I am reaching out to you in an effort to explore opportunities that I believe may be a match for my background. I have spent the past 30 years gathering experiences as a retail executive, of which 11 years were spent as the Vice President of Retail Stores for a $1 Billion Dollar national retailer.
Starting from scratch, I developed the concept, opened and operated a nationwide chain of 365 specialty apparel sportswear, pro shops and convenience stores, 200 full service Juice Bars and created a nationwide management team with revenues exceeding $200 million annually, a retail business within a business.
I spent over 5 years demonstrating my adaptability and versatility by assuming the additional management of the distressed Southeast Region of a health/wellness/fitness industry giant as the Regional Vice President of Operations and converting it into cash generating division profit centers.
During this period, I created an operating budget in excess of $150 million, with sales revenue exceeding $200 Million annually. There was a period of over 5 years working to develop and co-operating the franchise division of General Nutrition Centers, which became the number #3 franchise opportunity in the country.
There was an assignment in which I expatriated to England operating as the Managing Director of a business acquisition from purchase, through development, expansion and preparation for the eventual, very profitable, sale of that company.
So what it demonstrates is leadership, flexibility, and team building abilities, problem-solving capability, and experience to manage diverse groups of people to achieve profitable results, and above all the ability to build a great team of future leaders and drive a sales team. I look forward to discussing my background and this opportunity which may be a suitable match.