11152 BASELINE RD, DUNDAS, MN 55019
PRESIDENT, EQUIPMENT RING, INC./ EQUIPMENT INSIGHT 2014 - today
I currently lead a small equipment sales and marketing organization that focuses on creating transaction solutions for agriculture, construction, and fleet transactions in dealer and end user marketplaces. We Also provide valuation consultation and strategic guidance to clients needing a broader depth of understanding of the market affecting their processes in parts, service, and whole goods distribution. Out major projects are coming to a close.
DISTRICT SALES DIRECTOR, PURPLE WAVE, INC. 2011 - 2014
Developed and Implemented Sales and Business Strategies for an expansion division in IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, & WI for a services based sales team. I Created strategies for campaigns in a new geography for the company while managing sales forecasting and marketing strategies and meeting budget guidelines to both wholesale and retail marketplaces.
OWNER FOUNDER, HAUT MONDE, LLC 2005-2009
Investment owner of two 24 hour Fitness Clubs located in the Twin Cities Marketplace.
REGIONAL MANAGER, RITCHIE BROTHERS, INC. 2002 - 2010
Operated in a general management capacity for sales and operation in a business unit in IA, MN, ND, SD, & WI. I Created and directed selling strategies, pricing guidance, budgets, action plans while providing guidance for the Midwestern business unit of corporate culture and meeting strategic goals. I Directed operational work flows and supervised operational staff for a staff of 15+ full time and 50+ part-time employees.
TERRITORY MANAGER, RITCHIE BROTHERS, INC. 1999 - 2002
Managed a book of business in southern MN and IA focusing on construction and agricultural clients. Met with clients in these marketplaces and effectively negotiated transactions providing value added transactions.
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, MUSTANG MFG. 1997-1998
Performed as Manufacturer’s representative for an international equipment manufacturer. Administered Sales and marketing strategies and support to underlying dealers for the Mustang skid Loader product line. Created sales training programs and worked hand in hand with dealer sales force in implementing successful strategies to increase market share in the Mustang Brand Line.
PRESIDENT, MUGWUMP MARKETING 1994- Today
Founded a small newspaper syndication company to promote, sell and administer the weekly cartoon series of an Iowa artist.
INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR 1992- 1997
Series 7 licensed and LUTCF candidate offering financial planning products to a consumer marketplace.
Hampton Community High School, Hampton Iowa 1983 - 1987
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY - 1987 - 1991
B.A.- Interpersonal Communications
Certified Senior Appraiser (C.S.A.) with the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America.
Owner of an organic farm in Southern Minnesota and familiar with Farming Practices, Machinery and issues