2008-present: I help businesses navigate modern entrepreneurship to increase sales and profits by developing strategies to get clear on your business model, understand your numbers and best use social media.
2006 - 2012: Owner, Parlez Wireless, a TELUS Authorized Dealership. This was a bricks and mortar Retail Store selling mobile phones. The business did over 1M a year in sales and was successfully sold in 2012.
1997 - 2006: Regional Sales Manager, TELUS. I started working with Clearnet (later acquired by TELUS) in 1997 and was part of a pilot where six retail stores opened in Canada. I later worked with a small team to build out 30 locations across Canada in a six month period, and continued to work at a senior management level until 2006. My scope of responsibility was national, was responsible for attaining 100M sales budgets, forecasting sales, headcount and was accountable to the bottom line in our business unit.
Strengths from this job include: fanatical understanding of business numbers, strong leadership skills, solid training abilities, ability to drive results and impact client experience, as well as strategic planning.