Website Design & Software Design
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5.0
2 Skills
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Hi, Please find enclosed the resume of our consultant Mr. Kamlesh Mahajan. He has over 10 years of experience working on .NET and its related technologies. He is at present working for Direct Capital Corp on NH and will be available in 2 weeks time. Please review his resume and let me know if you are interested in talking to him Thanks and Regards, Raj Chittoor M&R Consultants Corporation Phone: (781) 273-5050 ext. 1231 Fax: (781) 273-5051 700 Technology Park Drive, Suite 203 Billerica, MA 01821 raj@mrccsolutions.com
Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Ronesha Dennis - Freelance Article Writing & Editing
0
Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$21
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Hello, I am interested in doing freelance editing on works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as articles and essays. I have two years of college editing experience, and I completed my Expert Rating Editing certification after taking a six-week course in November. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to assist you in editing your work and I am willing and able to learn any outside information I would need to know in order to be a better editor for you. My hourly rate is flexible. Thank you for the opportunity.
Temple Hills, Maryland, United States
Katie Weitzel - Freelance Sales & Personal Assistance
14
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5.0
2 Skills
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Katherine Kay Weitzel 621 West Main Street Suite 102 ? Lexington, Kentucky 40508 ? (859) 421- 5873 ? katie@conciergegirl.net www.conciergegirl.net Objective: A Position within a Company; Sales, Marketing, Building Business, Regional Position, Non-Profit, National Sales, Management, Director of Sales, Research Development, Retail Management Summary of Qualifications Motivated, creative, passionate with extensive experience in customer service, trouble shooting, and calling on C level executives with an ability to clearly convey a company’s products and services to capture new business. Increase existing sales from 1.6 million to 10 million in 1 ½ years by identifying new markets. My knowledge in sales, marketing and operations enables me to drive sales, reorganize teams to improve sales, and exceed revenue projections. Excel in cultivating new business relationships and creating loyal/long-term customer partnerships. Adept at managing large sales portfolios can develop and execute strategic short-term & long-range goals. Skilled in tapping into new client bases, closing, and maintaining a consistent sales effort. Recognized and noted for ability in leadership, teamwork, superior sales skills, building businesses, recruiting, training elevating customer satisfaction and creating an energetic, motivated team. Have experience in fundraising, and campaign management for political and for nonprofits organizations, have experience in selling to wholesale & retail companies. Skills Summary ? Sales ? Marketing ? Management ? Market Expansion ? Brand Awareness ? Guest Relations ? Project Management ? Openings ? Profit Building ? Multi-Tasking ? Contracts ? Positive ? Problem Solving ? Organized ? Fundraising ? Prompt, Follow Deadlines ? Market Analysis ? Customer Satisfaction ? Recruiting ? Training ? Team Building ? Leadership Professional Experience Concierge Girl, LLC Owner We are a professional service provider; to some a personal assistant/concierge, to others an extra pair of hands. Marketing our services to companies/employees, concierge doctors, hospitals, busy executives, seniors, baby boomers, mothers, fathers, we do shopping, errands, driving, senior services, personal home services, downsizing homes, manage buildings, rentals, help to develop new business ideas and execute the marketing plans, helped to develop my own web site. Have been recommended by Angie’s List, and Premiere Corporate Concierge Service out of Atlanta; (been in business 20 years). I am persistent/consistent, have been told that I make the impossible happen and make it look easy, have common sense, people skills and can multi task, I go beyond expectations always. HCBC Wholesale & Retail - Kentucky Proud Products Lexington, Kentucky Director of Business Development Secured over 50 new accounts producing over $250,000 in new sales in 4 ½ months. Successful in Selling and marketing this new product to increase sales by being involved with Tim Laird, CEO of Brown Forman, and (help to produce a TV commercial on his show with our products). Developed new relationships with Director of Ky. Proud Products to be able to assistant in negotiating people of interest to new kitchens in Texas, California, & Kansas City to retail & wholesale Ky. Proud products this includes all training & sales & marketing in new territories. Some of the store I opened 5 Paul’s Fruit Markets, Franks Meat Market, Louisville Ky. Jungle Jims International Market in Fairfield Ohio, participated in Food Shows, Kentucky Crafted Show, and many more. Neg. with national grocery chains to sell products; on target to be a 2 million dollar company in 2011 CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS & HOME-TOWNESUITES Lexington, Kentucky National Sales – Regional Sales – Director of Openings Ongoing training for 35 account manager’s in negotiating rates for national accounts. Secured rate agreement’s for franchise companies, enabling CLS to compete on a larger scale. Secure accounts by sales calls, telemarketing, researching companies to ensure they are the right fit for the company’s profile. Generate qualified leads & trained national sales people enabling them to close business quickly. Opened new hotels, and helped with renovations. Responsible for assessing challenged hotels that were underperforming in their markets. • Saved top 20 accounts 50% on their rates that had been negotiated • Secured better rates for 10 –15 million dollar companies (Pike, CHG, Cracker Barrel, RJ Corman, Turner, Grey Construction many more • Implemented & created change to turn properties around • Hired & trained Director of Sales & Sales Manager • Established rates & identified demand generators in all markets • Increased sales and achieved budgets • Ongoing training; 50 people at call center ENCORE ENTERPRISES/PINEAPPLE MANAGEMENT Dallas, Texas Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Developed, supervised, and was accountable for sales and marketing strategies for 19 properties (fifty million in sales) Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Towne Place Suites, Residence Inn’s, Hampton Inn’s. Region: Kentucky, Secaucus New Jersey, King of Prussia Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Savannah, and Tampa, Florida. Analyzed business trends/market trends to support forecasting and identify revenue opportunities. Conducted sales training courses and accompanied sales teams on sales calls to further train, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and capture difficult sales. • Exceeded yield index target, grew yield 4.1% over previous year • Achieved sales budgets in all markets (awarded 1 week cruise for entire team) • Trained the Director of Sales in extended stay markets on how to capture business, improved brand’s yield index more than 10% from this training. • Helped with pricing, reservations systems to better support extended-stay focus and become more competitive in this market niche. • Was promoted to ABEC / Encore National Sales Resort Division as National Sales Director - resorts included (Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Palms Towers, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center - calling on corporate & tour and travel, attended MPI travel shows CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS Lexington, Kentucky Director of National Sales CLS was a new lodging service provider which specializes in long-term and project based lodging needs. CLS provides clients nationwide assistance with lodging expense control, discounted rates and consolidated billing. I have a track record of achievement working independently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment, possess the ability to establish professional relationships with C level decision makers with fortune 500 companies to capture business. Entrepreneurial culture, creativity, with strong direct selling skills; innovative and service focused. Analyzing prospects and clients needs prescribing appropriated lodging programs • Responsible for pioneering innovative approaches in driving top line revenue, team leader ship and project management training. Processing over 6 million dollars in the first year for this new company. • Developed and maintain 80 new corporate accounts in the first two years, producing a profit for the company. • Help to develop brochures, advertising and marketing materials. • Secured a 5 million dollar account in 2002 (just started company) and an 8 million dollar account in 2004 • Help to grown CLS to a 15 million dollar company in 2006 • Ongoing training for call center CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Silver Springs, MD Regional Director of Sales & Franchise Service Director Oversee sales and marketing efforts for fifty hotels. Brands including; Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Sleep Inns, Mainstay, Econo Lodge, and Suburban. • Conducted Choice fundamental sales and marketing seminars on properties. Classes would include Owners, General Managers, Front Office Managers and Executive Housekeepers resulting in increasing occupancy 20%. • Gained valuable experience on how to effectively work with a quality company at a multi-property corporate level. • Was promoted to Franchise Service Director responsible for a larger territory with the emphasis on operational analysis, consultation services and training. MARRIOTT RESORT Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Assistant General Manager Managed a staff of 182 in all departments: 550 room resort, developed training, incentive programs all departments assumed the GM’s responsibilities when absent. Oversaw the day to day operations of FB, HK, FD and maintenance • Exceeded food goals of over $4,000,000, beverage over $2,000.000 with a net income over $10,000,000 • Achieved occupancy and ADR goals (89% – $149.00 YTD) MARRIOTT HOTEL Louisville, Kentucky Director of Sales Responsible for helping convert the Radisson hotel into a Marriott - (Waiting for my Cayman Island permit to be approved). • Helped the VP of Operations, Director of Sales & General Manager with a successful conversion, maintaining a high occupancy. COOLFONT RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Director of Sales Developed and implemented various sales and marketing plans for this 500 room mountain resort. Worked with owners on special projects to improve the resort; help to create new marketing materials and hiring sales managers. Involved and developed training and incentive programs for employees. Organized and participated in direct sales, blitzes, and shows in the DC market. • Help to change their reservations system from manual to computer based, increasing revenue by tracking reservations to prevent over booking, and achieved 90% occupancy for 4 months. MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INNS: 30 LOCATIONS Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Assignment Manager Responsibilities included traveling to 6 states with 30 hotels: Consulted with general managers, director of sales and staff. Assisted in the organization of hotel sales & helped with operations as well as trouble shooting and hiring new employees. • Mid-Atlantic Region: increased sales by over $600,000.00 - $72,000.00 room nights and created over 1,000 new leads. • Greensboro NC, in 6 months increased ADR and sales revenues each period, increased occupancy rate from 49% to 90% & increased ADR from $54.00 to $71.00 within 4 months. • Columbia, SC., established 41 new accounts/resulting in $400,000.00 new business revenue in 4 months • Flagstaff, Arizona, did all pre opening work; (2 months prior to opening) & opened RI new Mountain Resort, first time in leisure market, maintained occupancy 89% - 90% for 6 months after opening. • Toledo, Ohio, successfully raised the hotel from one of the lowest performing hotels in its market/ region to be #1 in 5 months; Increased occupancy from 30% to 92%, with an extended stay at 60% • For 3 periods the accounts revenue forecast for sales exceeded by 20% GO-FER-IT, LLC Mountain View, California Owner (sold the business) Driving, Shopping, Errands for companies & people, did work for Apple Computer, Syva and Syntex. RESIDENCE INN (now Marriott) Mountain View, California Account Manager All pre-opening sales and opened property; performed direct sales to major companies in Silicon Valley. • Collaborated with Jack DEBOER (Owner and President to help develop sales strategies for the brand). • The hotel maintained an occupancy rate of 89% YTD and was one of the top hotels in the regions MARRIOTT/AIRPORT Houston, Texas Manager Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Transferred for a short period to fill in for the Room service manager then moved to California MARRIOTT GRIFFENGATE RESORT Lexington, Kentucky Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Opened hotel/worked with Task force to implement standards and assure a smooth opening/ • Supervised all activities associated with hotel suites, restaurant & catering. • Serve as a creative consultant for a variety of large corporate and social functions EDUCATION STEPHENS COLLEGE, WESTERN KENTUCKY, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Psychology & Business ADDITIONALPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Four Tony Robbins 3 - 7 day Seminars, Choice Hotels Professional 4 day educations series, 3 day Workshop on Guerrilla Selling, Marriott’s Sales & Marketing training, Marriott Full Service Training, Residence Inn’s Extended Stay Selling, Property Management Training, Goldmine, Sales Pro, Sales Force, Delphi, and Act. Talent plus Training. AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Association of Professional Business Women, Arthritis Foundation (Marathon – Dublin Ireland) – received awards for the most effective fundraising campaign, with a group of 50. Church Mission Trip, 4 weeks in Quito, Ecuador, was recognized as the largest fundraiser (money & donations) Volunteer/Board Member of The Farmers Market, Hope Center, Volunteer for Alltech, World Equestrian Events, Spotlight Lexington, on the Board/Volunteer for World of Winner’s, Volunteer for God’s Pantry, 2nd Sunday, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Picnic with the Pops, Ashland The Home of Henry Clay, Certification for Citizens Police Academy, Certified Tourism Ambassador, Lexington Convention Center, The Legacy Trail; Lexington Art League, DLC, was nominated for the Smiley Pete Award Katherine Kay Weitzel 621 West Main Street Suite 102 ? Lexington, Kentucky 40508 ? (859) 421- 5873 ? katie@conciergegirl.net www.conciergegirl.net Objective: A Position within a Company; Sales, Marketing, Building Business, Regional Position, Non-Profit, National Sales, Management, Director of Sales, Research Development, Retail Management Summary of Qualifications Motivated, creative, passionate with extensive experience in customer service, trouble shooting, and calling on C level executives with an ability to clearly convey a company’s products and services to capture new business. Increase existing sales from 1.6 million to 10 million in 1 ½ years by identifying new markets. My knowledge in sales, marketing and operations enables me to drive sales, reorganize teams to improve sales, and exceed revenue projections. Excel in cultivating new business relationships and creating loyal/long-term customer partnerships. Adept at managing large sales portfolios can develop and execute strategic short-term & long-range goals. Skilled in tapping into new client bases, closing, and maintaining a consistent sales effort. Recognized and noted for ability in leadership, teamwork, superior sales skills, building businesses, recruiting, training elevating customer satisfaction and creating an energetic, motivated team. Have experience in fundraising, and campaign management for political and for nonprofits organizations, have experience in selling to wholesale & retail companies. Skills Summary ? Sales ? Marketing ? Management ? Market Expansion ? Brand Awareness ? Guest Relations ? Project Management ? Openings ? Profit Building ? Multi-Tasking ? Contracts ? Positive ? Problem Solving ? Organized ? Fundraising ? Prompt, Follow Deadlines ? Market Analysis ? Customer Satisfaction ? Recruiting ? Training ? Team Building ? Leadership Professional Experience Concierge Girl, LLC Owner We are a professional service provider; to some a personal assistant/concierge, to others an extra pair of hands. Marketing our services to companies/employees, concierge doctors, hospitals, busy executives, seniors, baby boomers, mothers, fathers, we do shopping, errands, driving, senior services, personal home services, downsizing homes, manage buildings, rentals, help to develop new business ideas and execute the marketing plans, helped to develop my own web site. Have been recommended by Angie’s List, and Premiere Corporate Concierge Service out of Atlanta; (been in business 20 years). I am persistent/consistent, have been told that I make the impossible happen and make it look easy, have common sense, people skills and can multi task, I go beyond expectations always. HCBC Wholesale & Retail - Kentucky Proud Products Lexington, Kentucky Director of Business Development Secured over 50 new accounts producing over $250,000 in new sales in 4 ½ months. Successful in Selling and marketing this new product to increase sales by being involved with Tim Laird, CEO of Brown Forman, and (help to produce a TV commercial on his show with our products). Developed new relationships with Director of Ky. Proud Products to be able to assistant in negotiating people of interest to new kitchens in Texas, California, & Kansas City to retail & wholesale Ky. Proud products this includes all training & sales & marketing in new territories. Some of the store I opened 5 Paul’s Fruit Markets, Franks Meat Market, Louisville Ky. Jungle Jims International Market in Fairfield Ohio, participated in Food Shows, Kentucky Crafted Show, and many more. Neg. with national grocery chains to sell products; on target to be a 2 million dollar company in 2011 CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS & HOME-TOWNESUITES Lexington, Kentucky National Sales – Regional Sales – Director of Openings Ongoing training for 35 account manager’s in negotiating rates for national accounts. Secured rate agreement’s for franchise companies, enabling CLS to compete on a larger scale. Secure accounts by sales calls, telemarketing, researching companies to ensure they are the right fit for the company’s profile. Generate qualified leads & trained national sales people enabling them to close business quickly. Opened new hotels, and helped with renovations. Responsible for assessing challenged hotels that were underperforming in their markets. • Saved top 20 accounts 50% on their rates that had been negotiated • Secured better rates for 10 –15 million dollar companies (Pike, CHG, Cracker Barrel, RJ Corman, Turner, Grey Construction many more • Implemented & created change to turn properties around • Hired & trained Director of Sales & Sales Manager • Established rates & identified demand generators in all markets • Increased sales and achieved budgets • Ongoing training; 50 people at call center ENCORE ENTERPRISES/PINEAPPLE MANAGEMENT Dallas, Texas Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Developed, supervised, and was accountable for sales and marketing strategies for 19 properties (fifty million in sales) Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Towne Place Suites, Residence Inn’s, Hampton Inn’s. Region: Kentucky, Secaucus New Jersey, King of Prussia Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Savannah, and Tampa, Florida. Analyzed business trends/market trends to support forecasting and identify revenue opportunities. Conducted sales training courses and accompanied sales teams on sales calls to further train, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and capture difficult sales. • Exceeded yield index target, grew yield 4.1% over previous year • Achieved sales budgets in all markets (awarded 1 week cruise for entire team) • Trained the Director of Sales in extended stay markets on how to capture business, improved brand’s yield index more than 10% from this training. • Helped with pricing, reservations systems to better support extended-stay focus and become more competitive in this market niche. • Was promoted to ABEC / Encore National Sales Resort Division as National Sales Director - resorts included (Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Palms Towers, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center - calling on corporate & tour and travel, attended MPI travel shows CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS Lexington, Kentucky Director of National Sales CLS was a new lodging service provider which specializes in long-term and project based lodging needs. CLS provides clients nationwide assistance with lodging expense control, discounted rates and consolidated billing. I have a track record of achievement working independently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment, possess the ability to establish professional relationships with C level decision makers with fortune 500 companies to capture business. Entrepreneurial culture, creativity, with strong direct selling skills; innovative and service focused. Analyzing prospects and clients needs prescribing appropriated lodging programs • Responsible for pioneering innovative approaches in driving top line revenue, team leader ship and project management training. Processing over 6 million dollars in the first year for this new company. • Developed and maintain 80 new corporate accounts in the first two years, producing a profit for the company. • Help to develop brochures, advertising and marketing materials. • Secured a 5 million dollar account in 2002 (just started company) and an 8 million dollar account in 2004 • Help to grown CLS to a 15 million dollar company in 2006 • Ongoing training for call center CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Silver Springs, MD Regional Director of Sales & Franchise Service Director Oversee sales and marketing efforts for fifty hotels. Brands including; Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Sleep Inns, Mainstay, Econo Lodge, and Suburban. • Conducted Choice fundamental sales and marketing seminars on properties. Classes would include Owners, General Managers, Front Office Managers and Executive Housekeepers resulting in increasing occupancy 20%. • Gained valuable experience on how to effectively work with a quality company at a multi-property corporate level. • Was promoted to Franchise Service Director responsible for a larger territory with the emphasis on operational analysis, consultation services and training. MARRIOTT RESORT Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Assistant General Manager Managed a staff of 182 in all departments: 550 room resort, developed training, incentive programs all departments assumed the GM’s responsibilities when absent. Oversaw the day to day operations of FB, HK, FD and maintenance • Exceeded food goals of over $4,000,000, beverage over $2,000.000 with a net income over $10,000,000 • Achieved occupancy and ADR goals (89% – $149.00 YTD) MARRIOTT HOTEL Louisville, Kentucky Director of Sales Responsible for helping convert the Radisson hotel into a Marriott - (Waiting for my Cayman Island permit to be approved). • Helped the VP of Operations, Director of Sales & General Manager with a successful conversion, maintaining a high occupancy. COOLFONT RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Director of Sales Developed and implemented various sales and marketing plans for this 500 room mountain resort. Worked with owners on special projects to improve the resort; help to create new marketing materials and hiring sales managers. Involved and developed training and incentive programs for employees. Organized and participated in direct sales, blitzes, and shows in the DC market. • Help to change their reservations system from manual to computer based, increasing revenue by tracking reservations to prevent over booking, and achieved 90% occupancy for 4 months. MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INNS: 30 LOCATIONS Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Assignment Manager Responsibilities included traveling to 6 states with 30 hotels: Consulted with general managers, director of sales and staff. Assisted in the organization of hotel sales & helped with operations as well as trouble shooting and hiring new employees. • Mid-Atlantic Region: increased sales by over $600,000.00 - $72,000.00 room nights and created over 1,000 new leads. • Greensboro NC, in 6 months increased ADR and sales revenues each period, increased occupancy rate from 49% to 90% & increased ADR from $54.00 to $71.00 within 4 months. • Columbia, SC., established 41 new accounts/resulting in $400,000.00 new business revenue in 4 months • Flagstaff, Arizona, did all pre opening work; (2 months prior to opening) & opened RI new Mountain Resort, first time in leisure market, maintained occupancy 89% - 90% for 6 months after opening. • Toledo, Ohio, successfully raised the hotel from one of the lowest performing hotels in its market/ region to be #1 in 5 months; Increased occupancy from 30% to 92%, with an extended stay at 60% • For 3 periods the accounts revenue forecast for sales exceeded by 20% GO-FER-IT, LLC Mountain View, California Owner (sold the business) Driving, Shopping, Errands for companies & people, did work for Apple Computer, Syva and Syntex. RESIDENCE INN (now Marriott) Mountain View, California Account Manager All pre-opening sales and opened property; performed direct sales to major companies in Silicon Valley. • Collaborated with Jack DEBOER (Owner and President to help develop sales strategies for the brand). • The hotel maintained an occupancy rate of 89% YTD and was one of the top hotels in the regions MARRIOTT/AIRPORT Houston, Texas Manager Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Transferred for a short period to fill in for the Room service manager then moved to California MARRIOTT GRIFFENGATE RESORT Lexington, Kentucky Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Opened hotel/worked with Task force to implement standards and assure a smooth opening/ • Supervised all activities associated with hotel suites, restaurant & catering. • Serve as a creative consultant for a variety of large corporate and social functions EDUCATION STEPHENS COLLEGE, WESTERN KENTUCKY, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Psychology & Business ADDITIONALPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Four Tony Robbins 3 - 7 day Seminars, Choice Hotels Professional 4 day educations series, 3 day Workshop on Guerrilla Selling, Marriott’s Sales & Marketing training, Marriott Full Service Training, Residence Inn’s Extended Stay Selling, Property Management Training, Goldmine, Sales Pro, Sales Force, Delphi, and Act. Talent plus Training. AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Association of Professional Business Women, Arthritis Foundation (Marathon – Dublin Ireland) – received awards for the most effective fundraising campaign, with a group of 50. Church Mission Trip, 4 weeks in Quito, Ecuador, was recognized as the largest fundraiser (money & donations) Volunteer/Board Member of The Farmers Market, Hope Center, Volunteer for Alltech, World Equestrian Events, Spotlight Lexington, on the Board/Volunteer for World of Winner’s, Volunteer for God’s Pantry, 2nd Sunday, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Picnic with the Pops, Ashland The Home of Henry Clay, Certification for Citizens Police Academy, Certified Tourism Ambassador, Lexington Convention Center, The Legacy Trail; Lexington Art League, DLC, was nominated for the Smiley Pete Award
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Megan Carnes - Freelance Music Composition & Music Production
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EDUCATION Loyola University Chicago, IL August 2008-Present (Expected graduation: December 2012) Current GPA: 3.5 Degrees: Bachelor of Arts Major: Music Minor: Film Awarded: Presidential Scholarship (academic scholarship, all semesters) Dean’s list: Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011 EXPERIENCE Freelance music composition for film and other multimedia Credits: Quack (Loyola Campus Movie Fest 2011), Funny Business (Chicago 48 Hour Film Festival 2011), The Listless (webseries), various short films on hitrecord.org Mosaic Music Chicago, IL Intern (September 2011-present) Assists Rich Rankin, a professional composer for commercials and films WLUW 88.7FM Chicago, IL Production Director (September 2011-present) Creates promos, PSAs, legal IDs, etc. to be played on the air Leads a production staff of 4 people On Air DJ (May 2010-present) Hosts an independent music show Awarded: DJ of the Month (October 2010) Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Student Assistant (January 2011- May 2011) Graded Music Theory I papers for Dr. Gustavo Leone Loyola University Law Library Chicago, IL Student Employee (January 2009- February 2011) Checked books out/in for students and answered questions Shelved and cleaned as needed Guitar Center Naperville, IL Customer Service Associate (May 2009-August 2009) Greeted customers and checked in gear Checked items and receipts as customers left Directed customers to the correct sales associate or manager SKILLS Computer proficiency: Mac, PC, Logic, Final Cut, Digital Performer, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Microsoft Office, iWork Music composition and production Plays violin, piano, mandolin, and guitar
Chicago, Illinois, United States