Adco Associates, Owner
Founded and self-funded successful promotional products company for 25 years. Grew customer base to over 150 clients nationally. Differentiated the company by listening to client needs, maintaining direct customer interaction throughout the entire process, and following up to make sure customer needs were met. Integrated personal capital, labor, warehousing, and technologies to launch four e-commerce stores over 20 years. Collaborated with manufacturers, designers and suppliers to bring innovative, useful products that were consistent with clients' overall marketing and branding plans and delivered these goods through multiple marketing channels. Maintained a 25-year business partnership with Owens & Minor, Inc. and coordinated over 300 special events with 40 locations nationwide.
Kelly Marketing, Inc., Sales, Sales Manager
Initiated contact and developed a client base of over 75 customers including not-for-profit, fortune 500, and small businesses. Developed a network of suppliers that provided quality merchandise, competitive prices, and ensured timely deliveries. Communicated and monitored goals and leads of sales team, and evaluated team performance.
- BBA, Marketing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia