Meet Robert:

I feature an accomplished Management background that spans Sales and Operations from Home Design and Remodel to Corporate and Personal Event Sales/Design/Banquet Coordination and Production. Along with event production management, I bring extensive Senior Business Management proficiency that includes, sales teams, retail music products, operations, marketing,  home remodel design, complete refurbishment and resale.
Adding to my senior management experience, 15+ years of music product, and  home refurbishment, I've directed a global position with NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) representing technology to IT and Chief Executives, as the Music Industry Technology Manager. Previous to this with Guitar Center as a store Sales Mgr, then corporate Operations/Special Projects Mgr.
I'm certain I will be a valuable asset to your team of professionals.
 
Skills Include:
 
  • Skillful at taking home refurbishments from Bones to Bling, Trashed to Terrific, Concept to Construction, Showing to Sold
  • Accomplished event and trade-show design and production manager, both senior business manager as well as on-location live hands-on management.
  • Thorough understanding of retailer/supplier supply chain operations, with extensive experience in the music products supply chain technology arena. Extremely knowledgeable in consumer, carton, distribution global bar-coding requirements, and emerging EPC-Global (RFID Electronic Product Code).
  • Public Relations/Marketing concepts and delivery via direct contact, promotion videos, and the Internet. I'm an experienced traveler, polished public speaker, and music performer.
  • Proficient with both LIVE and prerecorded Internet media streaming, authoring/editing, Microsoft Office applications as well as Apple OS-X marketing and media applications, POS/INV systems, general XML and HTML.
  • Public Relations / Marketing concepts and delivery via direct contact, promotion videos, and the Internet. I'm an experienced traveler, polished public speaker and business/sales trainer.
 
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Experience:
 
Sales Office Manager, Signature Party Rentals, Santa Ana, CA - 2016-2017.
Job Responsibilities:
Manage a team of 20+ sales and event managers between 2 separate California locations. Maintain and manage company website, call center phone system, and customer service operations. 
 
VP Sales & Business Development, BTB Event Productions, Costa Mesa, CA - 2009-2016.
Job Responsibilities:
All aspects of large scale event production in the busy L.A. area including; Concept, Design, Planning, Prop/Decor, A/V, Sound, and Lighting. Special areas of event support including; on-site coordination, Live Entertainment Production Manager


President, Deal Nerds & Home Helper Solutions, Ladera Ranch, CA - 2005-2009
Job Responsibilities:
Design and install new flat-panel HDTV’s and home theatre systems. Determine future and current consumer electronics purchasing, and update web site with these products at competitive prices. Manage vendor relations and accounts.

Plan and Design total house restorations, purchase and install products to refurbish homes adding extra “Bling”, while also being “New Technology-Ready” to help the properties stand out. Market and sell designer restored homes.


Industry Technology Manager, NAMM- the International Music Products Association, Carlsbad, CA - 2001-2005
Job Responsibilities:
NAMM technology liaison to support members, and lead industry supply chain technology work-groups and the Board of Directors technology committee.

Raise awareness through writing bimonthly articles, public speaking, web content, PR/marketing, phone/e-mail support, national travel to support member initiatives and assist in implementation.
Keep abreast of current and emerging technologies and supply chain processes. Work with standards groups to identify and develop supply chain standards for the industry.


Sales Manager, Operations/Special Projects Manager, Guitar Center Mgt, Westlake Village, CA - 1988-2000
Job Responsibilities:
Starting at the retail store level in floor sales, then promoted to sales manager before moving to corporate management to analyze retail store operations and institute improved efficiency processes. Provide store operations support. Assist in new store openings and acquisition conversions.

Work with industry standards task groups to define global supply chain business requirements. Helped define bar coding standards and coordinated implementation with suppliers.

Special Recognition/Awards:
Guitar Center Innovators Award, 3.1.1999: “In recognition of your ability to enhance business operations through creativity and innovation”.
Guitar Center Outstanding Service Award, 7.14.1997: “In recognition of your ability to give the best in quality service to both customers and coworkers”.


Education:
Financial Institute of San Francisco, CA - Series 3 License Graduate
Rubidoux High School, Rubidoux, CA - High School Graduate


Extensive referral list available upon request. 

Seeking Local, or Relocate to Florida East Coast to be near family.