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Resume for Howard W. for Executive Manager / Retail in Minneapolis, Minnesota




Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Retail
Country: United States City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota ZIP: 55416



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Howard J. W.  Dean Court ♦ Minneapolis, MN 

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OBJECTIVE

Returning to my roots where I achieved my greatest professional success.  Seeking a Senior Leadership Operations position, where primary focus in driving sales and profits is achieved by building customer loyalty through consistent innovative delivery of quality products and exceptional customer service. 

EXECUTIVE PROFILE

   Detail and resultsoriented, integritydriven leader who accomplishes key company objectives through

carefully selected, welltrained people who understand the importance of their jobs and are given the training, tools, coaching and accountability to be successful and grow professionally

►    Managed multiunit retail operations, driving high sales and margins with customercentric cultures

►    Had full P&L responsibility for three < $m companies 

►    Created all infrastructure for two successful retail startups that fulfilled unmet needs

►    Marketing plans resulted in leading name brands in both startups’ markets by end of Y

►    Article on the Customer Loyaltycentric culture published March  

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Cofounded and served as Director of MultiUnit Operations for two < $m retail startups in unrelated servicedependent industries bakery/ coffeehouses and athletic clubs.  Developed and executed marketing programs for both companies that resulted in leading name brands in their respective markets, one in less than six months, the other by end of year one. Consistently delivering high quality products and services the customers wanted, coupled with corporate cultures committed to exceeding customer experiences, were key contributing factors.
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  • Opened and managed operations of four retail bakeries in first three years of an upscale, gourmet baking company with retail, manufacturing and distribution divisions.  Planned and executed all logistics for new store openings.  It was named Portland’s bakery less than six months after opening.  Sales in month one hit $, far above industry norms and exceeded $, in month four.  Per square foot sales for first four stores ranged from $, $, industry norm was $.  Portland stores averaged % contribution margins, in line with industry metrics.
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  • Athletic club startup was first to offer fullyequipped fitness centers in San Francisco Bay Area.  By achieving engagement of its members through various health and wellness programs that were constantly evaluated and modified through member feedback systems, clubs’ annual “controllable attrition” was consistently in the % range, significantly better than industry standards.  Returned an average of % on sales to ownership in first six years of operation.
  • Successfully executed a financial turnaround for a , sq. ft. $m sports and fitness complex that had lost % of its customer base.  Increased customer levels % in months, increasing cash flow in less than two years to % of income after debt service.
  • CAREER SUMMARY

    Sabes Jewish Community Center Minneapolis, MN 

    Chief Operating Officer nonprofit

    Served on the JCC Executive Team and shared in the leadership of the Center, including strategic direction.  Oversaw and held P&L responsibility for various program departments.

  • Provided leadership to the Health and Wellness department for a sixmonth period following departure of the General Manager, meeting primary financial objectives and maintaining quality service delivery.
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  • Staffed and led two board taskforces that developed strategies for increases in program participation
  •       and contributed revenues in two lowperforming departments. 

    Howard J. W. Page Two

    W. Consulting, LLC Portland, OR 

    Principal

    Provided business management consulting to small businesses.  Services included business plan development, multiyear forecasts, financial management, business model analysis and market research.

    Oregon Wire Products, LLC Portland, OR 

    President

    Managed operations of a yearold $m manufacturing company of steel wire products that had just been sold.  Key challenges included low employee morale, no marketing plan or website, and no new products had been added for years.

  • Positively changed corporate culture to one of valuing and recognizing employee contributions, sharing financial statements with employees and offering bonus opportunities, both firsts.  As a result, employee productivity and commitment increased, and turnover decreased.
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  • Implemented multifaceted marketing program, including the company’s participation at major national industry trade shows and introduction of a nationally trademarked line of retail wire garden products.
  • Big Wake, Inc. Portland, OR 

    Chief Operating Officer

    Oversaw operations for a small startup marketing and distribution channel for regional boat manufacturers, enabling CEO to focus on funding, investor relations and strategic issues.

    Marsee Baking Portland, OR 

    Cofounder and Director of MultiUnit Operations ’ – ‘ / New Store Development ‘ ‘

    Opened and managed multiunit operations for the first four retail bakeries of an upscale, gourmet baking company with retail, manufacturing and distribution divisions.  Planned and executed all logistics for new store openings.  Company’s corporate culture was quality customer servicecentric, while also valuing and recognizing employee contributions.

  • Developed and executed marketing programs, including a preopening guerilla marketing plan that resulted in company being named bakery in Portland less than six months after opening. Sales in month one hit $, far above industry norms and exceeded $, in month four.
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  • Developed and managed growth of its wholesale division to accounts in months, a strategy to quickly create broad market brand awareness, far faster than what a few stores could have done.
  •  
  • Per square foot sales for first four stores ranged from $, $, industry norm was $.  The Portland stores averaged % contribution margins, in line with industry metrics.
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    Sequoia Athletic Club Canoga Park, CA 

    General Manager financial turnaround

    Held full P&L responsibility for a , square foot club with $m in annual sales and staff. Implemented club’s annual marketing plan.  Club had lost % of its customer base the prior two years.

  • Focused on consistent quality service delivery and well maintained facilities, combined with collaborative teambased problem solving.  Successfully executed financial turnaround: increased customer levels % within months and increased cash flow in less than two years to % of income after debt service.
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    Howard J. W. Page Three

    Schoeber’s Athletic Clubs, Inc. San Francisco, CA 

    Cofounder and Director of MultiUnit Operations

    Developed all infrastructure for, and oversaw all operations of, four fullservice athletic clubs with $m+ in sales and employee workforce of .  Was first club company to offer fullyequipped fitness centers in San Francisco Bay area.  Managed cash flow, held full P&L responsibility and directed all marketing. 

  • Through consistent quality service delivery that drove strong member referrals, and a targeted marketing plan, established a leading name brand in its niche by end of year one.
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  • Through active engagement of its members through various fitness programs that were constantly evaluated and modified to meet member needs, annual “controllable attrition” was consistently in the
  • % range, significantly better than industry averages. 

  • Through ongoing, focused management of sales, expenses and key operating metrics, returned an average of % on sales to ownership in first six years of operation.
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    Safeway Stores, Inc. & Food Fair Stores San Diego, CA 

    Assistant Store Manager

    Worked in all departments at the two companies, stocking, pricing and serving customers.  In last months at Safeway, served as Assistant Store Manager, with responsibility for employee hiring, training, scheduling, ordering and store maintenance. 

    EDUCATION

    San Diego State University Bachelor of Science in Business, Marketing emphasis:  
     

    PROFESSIONAL GROUPS and AFFILIATIONS

    Carlson School of Management Student Mentor

    Twin Cities Business Startup Meetup

    LinkedIn present

    Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network

    Oregon Young Entrepreneur’s Association

    International Health & Racquetball Sports Association;

    attended all national conventions from ; ;  
     

    COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK

    Minneapolis Jewish Federation Annual Campaign Solicitor

    Meals on Wheels

    Cedar Sinai Park, Board Member, Finance and Audit Committees

    Mittleman JCC Chair, Membership Marketing Committee

    Portland Jewish Federation, Board Member, Finance and Nominating Committees

    Portland Jewish Academy, Board Member , Board President


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