August 2013 Resume - Tink Newman


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This resume was created at the end of a Venture Connection Co-op where I worked full time for 4 months on startup development as a CEO.

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August 2013 Resume - Tink Newman

  1. 1. TINK NEWMAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Surrey, BC, Canada PROGRESSIVE CEO & CATALYST FOR DEVELOPING STARTUPS Cultivating ties with industry experts, customers, employees and community. Strategic early stage startup leader recognized by Venture Connection Labs for making efficient progress in project management, recruiting, networking and pitching while managing a team operating on an equity-only budget. Creative analyzer, conceptualizing and finding solutions for issues surrounding human computer interaction by leveraging education at Simon Fraser University in Interactive Arts & Technology, Disney University, Oklahoma State Architecture School and Harvard Business School Publishing. Developing UX designer, providing written and drawn critiques, conducting technically focused meetings that meet business requirements. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Project management Graphic Design Social Media Marketing Entrepreneurship Customer Development EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS • Increased Linkedin network by 100% resulting in the world’s top 5% most viewed profiles. • Grew the core team, assisting team and advisory board from 2 to 11 people in 90 days. • 83% first time CEO performance evaluation from team, with an average age of 35 years old. • Prototype, usability and technology efficiencies placed foremost of teamwork deliverables. • Increased startup valuation from $0 - $500,000 in 3 months. Tink Newman // (604) 765-5115 // // @TinkNewman
  2. 2. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Foodavinci Incorporated, Vancouver, BC = 2006 - Present Founder, 2006 Market researcher, 2006 - 2009 Director of User Experience, 2009 - 2013 CEO & Director of User Experience, 2013 - Present Company Description: Have you ever had to avoid certain foods or food groups when friends come over? Have you ever had to forgo great recipes because you were missing an ingredient? Foodavinci has the solution. Foodavinci is the next generation of recipe website offering recipe remixing with substitutions. It is for people looking to cook for their family or friends with dietary sensitivities, find missing ingredients or eat lower fat. To help our users purchase hard-to-find substitutions, we offer specialty foods through the Foodavinci Marketplace. Adaptive Sliding International, Western Canada = 2011 - Volunteer Manager of Communications, 2013 Social Media Manager, 2012 Project Manager, 2011 • Increased community exposure from 126 people to reach 4,598 people worldwide. • Connected participating athletes from 8 countries online after program initiation. Organization Description: Adaptive Sliding International is an integrated sports movement within the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) that encourages and organizes a community of athletes who love high adrenaline sports and have physical disabilities. The goal is to develop the division over the next 5 years into a paralympic sport for its debut at the Pyeongchen 2018 Paralympics in South Korea. Ply Gem Canada, Calgary, AB = 2010 - 2011 Junior Value Stream Engineer & Project Manager, 2011 Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) Administrator, 2010 • Managed schedule and budget for various manufacturing projects • Conducted lean manufacturing time studies and analysis • Designed layouts in AutoCAD for relocation of the plant’s toolcrib department Company Description: Ply Gem Canada offers world class, technical innovations in the manufacturing of windows and doors. Their proprietary operating software allows them to handle millions of logistics and manufacturing files, along with quoting, ordering and tracking for their network of dealers. Tink Newman // (604) 765-5115 // // @TinkNewman
  3. 3. SALES AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE Helly Hansen, Vancouver, BC = 2013 Outdoor Gear Sales Representative Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, BC = 2010 Memorabilia Auction Sales Representative, Gamesday Auctions MAPTmedia, Surrey, BC = 2010 Marketing Research Assistant Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, Lake Buena Vista, FL = 2009 - 2011 Guest Concierge - Part time Merchandise Representative - Full time (2009-2010) & Seasonal (2010-2011) PITCHING EXPERIENCE • SFU Social Venture Accelerator - Presentation pitch = July 2012 • Venture Connection Clients Pitch - Lightning pitch = Jan, 2013 • Digital Media Startups Conference - Lightning pitch = Feb. 2013 • Ashoka BC Changemakers Conference - Lightning pitch = Mar. 2013 • Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) Forum - Lightning pitch = Mar. 2013 • Invoke Labs - Presentation pitch = Mar. 2013 EDUCATION Simon Fraser University, BA Degree, Surrey, BC = 2009 - 2015 (expected) Interactive Arts & Technology Business Entrepreneurship Disney University, Orlando, FL = 2009 Creativity & Innovation -100% Organizational Leadership - 98% Harvard Business School Publishing, Orlando, FL = 2009 Certificate Program in Creativity Certificate Program Global Business Certificate Program in Technology Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK = 2008 Architecture Interior Design Tink Newman // (604) 765-5115 // // @TinkNewman
  4. 4. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS • P.E.O. International, Projects & Philanthropies • Women 2.0 Founder Fridays Vancouver • Lean Startup Vancouver Meetups • International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) • Canadian Sport Centre Pacific - for registered athletes SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTACTS Christine “Tink” Newman (604) 765-5115 @TInkNewman Tink Newman Tink Newman // (604) 765-5115 // // @TinkNewman