Imagine a world where performance is valued, everyone thinks they are in sales, and customers are treated like royalty. As a leader, that is the world I seek to create.
Over 20+ years of progressive leadership experience from camp director to middle manager to C-Suite executive.
The Blue Ocean
Sr. Partner/Vice President
The Blue Ocean is a strategic consulting company specializing in revenue generation, leadership development, marketing, and performance optimization.
(2010 - present)
Over 20+ years of progressive leadership experience from store manager to middle manager to C-Suite executive. Represented the executive team as the “Voice of the Vision” for a 900+ employee nationwide multi-unit organization. Responsibilities included implementing/auditing corporate vision and values, leadership development, revenue generation, and operational efficiency.
Jobs Held: Director of Learning & Communication/"Voice of the Vision", General Manager: Dallas Superstore, Store Manager, Relief Manager.
(1996 - 2010)
Walmart Portrait Studios
Youngest Regional Manager in the nation; increased sales by 20%: ranked Top 5 within four months of promotion. Named "District Doctor" by Regional Manager and Vice President for turning around five underperforming districts into top performing teams that increased revenue by an average of 25% and developed five managers into District Mangers through mentoring/coaching.
(1994 - 1996)
Some of the Clients I've Served
With additional Technology Management concentration.
4.0 GPA at AACSB Top 20% University.
Advanced study in Strategic Management, Organizational Development, and Business Analytics
Other study in Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Quality Management, Statistics, and Accounting.
National Honor Society • National Society of Leadership & Success.
Supply Chain Management
[Pilot part-time online program. Expected Graduation 2017]
Additional Education & Personal Development
Below is a sample of self-motivated personal development I've pursued over the years.
"Cybersecurity" with Dr. Howard Shrobe, MIT
"User Innovation" with Professor Dr. Eric von Hippel, MIT
"Big Data and Social Physics" with Professor Alex Pentland, MIT
"Data Wise: Collaborative Learning" with Profs. Kathryn Parker Boudett, Harvard
"Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract" with Prof. Charles Fried, Harvard
"Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society" with Prof. Mauro Guillén, Wharton
"The Science of Happiness" with Profs. Kilter & Simon-Thomas, UC Berkley
Bachelors of Science
Minors in Communications, Sociology and Marketing
Magna Cum Laude
Scholar-Athlete. Intramural Director (First Student to hold this position). Coursework includes: Accounting, Marketing, Psychology, Advanced Speech Communications, & Ethics.
Organizational Architecture & Development
Multi-Unit Profitability & Operations
Training & Development
High Volume Interviewing & Onboarding
Strategic Perspective & Experience
Strategic Video Maximization
Negotiation & Contract
Finance & Budgeting
.NET/.PHP Product Management
I've been honored to tour the country sharing the messages of how sales, leadership, and world class service can change the world! 🙂
“State of Industry” focused event for reprographic/print owners and senior executives, and technical managers.
Cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Des Moines, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Boston
Advanced Leadership, Sales and Service training featuring application workshops and goal-setting exercises.
Cities: Phoenix, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando, Miami
Dynamic presentation for Executives teaching how to use strategic video to generate revenue and/or save money.
Cities: Addison, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Irving, Plano, North Richland Hills, & Richardson.
With self taught skills in software development, graphic design and strategic video I've been able to turn technology into a competitive advantage, rather than a burden.
Teams have created over 2000+ "strategic videos" with millions of web hits. Over the years I've lead numerous teams from scriptwriting, acting, directing, filming, editing and delivering strategic video all over the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
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