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Director of Audio Visual/Event technology

Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States
March 24, 2011

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Mark Pradzinski

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

Unit D

Chicago, IL 60657-4081


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

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


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.


-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


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


Columbia College Chicago, IL

- Communications


Audio Visual, Audio Video, Sales

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