Ryan Hard

Ryan Hard

Professional bicycle enthusiast

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Summary

Experience

Expertise in Bicycle sales and distribution, pricing strategies, sales strategies, marketing strategies.
Purchasing, administration and staff training, supervision, motivation and mentoring.
Quick study with an ability to easily grasp and put into application new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies. Dedicated, goal orientated, innovative and self-motivated team player and builder.
Successfully launched the German bicycle brand FOCUS at the 2008 Tour of California.


Skills

Proven sales experience
Purchasing, administration, as well as staff training, supervision, motivation and mentor
Good negotiating skills
Quick study with an ability to easily grasp and put into application new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies
Dedicated, goal orientated, innovative and self-motivated team player and builder
Self-motivated and driven
Train and manage Sales and Staff
Strong overall business knowledge with the skill to communicate to partners and dealers
Excellent Customer Service skills
Attend and lead key functions of trade shows, events, demonstrations and sales meetings
Bilingual German and English
Ability to understand industry trends
Self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision
Excellent bicycle mechanic skills

The Story
After closing my shop in April 2015, I went on a cross county trip throughout the US and Canada, visited bicycle shops in 15 different states, and worked at seven different bicycle shops to get hands on experience of how bicycle shops operate in different regions of the US and Canada

Bicycle shop owner . 2006 – 2015

Bikewarrior ? 19449 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana CA 91356
- Voted best Bicycle Shop on www.mtbr.com 2008
- Voted best Bicycle Shop by Dailey News in 2009
- Voted best Bicycle Shop by Fox 11 TV channel in 2009

Bicycle Shop Owner . 2011- 2015
Custom Cycles 18424 ½ Ventura Blvd, Tarzana CA 91256

Bicycle Shop Owner 2003 – 2005
LIEBERT’S more than bikes Bonner Str.483 50968 Cologne Germany


Business Owner 1987-2000
Glees & Liebert oHG More than Bikes
Bicycle and Bicycle Parts Distribution Company Cologne Germany
Distributed CANNONDALE in Germany 1989-1993,
Distributed CANNONDALE in Belgium and Luxemburg 1987-1989
Distributed Bicycles and Accessories of the following companies all around Europe.
Avid, AMP, American Bikes, Bullseye, CDI, Cook Brothers, Chris King, Gatorz, Grafton Performance, Ringle, Paul Components, SDG, Mr. Dirt, Rocket Science, SRP, Sun Rims and more.
Created my own bicycle component brand “MISSING LINK”

CNC – Machine Operator1986 – 1989
Ford Motor Company Cologne Germany

Fahrzeugbauer 1982 – 1986
Hall Fahrzeugwerke Cologne Germany
Diploma in manufacturing of Big Rigs, Box Trucks and custom heavy duty equipment.



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