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Fast Field Forms
Software Sales Executive | 2018-Present
TA at the University of Irvine Ux Bootcamp
Assist the Professor in teaching the design theory, research , concepts, software and development to prepare the students into a career in Technology.
I also started and hosted the "Talk CodeTuesday" event at UCI for the Full Stack students & alumni that Trilogy is duplicating across 43 campuses including Stanford, Harvard and Yale.
In process of creating Trilogy X Incubator that will take winners of the demo days from all campuses and assist them in development and growth to become successful Technology companies.
SVP Product & Technology | 2016-2017
Worked with top brokers in the area learning the sales portion of the business and how they communicate and handle customers in the field so I could implement in "Project X" to continue developing cutting edge technology in how clients purchase and sell their homes. Researched all competitors in the market along with other technologies in several industries to be able to design a new platform that would allow us to change the industry standards in Commercial and Residential Real Estate.
Once research was completed I developed the concept and designed the entire iOS and Android interface.
Icons of Surf
E-commerce & Marketing Manager | 2015-2017
Decided to take a little break from the startup world for a few years and get back to my roots. The beach, surfing and family.
At Icons of Surf I took on the role as the E-commerce Manager handling and driving sales from $500,000 to over a million in 2 years. I handled international sales from Japan, all over Europe, Hawaii and much more.
On the marketing end I handled all social media, content creation, graphic design, managing our athletes and setting up and running events strategically to grow our social media following which in turn turned the channel into sales. Other marketing included Google ads, partnerships, trade shows, facebook ads, instagram ads and giveaways.
VP Product and Development | 2012-2017
Vice President of Emporium Creative Agency handling all clients along with building teams and managing the product managers, designers, developers and marketing teams to successfully launch products under budget and within time frame given to clients.
Overall saw the development of 8 mobile applications (iOS and Android) , 5 web applications, and one hardware wearable project.
Emporium Creative took in over $6 million in sales over the first 5 years as a boutique design agency.
Tech Event Organizer | 2011-2013
Worked with founder setting up events and hosting fireside chats with successful CEO's of Silicon Valley's Top Tech Companies at the AOL Palo Alto Hq across from Stanford University.
Had a vision that this event should be global so I moved down to Silicon Beach and set up the second Startup Grind location at AOL Beverly Hills now there are over 250 Startup Grind locations worldwide.
Las Brisas Resort & Villas
Construction Manager | 2005-2011
At age 19, I designed the concept for a small boutique hotel located in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica home to the biggest surf event in Latin America and raised $1.2M for development.
I negotiated the land price, hired architects and designed the property, built a construction team , bought all the materials and managed the project from start to finish. From there I designed the branding, setup partnerships with travel websites, built the website, hired the staff and managed the operation till we sold the project for profit.
DESIGN | DEVELOPMENT | MARKETING | MEDICINE
United States NAVY
Coronado, California (2002)
Trained with US Navy Divers, EOD , SWCC and SEALS. Worked with Instructors training recruits in swim and preparing them for Coronado Training. Studied Medicine as a Hospital Corpsmen to assist the SEAL teams as a medic.
UC - Irvine
Irvine, California (2017)
Full Stack Certificate
Learned to use several design platforms like invision, unsplash. Discovered research methodologies to design high and low fidelity wireframes and mockups.
Learned the best practices needed to master the Hootsuite dashboard and all of its powerful features for effective social media marketing.
Learned skills like composing and scheduling multimedia messages, listening for relevant conversations, creating relatable content and managing social media campaigns.