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Sales Representative

Chicago, Illinois, United States
70.000 plus commission
August 30, 2017

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Chicago, IL 60625



To join a company that produces interesting and attractive products for the market place; a setting in which I can increase company profitability by utilizing my twenty plus years of successful negotiating and sales experience.


Extensive sales experience in the water, sign, art and packaging industries as well as merchant financial services

Ability to identify, analyze & resolve issues effectively

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Exceptional ability to initiate and develop relationships with prospective clients

Superior negotiating and closing skills


Vantiv/Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH (2012-Present)

Position: Merchant Account Executive


Develop new sales for the merchant services division of Fifth Third Bank:

oSell credit card processing solutions and technology to commercial businesses

oMarket E-Commerce and mobile payment products for merchant credit card transactions

oEngage in extensive cold calling and pipeline management

oGenerate quotes and answer questions for prospective clients

oFollow up with clients to generate referrals

Manage merchant accounts for eight regional Fifth Third Bank hubs in Chicago:

oEducate and inform bank VPs regarding new business opportunities for their banks

oEngage in bi-weekly meetings with bank hubs to discuss new product solutions and problem solve for issues relating to merchant services

oProvide referrals to various bank partners in investment, business banking, mortgage and lending departments


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Culligan International, Wheeling, IL (2009-2011)

Position: Senior Sales Representative

Generated new sales for commercial water systems for businesses in the Chicago metropolitan area

Managed existing accounts via frequent contact with clients

Engaged in extensive cold calling and follow up to increase client base

Developed and maintained customer database to effectively track new business activity and status of existing accounts

Named top sales producer for commercial water division in Chicago

Was sole sales person retained during company restructuring

The Creative Edge – Manteno, IL (2004-2009)

Position: Senior Sales Representative

Oversaw sales of signs and exhibits in the Chicago metropolitan area

Explored and evaluated project opportunities with new and existing clients

Actively worked with management and production team on product development

Conducted site surveys and facilitated sign and construction permitting

Key Clients: The University of Chicago, Chicago City Colleges, McHugh Construction Company, Gensler, Crosby & Associates, The Village of Park Forest, Ebony Jet, Firefly Cellular, Nokia

Foley and Associates – Chicago, IL (2000-2002)

Position: Manufacturers Representative

Oversaw the sales and administration of eleven product lines in the art and business supply fields

Key Clients: Becks Bookstores, University of Illinois System Bookstores, University of Wisconsin System Bookstores, Target

Olive Can Company – Elgin, IL (1997-1999)

Position: Account Executive

Generated the development of new business in the decorative packaging, art and premium markets

Key Clients: Springwater Cookie Company, Pepperidge Farms, Lincoln Snacks, Standard Candy Company


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AMG Trading Corp – Madison, NJ (1991–1996)

Position: Sales Representative

Consulted with clients regarding technical aspects of color printing and the manufacturing of specialty containers

Traveled extensively throughout the US to develop strong relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies

Key Clients: Archway Cookies, Keebler, Maurice Lenell, Brock Candy Company, Coca Cola

Youth in Crisis/TASC – Chicago, IL (1987-1990)

Position: Social Worker

Director of gang prevention program

Substance abuse and family counselor

Developed and enhanced interpersonal skills through working with youths, adults and families in the social work field


University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, WI

Bachelor of Arts: Graduation Date – May 1985

Received Most Innovative Program award in 1989 from governor of Illinois for development of new gang prevention program in the Chicago metro area

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