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Leslie Venetz's Bio:
My name is Leslie Venetz and I am a motivated and dedicated employee, with a powerful history of success in sales and fundraising.
I am eager to learn and grow so I can continue to share my knowledge and skills with my peers. I am passionate about B2B Sales. My key strengths are verbal and written communication, especially persuasive sales communication.I am extremely detail-oriented and a bit of a perfectionist.I take a tremendous amount of pride in my work and want efforts to shine through for others to see! I enjoy finding innovative new ways to solve problems, particularly in fast-paced sales environments.
I am passionate about all of my pursuits, which allows me to laugh and smile often :)
Specialties for Leslie Venetz: Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, PetroChemical & Refining, Mining Verticals. B2B Inside Sales & Sales Management. Creating Sales Collateral, Sales Training & Coaching, Sales Presentations, Cold Calling, Lead Sourcing, Pipelines, Business Development, Event Planning & Event Management, Sales Strategy & Leadership, Customer Service & Customer Relationship Management in a B2B Sales Culture.
Leslie Venetz's Experience:
B2B Sales & Marketing Project Coordinator, Consortium Organizer at Montana World Trade CenterMay 2006 - June 2007
I organized a collaboration of environmental and engineering service & solution providers in the Montana Environmental & Engineering Consortium (MEEC). In one year, I grew participation to over 20 companies who, by combining their expertise and capabilities, were able to submit RFPs on significantly larger projects then before involvement with the MEEC. This accomplishment was a result of in-depth lead research & generation, creation of targeted marketing & sales collateral, persuasive outside sales presentations, email campaigns, international network building, and direct sales calls. The achieved goal of the project is building a global services and technology consortium as a new way for Montana companies expand their business horizons. Please see website: www.mwtc.org This position helped me realize my natural ability for B2B sales.
Lead Event Manager & Conference Secretary General at Northern Rockies Model Arab League Conference2004 - 2007
I taught a 60-student, 300-level history course on the League of Arab States, This required me to prepare a course syllabubs as well as all related course materials. In addition to teaching the 3-credit course I also graded all paperwork and determined which of the students would go on to serve in leadership positions at the Conference. In addition, I served as Secretary General of the Northern Rockies Model Arab League Conference for three consecutive years. This required significant fundraising & budgeting activities as well as event planning & management. I also was the liaison for all of the other universities joining us which required a high level or organization, time management, and the ability to make good decisions in a high-pressure situation. My key contributions were teaching, coaching, training, public speaking, fund development, gaining corporate support through sales presentations, event planning, event management, project management, public relations, budget management, and overall execution of a successful conference.
Vice President of ASUM, Public & Community Relations Management at The University of MontanaApril 2005 - May 2006
As the Vice President of the Associated Students of the University of Montana I was a decision-maker on the team that distributed 3/4 of a million dollars of student money back into the campus community. I was responsible for organizing the 20 volunteer student senate representatives, as well as numerous other volunteers, projects, student groups, etc. My key contributions were creation of marketing collateral, public speaking, public relations, crisis management, budget management, and volunteer management. It was a joy to serve the students of the University of Montana, Missoula. Go Griz!
Non Profit President and Conference Secretary General at Montana Model United Nations2001 - 2005
Served in various capacities at the Montana Model United Nations Conference hosted by the University of Montana, Missoula. This Conference is a mock-session of the United Nations where regional high school students embody the persona of UN member nations. For the hosted event I assisted with event planning in terms of venue management, catering, and data entry as well as writing topic briefs on a diverse group of issues like World Intellectual Property Law, Food Aid in Africa, and Potable Water Supplies to name a few. In addition, I served as a President of the MUN traveling team. This position included significant fundraising & budget management, control of all logistical functions for team to travel and compete in Model UN events, as well as team selection, coaching, and training. On-site I managed the logistics for all teams members as well as took on public speaking responsibilities of my own.
Universal Teller-Level III at Mountain West Bank, N.A.2000 - 2005
Universal Teller with proficiency in customer service. I frequently opened & closed the teller line while working nights/weekends which included balancing my cash drawer and assisting in balancing the bank vault. I assisted in processing loan paperwork. In addition, I followed up with loan recipients when the insurance on their collateral defaulted and either acquired updated insurance paperwork or reported that they were in violation of their loan terms.Customer service and management of client expectations were key to success in this role.
Senior Manager, B2B Sales Executive, Energy Sector at Marcus EvansJuly 2007
I manage the Energy Portfolio for Marcus Evans' NA Summits. I am a top performing B2B Inside Sales Executive and I also manage two teams of top performing Sales Executives. My key contributions are lead generation, developing new business pipelines, maintaining current client relationships for a 92% satisfaction rating, coaching a sales staff of new and long-standing B2B sales executives, event planning & management, sales presentations, creation and delivery of sales collateral for New Hire Training Schools, and overall sales strategy & leadership. I report to the Divisional Director who reports to our Chairman, Mr. Marcus Evans.
Leslie Venetz's Education:
The University of Montana - School of Business Administration2004 – 2007BS
The University of Montana2001 – 2006BAConcentration: Sociology
CMR1997 – 2001
Leslie Venetz's Interests & Activities:
Sales, Sales Management, Philanthropy, Traveling, Eating, Cooking, Reading, Blogging, and Live Music!