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G. Spencer Ritchie is currently living in Thornhill , Ontario, working as a President and Owner in "Spencer for Hire" and is interested in Advertising & Media, Marketing.
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Job Title

President and Owner

Company

Location

Thornhill , Ontario

Categories of Interest

Advertising & Media, Marketing

My Interests

For the last year I have been working as an independent contractor working for a variety of companies. Primarily involved in Sales and Marketing and have gleaned additional knowledge in the International field selling Graphic and Art services from an overseas supplier. I have extensive knowledge within the Retail and Premium Incentive industries and would like to stay within that realm if possible. I also am an acknowledged expert in the Writing Instrument Industry and am very familiar with all aspects of that business. Sales and Marketing is my strength and look forward to bringin my considerable talents to a company that would benefit from my background and expertise.

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G. Spencer Ritchie has joined on Jan 09, 2009

Company Size

1-4

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G. SPENCER RITCHIE
35 Wild Cherry Lane _ Thornhill, Ontario L3T 3T3
(905) 882-5818 cvggsr@rogers.com


VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Strategic leader in multi-million dollar enterprises, directing teams and
departments to optimal performance and exceptional profits.

. Demonstrate expertise in administrative and financial direction; creation
and application of sales and marketing plans, materials, and training
programs; product launches; pipeline establishment and expansion; and
customer satisfaction.
. Specialize in product and service presentations, solution selling, sales
meeting management, and trade show representation.
. Achieved 100% sales increase through program launch.
. Direct cross-functional departments and external entities to meet wide-
ranging goals.
. Build and motivate high-performance, cohesive teams.
. Surpass projections through outstanding corporate relations.
. Advance assignments in time-constrained, challenging situations.
. Excel in rapidly evolving systems and priorities.


CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporate Leadership _ Strategic Planning & Initiatives _ Business
Development
Capital Generation & Savings _ Team Direction & Management _ Continuing
Education
Corporate & Client Relations _ Product Presentations _ Executive Training _
Problem Solving



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LETTS OF LONDON, Toronto, Ontario _ 2001-2008
Provider of time management diaries, Filofax products, portfolios, and
writing instruments with annual revenue of $5M.

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Acted as liaison between retail and promotional products distributors.
Drafted annual sales plans for and engaged in sales calls with 4 Retail
Sales Representatives stationed throughout country. Worked with more than
300 distributor companies on sales calls, trade shows, program creation,
and company store programs.

Corporate and Financial Highlights:
. Launched Academic Diary program with Chapters Indigo, resulting in sales
increase of 100%.
. Created Team Letts program and instructed training distributors on sales
of sterling silver writing instruments, resulting in 26% sales increase
among attendants.
. Listed Filofax with Grand & Toy with initial value of $100K, resulting in
quadrupled value.

G. SPENCER RITCHIE _ Page 2 _ cvggsr@rogers.com


BIC CANADA, Toronto, Ontario _ 1997-2001
Manufacturer of Bic pens and razors, Sticky Notes, and Sheaffer writing
instruments.

Sales Manager, Hospitality and Promotions
Oversaw sales in greater Toronto area and hospitality division involving
buyers within extensive hotel chains. Performed daily calls to authorized
distributors as Territory Manager. Established presence and provided
representation at trade shows, provided sales presentations for customers,
and created company store programs.

Corporate and Financial Highlights:
. Realized record-breaking initial sale in product launch of Bic Steel with
more than 100,000 units in Canada for Sears' announcement of takeover of
Eatons.
. Achieved 11% growth in hospitality division in highly competitive
marketplace.
. Received divisional sales award in 1999.
. Won gold and silver awards for trade show booth in 1999 and 2000.

RELEVANT SALES GROUP, Toronto, Ontario _ 1995-1997
Self-started sales representation firm supplying promotional products to
Canadian and American markets.

Owner
Provided sales representation to retailers for Leeds Business Accessories
in Canadian marketplace, as well as Dunlop-Slazenger-Maxfli brand products
to premium and incentive industries. Achieved sell-out of new clothing line
for Dunlop-Slazenger-Maxfli. Facilitated sales involving more than 300
companies. Developed brand awareness through sales calls, product
presentations, and trade show participation.

Career note: Additional positions include National Sales & Marketing
Manager with Faber-Castell Canada; 1988- 1994. National Sales Manager with
Sheaffer Pen Textron; 1985-1988. and Account Executive with McKim
Advertising, J. Walter Thompson, and Caledon Advertising. Details upon
request.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts [B.A.], Journalism
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Certified Advertising Specialist














G. SPENCER RITCHIE
35 Wild Cherry Lane _ Thornhill, Ontario L3T 3T3
(905) 882-5818 _ cvggsr@rogers.com





Dear Sir/Dear Madam:

As a recent Vice President of Sales & Marketing in a multi-million dollar
enterprise, I am seeking the opportunity to further your organization's
success. A strategic leader, I direct teams and departments to optimal
performance and exceptional profits. Highlights from my career include:

. Launch of Academic Diary program with Chapters Indigo for Letts of
London, resulting in sales increase of 100%.
. Creation of training program for Letts, resulting in sales increase of
26%.
. List of Filofax for Letts with Grand & Toy, resulting in quadrupled
value.
. Achievement of 11% growth in Bic Canada's hospitality division in highly
competitive marketplace.
. Receipt of Bic divisional sales award in 1999, as well as gold and silver
awards for trade show booths in 1999 and 2000.

Poised for advanced challenges, I look forward to joining an organization
seeking outstanding leadership.

For a detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the
enclosed resume and feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,



G. Spencer Ritchie

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G. Spencer Ritchie
Name: G. Spencer Ritchie
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-6358453/g-spencer-ritchie
Location: Thornhill,Ontario,Canada
Job Title: President and Owner
Company: Spencer for Hire

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