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Rob Kidney 114 Molded Stone Place Warner Robins, GA 31088 Mobile: 478-256-8534 E-mail: rkfe996e@westpost

.net Objective Customer Service/Sales or Mid-Level Management Position in either Retail, Const ruction,Hospitality, Restaurant, industries utilizing my experience and skills d eveloped during years of Sales and Marketing Management as president of Backyard Basics for 10 years and Key account sales for 7 years. Summary Experienced Sales Manager who has successfully sold small accounts as well as mi llion dollar key accounts. Ten years of small business ownership competing succ essfully in residential and commercial markets alike. I started and grew a succ essful small business by knowing what my competition was offering, developing ni che products, and marketing those products effectively. Excellent marketing, a nd customer service skills. Years of management experience recruiting and train ing sales people, merchandising staff, installers and sub contractors. I am sel f motivated and a problem solver and willing to work to achieve my objectives. Work Experience 10 Years President of Backyard Basics Inc, Warner Robins, GA Started company in 2000, grew to $1.4 million in annual sales. Managed 2 retail stores selling pre-built and custom built Storage Buildings, Garages, Gazebos, Sunrooms, Residential and Commercial Playground Equipment, Outdoor Furniture, an d Synthetic Mulch. Responsibilities included Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Pur chasing, Marketing, Product Design, Project Estimating, CSR and Install Staff Re cruitment and Development Created URL www.backyard-basics.com Other Sales- Management Experience 4 Years VP Sales-Marketing Manager for Tiger Tuff Archery , Greenville, SC Oversight of production and sales for a small family owned business. $1.2 millio n annual sales. Sold the company and moved to Warner Robins to oversee developme nt of new program for Georgia Childrens Home. 7 Years Program Manager for Boys Town, Methodist Children's Home, and Georgia Ch ildren's Home various US locations. Management of therapeutic group homes for teenagers. Responsibilities included Budgeting, Staff Development, and Social Work 7 Years Territory Sales Manager for Vanity Fair Mills, Seattle WA, Richmond, VA Sales of Intimate Apparel to Specialty Stores and Key Department Store Chains. Responsibilities included Sales, Department Store Inventory Management, CSR Trai ning and Merchandising of product. Education: BSBA - Marketing 1981, East Carolina University-Greenville, NC President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Certifications: Licensed Residential Contractor, Certified Playground Safety In spector References will be furnished upon Request