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Manager Real Estate

Cortland, Illinois, United States
December 01, 2017

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Blake Podkowa

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General Summary:

Experienced professional educated in mathematics and analysis with knowledge in procurement, management, and training.

Education Experience:

Rockford College, Rockford, IL

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics; Minor Business Administration, 2009

Educated in advanced mathematics such as: Calculus, Higher Geometry, Complex Analysis, Number Theory, Probability Models, and Numerical Analysis.

Calculated the future value of government bonds and company stocks using interest rates while also analyzing the effects of world externalities.

Developed new website using Microsoft Publisher for a not-for-profit organization in order to increase client retention while promoting goods and services to future clients.

Member of a five person team which created a new marketing scheme for a not-for-profit organization to increase customer awareness and become a better corporate citizen.

Analyzed economic data to create new pricing scheme and second business real estate site.

Helped organize, setup, and run an International Conference on Business and Public Policy.

Work Experience:

Bergstrom, Inc. 2015-Present Rockford, IL


Monitors suppliers including PPM, on time delivery, Down Time, and Minimum Order Quantity Turns

Responsible for filters, gaskets, rubber, foam, thermal expansion valves, corrugated, and sheet metal commodities

Negotiates prices, terms, and delivery methods with suppliers

Forge Resources Group 2009-2015 DeKalb, IL

Procurement Specialist 2013-2015

Pricing Analyst 2009-2013

Coco Key Water Resort 2007–2009 Rockford, IL

Aquatic Supervisor

K’s Merchandise 2004–2007 Rockford, IL

Deluxer (Warehouse and Furniture Repair)

FedEx Ground 2002-2004 Rockford, IL

Package Handler

Bartlett Park District 1998-2002 Bartlett, IL

Pool Manager

Military Experience:

Army National Guard, 1999-2003 Elgin, IL

Infantryman- Bravo 1/ 178th Infantry Unit


Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions

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