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ERIK A. KAWADRI 23210 East River Grosse Ile, MI 48138 734.777.7619 ekfe5530@westpost.

net CHANGE MANAGEMENT * BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Diversely experienced from start-up to rapid growth, work-out to turnaround-reme dying problems and creating infrastructure, financial controls, and business pro cesses to achieve strategic objectives. Accomplished and results-oriented entrepreneurial business professional and chan ge agent with demonstrated success in identifying and developing commercial oppo rtunities that add value, boost revenue, improve market share, and increase marg ins. Business developer and revenue builder with proven ability to drive growth and deliver millions in revenue, as well as significant competitive leads. Build and solidify competitive position, profitability, cost savings, and performance excellence. Seasoned and experienced public speaker and articulate presenter, i nnovative in thought and solutions, and driven to succeed and excel; adept at pe rsuasion, power, and influence. CORE COMPETENCIES * * * * * * * * * * Cost Reduction and Revenue Growth Investor Relations and Commercial Negotiations Risk Management and Mitigation Labor Relations and Consensus Building Process Development and Implementation Multi-tasking and Project Management Vendor and Resource Management Team Building and Leadership Skills Strategic Planning and Tactical Execution Strong Business Acumen and Problem-Solving

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE KAWADRI & COMPANY, LLC, Newport, MI / Kawadri & Company Holdings, Newport, MI (1 993-Present) Kawadri, Inc., Westland, MI (1996-Present), All Star Storage, Inc., Newport, MI (2001-Present) Frenchtown Auto Spa, Inc., Newport, MI (2005-Present), Lucan Coin and Amusements , Inc., Westland, MI (1998-2004) Owner/President Market consulting services to a diverse group of clients in healthcare, governme nt, manufacturing, distribution, finance, and non-profit industries while provid ing leadership, direction, and coaching to sales staff personnel. Structure and execute deals in partnership with other investors for various real estate develo pment projects. Effectively negotiate with banks, investors, tenants, and munici palities to manage real estate assets and promote the sale of development projec ts. Network and deal with prospects ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Prepare and conduct sales initiatives for presentations to executive management and key stakeholders. * Founded, managed, and operated a successful parent company that grew multiple associate business ventures in real estate, warehousing and storage, and vending and mechanical amusement. * Acquired 69 properties under contract and a $250 million Westland Town Center

commercial development. * Increased investor ROI by 37% annually and grew real estate investment portfol ios by $9 million in 3 years. * Settled vending equipment contracts totaling over $12 million during a success ful 6-year business cycle. * Grew business from the ground up to generate annual sales in excess of $2 mill ion and sold for profit. * Managed and coordinated a 21-member staff of management, service technicians, and sales representatives. GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN, Warren, MI (1993-1997) Program Coordinator, Executive Salaried Personnel/Labor Relations Representative Served as primary liaison among General Motors Powertrain superintendents, labor relations community, and technical universities. Managed the recruitment and pl acement of 250 highly specialized engineering and professional-grade students. F orecasted, developed, and implemented long-term initiatives to retain and recrui t key personnel. * Formulated compensation packages and administered salaried executive personnel , working directly with executive recruiters and temporary agencies to align wit h strategic objectives. * Conducted undercover labor and grievance investigations and resolution, admini stered both national and local labor agreements, and negotiated contract between GM and the United Auto Workers Local 160. * Presented and educated new labor processes to management, labor relations, and engineering community throughout GM POWERTRAIN. EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1998) AUBURN UNIVERSITY/CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE - Ludwig Von Mises University (1994)