Chuck L. is a writer, marketing and performance improvement consultant with over 20 years of valuable experience. He has two companies. At one company, he writes business plans, grant requests, B2B and B2C copy, RFP responses and business proposals, creates and implements performance improvement strategies and coaches managers on how to obtain better results through their people. He has helped companies improve their sales, productivity, safety, quality and employee morale through various t... [more]
CHARLES E. L. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Experienced Business Writer and Project Manager currently working on grant requests for several non-profits, business plans for start-up companies and RFPs for major corporations. Past experience includes writing numerous Requests For Proposals and preparing unsolicited Fortune 500 company presentations. Have also developed marketing and communications campaigns, concepted and written print, A/V and web copy. Responsible for cost,schedule and quality for all deliverables on each project. AREAS OF EXPERTISE COMMUNICATIONS * Experienced proposal response writer * Experienced copywriter * Proficient working with sales in determining/implementing client presentation strategies * Excellent presentation skills * Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite 4 * Experienced Team Leader PROJECT MANAGEMENT * Certified Project Manager, Maritz * Managed project teams of 20+ people in preparation of multi-million dollar RFPs * Responsible for cost, schedule and quality of all deliverables for all projects * Proposal objectives included sales, productivity, safety, customer service, attendance, quality, employee recognition, best practices implementation and training PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT * Outstanding ability to research clients and industry best practices to incorporate into successful client proposals * Designed and implemented marketing, advertising, and promotional strategies for numerous new products * Extensive knowledge of marketing research, product evaluation and client pricing SALES * Researched, wrote, and produced internal and client seminar materials * Successful track record of selling services to companies and individuals * Provided sales technique training and coaching for sales representatives * Responsible for successfully negotiating and closing contracts CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS * Specializes in cultivating strong customer relationships * Experienced at assessing client needs, answering customer questions, overcoming objections and concerns and resolving potential conflicts EDUCATION Washington University, St. Louis, MO Certificate in Web Design Certified Project Manager, Maritz Washington University, St. Louis, MO Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Emphasis in Marketing College of Wooster, Wooster, OH Bachelor of Arts Major: History, Minor in Mathematics & Economic
I have an MBA in Marketing from Washington University in St Louis and have held marketing jobs for the past 30 years, including Sales and Promotions Manager at a candy company, marketing manager at specialty chemical manufacturer, and writer/project manager at a performance improvement company. My current company is all about writing business plans, grants and copy.