He has an international childhood and possesses a solid international background with cross cultural experiences. Lived, studied and work in three continents and commands several languages fluently.
An Export Salesman
Twenty-eight years of experience as a self-employed export sales agent has earned him the nickname of the ‘Walking Trade Development Council’. John’s promotional and communications expertise garnered him HK$4 million (US$516,000.00) in annual business commissions year after year for over 10 consecutive years. In less than three years, his skills enabled him to convert Good Year Flower Company’s then small, 70-worker manufacturing plant in Hong Kong into a bustling 1400 employee production center.
While his client mentoring helped many customers become respected players in the industry, he has also been recognized for molding fledging Hong Kong traders into prominence. It is his focus on SoHo ("Small Office/Home Office") partnerships that has enabled him to share his own successes with others around the world. His considerable expertise in Hong Kong product exports enabled him to transform numerous neophyte European companies into high profile, high-profit importers of what he sells. John’s customer-centric sales focus, diligence, and passion has enabled him to leverage his partnerships to ensure the best ‘win-win’ situation for both the manufacturers and distributors.
He has also used his expertise to develop a strong contact network within Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and North Africa.
Throughout his career, John has used his widespread knowledge of the Chinese business culture to effectively manage frequent market changes. In addition, he has directed his SoHo representatives, who are fluent in no less than 12 major world languages, to expand the city of Hong Kong’s visibility and global goodwill.
At sixty, having experienced both failures and successes, John wants to use his sales and professional expertise to assist foreign companies to win the China market.
A Respected Employer
John’s almost 30 years in business has demonstrated his astute ability to negotiate effectively, build solid business alliances, and develop effective managerial policies. His capacity to balance his managerial competence with employee considerations has garnered him an undisputed reputation as a compassionate leader and mentor.
As a manager, John has continuously demonstrated his ability to build harmonious, productive, and healthy workplace environments. He is a staunch supporter of effective communication, motivation, and conflict management techniques and has boosted morale and dramatically expanded cultural diversity within his widely scattered sales agencies across Europe. Consequently, John has earned the loyalty of many staff members, his two personal assistants have worked with him for over 20 years.
His Unique Characteristics are:
• High energy and resilience.
• Willing to travel and work long hours.
• Able to use humor to great effect when trying to reduce tension.
• High standards of integrity.
• Handles day-to-day challenges confidently.
• Will persevere in the face of resistance.
• Positive, driven, enthusiastic, and ambitious for business success.
• Results driven, seeks to constantly challenge and beat previous targets,
All the above assets cannot be taught or learned; they must be acquired and nurtured not in Harvard but in the University of Life.
Marketing people, like John, are not simply born that way – they are honed by experience, fortitude, and the deployment of strategies and tactics applicable in real situation.
Now at sixty, having experienced both failures and successes, John wants to use his sales and professional expertise to assist YOU to win the China market.
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