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Sales Manager

Location:
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2017

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Dear Decision Maker,

If you are looking for an experienced, well-rounded individual to represent your company, then read on and call me for an interview.

I began working full time after graduation from James Monroe High School, Bronx, New York, in 1953 for the H.J. Heinz Company (57 Varieties) as a billing clerk in their Forest Hills, New York office. I worked there for six months and was promoted twice to assistant billing manager. Subsequently, I was asked to join a family grocery business and did so. After joining our family business, which was sold in 1954, I was very fortunate in selecting an employment agency in New York City which immediately secured a position for me with a manufacturer of men’s and boy’s shirts in which I worked closely with the company’s president. Shortly thereafter, I became involved in several areas of the business, including but not limited to, sales, production and purchasing as well as finance. I then became liaison between our factor and our New York office. Upon joining this company in 1954, the annual gross revenue was $75,000. However, at the time of my departure to become vice president of sales and marketing for Colonial Corporation in 1959, our annual gross revenue had risen to over $4 million. In those days, shirts were $12-18 per dozen, so, as you can see, I sold quite a few shirts.

With Colonial Corporation, I was instrumental in building the company to an annual revenue of over $100 million. Aside from being involved in sales and marketing, the principles requested that I become involved in purchasing and design. In 1962, a little known shirt contractor asked me to take over his company and build it into a national shirt entity. I accepted this offer as executive vice president with an equity position. Under my leadership and guidance, Monticello Manufacturing Company, Monticello, Kentucky, jumped from annual sales of $300,000 to $12 million in a relatively short period of time. In September 1975, we sold the company to Beatrice Foods. Beatrice retained my services as president until they sold the company to a group which consisted of myself and three other individuals. In 1984, I sold my interest to my partners and began a new company upon the expiration of my non-compete contract in 1986. This new company manufactured men’s and ladies’ coordinate shirts and walking shorts. Once again, I was able to grow this business to an annual gross revenue of well over $4 million.

After enduring long winters in New York, I decided that Boca Raton, Florida, would be the ideal place to relocate at which time I sold my interest in this company and migrated to Florida in 1989. Upon my arrival in Florida, I decided to explore the idea of becoming a stock broker. Raymond James and Associates invited me to join their Fort Lauderdale office, where I built up a clientele of over 100 accounts with volume of over $50 million.

In 1992, my daughter and son-in-law started a medical supply business catering to physician’s offices in the tri-county area. This business was growing rapidly and my services were needed on a full-time basis. I resigned from Raymond James and Associates and became actively involved as president and CEO of Garromedix, Inc., with sales approaching $15 million. We eventually sold the company to a public corporation with national distribution.

In 2001, I joined Equico, a company specializing in international mergers and acquisitions. Shortly thereafter, I became the senior manager of business development, which allowed me to focus on several aspects of the business. My responsibilities included contacting middle-market business owners who had expressed an interest in eventually selling their businesses and ultimately advising them of the opportunity to attend executive briefings to prepare them for a future sale. In addition, I advised and instructed other sales associates on improving their sales techniques, which would allow them the opportunity to develop and increase their portfolios. For five years, I was awarded the honor of holding the title of top sales producer, and I was instrumental in the acquisition of Equico by the international and world renowned H and R Block, thus forming the present company, RSM Equico.

In 2007, I joined Generational Equity as account executive handling the same responsibilities as I had previously done at RSM Equico. There, I became top producer, winning many awards including Top Sales for Signing Clients, Top Attendance of Clients at Seminars and Most Cooperative Individual. In 2013, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and was forced to resign my position while undergoing treatment. I have since beat the disease and am ready to get back into the work force.

As you can see, I have had a tremendous amount of experience that has helped me every step of the way. There is no job that I cannot handle. I am looking to join a company that requires a hands-on administrator to help it grow profitably. Thank you for your interest.

Respectfully,

Irwin Sporn

ac0kjn@r.postjobfree.com

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