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  1. 1. Chris Riddick email: | twitter: @cjriddick Objective To advance my career in marketing and business development by combining the skills I have acquired in the for-profit sector and the non-profit sector at a company that is looking to grow through the use of excellent customer service, technology and networking. Profile Motivated, personable, Christian professional with a passion for international relief and development, building relationships and growing businesses. Diplomatic, energetic and tactful with all connections, business and personal. Accustomed to working closely with partners in order to learn their needs and provide solutions. Flexible and versatile with a love for learning. Able to realize when some ideas need to be scrapped and a new approach needs to be researched while maintaining an excitement for the overall goal. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to acquire and convert prospects. Thrive in a fast paced and creative environment. Excellent team-building and communication skills. Skills Summary ● Public Speaking ● Entrepreneurship ● Negotiations ● Marketing ● Videography ● Leveraging Technology ● Team Management ● Creativity ● Partnership Management ● Corporate Relations ● Professional Presentations ● Networking Professional Experience Innovative Faith Resources Lynchburg, VA Marketing Director 8/2011 – Present • Marketing Strategy – Develop and manage multi-channel marketing strategies for IFR and clients. Including: web, video, social, direct mail, billboards, TV, events and others. • Business Development- Develop business processes and revenue channels as well as secure partnerships for the benefit of the organization and our clients. Created web development department, set up tradeshow display offerings, designed prospect to client workflow and implemented related systems, etc. • Management – Manage multiple projects and media personnel • Videography- shoot and edit aerial photography and action cameras Gleaning For The World Concord, VA Procurement/Marketing Director 6/2009 – 8/2011 ● Negotiations - Facilitated high-level meetings and negotiations with for-profit and non-profit companies for the purpose of creating new partnerships and increasing product donations. ● Goal Oriented- Increased number of corporate donors by 26% in less that two years. ● Public Speaking- Presented to executives, conferences, businesses and community groups. ● Technology- Developed and maintained donor database and processes as well as social/online media strategies. ● Marketing/Creativity- Directed the development of marketing campaigns, web sites, direct mail, email campaigns, exhibits and other media. Edward Jones Investments Lynchburg, VA Financial Advisor 1/2007 – 6/2009 ● Entrepreneurial- Built branch of over 100 clients and $10 million under management, having started from zero, within two years. ● Professionalism- Industry leading sales and customer service training, focused on listening to client needs and providing win-win solutions. This enabled me to become a trusted and respected resource in the area.
  2. 2. Chris Riddick email: | twitter: @cjriddick ● Networking/Creativity- Extensive community relations with civic organizations and businesses. Created and attended numerous networking events, dinners and luncheons. Gathered clients by the use of cold calls, face to face contacts, presentations and utilizing referral centers. Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Resident Recruitment - Admissions Manager 8/2005 - 1/2007 ● Team management- Identified key markets and developed strategies for attaining new students while working with various departments to reach university-wide goals. ● Management- Managed 25 employees as well as multiple recruiting events with over 2000 attendees each. Developed and implemented call campaigns to prospective students with admissions team. ● Creativity- Analyzed student trends and needs which resulted in developing new payment plans and marketing tools to address the needs of incoming students and their parents. Volunteer and Part Time Activities Young Professionals of Central Virginia Lynchburg, VA Executive Board Member 06/2008 to Present ● Focused on attracting and retaining young professionals to the Central Virginia area. We host networking events, social gatherings, continuing education breakfasts and volunteer opportunities in order to keep young professionals connected and engaged. Bonsai Tree Media Lynchburg ,VA Director of Business Development 09/2010 to Present ● Start-up partner with local online media firm. Responsible for gathering new business, strategic partnerships and overall business strategy. Square San Francisco, CA/Lynchburg, VA Marketing Representative- Volunteer 01/2010 to Present ● Square is a start-up company that enables individuals and small businesses to accept credit/debit card payments through their mobile phone. I have been chosen as one of one hundred regional promoters to distribute the Square devices. Have distributed 100 devices in the area to businesses and individuals enabling them save money and increase sales. Marketing/Technology Consulting Various locations Volunteer 2009 to Present ● Have worked with numerous businesses as a volunteer consultant in order to expand my skills and gain experience in the consulting industry. Have created and advised on social media campaigns, neighborhood marketing, location- based marketing and overall client acquisition strategy. Education Liberty University Lynchburg, VA BS degree in Business - specialization: Marketing 2006 St. Johns River Community College Palatka, FL AS Degree - specialization: business 2002 References provided upon request