I specialize in business development and got my professional start at icstars.org, a project-based learning program. Here, I started off as a project manager of a three-person consulting firm. As a team, we responded to a RFP from United Stationers and were engaged to find a user provisioning solution that would automate their system. We then started [now dissolved microcosmic company] tutoringjustforyou.com (similar to tutorspree.com), which was an online marketplace for tutors. As the CEO, I pitched our eCommerce business to venture capital firms that were seeking to make exponential investments. To conclude the i.c.stars program, we focused on developing a social network for community organizers on behalf of unitedcongress.org, where I served as a web developer.
After the i.c.stars program, I landed a full-time position with [now defunct investment banking firm] Houlihan Smith & Company. First as an intern, then a corporate development group associate. While working for the bank, I trained the internal sales channels and management on CRM utilization. From Houlihan, I transitioned to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. At the chamber, I built new relationships and sold membership to enterprises. Now, I do business development and sales for onShore Networks.