2005-Current: Founder and Publisher, QViews

Systematically building a platform to attract readers with access to online, email and printed versions of the same content, keyed on current events.

  • Designing a newsletter publishing system based on blogging software adapted for use by any organization to maintain regular contact with their audiences.
  • Collecting benchmarking data on reader behavior and response.

2004-05: VP of Marketing, Safety United, Inc.

At this workplace safety consulting and training, my accomplishments included

  • Positioned the firm based on strengths and competitive advantages
  • Developed marketing plan and set up marketing performance tracking
  • Established 1,500 name database and wrote direct mail pieces.

1999-2005: Managing Director for FastHouston

As a volunteer for this nonprofit association dedicated to educating the business community about innovation, I

  • Performed public relations and designed invitations for events of up to 200 people
  • Planned and supervised educational seminars.

2002-04: Marketing Director, Griffing & Company, PC

In my part-time work for this suburban Houston accounting firm, some of my major contributions were

  • Designed presentations for seminar marketing programs
  • Planned and executed public relations campaign
  • Established email newsletter campaign.

1999-2002: Market Analyst, CGI IT Consulting

At the Houston branch of this large Montreal-based computer consulting firm, among my experiences were

  • Recommended industry and geographic markets for expansion
  • Installed a computer system for tracking sales leads and trained five users
  • Marketed information technology seminars using print and email invitations.

1998-99: Business Analyst, Shell Oil IT Division

As a contractor for the information systems division of Shell Oil Company, I

  • Managed the refinement and testing of a large Oracle database for tracking customer activity
  • Planned and supervised computer upgrades for dozens of sales people.

1991-92: Marketing Director, Microcomputer Power

For this corporate computer dealership, I managed all aspects of marketing, advertising and sales support.

  • Captured $1,000,000 in co-op funds from vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple.
  • Supervised and developed a staff including creative and administrative support personnel.
  • Increased readership and productivity of newsletter by redesigning it for maximum co-op participation.
  • Enhanced customer database of 15,000 contacts for faster identification of selling opportunities.

1990-91: Account Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather

At the Houston branch of this New York-based advertising agency, I led a team responsible for all sales support and government advertising for Compaq Computers.

  • Improved profitability of client's $3 million sales promotion budget.
  • Doubled my staff by increasing client satisfaction and obtaining more assignments for the team.
  • Groomed my successor from an employee formerly considered 'not management material.'