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John Wind

Business Development Professional

A dynamic, highly accomplished business development/sales strategist, driving revenue by penetrating fiercely competitive markets across diverse products, channels and industries.


 EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Marketing – Economics,  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Certifications

  • Best Practices in Sales Management
  • Gaining a Sales Commitment
  • Certified WordPress CMS Expert

Technology/Software

  • Highly Proficient with MS Office
  • Salesforce Automation
  • Unified Collaboration/Communications

Executive Biography

Highly Accomplished Technology Sales – Business Development – Marketing Professional


Winning Business in Fiercely Competitive Markets Across Diverse Products

HIGHLIGHTS:

Penetrating markets including all aspects of sales (direct and indirect), marketing, sales launches (tech, web, retail, wholesale), product and brand development, operational planning and support. 

  • Directly responsible for well over $250 Million in sales of consumer products and acquired over 500,000 technology voice and app customers (B2B and B2C)
  • Exploited in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies, sales, marketing, finance and business development strategies and tactics to expand revenues across a variety of products and industries
  • Launched many new technologies and products including sales channel and partner development (VoIP, SIP, wireless, mobile web applications and managed cloud-based services)

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Highly skilled consultative sales and business development “closer”, with an exceptional understanding of technology
  • Identifying business opportunities that drive revenue from the trenches, partners and the C-suite
  • Superior problem-solving skills with complex sales cycles, TCO/ROI models, P&L responsibility and crisis management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Stubbs Financial Services — Jacksonville, FL
DIRECTOR, SALES AND MARKETING, 2016 – PRESENT

 Responsible for new consumer and small business client acquisition nationwide through web and direct marketing including list management and social media.

  • Developed and launched a comprehensive website to support sales, marketing and operational efforts
  • Dramatically reduced client and operational support costs, increasing productivity and profits
  • Improved client experience with self-help and increased communications via web and office automation

Qbasis Interactive – Jacksonville, FL
DIRECTOR, SALES AND MARKETING (TECH, CONSUMER, B2B, B2C),2009 – 2016

Qbasis, is a full-service sales, marketing and development agency. They own and operate the “Q”, a proprietary cloud-based sales lead acquisition platform with an emphasis on tech, web, retail and wholesale.

Responsible for acquiring business clients and program development/execution that provided the following services.

  • Customer acquisition (sales), digital lead generation for financial and legal professionals, construction and food/beverage
  • Web storefronts (Shopify, WordPress, Amazon) from whiteboard to market, all product and business aspects
  • Mitel’s VoIP business telephone system reseller sales channel development (VAR’s) targeting business clients nationwide
  • Unified telecommunications, Platform as a Service– vertical markets

SipStorm Technologies Tampa, FL
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, 2005-2008

A spinoff of Z-Tel, a CLEC with over 300,000 customers generating over $300MM in annual revenue including major wholesale relationships with MCI and Sprint, responsible for all multichannel business development, product development and market rollout.

  • Led the successful creation and launch of a wholesale and retail cloud-based phone system product line by negotiating a strategic partnership with Mitel Networks through their 800 Value Added Resellers (VAR’s) and conducted VAR training seminars and sales rollout nationwide
  • Rapidly acquired 200,000+ new wireless customers in the first 12-months by negotiating a wholesale mobile wireless agreement with specialty mobile operator Jitterbug Wireless (Great Call)

Epicus Communications – Orlando, FL
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, 2000-2005

A retail provider of voice and unified communications services with over 50,000 customers in the BellSouth territory, responsible for business turnaround strategy, product development and market rollout.

  • Expanded customer base from 4,000 to over 56,000 (1,400%), user revenue 250% in 18-months by creating and
    executing a turnaround product, sales and marketing strategyby winning customers away from chief competitor BellSouth Telecommunications
  • Acquired 20,000+ customers in the first 90-days by developing an innovative, speech recognition-driven
    unified messaging platform