Broad based experience in small business, broadcast sales support and administrative operations. I am seeking a position which will allow my breadth of skills and creative ideas to foster success in a dynamic atmosphere.
Katz Jewelry, New York, NY – Sales Associate and Graphic Designer 12/2007 - 2016
Assist owner in fine jewelry sales; design and produce cards and media materials to increase sales.
Go! Entertainment, Forest Hills, NY – Consultant 3/2005 - Present
Professional and personal assistant for company president. Arrange travel schedules; manage correspondence, marketing plans and sales ideas to promote artists. Create and produce graphic promotional materials. Collaborate and assist in writing of film treatments for independent movie projects.
Bally Sports Club, New York, NY – Personal Trainer/Event Planner 4/2002 - 2005
Utilize sales, fitness and business skills to produce revenue. Prospect customers and execute corporate sales presentations to bring new business into club. Assistant manager of department. Managed Group Ex for event planning, soliciting sponsors and guest celebrities for opening of new facilities and promotional events.
Platinum Fitness Center, Queens, New York – Owner 9/1996 – 1/2002
Owned and operated a small fitness center. Created advertising and marketing to promote business. Hired and trained staff. Devised strategies for increasing revenue. Kept inventory of juice bar and clothing boutique. Managed basic financial information and accounts receivable. Created client database using MS Access. Created, designed and produced original logo, flyers, posters, brochures, employee manual and training guide. Managed daily operations. Coordinated an annual amateur fitness event, including venue selection, booking celebrity guests, oversee ticket sales and local publicity.
Top This Gym, Queens, NY – Manager 4/1994 – 9/1996
Responsible for daily operation of the business. Created and executed advertising campaigns and promotions. Represented company in business dealings. Maintained professional and personal schedules for owner. Accomplishments included overseeing and design of conversion from paper-based membership to an automated MS Access membership database system, as well as negotiating leases for new equipment. Wrote and produced employee training manual and sales guidelines.
Discovery Communications Inc., New York, NY 1987 - 1995
Senior Manager Information Systems and Services
Responsible for training staff in use of the commercial inventory management systems for the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel. Other projects included evaluation of vendors and software for business systems at DCI”s New York office. Responsible for requirements analysis and coordination of vendor demonstrations. Accomplishments included evaluation and implementation of a commercial traffic system for Discovery Latin America; team member for the creation of an application to automate data exchange between multiple systems, eliminating over 20 hours per week of manual data entry.
Manager, Commercial Operations
Supervised an administrative budget and staff of six employees. Responsible for maximizing advertising revenue for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. Accomplishments included launching Discovery’s traffic operations department; staffing, training, and documentation for all areas of commercial inventory systems.
MTV Networks, New York, NY 1983 - 1987
Supervisor VH1 Traffic Operations
Launched advertiser supported traffic operations at VH1 Network. Supervised a staff of three employees. Responsible for maximizing advertising revenue for VH1 and Nickelodeon, scheduling daily commercial log schedules and ensuring timely delivery of taped materials to network operations center.
Senior Coordinator Nickelodeon Traffic Operations
Coordinated launch of Nickelodeon traffic department, including transition between paper and automated systems with no loss of data or continuity.
Balboa High School, Panama Canal Zone 1972 Graduate
Panama Canal College 1973 – 1975
NYU SCE Certificates in Business Management & Operations 1983 - 1984
English Literature - Philosophy
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, ability to visualize ideas and convert to marketable materials.