Neil Lipper Sales/ Marketing

Neil Lipper

3 Larkin Cr.

West Orange, NJ 07052

(H) 973-325-6781 (C) 973-420-6647

neillipper@aol.com

Objective:

 To leverage my extensive sales, marketing and management experience to help grow the revenue and impact a company’s profitability.

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the Promotional Products Industry.
  • Complete understanding of all aspects from order solicitation, order processing, art processing, production, US customs clearance, shipping and delivery. All aspects of billing from establishing product pricing, customer terms, deposit to final invoice.
  • Quality, detail oriented with the ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Highly reliable self-starter, who learns quickly and readily, assumes new responsibilities and adapts easily.
  • Strong commitment to cooperative teamwork as well as ability to work independently.
  • Well educated in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, NetSuite and various Industry and other software applications.
  • Knowledge of CPSIA Guidelines.

 

Experience:

R.O.I. Line by Source Abroad, Inc. – April 2013 to January 2014

East Coast Territory Sales Manager

  • Responsible for all East Coast sales including 18 east coast states, Canada and the Caribbean.
  • Opened new accounts through cold calls and established relaionships.
  • Leveraged years of personal relationships into opening new accounts 
  • Revived long-dormant distributor relationships
  • Increased customer base in my territory by twenty five percent.
  • Represented company at regional, national and distributor end-user sales calls.

 

Custom InterSource, LLC. – November 2008 to April 2013

Partner

  • Responsible for all national sales through Promotional Products distributors.
  • Responsible for all sourcing of product, production, QC inspections and CPSIA testing (where necessary), shipping, US Custom Clearing and delivery of every order.
  • Sourced, custom created and sold all types of products including hard goods and apparel.
  • Familiar with all current inspection and safety guidelines that are required for proper production and importation.
  • Responsible for budgeting and all daily company operations.
  • Represented company at regional, national and distributor end-user sales calls.

           

Prime Resources Corp. Bridgeport, CT.  – October 2007 to November 2008

Director of Custom Sourcing

  • Member of Senior Management Team
  • Complete development of the Custom Sourcing division.
  • Management of the Regional Sales Managers for Custom Sourcing.
  • Marketing and the overall promotion of the Custom Sourcing Division.
  • Development and oversight of Advertising.
  • Responsible for Display and Trade show presentation.
  • Generating sales and distributor relations.
  • Supervision of all direct import shipments was coordinated through my division.
  • Negotiations of the pricing and direction of production.
  • Traveled Internationally for review of factory production and organized International Trade Shows for the company.
  • Traveled Internationally for product sourcing, developing and purchasing.

 

Lipco Industries IncorporatedFrom April 1983 to October 2007

President and sole owner.

  • Created a zero to $4 million company. Supplier to the Promotional Products Industry.
  • Operated exclusively as an Import/Sourcing company.
  • Responsible for budgeting and all daily company operations.
  • Responsible for all national sales through Promotional Products Industry distributor clients.
  • Responsible for all sourcing of product, pricing, production, direct importing, shipping, US Custom clearance and delivery of every order.
  • Traveled Internationally for review of factory order production.
  • Traveled Internationally for product sourcing, developing and purchasing.
  • Responsible for all financial accounting process from initial order entry to final invoicing and collections.
  • Management of up to 5 member staff.

 

APF Electronics Inc. New York, NY. – From June 1976 to April 1983

Vice President of Sales ($20 million in sales)

  • Started in Service department
  • Promoted to Regional Sales manager 1977. Responsible for independent regional sales representative companies selling to the retail trade.
  • Promoted to National Sales manager 1980. Responsible for all independent sales representative companies selling to the retail trade.
  • Promoted to VP of Sales in 1982.

 

Industry Activities:

  • SAAGNY Foundation Board Trustee (volunteer service) 2014 - present
  • Former President of SAAGNY  (Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York)  2000 – 2001
  • SAAGNY Executive Board member from 1995 – 2002
  • SAAGNY Board member from 1992 - 1995
  • SAAGNY Hall of Fame member, inducted 2007

SAAGNY Committee Member from 1984 to 2005. Serving either as a committee member or committee chair. Served on every committee within the association. Co-chair of the Promotions East Trade Show from 2004 - 2006

 

Hobbies and Interests:

Marital Arts training 1995 – present:     4rd degree Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu Shobukan Karate. 3nd degree Black Belt in Matayoshi Kobudo.

References available upon request.



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