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I designed this site as a tool for those who want to know more about what I bring to the table as a team member in any project or enterprise.
In my experience, communication has proven to be the key to any endeavor. I encourage you to contact me at your convenience for any information or insight you don't find here.
Web Developer / Project Manager
WEBMARK STUDIOS, LLC
ELITE WEB SERVICES
Marketed, managed and collaborated on projects including online licensing education and training, local portal directory websites, e-commerce, and standard commercial websites.
Responsible for web development, copywriting, graphics creation & editing, search engine optimization, site documentation, data import/export, data entry & conversion for databases and spreadsheets, online promotion through social networking & PPC advertising, IT consultation.
General Manager & Sales Agent
BANKERS ALLIANCE INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
REALLY REAL ESTATE, INC.
CARDINAL HOME BUILDERS, INC.
Concurrent executive roles for a group of financial services companies:
President and Agent of Record for Property & Casualty insurance agency with responsibility for obtaining appointments with insurers, regulatory compliance, office, web site & IT administration, sales training & management, and customer service.
Sales Manager and Associate for Real Estate Brokerage firm responsible for REALTOR® Association and state regulatory compliance, procurement & marketing of property listings, MLS data entry, contract preparation, monitoring of transaction closings, sales tracking and reporting, office, web site and IT administration, associate training & management, and client follow-up.
General Manager for Real Estate Investment firm responsible for developing, implementing and administering a real estate search and telemarketing operation that generated hundreds of property acquisitions and sales for the company and a group of other investors.
Responsibilities included preparation of property profiles and transaction documents, market analysis for property valuation, recording title documents, training and supervision of office staff and telemarketers, property database acquisition and administration, field inspection of investment property, and investor relations.
DUNN & DUNN DATA SYSTEMS, INC.
Assembled, managed and supported a team of administrators, programmers, technicians, installers, telemarketers, and sales & customer service staff for a privately-held developer of retail Point of Sale systems throughout an expansion period culminating in award-winning products and a clientele including a national retail franchise with hundreds of locations.
Graduate of Theology
Graduated with honors from Liberty's Wilmington School (Biblical Studies) + 2 additional years of related study from Liberty's Bachelor of Science program.
State Licensing Education
RODGERS, BEVERLY, WEBCE, ET AL
700+ hours of New York & Florida state required pre-licensing & continuing education for licensing in insurance (general lines agent, insurance adjuster, life, health & variable annuities agent), real estate (salesperson & broker), and financial services (mortgage broker).
High School Diploma
AMERICAN SCHOOL | LANSING, IL
Fellow alumni include Andre Agassi, Jessica Alba, Donnie & Marie Osmond, Bob Feller, Anna Kournikova, & Selena.
Copywriting - Multiple Industries
Microsoft Office - Advanced
Google Apps - Advanced
CMS (WordPress,Moodle, Joomla)
Graphic Editors (Adobe, Corel, Pixlr)
Website Builders (WIX, GoDaddy, Weebly)
Clients & partners rely on my capability to produce virtually every kind of content for nearly all forms of media, online and offline, including ads, marketing materials, scripts, training manuals, reports, strategic & business plans, & white papers.
Decades of experience managing teams in four very different industries has taught me the importance of servant leadership and the many skills I need when called upon to bring resources together for coordinated solutions to complex challenges.
RESEARCH & CONSULTATION
Extensive work with team-building, start-ups, and new product development led to my proficiency in gathering the latest, most accurate information available and providing the kind of solid counsel needed for good business decisions.