Executive V.P., Business Development

Wendell I. Drake
2811 Stratford Park
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 830-6322

President • Ceo • Coo • Senior Manager

Hardworking, ethical MBA with the ability to exceed company expectations and cultivate profitable relationships. Superb knowledge in sales, senior management, finance, accounting, and operations. Able to juggle multiple tasks, beat deadlines, and work in a high-pressure environment.

Professional Experience

EBOATING.COM

1999 – 2000
EXECUTIVE V.P., BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
Created the “World’s Best Boating Resource” with a partnership. Took business from initial concept to profitable business.

• Grew eBoating.com sales from nothing to $1.7 million in second year.
• Prepared company for rapid growth.
• Wrote comprehensive, 300 page business plan with accurate financials.
• Secured start-up financing of $500K.
• Arranged $300,000 in free advertising through exchange of advertising deals.
• Oversaw all building and office operations and coordinated company’s move into new space.

KING ACCOUNTING, LLP

1997 – 1999
DIRECTOR, SENIOR MANAGER OF FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Began career as a Staff Consultant and was rapidly promoted to director.  Led the deparment to begin selling MBA, CPA and economists’ services to clients as financial advisory services which increased revenue by 15%.

• Grew practice from less than $1 million to over $3 million in first year.
• Recruited and trained competent staff of 15 from top business and accounting schools.
• Achieved  30% in new business referrals rate due to high level of customer service.
• Developed department’s budget including payroll, sales forecasting, overhead costs, and marketing.

JENEVAN, LLP

1993 – 1997
DIRECTOR, SENIOR MANAGER OF ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CONSULTING
Recruited to start up a new department selling financial advisory services to high net-worth clients.

• Increased sales from nothing to over $2MM.
• Recruited, hired and trained staff of 6 advanced degree employees.
• As a new hire beat seasoned sales people by a factor of six.

Education, Training & Certifications

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

B.S., Accounting

THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA

M.B.A.

ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS

Certified Fraud Examiner

TRAINING COURSES

Several Continuing Education courses including: Mergers & Acquisitions, Presentation Skills, Financial Forecasting, Professional Sales and Business Valuation.

Community Organizations

INDIANA YMCA, CHAIRPERSON
Led group to raise over $500K in fundraising.
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