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MARK R. LENTZ 28 PHELPS STREET, SUMTER, SC 29150 CELL: 803-730-3484 E-MAIL: ml15f7220@westpost.

net QUALIFICATIONS Personable and energetic business professional with a proven track record in sal es. Individual who effortlessly identifies customer needs and meets them with e ase. Passionate and dedicated to seeking out and developing new business opport unities. Poised and competent communicator with experience interacting with ind ividuals of all backgrounds and cultures ranging from Superintendents and public officials to construction management and architectural firms. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE NU-IDEA SCHOOL SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. MAY, 2007 - APRIL, 2011 SALES REPRESENTATIVE 2008-2011 * Mastered Profit 21 order processing system comprising of all orders and quotes reflecting the selling price, cost, and profit margin * Expert in Microsoft Access Quotation Manager software program that generates f urniture product placement reports * Specialized on completing takeoffs for new schools by outfitting each room in a facility with necessary furniture selected by customer * Exemplified value added service by executing multiple inventory analyses on ex isting furniture to determine exact replacement needs * Proficient in closing the sale by taking care of customers needs promptly allo wing hundreds of quotes to be expedited into orders * Played an integral part in increasing sales 20% from 2008-2009 while maintaini ng a strong profit margin * Called on a variety of furniture markets including schools, churches, office b uildings, and healthcare facilities * Through hard work and persistent follow up, these sales calls resulted in new business CREW CHIEF 2007 * Traveled throughout the state working manual labor 70 plus hours a week that a llowed me to learn about all the products sold * Managed 10-20 employees on large projects handling and overseeing delivery, as sembly, and installation of furniture * Assisted in maintaining low overhead costs through successful operations and l ogistics management MORGAN KEEGAN & COMPANY, INC., MEMPHIS, TN (CORPORATE OFFICE) SUMMER 2006 * Chosen as one of three recipients from a group of applicants across the nation to intern in the Fixed Income Securities division * Worked in the analyst pool updating and fixing problems with bonds and securit ies from large institutional portfolios * Participated on projects with corporate analysts, traders, and institutional b ond brokers EDUCATION & ACADEMIC HONORS CUM LAUDE GRADUATE, PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, CLINTON, SC 2004-2007 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Management Cumulative GPA: 3.52 * Dean's List Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year * Presbyterian College Academic and Golf Scholarship Freshman, Sophomore, Junior , and Senior Year * Member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Freshman, Sophomore,

Junior, and Senior Year * South Atlantic Conference All Academic Golf Team Freshman, Sophomore, and Jun ior Year * Department of Economics and Business Awards * Chosen As One Of Three Recipients From Entire Department * W. Fred Chapman Jr. Scholarship Junior Year * Participant in the 29th Annual Ethics and the Decision Making Symposium at Hil ton Head Island, SC Junior Year SKILLS SUMMARY * Hard Work Ethic * Logistics Management and Budgeting * Excellent Oral and Writ ten Communicator * Great People Skills * Leadership Abilities and Strategic Planning * Marketing and Sales Expertise * Innovative Thinker * Goal-Oriented * Microsoft Office Suite ADDITIONAL AWARDS & ACTIVITIES * Golf Team Won (6) Tournaments in 2003 for A. C. Flora High School out of Colum bia, SC including the State Championship * Won the 2002 SC Independent Insurance Agency Golf Tournament that enabled me t o play in Nationals in Houston, TX * Shandon United Methodist Church Mission Projects - 7th-12th Grade