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New York, New York, 10128, United States
May 29, 2010

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Barbara J. Harsch

East **th St. - New York, NY **128

C: 917.***.**** E:




2/09 - Present Freelance Executive Assistant Assignments

2/07 - 1/09 Bobbi Brown Cosmetics/La Mer/Jo Malone

Int'l. Beauty Co.

(Estee Lauder Companies)

(Company Restructure)

Executive Assistant to Global President

o Assisted President of three global beauty companies with combined

sales of $500million in all areas of sales, marketing, finance,

product launches, human resources, executive planning of domestic and

international events.

o Oversaw and managed all e-mails, telephone and inter-office

communication and subsequent follow-up with President's 23

international and domestic direct reports in North America, Europe and


o Supervised and trained Administrative Assistant with President's day-

to-day personal and business calendars including scheduling

appointments, coordinating meetings and the scheduling of extensive

domestic and international travel and agendas.

o Provided and maintained the President with daily business files,

including sales reports, presentations and research needed for each

corporate meeting, retailer presentation and international trip.

o Personal tasks included arranging vacations, purchasing gifts,

banking, coordinating doctor appointments for family, dinner and car


3/03 - 6/06 Puig Prestige Beauty

Beauty & Fragrance Co.

(Carolina Herrera/Prada/Nina

Ricci) (NY Office Closed)

Executive Assistant to CEO/President

o Assisted CEO with all phases of reorganization and close-down

transitions of North American offices, sales offices and distribution

center as well as all day-to-day

executive office responsibilities.

o Assumed responsibility for all office management operation and

supervision of receptionist.

o Served as executive assistant to European Chairman and 3 owners during

their on- site visits; handling all business and personal related

issues, including coordination of all board meetings, travel

arrangements, hotel arrangements, securing theatre tickets, car

service arrangements and personal business.

o Negotiated cost saving agreements with office vendors streamlining


o Liaison between retail executives and sales force regarding new

product launches, presentations and off-site sales meetings and


Barbara J. Harsch

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7/01 - 5/02 Doyle New York Auction &

Appraisal Gallery

Executive Assistant to Chairman & EVP

(Position Eliminated)

o Oversaw confidential client registration of valuables, paintings,

furniture and details relevant to Gallery auctions.

o Coordinated and managed events, seminars, exhibitions, receptions and


o Contributed to media, press and new business marketing projects.

o Liaison between curators, private/corporate collectors, museums and


3/00 - 11/00 de V & P d/b/a Emanuel Ungaro & Adrienne Vittadini

Fashion Co.

Executive Assistant to Co-CEO's

(Company Bankrupt)

o Established corporate travel policies; instituted travel expenses

policies resulting in significant reduction in T & E costs.

o Interfaced with designers, production, sales, marketing and public

relations, licensing departments and administrative staff of NY and

International offices.

o Coordinated/supervised sample sales, board, investor, management


o Extensive personal work involving various homes, finances, domestic



Retail Co.

Executive Assistant to Chairman/CEO & President (Company


o Served as liaison to Chairman and President of 450+ retail store chain

and family owned 140+ retail store chain, managing business and

personal calendars, travel, financial accounts, implemented stock

portfolio via internet.

o Coordinated board meetings, budget reports, diverse office management

duties including opening of new office, fund raising events.

o Supervised office and domestic staff.

5/96 - 8/97 KATZ MEDIA GROUP, INC. Television

& Radio Rep Co.

Executive Assistant to President/CEO

(Company Downsized)

o Provided full support to President with responsibility of 22 regional

offices and

International division.

o Prepared/maintained computerized executive schedule/rolodex, prepared

and maintained television and radio tracking information.

SKILLS: Typing - 80 wpm/Steno - 90wpm, Extensive Office Management,

Supervision and Executive Personal Business Experience

PROFICIENT IN: Computer - Word for Windows, Windows ME, Windows 98,

Internet Explorer, WinZip, Excel, e-mail, Lotus Organizer,

Palm Pilot/Desktop, PowerPoint, Act, Access, Outlook,

Outlook Express, Norton

EDUCATION: Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY

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