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Sales Management George V.

Peer 115 Lake Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08610 (home/fax) 609-341-8869 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 609-341-8869 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (cell) 609-610-2703 Introduction I have been a sales professional for the vast majority of my working career rang ing from "cold-calling" door to door to corporate negotiations. My competencies are: very strong closing skills, product knowledge and sales technique training, market analysis, managing sales staff and working as and with upper management in formulating strategies to bring a product to the market place and assure its success. Skills * 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. * Proven abilities with a background in telemarketing, customer relations, prod uct sales and management of account sales. * Exceptionally effective verbal and written communication skills along with st rong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills. * Ability to work alone as well as being a team player. * Very enthusiastic about new product sales, marketing policies and strategies. * Proficient in operational and production areas including purchasing, distribu tion, inventory management, product training and sales as well as customer relat ions. Work History GCP Sales LLC, Hamilton, NJ Salary: Approx. 70K, Commissions Only President /Independent Manufacturer's Representative, from June 2009-May 2010 * Representing Eastern PA, MD, DE, & D.C. for Top Knobs USA and Southern NJ for High Point USA. * Responsibilities as a manufacturer representative include developing and main taining the territory of a market area. * Handle cold calling, professional sales and market research. * Answer the inquiries of customers and assist them with product styling and de signs and all aspects of customer service. Top Knobs USA, Hillsborough, NJ Salary: 100K National Sales Manager, from April 2007-June 2009 * Responsible for recruiting and training independent reps for Top Knobs. * Seek out market trends and working with product development to implement new products relevant to our customer's needs. * Work hand in hand with senior management to trouble shoot and improve our com pany as a whole. * Additional responsibilities include attending, representing, and selling prod ucts at the National Kitchen and Bath Show, The International Builders show and several buying group shows. * Involved in development of new product, pricing, and planning internal and ex ternal company policies. Top Knobs USA, Hillsborough, NJ Salary: Approx. 83K, Salary+Bonuses Sales Manager, from June 2000-April 2007 * Initiated the sales department for Top Knobs. * Instrumental in hiring of additional sales force. * Development of sales training program.

* Additional responsibilities include attending, representing, and selling prod ucts at the National Kitchen and Bath Show, The International Builders show and several buying group shows. Individual Accomplishments * As an independent sales rep I achieved second highest sales in the country of "Top Knobs for the Bath" display boards, during its initial roll out... approx, $343,000 in six months. * Hired by Top Knobs to "build" their sales department which has made Top Knobs the leader in the decorative hardware industry. * My team (both in-house and out-side reps) grew the company from 1150 dealers in 2000 to over 7000+ by 2007. * During the same period my sales team and I helped grow Top Knobs from 10 mill ion in gross sales to over 24 million. * Promoted to Sales Manager by June 2001. * Promoted to National Sales Manager in April of 2007. * Was the top salesman four of six years from 2002 thru 2007 at Top Knobs. * Received a variety of other sales awards and prizes from previous positions t hroughout my career. Professional Organization Memberships MANA Manufacturers' Agents National Association www.manaonline.org NARI National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Bucks and Montgomery counties, PA) www.buckmontnari.org Educational Background Bachelor of Science Philadelphia Biblical University, Philadelphia, PA May 2000