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Manager Sales

Livingston, Texas, United States
August 31, 2018

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Aaron K. Sonnier

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Houston, TX *****

936-***-**** (h) 713-***-**** (c)


District/Regional Manager and effective leader focused on creating and implementing strategies that increase customer satisfaction and revenue. Consultative Leader who leads by example and fosters strong working relationships both internally across functional groups and externally among customers; with a keen ability to problem solve and create the right business solution. Results oriented with a passion for success.


Your 2nd Home, LLC 2015-Present

District / Regional Manager, Co-Owner, Livingston, Texas

Led business of second home property management that consisted of construction and concierge management of approximately 50 homes.

Positioned and developed highly skilled and passionate team members to support Brand initiatives

Successfully acquired client base through effective advertising and networking

Regulated quality control of services provided to clients in their home

Kenneth Cole Productions 2011 - 2015

District Manager, Greater Texas

Led Leadership Teams in daily operations of 19 retail sites, in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona markets totally $35 ML in annual sales revenue.

Positioned and developed highly skilled and passionate leaders to support the Vision and Heritage of the Brand.

Led multiple Districts in the absence of leadership in their District.

Trained and Developed two new District Managers for the Company.

DKNY International 2010 - 2011

District Manager, Texas /Mid-Atlantic

Led Leadership Teams in daily operations of 8 retail sites, in Texas, Virginia and Maryland markets totally $14 ML in annual sales revenue.

Increased Revenue by developing management teams and creating consistency in meeting company average by enhanced UPT, conversion and customer capture.

LIZ CLAIBORNE 2008 – 2010

Regional Manager, West Region

Led District Management Teams in daily operations for 3 district territories; totally 11 states with $35 ML in annual sales revenue. Strategically partnered clothing brands Liz Claiborne and DKNY jeans which increased customer satisfaction and sales revenue during first and second quarter 2010.

District Manager, South West

Led Leadership Teams in daily operations of 13 retail sites, in 5 states totally $19 ML in annual sales revenue.

Partnered Brands / Liz Claiborne and DKNY jeans which increased sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

Recognized with top sales for 2009 and Q1/Q2 2010.

District Manager, Texas

Led Leadership Teams which operated 16 retail stores totally $25 ML in annual sales. Brands included Liz Claiborne Outlet Division / Liz Claiborne, DKNY jeans, Lucky Brand Jeans, Juicy Couture, and kate spade.

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Regional Brand Presentation Manager, West Region

Led Brand Standards with District and Management Teams for 28 retail clothing stores territory located in 10 states totaling $179M in sales.

Participated in new store openings and developing best practices for increasing sales and gross margin.

Increased customer satisfaction and revenue by mentoring staff with brand standards and promoting operational excellence.

Trained new hires and regional management in ROI of brand presentation and customer experience.

LANE BRYANT 1999 – 2004

Zone Presentation Manager

Developed training manual, leadership skills, brand presentation and sales tools for women’s retail clothing store. Created training manuals, videos and floor set materials.

Field Visual Trainer to ensure best practices in sales and customer service.

Recognized with Sophie Award Outstanding Brand Excellence in production of training materials.

District Sales Manager

Led Leadership Teams in daily operations of 10 retail stores, in 4 cities totally $14 ML in annual sales revenue.

Managed retail leadership teams to operate stores that increased customer satisfaction and sales revenue.

Drove results by enhancing, and building clothing brand which improved customer focus and operational excellence.

Delivered +2% comp performance against the company +1%.

Regional Brand Presentation Manager

Oversaw and trained staff on best practices in brand standards which increased customer satisfaction and revenue.

Acted as liaison between HO and Region for 100 stores in 10 states.

Coordinated all new store openings and remodels in Region.

Participated and implemented company floor set direction.

Received VBI award for delivering outstanding results in financial plan and goals, 2 consecutive seasons.

OLD NAVY 1996 – 1999

General Manager, Galleria, Houston, TX

Led leadership teams in retail clothing store in daily operations with $8M in annual sales.

Performed as regional loss prevention auditor to ensure proper processes and procedures.

Performed as regional staff works trainer to ensure that staff deployment matched traffic patterns.

Advanced 8 managers to GM role, to become District Field leaders and build the Brand in the market.

General Manager, Sugarland, TX

Merchandise Manager, Meyerland, Houston, TX

BARNES AND NOBLE, Houston, TX 1995 – 1996

Store Manager

TARGET 1986 – 1995


BFA, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

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