DOUGLAS A. RIFENBURG
******@***.*** Akron, NY 14001
Top producing sales professional who maximizes sales within highly competitive markets.
Unique combination of knowledge of business ownership, marketing, sales, and management.
Professional, organized, independent and highly self motivated. Team leader and team player.
Combine patience and persistence to troubleshoot customer needs and insure 100% satisfaction.
GUARDSMARK LLC – BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Manager Business Development – January 2008 - Present
Manage the sales program for four branches across Upstate New York territory. Generate sales by marketing, prospecting, presenting and closing sales for the largest privately owned security services company in the U.S.
RIFENBURG SPORTS GROUP - BUFFALO, NEW YORK
President – 2003-2008
Ran all aspects of Marketing company specializing in B2B sales of Custom Apparel, Promotional Products, Sponsorship/Advertising Sales and Special Event and Golf Tournament Planning for charities and corporations.
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS - BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Community Marketing Manager – 2005
Responsible for the development and execution of all Promotions, Sponsorships, Special Events, Group Sales, Donations and Brand Building for 29 Dicks Stores across Upstate NY. Also, through community involvement and PR, built strong relationships with teams, leagues, and organizations encouraging them to choose Dick’s as their sporting goods retailer of choice.
> Grew Team Sales (coupon redemptions) from #14 in the company to #1 in only two months
THE NEFF COMPANY - BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Outside Sales Representative – 1997-2003
Hired based on my experience and ability to prospect, negotiate and close sales in difficult and competitive markets. This position requires me to be an entrepreneurial, self starter with a high level of energy to sell & service a large # of customers and large geographical territory. I worked from my “home office”.
> Consistently meet & surpass company goals & expectations.
> High number of referrals and repeat business due to excellent service and follow-up.
> Increased sales by over 20%
HEALTHRIDER INC. - BUFFALO, NEW YORK / MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
District Manager – 1995-1997
Responsible for hiring, training, motivating and evaluating employees, sales training, lease negotiating, sales projections for stores and region, inventory control, developing training materials and Profit & Loss. I managed the operations for 9 stores and over 75 employees.
> Grew my region from the worst territory in the company to #1 for accessory “Add-On” sales.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO - BUFFALO, NEW YORK - MAY 1994
Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science / Sport Management
Minor - Human Resource Management / Organizational Behavior
> 3.4 G.P.A. - Graduated Cum Laude > Phi ETA Sigma National Honor Society > Golden Key National Honor Society > Achieved Scholar-Athlete Honors
> Elected to the Student Senate & Association > Elected President of my Senior Class