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Curtis Rons
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CURTIS H. RONS

[email protected] @CurtisRons

linkedin.com/in/curtisrons/ 612-590-0992

PROFILE

I help people and organizations exceed their goals and potential through improved communication and increased knowledge.

To achieve these results I provide:

• Understanding of how people communicate internally and externally to reach mutual business success, increase productivity and maximize profitability.

• Knowledge of Marketing and specifically Social Media to grow their businesses and relationships, improve collaboration and increase performance.

• Leadership to take responsibility for process and results.

• Training that dispenses information, expertise and knowledge to impact their productivity.

• Meaningful relationships that connect them with others through networking.

• Outstanding customer service that results in fantastic client experiences.

• The ability to embrace change and manage that change for growth.

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

• Immediately Impacting Change Through Relationships

Increased top-line sales growth ($4M to $41M annually) and bottom line margin dollars ($300K to $2.4M annually) in first 21 months at previous position.

• New Business Generator/Networking and Referral Expert

Earned “New Business Achievement/Top Performing Sales Associate” recognition in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Added $2.5M new annual revenue by leveraging 2 store account gain into 70 store corporate client using supreme customer service and innovative marketing knowledge and processes that resulted in referrals.

• Organizational, Collaborative and Multi-tasking Skills

Expanded monthly revenue from $324K to $800K in a base of over a hundred small/medium business clients while managing two large key account teams.

• Proactively Embraces Challenges

Promoted and took immediate leadership roles in new areas of responsibility, revitalizing and driving growth with fresh ideas, increased client touches, dedicated customer service and collaboration with fellow associates and new clients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Account Executive

Ingram Entertainment, Minneapolis, MN 1996-2013

Initiated and managed client relationships and drove sales of entertainment software for billion-dollar distributor. Increased annual revenue $35M and margin dollars $1.75M : landed the second largest corporate customer, led and integrated account team and developed and implemented innovative customer service practices that streamlined productivity and logistics; maintained corporate-leading high margins by driving and managing the growth of 100+ small/medium business clients.



Sales Manager

R. W. Sales, St. Paul, MN 1991-1996

Manufacturers’ Rep firm in the security, sound and communications industries: Grew security business 400% in 4 years by taking a leadership role in launching security division, transforming firm into the premier security rep specialists in the market. Leveraged technical product knowledge, systems interconnectivity expertise, sales training and trade show networking to become the point person for security consultation, resulting in major growth and productive referral business.



Relative Experience

Esselte Meto, Inc.:

Centurion Club-winning district manager with varied client base including 3M Medical Products resulting in 158% territory growth in first 2 years.

SCM Office Products:

President’s Club-winning sales executive promoted into various positions of increasing responsibilities in five regions throughout the U.S. over seven years, in the consumer and office automation markets.



SKILLSET

• Experienced in networking, social media skills, marketing, sales and utilizing referrals for business development and maximizing organizational performance.

• Advanced communications and leadership skills used to build account and project teams, promote client partnerships and increase revenues and profits across the board.

• Dedicated to being an active leader, participating in a strong corporate culture, projecting a professional image, brand and perception.

• StrengthsFinders: Learner, Analytical, Individualization, Achiever, Responsibility.

EDUCATION

National Institute For Social Media: NISM Strategist Certification, 2013

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Bachelor of Sciences in Management/Marketing

• Concentration in Management, Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Operations and Finance.

ACTIVITIES

Rosemount Family Resource Center: Coordinator/Volunteer

Valley Athletic Association, Valley United Soccer Club: Coach, 2002-2010; RHS Soccer Booster

Professional Sales Association Member
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