Chairman and CEO Technology

Devin Saunders
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234

General Management … Operations … Project Development

Highly driven, fast-track MIT-graduate with track record of start-up, accelerated growth, turnaround, joint venture, international relations, and acquisition success. Built top performing, award winning integrated marketing agency servicing Fortune 100 and emerging e-commerce companies domestically and internationally. Captured market share within nation’s top ten of transactive content integrators (Forrester Research, 1999) against rapidly emerging competition through expertise in:

· Competitive Market Positioning
· Internet Technology
· Operations Management
· Marketing & Business Development
· Strategic & Business Planning
· Budgeting, Pricing & Cost Control
· Relationship Building
· Quality & Performance Optimization
· Team-building & Leadership
· Contract Negotiation

Profiled in 30 industry-leading publications for expertise, leadership, and innovation
Finalist in Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, 1999

Professional Experience

MEDIA XYZ , INC., New York, NY—Chairman and CEO
1995 to 2001
Achieved rapid expansion within short timeframe after founding company in 1995. Built company from ground zero to $12 million in 6 years with no initial outside funding. Core business entailed Web Content Creation, Interactive Advertising, and Systems Integration. ”End-to-end” strategy positioned many Media XYZ clients as industry leaders within their field. Representative clients included: Microsoft, AlwaysOn Software, Worth Interactive, Ameritrade, Oracle, IBM, Lloyd Webber, American Express, Deutsche Bank, Swiss Bank, HIP, National Geographic, Sony, Pitney Bowes, iAnswers, and Janssen USA.

Team-Building & Operations Management
· Attracted and retained award-winning designers through collaborative and challenging organizational culture.
· Directed multi-site and international operations; capable of managing staff of up to 400.
· Developed and instituted management processes and procedures in all three offices, streamlining daily communications and operations, increasing efficiency, and ensuring project deadline compliance.
· Provided pro-active, decisive, and hands-on leadership within volatile industry.

Finance & Technology
· Introduced vendor bidding to cut overhead by 15 %.
· Structured and negotiated strategic alliances and acquisition to further strengthen financial position and customer satisfaction through broadening of services and resources.
· Designed and implemented (then) cutting-edge “Media XYZ Client Extranet”; integrated project tracking and accounting system to accommodate international clients.
· Recognized for use of innovative Internet technology rendering competitive edge for clients.
· Served on Microsoft Internet Advisory Board from 1997 to 1998.

Marketing & Business Development
· Led high-powered negotiations with Microsoft for the successful award of launching Windows XY in 1996. Exceptionally innovative designs and aggressive approach played instrumental role in securing account. Project included high-impact, multimedia presentation to Bill Gates.
· Used visionary talent with keen eye for new opportunities; identified chance to redefine corporate strategy and capitalize on integrated services in response to increased competition from mainstream competitors.
· Implemented four-stage development methodology including cross-functional specialists teams and directed company through consequential accelerated growth, capturing a 73% annual growth rate.
· Instituted growth strategy comprising penetration of existing client accounts through cross selling of additional services, favorably impacting bottom line and gross margins.

A & B INTERNATIONAL, Los Angeles, CA—Manager of Publicity (‘94-‘95); Auditor (‘92-‘94)
1992 to 1995
COMPACT, Houston, TX—Systems Engineer (Secured employment following internship.)
1988 to 1991

Consulting Engagements

INSIDE OUT, INC., Beverly Hills, CA
2001 to Present
Recruited by president as CFO with full P&L responsibility to manage fast growth and improve poor cash flow of pharmaceutical meeting and event management company.
Key accomplishments:
· Increased annual contracted revenue from $12 million for 2000 to $19 million for 2001 within 2 months.
· Remedied cash flow difficulties by evaluating and renegotiating $8 million key contracts.
· Created new revenue streams by introducing new service offering and by negotiating and establishing joint venture.
· Successfully negotiated with banks to establish company’s line of credit.

Project Manager for company with combined $5 billion fund.

Frequent public appearances by conducting Internet Business Seminars. (Listing available.)


Diploma: “The Birthing of Giants”, (Executive Leadership Program), MIT, Cambridge, MA 2001
Degree: B.B.A., Emphasis in Business and Finance, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 1991

Publications and Awards

· Co-authored: Smith, A.M., “Chapter 3: Web Site Infrastructure and Hosting.” Buying Web Services: The Survival Guide to Outsourcing. New York: John Wiley & Sons Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 85-123.
· Listing available of all company and personal publicity obtained.

Awards: Received 15 prestigious industry awards, including: Webby Award (2000); Ad Tech Award (2001); Golden Pencil Award (2001).

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