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ROBERT TOBIASZ 231 Dallas Drive Bartlett, Illinois 60103 Home (630) 497-0726 Cell (630) 715

-4751 rte5f2a6@westpost.net Professional Summary Highly skilled, results-driven leader in Retail Management and Marketing in the convenience store industry. Extensive experience in Operations, Merchandising an d Foodservice. Broad knowledge and experience in both franchised and corporate o perations. Recognized as an excellent coach and people developer. Highly respect ed as a leader and collaborator in cross functional environments, who puts the n eeds of the team ahead of his own. Multi-unit Retail Leadership Operations Strategy and Tactical Execution P&L Budgeting and Accountability Category Cost and Assortment Management Merchandising Layout Design and Display Vendor Contract Negotiations and Partnering Outstanding Franchise Relationships Talent Development, Team Building and Leadership Coaching Employment History 7-Eleven, Inc 1975 to 2010 Operations Market Manager 1998- 2010 Directed the operation of 100 stores, both franchised and company operated. Comp lete P&L responsibility, with merchandise revenues exceeding $100 million annual ly. Direct Reports of 12 Field Managers, with responsibility to hire, train and develop that team. Aligned the Field Managers and Franchisees behind the strateg y, and coached them on the development and execution of by-store business plans. Project Manager incorporating 57 White Hen Pantry stores with 48 existing 7-Elev ens. Led acquisition process of these stores, transitioning them to 7-Elevens. I ncluded remodeling and training on new business system. Improved 2 year sales tr end by 3%, exceeding overall retail and economic conditions of the area. Market rated as top market in Division in recent Franchisee Satisfaction Survey. YTD 2010 earnings results exceeded budget by $1.1 million. Chosen to represent the Operations point of view in several key company initiati ves: Chosen to represent the Operations point of view in several key company initiati ves: 1.Chosen as Model Market, piloting new initiatives in sales, merchandising and s taff development. 2.Led Cross Functional Team to design "Store Development Program," which enabled the franchising of lower volume stores, enhancing profits by over $1 million an nually. 3.Selected as member of "Servant Leadership Steering Committee," a Headquarter l evel team charged with overseeing a significant shift in company culture. Developed & facilitated quarterly Management Sales Meetings that included over 2 00 Store Operators Division aMarket Manager of the Yeara twice in last 5 years. Personally developed successful Fresh Food Case Studies for use by international licensees. Invited to present results to the licensees in Taiwan and Thailand.

Robert Tobiasz Page Two Director, Sales and Merchandising 1987 - 1998 Promoted to Marketing to lead in the creation of the new Detroit Division of 7-E leven. Created the strategic plan for 130 stores in the Detroit, Toledo and Sout h Bend areas. Realignment brought the Chicago and St. Louis ADI's into one divis ion, increasing size to over 400 stores. Responsible for annual revenues in exce ss of $400M across 5 state area. Hired, trained and developed 6 direct reports, with responsibility for Category Management, DSD and Wholesale Vendor Partnerships, Pricing and Retail Format des ign. Worked collaboratively with Operations and Logistics to open the Midwest CDC, a Combined Distribution Center in Illinois bringing together a Commissary, Bakery and Distributor to deliver fresh products daily to 200 stores in Chicagoland. Sourced and developed DSD Fresh Sandwich supplier, still being used today. Instituted annual Soft Drink supplier negotiations, resulting in gross profit en hancement of over $100,000. Opened in excess of 30 stores and worked with PR Consultant to develop Grand Ope nings for each. Developed and presented Annual Sales Meetings for Store Operators and Management . Received Golden Eagle Award for Leadership and contributions to the Greater Midw est Division.

Academic credentials Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Computer skills MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word.