J.D. Stroud


I am a strong believer that anything can be achieved through positivity, team work and self-motivation. As a self-starter striving to be a part of something bigger and better, I have been able to leverage my beliefs to ensure every detail of my projects is outlined and fulfilled from start to finish, often resulting in outcomes that are above and beyond expectations. This thirst for knowledge and new experiences, coupled with my genuine attitude and strong com- munication skills has perpetuated my growth and experience across many focuses within the fields of marketing, sales and customer relationships. I am driven to work for companies that share this belief for a greater positive ethos in the world.
Work Experience
Brand Partnerships & Event Coordinator 02/2014 to Current
Aviator Nation
Venice Beach, CA
Beginning as a retail store employee, I was quickly promoted by store Ownership due to my skill set and strengths in corporate communication and ambassadorship. Continuing to work my way up, I focused on handling all external Event Coordination and Brand Partnerships for the clothing line. My work focuses on the development and maintenance of crucial vertical partnerships, including nationwide events such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, X-Games, and more. Responsibilities range from communication and partnership with Festival Production teams to securing Aviator’s sponsorships for consumer sales activations and merchandise contracts. While on site, I have also focused on managing all consumer activations and communications. In addition to managing every detail start to finish for events, I have also focused on the following: Non-Profit partnerships and donations, creation of mid-level email marketing campaigns, brand ambassadorship and direct consumer marketing though social media content creating, and management of customer service.
Senior Consultant 01/2011 to 10/2011
at Herbalife, I built a strong personal customer base and guided other employees towards achieving their personal commission goals as well.
Manager & Key Holder
Active Ride Bike Shop
Beginning as a seasonal employee, I quickly was promoted to Store Manager based on proven achievements in sales, industry knowledge and communication skills with customers. Moving from a large company to a smaller company, proved to be inspiring as I enjoyed learning about the ins and outs of many parts of the business.
El Segundo, CA Achieved substantial sales based on product knowledge and strong customer communications. Through my time
02/2013 to 02/2014 Santa Monica, CA
Digital Cinema
Art Institute of Los Angeles
Associate of Science: Anthropology
Santa Barbara City College
2013 Santa Monica, CA
2012 Santa Barbara, CA
Excellent Customer Service Employee Management Merchandising
Inventory Control
Sales Record Keeping
Social Media Management
Event Coordination
Brand & Sponsorship Partnerships Retail Industry Knowledge
Shopify Basic Knowledge Microsoft Word Knowledge Microsoft Excel Knowledge Microsoft Power Point Knowledge
Basic Photography Editing Skills Adobe Light Room Knowledge Iconosquare Knowledge
Basic Email Marketing Skills Mail Chip Knowledge
Brand Ambassadorship Excellent Communication Skills Exemplary Work under Pressure Face Paced
Will Travel for Work
Skill Set
Additional Accomplishments
Work Accomplishments
Promoted to Senior Consultant for high volume sales company within a year.
Hosted Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza for two years in a row.
Signed merchandise and vendor contracts with Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Gover- nor’s Ball, Go Pro, Vestal, Sasquatch, X-Games, and many more.
Signed large sponsorship and “turn-key experience” with Winter X Games. Including Social Media Marketing, Athlete Gifting and Logo Inclusion on Jumbo-screens.
Executed marketing plan with Honda Motorcycles for vendor strategy at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX for SXSW.
Promoted to Management within retail setting within three months of employment. Fulfilled supervisor duties while Store Manager was out of the office.
Personal Accomplishments
Hiked 22 miles through the Na’Pali jungles of Hawaii, where I learned how to live of the land from locals.
Helped re-build homes in Louisiana one month after Hurricane Katrina.
Volunteer regularly for Beach Clean Ups.
Self sufficient solo foreign traveler.
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