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21410 Augrae Park Ct., Richmond, Texas 77407
(585) 749-6055
"My goal is...
a staff of six and a volunteer base of 90. ● Presently YFC
works with over 600 inner-city Rochester children and teens.
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Geoffrey Smith Resume CV 2016


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Geoffrey Smith Resume CV 2016

  1. 1. 21410 Augrae Park Ct., Richmond, Texas 77407 (585) 749-6055 "My goal is to create an environment where together we build a best of class organization, have fun, and work with people we trust … and two out of three is not good enough." SKILLS >>  Entrepreneurial, independent, and self-directed.  Team leadership  Excel in Public speaking, presentations, and communications  Spanish Speaker  Creative  Graphic Design. Advanced writing skills. Mailing lists.  Website design, social media, constant contact  Influencing Decision-makers, Building relationships, creating win-win situations.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, One Note. Denari, Donor contact management system, Act!, Quickbooks Online, Database management, etc. EDUCATION>> Strategic Non-Profit Leadership 2012 Certificate Program Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Drive, N. Chili, NY 14624 Graduated 1988: Bachelor of Arts with High Honors Life Pacific College 1985-1988 1100 West Covina Blvd, San Dimas, California Major: Cross-cultural Ministry, Bible GPA: 3.92/4.0 Inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi National Honor Society Rochester Institute of Technology 1975-1978 One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 Major: Printing Management EXPERIENCE >> Initiative Director Friends of North Richmond Attack Poverty Nov. 2014– Present 1305 Clay Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 Tel. (281) 762-2068 Our Mission is to strengthen under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs. To advance this mission in the last two years, I have led a team of seven staff to: ● More than double the education hours and attendance in our afterschool program. ● Grow and manage over 200 volunteers. ● Served meals to over 450 children week- ly. ● Managed a team who repaired over 30 homes in North Rich- mond. ● Developed healthy relationships with existing communi- ty organizations, businesses and churches, and added many new partners. I directed an annual one-week summer community event with nearly 1,000 participants; ● Created our annual budget, includ- ing responsibility for all purchasing, facility maintenance, and community use. Created all marketing materials. Aggressively promoted our pro- grams in the community. ● Reorganized our struggling program- ming for more effectiveness; and, launched several new program initiatives, including: Professional counseling service, Breakfast Club, Friday Activity day for children, Adopt-a-family, Mentoring program, etc. Executive Director Rochester Youth for Christ, Inc. 2005 – 2014 1 Favor Street, Rochester, New York 14608 Tel. (585) 256-5050 After 60 years Rochester Youth for Christ was failing: deeply in debt, with ineffective programs, and a discouraged staff. ● I re- focused the organization on its mission. ● Created an aggressive get-well-plan; which included cost cutting, salary reductions and retraining of staff in fundraising. ● Retooled programs to focus on inner-city youth. ● YFC Rochester’s revenue had been declin- ing by more than 30% per year. I stopped the financial decline, reconnected with our donor base, and slowly increased revenue, during an economic downturn. ● I manage a board of directors,
  2. 2. a staff of six and a volunteer base of 90. ● Presently YFC works with over 600 inner-city Rochester children and teens. U.S. National Accounts Manager Specialties Graphic Finishers, Ltd. 2002 – 2005 946 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, Ont. M1L4C9 Canada Tel: (416) 701-0111 Norman Beange, Owner Executed aggressive U.S. sales effort; which increased territo- ry from a few New York and Michigan border cities to more than 18 states. U.S. Sales increased from less than a half a million to over 4.9 million in 2004. This involved aggressive marketing; cold sales calling; relationship development skills; product education; and negotiation. Reasons for success included: a high degree of integrity; a consistent approach to selling; and a long-term view of the markets potential. By 2004 60% of the work produced by Specialties was originat- ing from newly developed U.S. clients. President Apex Graphic Finishing, LLC 2000 – 2001 7620 Omnitech Place, Victor, New York 14564 Start-up manufacturing plant served as a U.S. base to attract larger print-finishing projects for her parent company. Em- ployed 32 at peak. First year sales were $800,000. Respon- sibilities included: developing original business plan; recruit- ing and hiring staff; creating our estimating and costing sys- tems; development of sales strategy, and sales tools; selling in Northeast, and managing staff. Vice President, Sales Cosgrove/Moore Bindery Services, Inc. 1995 – 2000 1 Townline Circle, Rochester, New York 14623 (716) 424-7240 Carey Moore, President Spearheaded new sales effort focused on creating a new U.S. market. Worked with company officers to develop sales strate- gy, create database, and sales presentation materials. Sales doubled our first year, with a foundation for continued growth. Within three years orders originating in the U.S. had become almost 50 % of sales for Cosgrove/Moore. Account Executive The Riverside Group 1990 - 1995 655 Driving Park, Rochester, New York 14613 Tel.: (585) 458-2090 Peter Pape, President Responsible for the development and maintenance of client relationships with the objective of furthering the company’s sales and marketing goals. This involved: setting and achieving goals, securing detailed job specifications, estimating, assisting in design and technical aspects of binding and finishing, negoti- ating price, and problem solving. Developed numerous new clients through cold calling. Successfully resolved strained rela- tionship with key large account Dramatically improved profit margins on existing accounts