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-05:00) America/Chicago - Central Time
July 24, 2017
A great conversation with answers to my questions and new ideas to further my networking. I came out of the conversation with an action plan to get my efforts focused and moving in the right direction. Highly recommend talking with DJ if you are working to develop your plan to get out there and make yourself visible to the job market.
Jeff Sicard, MBA, PMP, DML
July 17, 2017
OUTSTANDING MENTOR!!! DJ was so down to earth and easy to talk to. DJ provided detailed feedback on my LinkedIn profile and gave me actionable items to fix the brand that I am trying to promote. DJ also encouraged me to create a priority checklist to narrow my interests to targeted fields of interest. Conversation with DJ is direct and honest so if you are expecting "sugar-coating" then look elsewhere. I for one appreciate the upfront honest conversation and I enjoyed hearing about DJ's own experiences in transitioning from the military. DJ can show you how to highlight your skills and competencies versus your field of interest and he is passionate about helping others. I will continue to talk to DJ as often as possible along my transition journey.
July 12, 2017
DJ is someone that I would want to just go have a beer with and talk about anything. DJ will listen and give any advice that you want on any subject. DJ is the type of Veteran I should have meet a long time ago to help me get my life together. DJ has the knowledge and the passion to help all vets. And with his passion DJ is passing it on without want of a reward. DJ is among the best that I have talked to. And that is something I don't give with ease.