Kristine E. Desrosiers, Tradeshow/Events 5/15/13

Kristine E. Desrosiers

925-984-1979

Alamo, California

kristy@creativebrandpromotions.com

 

OBJECTIVE

10 years of Sales and Marketing experience coupled with over 15 years as an Executive Administrator

gives me a unique advantage to offer my employer an articulate, dedicated marketing professional.

I am seeking an Event and Tradeshow positions

 

SUMMARY

Creative problem-solver with ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Self-starter with sense of humor and positive professional demeanor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Brand Promotions, Alamo, CA                                                                                                                                 April 2012 – Present (Selling my business)

Owner, Creative Consultant

  •        Creative Consultant for Promotional Products.  Help customers take their brand and market to their

               current and prospective customers

  • Provide customer service and follow through for all promotional product orders
  • Provide quotes and detailed research on industry software for promotional customers (ESP, SAGE)
  • Attended Las Vegas, PPAI and ASI Shows, Monterey PMANC and Showcase Tradeshows annually
  • Outside Sales - San Ramon City Map – Cold calling and selling advertising to local businesses in San

                        Ramon with a 25,000 piece distribution (Partnering with the City of San Ramon and the

                        Chamber of Commerce)

               

Silicon Maps, Inc., San Ramon, CA                                                                                                                                                    April 2004 – March 2012

Director Promotional Products Division                                                               

Sales, Administrative support to President

  • Exhibitor at annual High Tech industry show in San Francisco, CA
    • Research, evaluate and book event venues, exhibit space
    • Manage logistic requirements and deadlines for drayage, electric, shipping, etc.
    • Coordinate on-site exhibit setup, duty during show hours and breakdown of event
    • Be the event onsite lead  
    • Cold called advertising to businesses door to door in the East Bay and South Bay for our line of City Caricature Maps (Map Projects (increased project revenue by 20%)
    • Interact with promotional customers and provide quotes for potential business
    • Assist sales people with correspondence to current and potential customers
    • Inside sales for High Tech and Bio Tech Map Projects
    • Collection calls for Accounts Receivable

Aptix Corporation, (Corp Hdqrtrs) Sunnyvale, CA                                                                                                           June 1997 – April 2004

Executive Assistant to the Chairman, CEO, President,

CFO and Executive Staff

(Company Filed Bankruptcy, no longer in business)

  • Supported the Chairman/CEO’s day-to-day operations including calendar, travel, financial portfolio,

 patents, scheduling domestic and international meetings and conference calls

  • Marcom contact for annual trade shows – after layoffs became interim Marcom contact
    • Research, evaluate and book event venues, exhibit space
    • Collaborate with exhibit vendor to either utilize existing booth property or rent other properties—identifying the most cost-effective option
    • Manage logistic requirements and deadlines for drayage, electric, shipping, etc.
    • Procure, coordinate and manage third-party vendors such as decorator, A/V, freight shipping, labor/show unions, and show management
    • Coordinate on-site exhibit setup, booth duty during show hours and breakdown of events
    • Be the event onsite lead to provide direction to booth staff, executives and customers

Kristine Desrosiers Resume

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Aptix Corporation, (Corp Hdqrtrs) Sunnyvale, CA (Con’t)

  • Acting Support for Human Resources, Facilities, Office Mgr.  after 2 layoffs
  • Worked with Patent Attorney assisting with new and older patent issues, patent maintenance fees and

                maintain patent files

  • Constant communication with Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Board Members and Investors to

 coordinate quarterly meetings and related events

  • Coordinated correspondence for All Hands Company Meetings
  • Prepared correspondence and presentation material for CEO and Executive staff for a financing round tour

 and assist in preparing to file our S-1 to take the company public

  • Assisted in 1999 company renovation and 2001 company move to a new building location
  • Lead organizer in annual Holiday events for children and assisted in company picnic

 

MARKETING / ADMIN CONTRACT ASSIGNMENTS

 

Oracle Open World   San Francisco, CA                                                                                                              September 29 - October 3, 2012      

(5 Day Contract assignment)

Cathy Chapman – EMC2                                                                                                

Assistant to Cathy Chapman (Event Manager)

Booth Administrator

Assisted in Setting up Booth

Legal promotion-Managed Gift Cards- $100.00 given out for each live performance

Made sure marketing collateral was administered before each live performance

ShoreTel Inc. (Corp Headquarters) Sunnyvale, CA                                                                                                        April 2007 – August 2007

(4 Month Contract Assignment)

Executive Assistant to the President, CEO

  • Support the President/CEO’s day-to-day operations including calendar management, scheduling domestic

and international meetings and travel.  Coordination of conference calls

  • Setup weekly meetings for Executive Staff with company Audio, Visual and PolyCom equipment
  • Frequent contact with Board of Directors to coordinate Conferencing meetings and other events
  • Manage Board of Directors book creation and distribution via softcopy and mail
  • Weekly dictation of correspondence, notes and IPO travel schedule
  • Coordinated correspondence for All Hands Company Meeting
  • Provided assistance to Executive Staff with some administrative support, calendar appointments, travel, and             correspondence
  • Assisted with and attended to the Annual Company’s Partner Summit in Orlando, Florida

SKILLS

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, ACT, QuickBooks, Heavy Internet knowledge (Research)  Type 65 wpm.  Familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and QuickBooks

 

HOBBIES            

Hiking, Running and any outdoor activities, Author-self published book, “All About Mom and Dad”

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Ambassador – San Ramon Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer – Subcommittee - Office of Economic Development Department Committee – City of San Ramon

Past Member – Soroptimist of San Ramon Valley

Past Member – BNI – San Ramon Chapter – Peak Performers



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