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Steve Rupp

Steve Rupp

Fort Worth, TX

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Apple

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Serves as an influential store leader, developing others to achieve top results in sales, product knowledge, solutions, and customer engagement. Inspires team members through approachability and action and leads by being the first to learn, share, and inspire the team when new products and initiatives emerge. Helps set the standard for Apple’s unique style of service through words and action.

Demonstrated proficiency in technology and the ability to quickly learn new product features, specifications, and selling points.

Proven experience in sales and technology solutions, as well as proven ability to develop customer loyalty. Ability to consistently deliver great customer experiences — regardless of the situation.

Key qualifications include:
• In charge of mentoring and developing over 75 Sales floor Specialists
• Known as an ethical leader capable of solving difficult customer questions and procedural questions
• Top resource for enterprise IT deployment
• Use of NetPromoter and other data tools to raise internal and external customer satisfaction
• Creative Director of internal videos.
• Support Leader Career Experience

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Curtis Needs a Ride

Chief Creative Director

Curtis Needs a Ride is an award-winning improvisational comedy troupe based out of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, that has delighted audiences since 2007 and currently helps businesses develop teamwork and cohesion through workshops, corporate events, and comedy shows.

As Chief Creative Director, I develop and maintain the brand identity and standards of Curtis Needs a Ride through careful content development and meticulous curation of show types tailored for diverse clients. Recent successes include:
• Development of written website content at www.curtisneedsaride.com
• Creative development of hundreds of sketches, games, and illustrations used in workshops and shows
• Contributing writer and performer in shows, videos, podcasts, and social media

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AQUARONA Productions

Freelance Video Producer

AQUARONA Productions is an innovative freelance production house I started back in 2005. We are known for creating impactful media on cutting edge equipment including: TV Commercials, Web Spots, Viral Web Videos, Music Videos, Corporate Communications, Documentaries, Non-Profit Communications, Promos, Script Writing, Animation, Motion Graphics, Editorials, and more. Recent clients and accolades include:
• Awards for Best Use of Character, Best Editing, and Best Writing in the Dallas 48 Hour Film Festival
• Finished Top 3 in the Dallas 24 Hour Film Festival for three consecutive years 2007-2009
• Top 25 Finalist in YouTube Sketchies II competition.
• Weekly televised episodes of Colorado Buck, a televised hunting and outdoorsman show
• Spec commercials for Doritos
• Multi-camera coordinated videography for events such as Sports games, weddings, theatrical performances
• Commissioned Blog videos for Southwest Airlines

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Texas Christian University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

• 3.0 G.P.A.
• President, Senseless Acts of Comedy: Improvisation & Sketch Comedy
Wrote, produced, directed, and managed over 350 comedy shows in less than four years and instructed the art of improvisation to a group of six main stage performers and four understudies; raised more than $5000 through shows, fundraising, and grant initiatives; successfully ensured group permanence and elevated group status on campus; began philanthropic program, which raised $1000-plus for Susan G. Komen search for a cure for breast cancer.

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