Houston TX | Energy
"Director of Business Development for an international shipping agent, available for advice on personal branding and active networking so you are ready when the right opportunity for you presents itself. Specialties: Personal Branding, Interview prep; LinkedIn trainer/coach; resume review; active network growth; focused job search; decision making matrices to get focused and make smart choices and not emotional ones; active listening."
Marketing and Sales/Operations professional with more than 20 years of combined military and commercial experience in marketing and sales, leadership development, business development, operations management, and manpower management/human resources. 21-year Marine Corps retiree with two combat tours in Iraq (2003, 2004). Strong believer in a company that lives by its own moral values and promotes top down leadership as part of the company belief system, not an add on or afterthought. Priorities for me are a rewarding and challenging job that allows me to provide for my family and feel a sense of accomplishment/tangible contribution to my company. Specialties: Sales and Marketing, Account Management, Business Development, Contract Negotiation, Financial Modeling, Analysis & Planning, Operations Management, Human Resources, CRM, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning
I have a large professional network and like making introductions
I am a veteran
Houston, TX 77009, US
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago - Central Time
November 14, 2017
DJ was one of the first mentors that I talked to. DJ has always kept me in mind when he came across any jobs within his scope. But the thoughts and ideas that DJ gave me when we first talked helped me to build a better foundation to work off. I can say now since our first chat that I have done a 180 on my resume and interview skills. But the reason I wanted to talk to DJ again was to have a fresh ear to talk about my path forward and what I really want to do to provide for my family. DJ asked hard questions not to be against it. But he asked the right questions to make sure I will be a success. So for any veteran looking for a mentor to be true, fair, and have your 6. I say that DJ is among the best to talk to. DJ has always listen to me, but his support is be 100% more to help me be on point.
November 8, 2017
DJ was extremely insightful and helpful in laying out some very foundational steps that I have been missing in my career search. He was extremely thorough and interested in partnering for the long term to ensure that I can successfully brand and market myself for positions that I should be looking for. Nobody has ever laid out a roadmap for success like DJ has and was intentional in walking me through every part of the process. Thanks so much DJ and I look forward to working more with you. Pat Cochrane
Lobsang "Sherpa" Salaka
October 23, 2017
DJ was a great mentor who will instrumental in shaping my future career goal. He knew what I was going through and what needed to be done to make my transition smooth.