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Director of Audio Visual/Event technology

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States
Salary:
50000
Posted:
March 24, 2011

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Mark Pradzinski

**** *. ******* ***

Unit D

Chicago, IL 60657-4081

EMail: g9qb1o@r.postjobfree.com

home: 773-***-****

cell: 312-***-****

OBJECTIVE

To find a position of managing an audio visual department within a hospitality environment or a position of audio

visual sales. Finding a position in management relating to audio video.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

-Actively managed a $2mm+ audio visual department to profitability during the 2009 recession

-Involved in an Accelerated Development Program. Hired, coached and developed recent college graduates for

management positions.

-Worked with architectural firm in Florida in designing audio and video systems for 400,000sqf of meeting space in

new convention hotel. Hotel and systems were completed in 2006

EXPERIENCE

6/2005 - 4/2010 PSAV / Presentation Services Chicago, IL

Director of Event Technology

Managed a large audio visual department for a high profile Chicago hotel. Was responsible for over $2MM in

revenue per year. Managed a staff of eight, including sales personnel and business center staff. Responsible for

inventory control of over $1mm in equipment. Assist sales staff in selling high end video and audio equipment for

rental. Responsible for P&L results. Work directly with clients to produce large-scale corporate and social events.

Responsible for hiring direct report. Acted as the main liaison between PSAV and all executive hotel contacts.

11/1995 - 6/2005 PSAV / Presentation Services Orlando, FL

Director of Event Technology

Managed an audio visual department in a large convention hotel with 105,000 sqf of meeting space. Supervised

ten direct reports. Responsible for hiring direct reports. I was responsible for all sales of high end audio video

Equipment along with necessary labor to both corporate and social clients. Annual revenue of over $1.8mm. Solely

responsible for all P & L results.

4/1992 - 8/1995 ABN AMRO, NA Chicago, IL

Corp. Communications Officer

Work in Marketing/Public Relations Department. Help plan special events i.e. LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon,

Chicago AIDS Walk, Mammoth Music Mart among others. Managed in house television production center that

produced 10-12 training videos per year. Responsible for branch system of video equipment. Also managed

In-house audio-video department. Responsible for bookings and corporate meetings for 300 seat auditorium on

NW side of city.

Created monthly power point presentations for executive board meetings

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago, IL

- Communications

KEYWORD SUMMARY

Audio Visual, Audio Video, Sales



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