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Charles V.

Pappas
16781 Chagrin Blvd. #324 a- Shaker Heights, OH a- 44120 a- (216) 496-8486 a- Em
ail cpc13cae@westpost.net

a Executive Sales and Marketing Management a


OBJECTIVE
Proven professional seeks challenging and responsible management position where
education and extensive experience in all phases of business operations will be
fully utilized to deliver profitable results.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
20+ years of broad, successful experience in all aspects of sales and product d
evelopment
Excellent problem solving skills, strong communication skills, specialize in lic
ense product development and sales, extensive background in corporate turnaround
and growth situations, proven experience creating, motivating, and managing sal
es teams.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Team Products
Cleveland, OH
Chief Operating Officer
Jan 2006 a" Present
Work to develop a new licensed product division for a manufacturer of 3-D embo
ssed metal products. Responsible for building and running division.
a Assisted with product design and planning.
a Responsible for hiring and managing sales reps, established sales groups, desi
gn artists.
a Worked directly with large retailers and bookstores to sell and promote produc
ts.
a Responsible for acquiring character (Marvel) WWE and sports (CLC Colleges, Pro
Sports Leagues) licenses.

Sports and Entertainment Group (S.E.G.)


Cleveland, OH/ St. Louis, MO
Chief Operating Officer
2000 -- 2006
Assisted foreign businesses in bringing their products into the U.S.. Responsibl
e for creating infrastructure to support U.S. distribution, sales force, and pro
duct rollout strategy including the creation of marketing programs.
Ampro Sportswear
Philadelphia, PA
Director of Sales, Marketing, and Licensing
1996 a" 2000
Develop new markets and expand existing market base. Brought in licensing agree
ments for NASCAR and NHRA. Created a private label for AND1 which became a prim
ary supplier for Footlocker. Worked on clothing and footwear line for Big Daddy
. Assisted in the expansion of Amproas contract service in the areas of screen
printing and embroidery.
PAPP Enterprises
Consultant
1993 a" 1996
Major projects included:
1. DEMCO. Contracted as a personal consultant for DEMCO Corporation, directing N
ew Products Division, specializing in licensed and non-licensed apparel. Respons
ibile for design, coordination and product development, cost/pricing, production
, distribution and overall profit and loss. Coordinated and developed ASI and Pr
emium lines by working directly with artists, salesmen and manufacturers on desi
gns, but having authority for final approval on all items.
2. 1994 FIFA World Cup. Developed apparel and non-apparel (e.g. posters, mugs, h
ats) lines for FIFA, with a special line for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Goods were produced in all participant countries native languages and distribut
ed domestically and internationally on retail and wholesale basis as well as com
plimentary copies to consulates and embassies.
3. NASCAR. Developed NASCAR and NASCAR driveras apparel and non-apparel goods wi
th marketing support and distribution domestically and internationally. The corp
orate goal with NASCAR was to increase visibility and recognition through nation
al retail chains, mass merchandisers, etc., ultimately elevating NASCAR drivers
population to match that of professional sports stars in basketball, football an
d baseball. The company was sold at the end of 1996

Hummer Sportswear
Cleveland, OH/ Fayettville, NC
Founder/Sales Manager
1985 a" 1993
Founded a company offering licensed apparel products and managed all sales and m
arketing aspects. Responsible for the design and production lines, ranging from
toddler to adult sizes. Worked directly with the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, ICE, NCAA a
nd Disney to acquire licenses for apparel being manufactured. Managed a national
sales force in the retail and college markets from the licensed product and gen
erated $80 MM in sales in seven years. Merchandised apparel lines through major
retailers including K-Mart, Wal-Mart, J.C. Penny, Disney, Target, Sears (retail
and catalog) and Cedar Point.

EDUCATION
Harvard University Graduate School of Business
Boston, Massachusetts
Owner, President, Manager Program (OPM) 1982
Union College
Schenectady, New York
Bachelor of Science, Economics - 1981
Professional Hockey Player
1979-1985

References available upon request