Leadership*- 5th grade president, Captain/Founder of LB State and HB High National Championship Surf Teams, Led a team of 105 while running many facets of Quiksilver’s operations, led multiple global IT projects/teams to successful completion that brought high ROI, managed hundreds of people while working in a union environment while beating productivity goals, completed FedEx leadership training program and earned the whitehead leadership award at University of Redlands while getting his MBA.
Cross Functional Experience*- 4 years demand creation, 8 years in business development, 14 years operations, led a litany of IT projects (SAP, B2B, CRM, Vendor Portal etc), 3 years retail, 3 years professional surfing career.
Competitive*- 3 X national champion surfer, 2 X presidents club winner while at FedEx, 1 time 5 star award winner while at FedEx (highest company honor)
Entrepreneurial*- launched 3 small businesses that were industry firsts. First competitive surf school, First Action Sports Fragrance brand, First action sports memorabilia ecommerce play, developed and grew FedEx’s action sports and apparel division from a small base to over 40 million in revenue while leading all sales, marketing and product collaboration, founded and owned a successful night club promotion business.
Education*- Undergrad degrees in Marketing and Communications, MBA with emphasis in global business, executive training at FedEx and Ports of America in negotiation, leadership, project management, solution selling...
Empathetic*- Founder of a humanitarian non-profit that has raised over 100k in funding, graduate of One Campaign’s Griot program, 4 children,
Strategic*- key stakeholder, strategy developer, executor in multiple re-organizations in Sales, Sales Operations, Customer Service, Logistics, Licensing etc.
Hard Working*- worked 5 jobs while paying his own way through college, got his first job at 13 years old and he continues to lead by example when it comes to work ethic.