After nearly a decade of involvement in campaign finance, politics and policy-making, in August, 2009, I chose to take on new challenges as an entrepreneur and co-founder of two small businesses; a fitness training facility and an athletic apparel brand. The responsibilities I have managed over my career have given me a wealth of experience establishing product line plans, coordinating production, orchestrating merchandising strategies, defining key performance indicators, designing tracking mechanisms, creating and managing budgets, projecting forecasts, conducting analysis, extracting relevant information, identifying trends and writing and implementing strategic plans. I would ideally like to focus my career on merchandising and product strategy with responsibilities centered on budgeting, forecasting, and customer, product and category insight analysis. The challenge of building complex models that incorporate current trends and historical data is a challenge I particularly enjoy and have increasingly excelled at as a small business owner and campaign finance manager. Ultimately, I aspire to secure a position which allows me to contribute value from my experience and allows me the opportunity to grow and continue learning how to develop and apply my skills effectively. Upon being offered such an opportunity, I will be ready to hit the ground running and materially contribute to exceeding all expectations for success.