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Cori Magnotta

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Hello! My name is Cori Magnotta. I am highly motivated, outgoing, organized and professional with outstanding leadership capabilities wishing to further marketing, event and global brand experience. Provides courteous, personal and efficient services all encountered. Strong interpersonal, communication and multitasking skills, positive work ethic, professional appearance and excellent judgment. Demonstrated record of exceptional enthusiasm, reliability, attentiveness and management skills. Extremely proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word, Office365, Power Point computer software. Fluent in American Sign Language. Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP). Recipient of the Presidents Call to Service Award for achieving over 8,000 hours of lifetime, documented community service.

Cori Magnotta's Background

Cori Magnotta's Experience

Microsoft Product Specialist at Microsoft

January 2013

o Instrumental in developing innovative, engaging and memorable hands-on demonstrations through the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples and corporate businesses such as Hewlett Packard (HP) and Samsung. Demonstrations developed and presented include Windows 8, Microsoft Office 365, SurfaceRT, SurfacePro and all Microsoft Applications through the Windows Store. o Proven track record of implementing and establishing training programs that instill enthusiasm, reliability, and accountability resulting in award winning teams and phenomenal outcomes. o Manage Microsoft inventory and merchandising needs. Ensure replenishment of all in-store materials, signage, proper execution of plan-o-grams and special promotions. o Enthused by a fast-paced selling environment, cares deeply about the customer, and uncovers opportunities by attention to detail, consistent engagement and ability to co-sell with Microsoft partners. Drives both revenue and customer satisfaction through consistent account & territory engagement.

Brand Manager Events and Promotions at Independent Contractor

June 2012

o Highly rated and sought after Brand Manager and Promotions Specialist. Contracts include Market & Event Manager, hiring promotional staff, product launches, national & special events, on & off premise presenter, experimental & guerilla marketing, promotional budgets, data capture/social media, account & brand programming/management, and tradeshows. Recent/current promotions include: o Match.com Social Organizer: Coordinated the development and execution of dozens of successful dating events through the website Match.com. Served as a liaison between the client (Match.com), the attendees and the venue management. o Dannon Yogurt Brand Manager: Served as the Brand Manager for the 2012 & 2013 New England Hospital Tour of Activia Greek Yogurt. Responsible for site audit, set up, media capture, all event follow-up and reporting results to the client. Handled staffing and training Brand Managers. o Gallo Wine and Spirits District Sales Manager: Responsible for managing all on/off premise activities and programming within designated accounts & distributors/brokers to ensure maximum market penetration, brand awareness and sell-through. Implementation of campaigns, point of sale materials, merchandising, shelf programs and brand initiatives in accordance with business plans and national promotions.

General Manager at Marriott International

June 2010 - June 2012

o Directly responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of 7 Marriott Hotels within the regional territory. Successfully managed the sales team, housekeeping, front office, hiring, training and evaluating associate performance to consistently achieve Marriott Brand standards. o Demonstrated excellent leadership in directing strategic marketing, financial planning, and budget management in addition to all areas of day-to-day operations. o Founded and developed the S.T.A.R (Striving To Achieve Results) program which resulted in being awarded the highest Associate Opinion Survey award and increasing the Overall Guest Satisfaction Score from 85.6 to 92.8 within a six-month time frame.

Director of Sales at SpringHill Suites by Marriott

June 2008 - June 2010

o Opened the Brand New SpringHill Suites by Marriott located by Bradley International Airport. Planned and organized the Grand Opening Fundraiser Event which had over 250 attendees and raised over $5,000 for Hemophilia Research. Secured dozens of new corporate contracts while the hotel was still in the pre-opening phase. o Created campaigns and marketing collateral to promote the brand new hotel to become a leader within the local market. Achieved monthly and quarterly individual and team goals including inside/outside sales calls, cold calls, contract drafting, closing the sale and successfully maintaining long-term client relationships.

Regional Senior Sales Manager at Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites by Hilton

June 2008 - June 2010

o Opened the Brand New SpringHill Suites by Marriott located by Bradley International Airport. Planned and organized the Grand Opening Fundraiser Event which had over 250 attendees and raised over $5,000 for Hemophilia Research. Secured dozens of new corporate contracts while the hotel was still in the pre-opening phase. o Created campaigns and marketing collateral to promote the brand new hotel to become a leader within the local market. Achieved monthly and quarterly individual and team goals including inside/outside sales calls, cold calls, contract drafting, closing the sale and successfully maintaining long-term client relationships.

Cori Magnotta's Education

Rochester Institute of Technology

2002 – 2006

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