Was accountable for the PnL and led the teams that grew a business from under $10M to over $125M.
Led the carve-out of a business unit, forming the backbone of a new company comprised of corporate entities and individuals, which led to the signing of a major licensing agreement
Led the team that turned around a designer fashion business, which had been on a multi-year decline, achieving a 163% sales increase, and doubling the inventory turn in one year.
Led the team that turned around a consistently stagnant better fashion business, achieved a 195% increase in one year, with continued growth for years to come.
Achieved a 360% increase in a mature sales territory with
products that many considered were not really suitable
for the marketplace and climate conditions.
Started a new business and achieved a level of revenue
10x over my original plan in the first year.
Led the effort in the state of Minnesota to start a movement that focused on securing third-party representation in public office. These efforts led to the election of a registered third-party Governor, which has only happened five times over the past four decades.
Re-strategized and then led the team that resurrected a business unit from the grave and grew it to $10 million in less than three years.
Secured the master rights to a top 10 global brand, without having any prior connections to the parent company that owned the global trademarks.
Increased an account that represented 30% of the business, 589% in two years.
Increased sales in 10 of the company’s largest accounts between 60% and 119%, while substantially improving their GMROI.
Tasked with re-positioning a brand by breathing new life into a division that was stagnant for several years carrying excessive stale inventory and with a declining backlog, increased sales 85% in one year while maintaining profit margins.
Achieved $300k in sales for a start-up year one with no formal advertising.
Through public relations, intense lobbying, and traveling across the country to speak at trade shows, conventions, and participate in panels and on committees, was able to alter the discourse about two different important topics that affected many lives.