Brandon Stauber’s Resume


BRANDON F. STAUBER
141 ½ Brentwood Road
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
(310) 279-2789
brandon@stauber.com

SUMMARY:

I am a strong leader and effective and driven serial entrepreneur with experience in operations, finance, marketing, business development, sales and the development of Internet-based and information technology products and services in start-up environments.

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT:

Self Employed Business and Technology Consultant                               December 2004 – Present
Exeter, New Hampshire

  • Specialized consulting in the early-stage startup space, Internet technology, social marketing and the implementation of technology and operational systems to      improve efficiency and profitability.       
  • 15 plus years experience in the planning, design and management of both e-commerce, business-to-business and content related internet sites and applications      including fully integrated operations, finances, work-flow and marketing components (specifically for both clients and at The Wine Spies, LLC and iNetEvents Inc.)
  • Extensive experience in website development management and its related tools including wire-framing, code development suites , creative tools.  Specific experience in the development of user interfaces, content management, data requirements, work-flows, QC testing, marketing as it relates to the creation of web-based projects.
  • Strong experience in all aspects of internet business and technology development including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS/ASP), cloud-based software and integration, social media, online marketing, SEO and SEM, code development and creative tools.
  • Extensive CRM and RDMS experience including work-flow analysis, data requirements, user interface, system design and integration with specific experience in      both Salesforce.com and ZoHo.com.
  • General business and technology project management experience from concept through implementation including the use of various project management tools.
  • 15 plus years of experience in project management, office applications (including all Microsoft Office tools), managing teams of programmers, graphic designers, user interface developments, information architects, tracking of goals and benchmarks, business cases, financial & benefit/cost analysis as well as managing and interfacing with both internal and  external project constituents.

     

501 Partners, LLC                                             Business Development      December 2012 – May 2103
Danvers, MA                                                       Consultant                           

  • Managed the development of the company’s initial business development and service offering strategy.
  • Implemented a complete social media program for the start-up business.
  • Coordinated events and tradeshow programs.
  • Assisted in the development of the organization’s Salesforce.com implementation for lead generation, internal work-flow, client management, document and contract management.

The Wine Spies, LLC                                        Co-Founder/Manager       February 2007 – September 2012
Santa Rosa, California

  • Built from concept to fully operational, profitable and highly successful online flash retail wine website and sold my interest in the summer of 2012.  Business was profitable in its first year and realized double digit growth each year with revenues growing from zero to several millions during its start-up period.  Also, The Wine Spies was recognized by the New York Times as one of the top retail flash sites for wine in 2010.
  • Created and implemented the business and self funded the initial seed capital to establish the company.
  • Managed the development of all aspect of the implementation of the online business strategy including the design and creation of the custom built e-commerce system managing the complex flash retail transactions in the wine space.
  • Created and managed all operational aspects of the business including financial and accounting systems, operations, staffing, marketing and business development including a compete social marketing and online strategy, customer service and technology systems.

iNetEvents, Inc.                                                   Founder/President/CEO February 1999 – December 2004
Los Angeles, California

  • Created and built from concept to fully operational company driving the software-as-a-service concept prior to its broad acceptance in the market-space.
  • Created and implemented funding business plan to raise seed capital to launch business, took the company public via a reverse merger and later sold the company resulting in all investors and employees profiting from the transaction.
  • Managed the launch of operations of the company.
  • Created and implemented the company’s marketing and sales strategy which included market analysis and research, identification of competitive advantages, analysis of market-space competition, pricing strategy development, marketing communications and advertising development, public relations and customer retention strategies.
  • Created and implemented the company’s product development strategy which included the application and database design, project management, testing, documentation, and launch.

Galatia, Inc.                                                         Director of Marketing      July 1997 – March 1999
Sunnyvale, California

  • Directed the corporation’s sales, marketing and business development programs that included the implementation custom Internet-based applications and web site development.
  • Created and implemented the organization’s marketing strategy which included market analysis and research, identification of competitive advantages, analysis of market-space competition, pricing strategy development, marketing communications and advertising development, public relations and customer retention strategies.
  • Managed development teams involved in high-end Internet development.
  • Served as the lead project manager on development projects.
  • Developed and implemented strategic marketing programs in direct marketing, image advertising, new market development and public relations programs.
  • Served as the company’s network administrator which included the implementation, design, development and installation of Internet-based networks including ISDN and frame relay.  Installed and implemented TCP/IP related servers on client’s networks including SMTP, HTTP, FTP, and DNS.  Installed web servers, domain email and Internet related systems on the company’s web servers.
  • Participated in the executive management, business planning and strategy development for the company.

Omnetrix, Inc. (d.b.a. DirectNet)                    Vice President                     Aug. 1996 – July 1997
Los Angeles, California                                   (Marketing)

  • Directed the corporation’s sales and marketing programs that included the implementation of network solutions, custom Internet-based applications and web site development.  Recruited, selected, trained and supervised sales staff.
  • Developed and implemented strategic marketing programs in direct marketing, image advertising, new market development and public relations programs.
  • Participated in frequent speaking engagements which helped to educate the local business community as to the opportunities available on the Internet, Internet marketing and the development of strategic Internet-based business plans.
  • Managed the development of new Internet-based applications including custom databases, interactive web-based programs and Intranet tools.  Programmed simple SQL queries, coded HTML and Java Script for inclusion in client’s web sites.
  • Managed the product development and web site production team in the development of new products and web sites.  Designed, developed and implemented complex web sites and Internet-based database applications.
  • Managed and implemented the design, development and installation of Internet-based networks including ISDN and frame relay.  Installed and implemented TCP/IP related servers on client’s networks including SMTP, HTTP, FTP, and DNS.  Installed web servers, domain email and Internet related systems on the company’s web servers.
  • Managed the sales and marketing staff.  Managed the product development staff.
  • Participated in the executive management, business planning and strategy development for the company.

L.A. Regional Technology Alliance              Associate Director             Mar. 1995 – Aug. 1996
Los Angeles, California                                   (Program Development)

  • Directed the organization’s delivery of programs and services which included the management of a competitive technology matching grant program, the development of marketing and financial plans for clients and the implementation of technology related consulting services to the Los Angeles area technology community.
  • Managed the policy development of state grant programs for high-technology firms in the Los Angeles area that included budget development and management, the drafting of new policy actions, interaction with governmental agencies and directors.
  • Researched, developed and managed the grant writing and fundraising programs for the company.
  • Acted as the organization’s senior consultant.  The consulting division assisted local high-technology firms in the acquisition of capital (venture, government and loans), the identification of strategic partnership opportunities and the development of strategic marketing plans.
  • Recruited, selected, trained and supervised staff, student interns and volunteer positions.
  • Drafted, developed, and evaluated public policy in the areas of economic development, information technology, biotechnology, energy and environmental systems.
  • Developed, executed, and managed budgetary and financial activities.  Developed and analyzed financial projections for new programs.  Coordinated, reported and maintained accounts receivable in relation to contract management.  Analysis of cash flow, expense/income, A/R, and profit/loss statements as it relates to strategic planning.
  • Coordinated grant development, statistical research and report administration.
  • Developed and implemented seminars, training programs and workshops designed to improve the competitiveness of the region’s technology companies.

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.                      Marketing Manager          Apr. 1993 – Mar. 1995
Santa Monica, California

  • Managed the corporation’s marketing efforts that included advertising campaigns, creative development, direct marketing, strategy development and public relations.  As part of these duties I planned and implemented the corporation’s marketing strategy.
  • Participated on the corporation’s negotiation team as a financial analyst for the acquisition of new managed and leased properties.
  • Leased and managed commercial properties for high-level executive clients.
  • Managed the relationships with the corporation’s ground and master lease landlords.
  • Coordinated both tenant and landlord relation programs.

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Strong entrepreneurial and general business skills including business strategy and marketing plan development, finance and fund raising, operations, negotiation, legal and contractual matters and both staff (personnel) and project management.
  • Broad knowledge of the implementation all Internet and technology systems.  (I have been involved in and with Internet related technology since 1989 including a range of CRM systems such as ZoHo and Salesforce.com, Relational Database Systems, Presentation Software, Graphics Software, Accounting Software, and more…)
  • Experience in the use of all commercially available operating system environments. Experience in the design of database applications (low level programming and coding skills, however I am not a programmer).

EDUCATION:         

  • Leadership Seacoast – Portsmouth, NH, 2013
  • Master of Public Policy – Emphasis: International Policy, Economics and Decision Making  GPA: 3.75 at the University of Southern California, May 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration.  Major GPA: 3.75 at San Diego State University, December 1992. Graduated with Distinction.
  • California Department of Real Estate:  Licensed Salesperson – expired.
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Private ASEL Pilot, Instrument Aircraft

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS:

 

  • Who’s Who in the West.
  • University of Southern California – Merit Scholarship Recipient.
  • Who’s Who Among Students in AmericanUniversities and Colleges.
  • American Society for Public Administration: Outstanding Contribution to Academic Community & Professional Community.
  • Leadership Institute, two-time scholarship recipient, three time attendee.
  • Associated Students Volunteer Service Award, two time recipient.
  • San DiegoStateUniversity Outstanding Senior Student Government Award.
  • Outstanding Leader of the San Diego State University Sports Club program.
  • All University Dean’s List at San DiegoStateUniversity.

 

PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Town of Exeter Economic Development Commission – Citizen Member, Chair of the Marketing and Branding Subcommittee
  • Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce – Member
  • Alumni Associations of USC and SDSU. (Past Member)
  • American Society for Public Administration.         (Past Member)
  • Associated Student Government of San DiegoStateUniversity. (Past Elected Representative)
  • Los Angeles World Affairs Council. (Past Member)
  • San DiegoStateUniversity Recreation Board. (Past Chairperson)
  • San DiegoStateUniversity Alpine Racing Team. (Past President – 2 terms)
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. (Past Vice President – Rush)

 

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