Introduction

Business Description

The Academy of Business Training is dedicated to helping companies train professional men and women to improve their business skills and knowledge to enable them to pursue opportunities for career advancement through public classes in Cincinnati, OH; live interactive webinars; instructor led self-study; and group training at your facility.

My Skills

customer-service
strategic-planning
microsoft-excel
team-building
microsoft-office
social-media
microsoft-word
budgets
powerpoint
process-improvement
project-management
marketing
management
marketing-strategy
sales-management
account-management
inventory-management
public-speaking
business-management-training
business-management-solutions
entrepreneurship-development
start-up-support
enterprise-education
training-leadership
employee-training
train-the-trainer-programs
training
coaching
leadership-development
staff-development
crm
time-management

Work/Experience

Executive Director at Academy of Business Training

May 2011 - Present
Manage the daily operations of the Academy of Business Training offering public classes Cincinnati, OH, live interactive webinars, and self-study courses.

President at Tri-County Restoration and Improvement, Inc. (formerly Blue Chip Builders, Inc.)

October 2005 - April 2011
Managed the daily operations of a nationally recognized general contractor/construction management company specializing in the maintenance, repair, improvement, and construction of buildings. Monitored schedules to insure on time project completion. Provided reports to the owner concerning staff objectives, recommendations, and performance; industry trends and pricing; potential cost reductions; operational improvements; and recommended policy changes. Sourcing, negotiating with, contracting and overseeing subcontractors and suppliers. Responsible for the planning, procurement, and maintenance of company assets. Directed the marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations activities of the company.

President at Blue Chip Builders, Inc.

January 1992 - September 2005
Managed the daily operations of a nationally recognized general contractor/construction management company specializing in the maintenance, repair, improvement, and construction of buildings. Monitored schedules to insure on time project completion. Provided reports to the owner concerning staff objectives, recommendations, and performance; industry trends and pricing; potential cost reductions; operational improvements; and recommended policy changes. Sourcing, negotiating with, contracting and overseeing subcontractors and suppliers. Responsible for the planning, procurement, and maintenance of company assets. Directed the marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations activities of the company.

General Manager at Blue Chip Contracting

January 1987 - January 1991
Managed the daily operations of a commercial interior finish company. Projects included retail, office, nursing homes and hospitals.
• Streamlined company from 30 employees to 12 while maintaining owner's desired net income.
• Improved net profit from -2.1% to 4%

Owner/Manager at Fleming Properties

January 1984 - January 1987
• Established rental rate by surveying local rental rates, calculated overhead costs, depreciation, taxes, and profit goals.
• Attracted tenants by advertising vacancies, obtained referrals from current tenants, explained advantages of location and services, showed units, contracted with tenants by negotiated leases, collected security deposit; accomplished financial objectives by collecting rents, paying bills, forecasted requirements, prepared an annual budget, scheduled expenditures, analyzed variances, initiated corrective action;
• Maintained property by investigating and resolving tenant complaints, enforced rules of occupancy, inspected vacant units and completed repairs, planned renovations, contracted with landscaping and snow removal services, maintained building systems by contracting for maintenance services, supervised repairs; secured property by contracting with security patrol service, installed and maintained security devices, established and enforced precautionary policies and procedures, responded to emergencies, enforced occupancy policies and procedures by confronting violators.
• Prepared reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends; updated job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations; and accomplished organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, explored opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

President at Professional Pet Centers, Inc.

January 1975 - January 1984
Managed the daily operations of a local chain.
• Completed store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees, followed up on work results; maintained store staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintained store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planned, monitored, and appraised job results.
• Achieved financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, initiating corrective actions; identified current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand service requirements; ensured availability of merchandise and services by approving contracts, maintaining inventories; formulated pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities, determining additional needed sales promotion, authorizing clearance sales, studying trends; marketed merchandise by studying advertising, sales promotion, and display plans, analyzed operating and financial statements for profitability ratios.
• Secured merchandise by implementing security systems and measures; protected employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment; maintained the stability and reputation of the stores by complying with legal requirements.
• Determined marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements and departmental sales records; maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies; maintained operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures; contributed to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Information Officer at U. S. Army Signal School

January 1972 - January 1975
Information Officer - Primary spokesperson for the signal school and assigned to the Commandant. Interfaced with staff officers, local organizations, elected officials, and the local and national media.
• Responsible for the school’s newspaper, radio and TV operations, and the Hometown News Release Program.
• Audio Visual Director for the top secret Communications Systems Program Review attended by the Commanding Generals of the U. S. Army Material Command and the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
• Junior Officer’s Club, President

Education

Eastern Kentucky University

Degree: BA
Field of Study: Broadcast Management

Publications

Academy of Business Training Blog

Publication: Academy of Business Training
Date: Dec 13, 2017
Business tips for employers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Location

Contact Information

260 Northland boulevard, Suite 326
Cincinnati, OH
Phone: 888-632-2093

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