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LORNE W. SEARIGHT 109 Kimberwick Rd. C: 419.989.7510 H: 419-884-6365 Lexington, OH 44904 Email: lsfd5fc2@westpost.

net OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT * P&L OVERSIGHT * RETAIL EXPERTISE Vendor Relations ~ International Management Expertise ~ Team Leadership Highly astute and focused operations director with a comprehensive history leadi ng multiple retail locations. Leverage well developed critical and creative thin king processes; develop policies and manage culturally and professionally divers e teams to consistently exceed objectives. Proactively establish relationships w ith district and area managers, and internal stakeholders to ensure employee per formance levels, store operations, and company policies are met and enforced. Im plement programs and policies that are adopted as best practices. AREAS OF EXPERTISE * * * * * Strategic Planning * Inventory Control Safety Compliance * Quality Assurance Processes Corporate Monitoring * Internal & Regulatory Audits Data Analysis & Reporting * Human Resource Capabilities International Retail Expertise * Team Leadership & Development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DAYMON WORLDWIDE, San Diego, CA Director of Operations (2006-Present); Operations Manager (2003-2006); District Manager (2003) 2003-Present Directed and managed an international team of four operations managers, 22 distr ict managers and 128 area managers for the world's leading private label broker and consumer events services. Oversaw P&L and operational budgets. Achieved sati sfactory ratings on internal store audits on employee performance, store operati ons, and safety compliance. Communicated cultural business protocols to facilita te positive client relationships. Selected Accomplishments: * Successfully organized, managed, and launched a joint venture retail project i n Japan between Daymon Worldwide and Aeon. * Launched a new venture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, collaborating exclusively with grocery retailer Giant Eagle and achieving profits of more than $1 million in the first year of operation. * Managed a domestic team of four district managers and 26 area managers as oper ations manager; exceeded P&L budgetary goals three years consecutively allowing for annual salaried manager bonuses. * Supervised a team of seven area managers as District Manager; achieved satisfa ctory ratings on internal store audits on employee performance, store operations , and safety compliance, ensuring that all company policies were enforced. IMPRESSIONS APPAREL, Pontiac, MI Regional Manager 2002-2003 Expertly directed the operations of 22 retail apparel store locations in five st ates. Oversaw all areas from human resources, P&L, purchasing, merchandising, ma nagement performance, and vendor relations.

Selected Accomplishment: * Achieved monthly profit goals consistently and the lowest turnover rate in the company, and seven stores attained top ten sales performers in the company. * Improved employee morale and performance by establishing an "open door" commun ications policy with management. Continued...

LORNE W. SEARIGHT - PAGE 2 C: 419.989.7510 * E: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - CONTINUED QUALITY FARM & FLEET, Alliance, OH Store Manager 1998-2001 Managed the daily operations of a lawn mower and outdoor power equipment supplie r and oversaw the operations of four additional locations including, human resou rces, P&L, purchasing, merchandising, management performance, and vendor relatio ns. Selected Accomplishments: * Increased sales and profitability through the improvement of store standards, the elimination or reduction of expenses, and re-training of staff in merchandis ing and customer service skills. * Improved employee engagement and morale by establishing "open door" management communications policies and being attentive to employee concerns and suggestion s. WAL-MART STORES INC., OH, IN, MI Automotive District Manager (1995-1998); Store Manager (1993-1995); Assistant Manager (1991-1993) 1991-1998 Skillfully managed a district of retail store locations for one of the largest m ass retailers in the world. Oversaw all human resource functions, P&L statements , purchasing, and maintaining store standards according to company policy. Promo ted within six months to manage new store setups and relocations. Complied with OSHA standards. Selected Accomplishments: * Increased sales by 10% and decreased inventory by 7.2% translating to a net pr ofit of 5.17% within first two months of becoming store manager. * Achieved a ranking of 5th in the entire company showing an increase in profits by 9.67% while reducing inventory shrinkage by 20%. EDUCATION Completed coursework towards Bachelor in Business Management UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo, OH