Chief Operating Officer

Charles S. Laurent
230 Ashmor Drive
Wadena, MN 56482
(218) 307-2803

Senior Executive Profile

Non-Profit Fundraising and Financial Management

Motivated business executive with considerable experience in the non-profit sector. Visionary and entrepreneurial leadrship. Able to research solutions and make sound decisions. Resourceful and motivationsl. Able to communicate effectively with community and business leaders.

• Outstanding ability to develop and cultivate strategic alliances.
• Exceptionally organized and hard working. Can be trusted to take management initiatives from start to finish.
• Effectively motivate employees to ongoing improvement.

Professional Experience

GENO, INC, Wadena, MN

2000 – Present
Chief Operating Officer
Educational non-profit organization providing curriculum materials and instructional programs in literacy, mathematics and science at elementary, middle, and high school levels, reaching over 200,000 students each year throughout the nation.

Direct short and long term business strategies. Cultivated critical partnerships. Responsible for all financial management of organization. Oversaw staff of ten.  Handled daily administrative tasks.
• Earned states approval and ongoing non-profit status.
• Through donations increased budget by 500%.
• Served as point of contact for media an community..
• Successfully managed budgeting and forecasting. Reduced expenses by 10%.

WADENA CONSERVATION ALLIANCE, Wadena, MN

1996 – 2000
Executive Director
Led a not-for-profit group dedicated to conservation, research and community education.

Managed multiple tasks and programs. Analyzed initiatives and offered recommendations to board. Supervised 10 full-time employees and over 200 volunteers.
• Grew budget by 300% through effective fundraising and cash management.
• Reduced costs by $200,000.
• Served on Board of Trustees.
• Led internet fundraising campaign.

FRANK, INC, Minneapolis, MN

1993 – 1996
Sales Representative
$1 billion manufacturer of high quality office supplies.

Influenced sales team to beat quotas by 200%.
• Achieved $9 million in sales for new products.
• Increased revenues by 25%.
• Helped test new product lines.

Education

Minnesota State University

1993
Masters, Business Administration
2nd place in the school’s Business Plan Competition

Blakley College

1987
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Technical Skills

All Microsoft Office applications.

 

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