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Derek jones

  1. 1. Manager, Entrepreneur and Activist
  2. 2. T 502.215.0123! DEREK JONES! 4226 BAY POINTE DRIVE LOUISVILLE, KY 40241EDUCATION ! UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE Louisville, KY — MBA candidate in May, 2011 • GPA- 3.8 • Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship Fellow – • Recipient of the College of Business Dean’s Citation (MBA honor roll) Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (minor in economics), 2009 • GPA-3.8 • Studied at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, China (Summer of 2008) • Member of the Honors Program • Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholar (seven times) • Selected for the Honors Overseers Mentorship program! ! JOHNSON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Paintsville, KY — Graduated in May, 2005 • Graduated Valedictorian • Member of the football, golf, and swimming teams • Founding member of Political group • Member of the Beta Club and student leader of FCAEXPERIENCE MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Mavizon Technologies LLC, New Albany, IN! Fall 2010-Current Coordinated and managed business development efforts for an international connected- device and software company in the car telematics industry. Managed the planning and im- plementation of a National Beta Test that included over three hundred consumers, compa- nies and members of the press. Assisted in the ongoing management of our PR strategy and worked with an international firm to coordinate its execution. Initiated, negotiated and man- aged business partnerships with international retailers in the electronics and automotive spaces. Created and analyzed data budgets and assisted in negotiations and pitches with the three largest wireless companies in the US. Represented and promoted our company at the largest Consumer Electronics show in North America.! ! CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER TrueID LLC, Louisville,KY! Summer 2010-Current Co-founder of an authentication company that provides solutions for the distance education market. Created a marketing plan and brand strategy for the company’s initial solution that will roll out nationally over the next five years. Delivered the “Fast Pitch” at the National Graduate Business Plan competition circuit. Led marketing portion of our competition pres- entation to multiple VC firms and entrepreneurs.! GRADUATE ASSISTANT MBA Recruitment and Admissions Office, Louisville,KY! 2009-Winter 2010 Worked with a team of five tasked the promotion and maintenance of four MBA programs. Co-created Access database that will eliminate need for duplicate entries on multiple data- bases. Traveled across the tri-state area to recruit students and professionals for our MBA programs. Was consulted by marketing and program heads to contribute input on website structure and content, marketing materials, and retention practices.
  3. 3. ! INTERN Peritus Public Relations, Louisville,KY! Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Supported seven account staff at the largest public relations firm in Kentucky serving phar- maceutical, non-profit and assorted industry clients. Wrote press releases and documented progress on projects. Researched, prepared, and analyzed data in information-mining pro- jects.! ! ASSISTANT APARTMENT MANAGER University of Louisville Housing, Louisville, KY! 2007-2010 One of two University Housing employees chosen to maintain the Medical Dental Apart- – ment building. Assisted with residents’ safety and security during emergencies such as fire alarms, power outages, and other crises. Knew, abided by, interpreted, and fully supported all University and Housing policies, procedures, and programs. Served as a resource to a diverse mix of medical, dental, and post-doctoral residents and families with their physical, financial, and social connection to the apartment community.! ! STUDENT ASSISTANT McConnell Scholars Program, Louisville,KY! Spring-Fall 2008 Assisted the Unit Manager in technology support and physical setup of venues for speakers. Gathered and tallied data supporting the Program Director’s published work, America’s For- gotten Founders.! ! BANK TELLER AND INTERN Citizens National Bank, Paintsville, KY! 2004-2006 Handled various types of asset transactions. Observed, and assisted Loan Officers and Man- agement Officials in the field. !ACTIVITIES UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE • (2010-2011) Competed in the National Moot Corporation Competition Circuit • (2011) President of the University of Louisville MBA Association • (2010-2011) Co-creator of Louisville MBA’s first Private Equity Club • (2009-2010) Vice President of the University of Louisville MBA Association • (2009-2011) Student Representative to the faculty board of the MBA programs • (2007-2008) Student Chairman for the Mitch McConnell Program for Leadership • (2007-2008) Participated in the Moot Court National Competitions and was ranked 5th place for individual Oratory in Midwest Conference. • (2006-2007) Recruitment Chairman for the Mitch McConnell Program for Leadership • (2005-2006) Resident Student Association Vice President for Threlkeld Dormitory • (2008-2009) President of the Green Committee in University Housing • (2005-2009) Member of the Mitch McConnell Program for Leadership • (2005-2009) Involved in community projects benefiting charities and institutions including Project Warm, Festival of Trees and Lights, Kosair charities and Habitat for Humanity PAGE 2
  4. 4. Contact –™ Linkedin™ Email™ Skype: drjone07™ Phone: 502.215.0123