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Kirsten Rhode

Kirsten Rhode

Frankfurt, Germany

13+ year sales, social Media, and marketing executive seeking new position in Frankfurt

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Digital Alchemy CRM

Verkaufsdirektor - DACH Region

Identifies, develops, and maintains sales and marketing objectives, plans, and programs in accordance with Digital Alchemy's mission statement. Coordinates sales team operations globally and oversees support staff as appropriate. Serves as a first contact with all outside creative talent to ensure that the target market and image positioning is clearly communicated to all involved in the creation of collateral sales materials and advertising campaign strategies.
Maintains high visibility in the surrounding community and in the hospitality community
Maintains efficient sales office procedures for productive use of staff time and insures the maintenance of accurate and updated account files and follow-up procedures.
Monitors and directs sales leads to outside sales managers, provides motivation, support, encouragement, and direction to all members of the sales department. Makes face-to- face sales calls.
Assists in the creation of the Marketing and Sales plans.
Maintains all sales systems, such as sales records and reports, conference calendar, traces of history and potentials and mailing lists.
Liaisons with product design of new programs and campaigns in the DACH region designed to develop additional sales.
Identifies and analyzes competition, both locally and globally.
Works with brand and management team to insure optimum results in cooperative sales, marketing and advertisement campaigns

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Bookassist

Director of Global Distribution Services

Hired and credited for starting GDS/IDS Distribution Department for Bookassist. Reported Directly to C.E.O. Tasked with establishing standard guidelines and procedure for gds sales and system entry which increased client profitability 107% in less than 6 months. Oversaw 68 sales managers & representatives worldwide in addition to support agents in over 11 European offices. After an increase in turnover, I spearhead and helped implement an continuing education initiative that factored zero % turnover in GDS department in 2011 & achieved a 22% higher closing ratio on new sales. Over 70% of Booking Engine clients were converted, which increased average contract length an additional year. Liaised and mapped out strategy with development to communicate technological goals, ensure product effectiveness and report enhancement ideas. Worked directly with CEO and other directors in defining new markets of interest & market saturation potential. Developed all GDS marketing collateral and sales brochures, all web-text and client preparedness materials. Created & Implemented training protocol for all managers and sales teams.

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GenaRes

International Business Development Consultant

Strategic Online Revenue Management Consulting for Hotels. I was responsible for advising C.O.O and C.E.O of revenue potential in European markets, and designing strategy plans for emerging markets.

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CRS Booking Ltd

Director of Business Development

Responsible for coordinating worlwide sales efforts, implementing new product launches, and lead the development of social media booking tool for CRS Bookings. Was responsible for dramatically increasing the brand name within Ireland, Germany and the U.K by negotiating deals with high profile clients, and bringing on resellers. Managed sales team, and coordinated gds account management focus for the company.

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GenaRes

Vice President of Social Media

Founded and designed a Social Media Marketing Campaign from scratch to sell to Hoteliers. Designing and managing Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other Social Media Channels for our clients. Responsible for all sales, cold calling Hotels and Property Management Systems to sell our Social Media services. Maintaining Analytics information and tracking of Sales for all accounts. Solely responsible for creating a Facebook Booking Tool that allows Fans to book hotel rooms online, developing live travel feeds for Facebook, Custom Tabs and contributed to the design of a tracking mechanism for all Social Networks, OTA's and Travel Review Sites. In 6 months, I generated over $80,000 in revenue for Social Media.

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AfterSparkMedia

VP of Sales

Dallas Website Design company offering affordable website and graphic design, internet marketing and search engine optimization. As their VP of Sales I am responsible for all their Sales and Marketing. Finding and Developing Leads, Managing Client Database, Conducting Consultations, Quoting pricing, P&L Experience, Writing up proposals and Contracts, Managing Team of Sales Rep's, Meeting with Clients on a regular basis, Project Management, Managing a Million Dollar Budget, etc...

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Permafrost

Sales Manager

Responsible for targets in B2C sales
Increased revenue by 20% in the first two months which led to my promotion to Sales Manager.
Managed first team of sales representatives, which included laying out monthly, goals, assisting director with hiring and firing, setting up training, and assignment of territories
Assisted in creating effective marketing collateral.

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Insurance Brokers of Southlake

Sales Associate

Effectively achieved all sales goals and targets for multiple years
Office sales increased by 18%, the average dollar amount per policy increased twofold. Office received its highest Consumer Service Index scores since 1993. Lead development.

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MPJH

Texas Christian University

B.S General Studies, Psychology

Southlake Carroll

diploma, psychology and Biology