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Sales and Management Professional

Leawood, Kansas, 66224, United States
October 01, 2009

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Christopher J. Szczucinski

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Leawood, KS 66224



Dynamic, entrepreneurial manager with a 25 year record of successfully driving multi-million dollar sales growth and leadership in highly competitive markets. Tenacious in building new business, securing customer loyalty, and forging partnerships with external business partners. Experience in managing all phases of sales development cycles.

Professional Experience

Tallgrass Creek, Overland Park, KS December 2008 – September 2009

Restaurant Manager/Director of Dining Services

Responsible for all phases of Dining Services at an independent living senior community. Managed department’s financial performance, focusing on daily food and beverage sales, food and beverage sales for special events, and purchasing to maximize profit/loss margins. Supervised service and culinary staff.

Fiorella’s Jackstack Barbeque, Kansas City MO November 2007 – December 2008

Front of the House Restaurant Manager

Managed all host and service assistant team members, focusing on high profit margin meal sales. Supervised front of the house and back of the house restaurant operations in a high volume, fast-paced, full-service environment.

Greatplains Seafood, Inc., Merriam, KS April 1993 – December 2006

CEO, CFO, Managing Partner

Founded and managed multi-million dollar seafood processing, sales, and distribution company. Trained and directed over 20 employees in all phases of business operations, including sales, marketing, and purchasing. Maintained uncompromising focus on service delivery to ensure long-term client relationships.

Selected Achievements

• Consistently generated over $6 million in annual gross revenues

• Developed corporation into the market leader in quality, service, and sales

• Created strong, sustainable relationships with clients and vendors

Missouri Fish Company Inc., Kansas City, MO May 1991 – April 1993 General Sales Manager

Oversaw sales department of a multi-million dollar meat and seafood processing, sales, and distribution company. Supervised team of associates responsible for profit/loss in wholesale sales. Developed client relationships.

Selected Achievements

• Merged previously-owned corporation with Missouri Fish Company, creating a forty percent increase in revenue (three million dollars).

• Met or exceeded all sales quotas throughout tenure, averaging more than four million dollars in annual sales.

Fresh Seafood Wholesale, Inc., Merriam, KS March 1985 – May 1991 Owner

Founded seafood processing and distribution corporation in response to burgeoning need for fresh seafood products in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Developed and implemented strategic sales and distribution plans. Oversaw all facets of operations, from food processing to sales and purchasing.

Selected Achievements

• Generated revenues of $3 million with a 2-member sales team

• Became the model corporation for new, competing companies

• Developed strong, loyal relationships with clients and vendor

Education & Training

Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan August 1974 – December 1978 B.A., Business, Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management

United States Department of Commerce May 1994

Certified Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan Administrator

Community Involvement

Operation Breakthrough September 2006 – present

Advisory Board Member

Johnson County Special Olympics January 2000 – present

Fundraising Advisory Board Member

Village Presbyterian Church January 1993 – December 2006

Church Elder

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