mike b

Executive Vice President - 20 Years of Experience - Near 33180


Executive Vice President


Miami, FL

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Extensive intertnational executive experience with the world's leading consumer products manufacturers. Senior leader of, and top business consultant to, numerous corporate giants such as Mattel, 3M, Asahi Japan, Viacom, Hallmark, and Revell/Monogram. Directed international sales, marketing and operations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Proven expertise in business start-ups, business developmernt, strategic planning, marketing and sales. Particularly skilled in dramatically improving corporate profitability. . . . . BBA - University of Miami - Deans List Personal Strengths: trade magazines. .Team building and training. .A calm and effective crisis manager. .Adept at building and growing relationships with "C" level prospects, customers and vendors. .Upbeat and enthusiastic. Representative Accomplishments Turned around Yes Entertainment, a $200M electronic game and toy manufacturer. Increased gross margins by 5%. In one year turned a quarterly loss of $10M to a profit of $5M. Increased sales by $50M. Created and implemented strategies that increased market share and expanded product distribution. Purchased a publicly traded company for $5M and sold it two years later for $11M. Wrote a three year business plan and received $5M from VC's to buy company and begin new operation. the company after two years for $11M. Transitioned Empire of Carolina from a $20M loss to a $5M profit in one year. new company formed thru a rapid series of acquisitions, completed a complex integration. Increased gross margins by 4%. Improved product contribution through cost savings and pricing increases. With turnaround completed, went on "road show" and raised an additional $15M in secondary offering to finance product expansions. Built and managed a successful sales, marketing and management consultng practice. 3M, drove sales of a patented coating technology to $40M in two years. Grew sales of the world's largest hobby kit manufacturer Revell/Monogram inan eleven state area at an annual average of 45% per year for five years. Restored growth to Coleco