Marketing Director

Salary Requested:  Neg.
Education:  Education
B.A-Oklahoma University,Norman OK.  O.P.A  Oklahoma Press Association) Numerous sales seminars.
Experience:
2001-2011
Pittsburg and Atoka Shopper-McAlester OK.
Publisher/Senior Marketing Director
Directed southcentral and southeast OK. sales operations and oversaw two offices on all campaign promotions and publishing.
Recruited and trained 7 person sales staff. Achieved record sales increases and successfully marketed New Sections and promotions and increased “close ratio” by 38%
. Increased sales to existing clients by 122% within the first two years of business.
. Executed sales strategies that expanded sales from one to seven counties with direct mail in the first five yes.
. Set up distribution and delivery systems that increased market penetration by 18.
1997-2001
The Bargain Bulletin-Paris TX.                                                                                        
 Co-owner/Senior Marketing Director
Directed sales staff of 12 people in 1o counties across Southeast OK. and Northeast Texas
Achieved record sales volume by over 200%  and provided enough revenue to expand and open up two more publications.
. Reduced staff turn over by 24%
.Coordinated startup and developed marketing, sales and telemarketing strategies. Hired,trained and motivated  sales staff.
Name: Brent Gentry
Phone:  (580) 235-7828
State : Oklahoma
Email:  Brent_Gentry@yahoo.com
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Professional Profile
B.A Oklahoma University with record of success in sales management and marketing at the local, regional and national levels.Creative problem solver with ability to drive revenue growth,resolve conflict,improve morale and consistently exceed profit goals. Computer literate.
. Management- Solid background in planning and executing sales and marketing plans. Hands on manager with highly developed negotiation skills and experience cultivating strategic business partnerships. Equally strong in budgeting and financial management.
. Marketing-Proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends and assume bottom-line responsibility for strategic planning,pricing,market research and forecasting. Broad knowledge of marketing disciplines,including research, telemarketing, promotional planning, pricing, merchandising, event planning and advertising.
. Team Building. Decisive team leadership extensive experience recruiting and hiring sales teams, developing talent and creating effective training programs.
. Communication. Persuasive communicator with well-developed presentation and negotiation skills. Able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, customers and staff at all levels.