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Sales & Marketing Manager

Hard Rock Cafe, United States

September 2005 - November 2007 (2y 2m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Scheduled and coordinated large party, PX and Buyout Events, acting as Special Event Operations Manager to ensure event successfulness and customer satisfaction. -Designed food and beverage menus for National and Local Accounts, guided sales, contracts, deposits, upsales, event procedures, summary reports, and event closeouts.
-Maintained association with existing clients and vendors to establish and retain alliance.
-Conducted cold calls to potential clients and maintained contact to structure relationships.
-Set agenda for Event Meetings with the General Managers and Kitchen / Bar Managers to emphasize F&B orders, event timelines, execution, staffing, layout and closing.
-Active communication with managers and staff to evaluate and maintain procedures, standards, identify methods for increasing effectiveness and respond proactively to needs.

Senior Event Planner

Global Partners, United States

June 2004 - June 2005 (1y 0m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Superb skills in convention floor and meeting session management, with extensive knowledge of technical production, set-up, tear down, staffing requirements and planning abilities.
-Organized room sets, meeting formats, on-site event management, damage control and scheduling of outside vendors.
-Superb contract negotiations, including hotel and convention space, food and beverage necessities, staffing, and production, working with contracts in excess of $1,000,000.00.
-Extensive travel to support events nationwide, ability to work extensive hours, and on-hand to provide creative problem solving solutions with patients and attention to detail.

Warehouse Specialist

Costco Wholesale, United States

September 2002 - June 2004 (1y 9m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

??? A team player with effective results in training, supervising and motivating employees.
??? Quickly and effectively solve customer concerns and challenges.
??? Developed merchandise format to reduce operation costs and safety issues.
??? Supported in stocking, credits, returns and order efficiency.
??? Excellent experience in rotation dates and inventory control.
??? Recognized strength in customer service & support, account maintenance, trouble-shooting, and proactive planning.

Project Director, Account Director, Sales Marketing Director

ASI, United States

February 1999 - September 2002 (3y 7m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Coordinated and executed all trade shows, marketing promotions, and direct sales ventures.
-Created visual and media print purchases and AV presentations for sales development and new market identification.
-Directed sales staff and achieved superb client development for new market penetration.
-Constructed all bids, proposals, blueprints, permits, budgets and installation schedules.
-Coordinated and managed all in-house staff and subcontractors through on-site direction in large-scale construction projects.

Sales Director, Project Manager, Event Director, Marketing Manager

Image Production, United States

March 1995 - March 1999 (4y 0m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Fostered dynamic relationships with motion picture, theater, entertainment and casino corporations.
-Coordinated and enforced events ranging from creative concept direction, contract negotiations, logistical support, site-surveys, staff, travel and technical production needs.
-Effectively coordinated and managed special event marketing for promotional tours, trade shows, conferences, industrial, and theatrical productions.
-Record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive marketing strategies in support of business goals and objectives.
-Expert in fostering account management by securing customer loyalty and client retention.
-Ensured all quality controls and budget considerations were met or exceeded, and facilitated administrative functions.
-Dictated direction for exhibits, sets, on-site promotions, signage, lighting, A/V, electrical requirements.

Event Producer-Director, Marketing Coordinator, Project Director

viacom, United States

March 1998 - January 1999 (0y 10m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Planned, specified, budgeted and executed all aspects of marketing tours, including sets, signage, graphics and exhibits.
-Coordinated corporate sponsorship for high impact exposure.
-Increased market awareness by advancing all TV, radio and print media in each city of promotional marketing tours.
-Produced and directed television and radio marketing specials.
-Supervised all in and out of market promotions and in-direct marketing events.
-Arranged all travel, transportation, shipping and accommodations for equipment, touring staff and talent.
-Designed all production needs including staging, lighting, sound, electric, trucking, permits and personnel.
-Generated weekly event reports, financial accounts and budget summaries throughout marketing tours.
-Proficiently managed event staff of 8 and supplemental staff of 30-100.

Technical Director, Production Designer, Event Manager

Osmond Brothers, United States

April 1992 - February 1995 (2y 10m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

-Created event concepts, promotions, scripts, special effect visuals, technical production and costumes.
-Produced and managed all aspects of special event entertainment and marketing for corporate clientele.
-Produced live television coverage for Children???s Miracle Network for live and filmed marketing promotions.
-Promoted and coordinated fundraising events for Osmond affairs.
-Developed entertainment projects and tours for Osmond Family.
-Directed and produced performers and technical staff.

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Gerald Pisk

Gerald Pisk

St Louis, Missouri