Results-driven leader offering extensive General Management experience and high level of expertise in the window treatments industry
Have successfully built a solid reputation within the industry over span of numerous years and progressive positions; excel in defining, developing and implementing targeted strategies to drive business growth, deliver world-class customer service, boost operational efficiencies, and optimize profits ~ Proficiently manage human assets, budgets, schedules, and time to maximize use of resources, control costs and enhance bottom-line performance ~ Solutions-focused problem solver adept in clearly identifying, evaluating and troubleshooting issues
Startup Launches Multi-Unit Management Business Development
Marketing & Advertising Product Line Development E-Commerce
Promotional Campaigns Merchandising & Display Price Control
Fiscal Management/P&L Human Resources Team Building
Inventory Control Buying IT Administration
Ø Consistent track record of playing integral role successfully building and managing multi-store retail window treatment business, with accountability for all areas of daily operations.
Ø Spearheaded opening/relocation of 9 stores, from design of floor plans and merchandising schemes to acquisition of store fixtures and general supervision of building trades; innovatively designed and constructed all display fixtures currently in use.
Ø Successfully created systems of checks and balances, practices and policies adopted throughout company.
Ø Innovatively planned, developed and implemented all marketing and advertising programs targeting 4 markets within stringent budgets and timelines; creatively designed/composed all camera-ready advertising for publications placement.
Ø Expanded market penetration by creating a dynamic E-commerce website; coordinated all products, including digital swatches and photography, for optimal presentation.
Ø Resourcefully collaborated with STR Vertical Software Company to design, build and implement custom point of sale (POS) software system and integrated office system, resulting in increased operational efficiency; served as IT administrator of multi-location network, with accountability for maintenance, repair and support of 20+ computers.
Curtain Factory Outlet Inc. -Fall River/Marshfield, MA 1981-Present
Treasurer/General Manager-Fall River; 1984 C Present
General Manager/Supervisor-Marshfield; 1981-1984
Arley Merchandise Corp. CTaunton, MA 1975-1981
Manager/ Assistant Manager
Associate of Science Degree-Civil Engineering, Bristol Community College-Fall River, MA
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