International Trade Adviser - Language & Culture Specialist @ Advising small and mid-sized business on international trade strategy, market research and selection, cross-cultural competence, marketing, business development and go-to-market strategy. Public speaking at trade related events hosted by UKTI and our partners. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Bristol, United KingdomConsultant @ Consulting, marketing
International Trade Adviser - Language & Culture Specialist @ Advising small and mid-sized business on international trade strategy, market research and selection, cross-cultural competence, marketing, business development and go-to-market strategy. Public speaking at trade related events hosted by UKTI and our partners. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Bristol, United KingdomConsultant @ Consulting, marketing and development of import and launch strategy for global designer children's brands to conceptual retailers in the UK. Created go-to-market strategy, forged partner relationships, and grew brand portfolio presence in the children's retail market. From January 2013 to February 2014 (1 year 2 months) Co-Founder @ Director and co-founder of start-up flash sales site for the children's products market. Raised seed capital and managed all aspects of the business including PR, marketing, accounts and customer acquisition. Drove development of website (design and copy), logo, and social media voice and content. Actively managed advertising campaigns through Google, Social Media and children’s industry channels. Formed strategic partnerships with over 200 brands for mutual benefit and exposure. Company sold in 2013. From January 2011 to February 2013 (2 years 2 months) Brighton, United KingdomSpecialty Sales Representative @ Direct specialty sales of ADHD medication, Concerta, within the adult and child/adolescent psychiatry market and management of territory and key accounts. From March 2008 to June 2009 (1 year 4 months) Professional Sales Representative, Diabetes Specialist @ Direct sales of Diabetes medications, Actos, Actosplusmet, and Duetact, to endocrinology, cardiology and nephrology sectors and launch of new pharmaceutical products, Actosplusmet and Duetact, into territory. From March 2005 to March 2008 (3 years 1 month) Teacher of English as a Foreign Language @ Responsible for English language teaching, assessment and materials development. Taught students of all ages at differing levels of aptitude (elementary, advanced, business purposes).
Developed extra-curricular programme and internal professional development series for teachers. Created English curriculum for corporate tech client and high-tech university in Chengdu, China. From September 2000 to September 2004 (4 years 1 month) Partner and Senior Design Consultant @ Planned, designed and furnished interior environments of high-end residences and managed retail side of business. Presented detailed design proposals to clients based on needs and budget. Lead buyer for retail store with forecast and planning for target clients. Developed and designed white label accessories line for retail arm of business. Projects featured in Architectural Digest. Company sold to private party in 2000. From July 1996 to August 2000 (4 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Current Student: (GDL) Graduate Diploma in Law @ University of the West of EnglandCELTA, University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults @ St Giles, San FranciscoBA, Environmental Analysis and Design, Emphasis Epidemiology and Public Health @ University of California, Irvine
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