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Jeff Mezzatesta

2083 Autumn Ridge Way, Spring Hill, TN 37174 * Cell: 615 772-6211 * jmae53
50@westpost.net
Senior Level Management Executive
Seeking position to apply demonstrated leadership, business management, marketin
g, communication and staff development skills proven in 22 years of successful e
xecutive level management.

CAREER PROFILE
* Enthusiastic and personable business professional with rich mix of business de
velopment, marketing, communications and operations management for multi-million
-dollar organizations operating in multiple locations.
* Twenty two years of senior level management experience navigating through vari
ous economic climates and market conditions.
* Motivated problem-solver that relies on both practical and creative ideas to a
chieve operational efficiency. Proven history in generating consistent growth o
n company's bottom line; ability to lead people to operational and productivity
improvements.
* Diversely experienced at project management related to product start-ups, turn
arounds and assimilations into core operations. Talent for quickly understandin
g situations and making analytical decisions to produce positive outcomes.
* Assimilated multiple new products and acquisitions into primary operations. D
irected and managed operational efficiencies including accounting and billing fu
nctions, structured revenue strategies and fostered cultural changes.
* Outstanding in both written and verbal communications. Ability to conduct pres
entations for all levels of management.
* Hands-on supervisor that challenges and inspires staff to improve productivity
and contribution to the company. Promoted more than a dozen employees to depart
ment manager positions through effective coaching. Ability to develop and maint
ain excellent work environment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Operations Management/ Business Development
* Achieved operating income growth of 13 - 28% between 1995 and 2007. Leadershi
p and operations skills led organization through two recession periods.
* Developed and managed marketing, sales, expansion and brand strategies for 13
unique profit centers in diverse markets. Increased revenues from $5 to $15 mil
lion between 1997 and 2007.
* Achieved and maintained first-ever million-dollar operating income performance
s in two separate profit centers.
* Managed the launch of eight new products from 1995-2007.
* Exceeded company's prior operating income by 150% within four years of sale of
two-thirds of operational assets.
* Exceeded 3Q 2009 operating income estimate by $147,000 by creating new revenue
opportunities, reducing costs and establishing efficiency in operations.
* Reduced unused and outdated inventory through creative sales program that gene
rated more than $12,000 in new revenue within four weeks.
* Responsible for strategies for turnarounds in two profit centers from negative
cash flow to positive in 12 months or less. Continued to increase operating mar
gins to near 15%.
Staff Development &Training
* Handpicked by CEO to establish annual company-wide training program for two se
parate departments of operations. Developed curriculum, hired trainers and organ
ized venue accommodations and program.
* Coached and promoted at least 12 individuals to department or site management
positions
* Strong ability to convey complex problems to all levels of staff. Excellent p
ublic speaking skills.
* Supervised up to 110 employees including 15 general managers/ department heads
.
* Developed and implemented at least 10 staff training seminars.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
AHP, Franklin, TN February 2009 - March 2010
Senior Vice President of Operations
ACM, Dallas, TX
Chesapeake Publishing Corp., Elkton, MD 1988 - January 2009
Division President/Vice President
EDUCATION
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts 1980
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
President of Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association - Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2004
Co-chairman MDDC 100th Anniversary Committee - Nov. 2005 to May 2008.
Member Board of Directors MDDC Foundation Board - Dec. 2007 to Jan. 2009
Director, Union Hospital of Cecil County Foundation Board Inc. - 1999 to 2003