NICOLE S. di salvo
1355 POLI STREET • VENTURA, CA 93001 • MOBILE (805) 910-8404 • E-MAIL: PPRSUNLITE@NETZERO.NET
Energetic, innovative, personable individual seeks challenging position within a dynamic organization. Enjoys the challenge of preparing and implementing the Practical Planning (Business, Sales and Distribution) necessary for success. A motivating Team Player who helps those around me to grow and enhance their performance, while creating a highly productive work environment.
My career spans over fifteen years in Business Management including: Distribution Planning of Wholesale Heating and Cooling Products, Consumer Goods at Retail, Animated and Live Action Motion Picture Production, Land Acquisition, and Development of New Residential Housing Communities. Responsibilities have included: The overseeing of new product packaging design and procurement, product promotion and distribution, advertising, marketing, human resources and escrow and title management. I have a proven track record of consistently exceeding goals, I possess excellent communication skills, and I am knowledgeable in most PC and Mac business software applications as well as both direct to consumer and internet marketing, purchasing, accounts payable/receivable and payroll.
1/07 – Present USA Architecture, Engineering & Development, Inc. Ventura, CA
Director of Business Development
1/03 – 8/06 John Laing Homes, WL Homes, LLC Van Nuys, CA
Market Research Associate
Land Acquisition Analyst
8/99 – 7/02 Walt Disney Pictures and Television Burbank, CA
FX Studio Coordinator – The Secret Lab/Walt Disney Feature Animation
Digital Department Coordinator – Dream Quest Images
Handled all purchasing, invoicing, and rental agreements.
Allocated resources to productions and reconciled monthly expenses.
Conducted new hire orientation, review, approval, and processing of expense reports, payroll and time off requests.
▪ Scheduled and transferred artists to and from various projects.
12/97 – 8/99 HeaterGuard International, LLC Newbury Park, CA
Manager, Marketing & Sales
Solicited wholesale plumbing distributors and multi-family housing customers for automatic water shutoff valve manufacturer.
Recruited, trained and supervised independent rep organizations, and direct factory sales representatives.
Developed sales training materials, and trade/consumer advertising pieces.
Demonstrated product installations at major trade and consumer appliance shows, conventions, and client seminars.
Handled filing of state licenses and permits.
8/96 – 12/97 Java Hut Worcester, MA
Designed, built, owned and operated restaurant/night club.
Responsible for all purchasing, inventory control, advertising and marketing.
Hired all employees and coordinated performing musicians and artists.
Created Business cards, menus, and published entertainment newsletter.
2/90 – 8/96 The Trane Company Wakefield, MA
Sales & Engineering Assistant
Designed, priced and sold commercial heating and air conditioning systems.
Created proposals and contracts for commercial accounts.
Responsible for all purchasing, vendor relations, and accounts receivable.
Provided technical assistance for field technicians and consumers.
Northeastern University Boston, MA Boston, MA
Proficient in both Mac and PC environments. Software proficiency includes Word, Excel, Power Point, MapPoint, and Adobe InDesign CS2.