Tommy J. Leach
**** **** ****** *** *********, TN 37931
SENIOR LEVEL BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
Strategic planning New business startups Operational Turnarounds/Restructuring Custom Project Management Customized Business Solutions Contract Negotiations New Business Development Revenue /Profit Growth Negotiations Budgeting/Financial Management Financing Due Diligence Permitting Contracting
Executive level business professional with an entrepreneurial drive supported by experience and achievements starting and growing successful companies: managing multiple projects: establishing strategic direction: directing business development activities and daily operations and executing projects through completion on time and under budget. I have established a reputation for an ability to develop and motivate teams, continually assess operations and projects and ensure attainment of objectives. Areas of expertise include:
Experience working extensively with financial institutions and private investors to secure funding for large projects and business startup ventures
Strong skills for leading negotiations with senior-level decision makers and closing major deals
Established track record for conceptualizing and directing the startup and growth of new companies, including financing, licensing, and marketing &operations strategy
Experience creating business strategy covering to create all aspects of budget development & administration; P&L analysis; performance improvement initiative; marketing growth initiatives and business planning
Directing various stages of acquisition, including mark and site research of both “raw land” and entitled properties, conducting necessary due diligence, developing pro formas/ROI & site improvement assessments, leading negotiations and administering contracts
Skilled in building and maintaining relationships with corporate executives, government officials(city, state & federal) and other high- level decision makers to aid in acquiring new business, executing existing projects, and securing approval
Offer in-depth understanding of what it takes for a site to successfully move from acquisition through planning, design, final development and sale
Committed to environmental protection by working with professional land planners, landscape architects and conservation specialists to create developments that are both visually pleasing and environmentally conscious
Currently – Tradesmen International 2009 – Present
Director of National Sales
UNITED ONE CONSTRUCTION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC, Knoxville, TN 2004-2009
Vice President of Development and Construction
I directed the startup of this land development company that has grown to be more than $6.0 million in revenue during best year. Develop the strategy and lead acquisition of residential and commercial tracts for new development projects in Tennessee and Louisiana.
SIGNATURE FIREPLACE, INC- Knoxville, TN 2004-2007
Vice President of Operations
I directed the successful startup of this vent less fireplace distribution and Installation Company, including securing financing, developing marketing strategy, building name recognition and driving sales and profitability.
WATERFRONT GROUP- Knoxville, TN 1999-2004
Director of Development
I managed the acquisition, planning, zoning, engineering and infrastructure installation for multiple land development projects throughout the Eastern U.S. Focused on locating, improving and offering premier retirement, recreational and vacation properties.
LEACH CONSTRUCTION – Tazewell, TN 1996-1999
Managed all aspects of multiple projects simultaneously, including purchasing and coordinating delivery of equipment/materials to job sites, hiring and supervising subcontractors, solving problems, conducting field inspections, and ensuring that projects were completed on time and within budget.
ENGLAND CORSAIR – Tazewell, TN – 1996-1999
Manager, Engineering Department
Planned and directed facility wide efforts for the design, layout and installation of equipment and production departments of this furniture manufacturing plant. Managed, trained, scheduled and evaluated 12 engineers.
Additional Experience: Business Analyst, DUN AND BRADSTREET, Knoxville, TN 1990 – 1991
Military Service: UNITED STATES ARMY (Honorable Discharge)
LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY, Harrogate, TN
Bachelor of Business Administration, Emphasis Management (1989)