Gary Forer

Growth Strategist / Business Consulting

San Rafael, CA

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I have more than 10,000 hours of business experience helping companies grow their revenue, reinvent their strategy, implement new concepts and ideas, and most importantly, I’ve helped guide many a business owner to create a better working environment for their employees, make smarter and better decisions for their business, and helped employers to understand and accept how you need to enjoy your life as you pursue your business. If you question yourself due to previous issues or relationships, or because you’re simply new to a business then conferring with an experienced business professional may be the right move for you. I’m a big proponent of allowing the creativity and ingenuity to produce a smarter way of doing things, and an easier way to approach problems, issues, and those lingering doubts.

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Pine Park Health
Senior living especially memory care
online platform for senior living
marketing to senior living
closing sales to high end clientele
Work experience

Aug 2016 - Present

Gary Forer

Business Consultant / Advisor

Business Consultant / Problem Solver August 2016 - Current • Instrumental in developing strategies that support the role of VP of Sales and Sales Managers • Developed a step by step process for acquiring and managing account development reps and groups • Trained various group attendees with clearly defined objectives, and step by step processes to achieve their personal and business goals • Designed, developed, and delivered curriculum courses for a variety of clients that resulted in enhanced employee retention by 99% • Created and maintained individual detailed sales trackers for clients to help teams better understand the business revenue and service goals, resulting in 110% to goals • Designed and helped implement a strategic plan to match goals and objectives

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Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

rockflowerpaper

Sales Lead

Manufacturer of Home Decor, Fashion Clothing, Handbags and Accessories • Hunter role designed to maximize growth and generate opportunities for a new mass-market division • Actively prospected and navigated through organizations in the 50-500 million revenue range, worked with each accounts decision making processes, while identifying and maintaining multiple relationships with decision makers, evaluators, and buyers • Effectively worked with reps to define strategic targets and execute mass account plans • Implemented 40-50+cold calls a day to set meetings with mass-market buyers, resulting in 131% over quota • Coordinate marketing activities with all teams • Work with key account reps and vendors • Develop samples and proposals used for Key Account submission - ea. Costco,Target,BBB etc. • Managed budgets affiliated with this project Reason for leaving - Project based assignment

Nov 2009 - Jan 2015

Wineflite

Sales and Marketing Manager/Owner

The first online wine shipping company for the international tourist • Led and motivated a team of 21 international employees to achieve 112 percent over quote in FY 2012 • Growth exceeding $4.2 million within the first 3 years • Qualified business opportunities internationally by identifying prospects, actively listening, and understanding pain points and potential value • Developed specific account plans and processes with CEO to effectively generate new opportunities • Orchestrated successful promotional marketing campaigns, including a special offer that penetrated market territory by 6% in one day Reason for leaving - Company was sold in 2014

Jun 2005 - Sep 2009

Lot 26 Botanics

Sales Manager

Instrumental in creating fragrance startup • Key account contact for all big box accounts • Created annual budgets • Put together samples and materials used for all new accounts • Sales exceeded $5 million annually within 3 years • Personally developed and oversaw all key account business • Provided training and coordination for all reps nationwide • Responsible for weekly updates to executive committee Reason for leaving - Company sold

Sep 1999 - May 2005

Aroma Candle and Scent Company

VP Sales and Marketing

VP of Sales and Marketing Increased sales from 900K to over 10 million annually within 4 years Focus was on large mass retail accounts Supervised nationwide rep group Strategic planning for all trade shows Point of contact for all overseas distributors

Education

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