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1986-2004

World Distribution Services, Inc.
Founder, President, CEO
Distribution of International/Canadian Mail
Start-Up Capital: $500
Provided executive leadership, vision and direction. Motivated employees, managers & senior staff, supervised six regional sales representatives, and created all marketing initiatives. Worked with Controller, Human Resources Director, IT Director and Vice President of Operations to establish corporate/warehouse policies & procedures, reduce overall operating costs, increase profitability, and improve system wide efficiencies.

1987 - Sales Revenue: $148,000
Corporate Office/Processing Facility: Waukesha, WI
Employee: 1

1988 - Sales Revenue: $250,000
Headquarters: Elk Grove Village, IL
Corporate Office/Processing Facility: 2,500 sq. ft.
Sales Office: Milwaukee
Employees: 5

2004 - Sales Revenue $20M
Headquarters: Elk Grove Village, IL
Corporate Office/Processing Facility: 60,000 sq. ft.
Sales Offices: Milwaukee, Minneapolis
Employees: 130
November 30, 2004 - Sold company to Pitney Bowes, Inc. (a $5B publically traded company)
Retired at age 47

 

2006-2014

Don Diegos of Indian Wells, California
Mexican Restaurant
Seating capacity: 240
Proprietor, Managing Partner
Responsibilities: Marketing (Traditional Advertising and Social Media)
February 26, 2014 - Sold Don Diego's of Indian Wells restaurant shares to partner
Retired for a second time at age 56


May 2011-December 2011

iCreate The Buzz
Palm Desert, CA
Founder, President, CEO
Established a social media marketing company. Offered services to small business owners who required Facebook and Foursquare pages, along with traditional advertising strategies. Also provided general business consulting.
May 2013 - Sold iCreate the Buzz to a Palm Desert marketing company.