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Expert in Furniture Design, Leadership/ Sales/ Management, International Markets

Expert ID: 736059 Florida, USA

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An experienced sales leader for some of the largest companies in the world, bringing collaborative sales, executive management and leadership to diverse teams across multiple cultures, ensuring that companies meet their business objectives on time and in a professional manner.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boca Raton, Florida USA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: MBA Subject: Leadership / International Business Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Florida
Year: 1999 Degree: BS Subject: Clinical Psychology Institution: Buffalo State College of New York
Year: 1999 Degree: BA Subject: Education Institution: Buffalo State College of New York

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President / CEO Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Developed my own motion furniture line for the Top 100 retailers in the US, Asia, S. America, Mexico & Caribbean
• Develop products from the concept stage through sampling and represent and sell these products at market
• Work with fabric and leather manufacturers to secure the best material at the best price
• Developed special motion line for millennials/younger populations for the US, Asia, S. America, Mexico & Caribbean
Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: Era Nouveau Title: International Consultant & Designer / Product Development Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • International Consultant designing products for the US market and working with factories across the world
• Designed products from the design stage through completion for the US High Point Furniture Market
• Work with fabric and leather manufactures to secure the best material at the best price
• Designing products and tailoring to the Top 100 Retailers in the US, Europe, Asia, S. America, Mexico & Caribbean
Years: 2011 to 2017 Employer: Man Wah Holdings Furniture Manufacturer Title: Vice President of Sales & Marketing Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Developed & maintained a profitable sales territory of over $100 million to Cheers / Man Wah as VP of Sales
• Implemented online sales training and marketing procedures for top 100 retailers
• Trained Chinese Customer Service Supervisors on how to lead their team of customer service representative in China
• Traveled to China quarterly to work with customers, customer service, R&D, production and the IE department.
Years: 2003 to 2011 Employer: Man Wah Holdings Furniture Manufacturer Title: Executive Sales National Accounts / Product Development Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Started with Cheers / Man Wah at their first US market in Las Vegas and developed customer service procedures for other business areas, such as Parts Order Reports, Open Order Reports and Payment Reports
• Built the Florida territory from zero to over $35 million in annual sales within 6 years
• Developed an in depth 2 hour leather training seminar and provided ongoing training sessions for 100% of sales, warehouse and customer service personnel for City Furniture, El Dorado, Baers and Carls Furniture
• Certified all of El Dorado’s sales associates labeled as “Leather Specialists”
• Vendor of the Year for El Dorado from 2006 -2015. First time a leather manufacturer was ever given this award
• Provided quarterly leather training sessions for all new sales associates at Baers Furniture
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Interline Italia Leather Manufacturer Title: Executive Sales National Accounts / Product Development-Designer Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Developed the Florida Territory from zero to over $3 million in sales in the first year
• Built a contemporary leather training course for Kanes, Baers, Scan Design and other retailers in Florida
Years: 2002 to 2011 Employer: ALF UNO Spa Contemporary Luxury Furniture Manufacturer Title: Executive Sales National Accounts / Product Development-Designer Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Grew the Florida territory from $2 million to $8 million in sales in South Florida
• Opened Room-to-Go, Scan Design, Baers Furniture, City Furniture and 15 independent contemporary retailers
• Developed a 2 hour contemporary polyester wood training seminar for ALF Corporate Office and for US retailers including wood samples and developing an ALF factory training video
• Traveled to Italy to work with customer service, R&D and the production department
• Represented ALF at the Milan Market to work with US customers and developed US designs
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: Kemp Enterprises (BK Home) Furniture Manufacturer Title: Territory Sales Manager National Accounts / Product Development Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Worked on Product Development for Rooms-to-Go, Haverty’s, City Furniture, El Dordao and Badcock
• Assisted Executive VP of Marketing on product development with overseas factories
• Worked with outside designers in Florida to tailor products specific for coastal customers
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: Samuel Lawrence Furniture Manufacturer Title: Territory Sales Manager National Accounts / Product Development Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Developed the Florida territory from 5 million to 18 million in 4 years
• Named as City Furniture’s largest vendor in 2005 and 2006
• Vendor of the Year 2005 and 2006 City Furniture (First time award was ever presented)
• Developed in depth 2 hour & 4 hour training seminar and trained 100% of sales, warehouse and customer service personnel for City Furniture, El Dorado, Baers and Carls Furniture.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Morikami Park School (Palm Beach School District) Title: Teacher / Curriculum Development Department: Management Responsibilities: • Taught 3h Grade and 5rd Grade
• Clinical Education Certified
• FPMS Certified for Administration
• Certified in the Preparing New Principals Program
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Margate School (Broward County School District) Title: ESOL Director / Curriculum Development & Implementation Department: Management Responsibilities: • Program Coordinator
• Developed classroom strategies and small group instruction for ESOL classroom teachers
• Worked on developing ESOL learning strategies for students who were illiterate in their primary language
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: IKON Office Solutions Title: Executive Sales / Territory Manager Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Executive Sales (Key Accounts) Downtown Miami District
• Worked with Dade County School District on implementing and updating their current office paper flow
• Analyzed company paper flow and recommended the appropriate integrated systems to improve their productivity
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: American Union School / Food For The Poor Title: Teacher / Curriculum Development & Implementation Department: Management Responsibilities: • Taught 3rd Grade and served as Director of Curriculum
• Developed the Curriculum for Food For The Poor Orphanages in Haiti to teach English to children 5–10 years of age
• Learned to speak Creole and taught in both English and Creole
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Ultra Tool & Plastics Plastic Injection Molding Company Title: Director of Market & Advertising / Sales Manager Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Director of Marketing and Advertising and Sales Manager
• In charge of Key Accounts (General Motors, Saturn, Rubbermaid and other major accounts)
• Developed Marketing Strategies and newspaper articles about our company innovations
• Worked on product development from the tool and die stage through finished parts using CAD CAM
Years: 1992 to 1993 Employer: Stovroff & Herman (Hunt) Real Estate Title: Broker Associate Department: Executive Management Responsibilities: • Earned my Associate Brokers Degree and was training manager for new sales associates
• Opened multiple Satellite offices for the company
• Worked with the owner of the company to strategize new markets to open new satellite office
• Awarded “Rookie-of-the-Year” out of 26 offices

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