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Mandy Edmund

Mandy Edmund

Partner

Swing Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Oakland

Partner at Swing Staffing Solutions, Inc.

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Swing Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Partner

Swing Staffing Solutions offers recruiting and recruiting project management services, specializing in the hard-to-find candidate searches. We are true "headhunters" versus the many recruiting resources that simply pull from job boards. Our business model allows our clients to choose the services they need. Whether they need consultants, direct hires, or contract to hire. Whether they need us on-site as their "staffing arm" or regular contingency searches or a hybrid of the two. We are a boutique company made up of senior professionals. Being lean and mean allows us to cater to all of your needs and focus on QUALITY!

Our goal is to help organizations hire the best and brightest people as quickly as possible!

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WALSHCOMM, LLC

Consultant

WALSHCOMM, LLC
Contract Consultant
Phoenix, AZ (2008-present)
High-stakes communications firm providing market research, strategic planning and transformational marketing consulting and implementation to nonprofits and for-profit businesses since 1992. Expertise includes branding, crisis management and communications, media coaching, witness preparation and jury consulting, multi-media presentations, event development and management, website development, annual reports and all forms of marketing materials. On behalf of nonprofit clients, the WalshCOMM team has provided creative solutions to improve public awareness, attract donors, develop strong boards, mobilize volunteers and supporters, raise funds through events and campaigns and collaborate with for-profits and other nonprofits.

Career

CITIZENSHIP COUNTS (A project of Walshcomm)

Chief Operating Officer

501(c)3 nonprofit that provides a civic education curriculum for middle school students. In addition to the classroom material, the Citizenship Counts model provides an opportunity for students to plan and host a naturalization ceremony in the school or community, allowing students to better understand the value and benefits of American citizenship through the eyes of an immigrant.
• Recruited, trained and directed an all-volunteer staff to create national nonprofit organization
• Managed all operations and human resources
• Recruited governing board and national advisory board
• Organized visits with national and local political leaders in Washington, DC and Arizona
• Planned and oversaw pilot program with 100 students, including inaugural naturalization
ceremony with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presiding
• Worked with Arizona Superintendent of Education and legislators to support legislation
to require testing of civic knowledge of middle school students
• Created and implemented fundraising strategies

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Landmark Education

Assistant Executive Head Coach of The Introduction Leaders Program Landmark Education

Managed and directed every facet of this 110+ participant, 6-month program, from applicant selection and registration processes to participants' successful completion.
Exceeded registration fulfillment effectiveness through strategic management of all participant touch points and overall participant experience.
Coached, trained and managed team of 20 coaches.
Assisted in delivery of participants' weekly classroom training sessions.

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GABRIELLA ZANZANI, INC.

Chief Operating Officer

Served as interim Chief Operating Officer for an international handbag and luxury goods line.
• Managed growth with key retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Stanley Korshak
• Developed high-level marketing, branding, sales, financing, HR and operations
• Helped develop strategy for recruiting a new senior executive team
• Hired and trained 9 additional team members and fired one underperforming rep
• Oversaw design and launch of website

• Managed global supplier/manufacturing operations (Italy, U.S.) and integrated entire value chain including design, manufacturing, marketing, sales, service, support, payment and re-ordering.
• Developed and executed high-level business plan, financial model, and operating strategy
• Created successful short-term funding solutions by launching a multi- designer
showroom

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GAP, INC. / BANANA REPUBLIC SUBSIDIARY

Sales Generation Manager

GAP, INC. / BANANA REPUBLIC SUBSIDIARY Sales
• Responsible for increasing sales & gross profit in $20 million to $45 million segments of the business as District Sales Generation Manager and Sales Generation Manager
• Designed, executed and rolled out new sales generation pilot in $45 million New York City district with 5 stores and 250 employees
• Coached and trained 5 heads of stores to roll out training programs for 25 managers
• Increased average productivity of 250 employees from $200 in sales per hour to $300 per
hour
• Improved performance of pilot led to the following achievements:
o Customer conversion – district ranked # 1 among 51 districts nationwide
o Comp store sales increase – district ranked #3 among 51 districts nationwide
o New Banana Republic credit card performance – 67 percent increase in new card
performance
• Responsible for increasing sales and gross profit in 2 of 3 “marketing stores” among 350
stores nationwide with $20 million in current sales. Generated 50 percent increase in
sales per hour (SPH) per employee for key parts of the district
• Designed client program nationwide and rolled out pilot program in first $10 million
store.
• Trained or hired 7 clientele specialists generating 25 to 35 percent of the business in $45
million district (based on normalized hours)
• Selected from 1,750 managers nationwide to speak at national conference in Palm
Springs for all heads of stores and corporate executives on unprecedented sales
generation results
• Managed HR process for over 70 employees, hired over 100 employees and terminated
over 15 underperforming employees

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Thunderbird School of Global Management

Executive Certificate, Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), History and Religious Studies