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ERNEST G. PERRY Jr.

15 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205


(917) 604-6303 ep1debe4@westpost.net
Marketing and communications professional with experience in the entertainment a
nd financial services industries. Innovative and effective strategist with prov
en ability to identify, launch and manage products and services. Creative and d
ynamic team player with the capacity to build and develop highly focused and amb
itious teams. Passionate about entertainment and new media.
THE AMERICAN THEATER OF HARLEM, New York, NY 2001 - Present
Marketing Director / Associate Producer
Assist non-profit organization in establishing budgets, producing and marketing
for various events.
- Helped conceive and develop SEASONS, annual one-act play festival, and Culture
s Collide, annual film festival.
- Created and distributed marketing tools such as press releases and postcards w
hich resulted in sold-out audiences for events. Increased email list by 100% wi
thin two years.
BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP, New York, NY 2005 - 2009
Customer Financial Services Representative
Managed accounts and facilitated the collections of outstanding receivables whil
e maintaining excellent customer relationships. Success with collaborating with
internal business partners including sales, legal and technical support to achi
eve customer satisfaction and growth.
- Implemented system for customer inquiry calls that helped balance workload amo
ngst team and increased team morale.
- Consistently logged the most incoming customer calls and effectively and effic
iently resolved the most customers' concerns in corporate and field environments
.
- Identified and notified management of irregularities in a timely manner which
reduced potential escalations and expenses for company. Also trained and develo
ped associates.
KELLY SERVICES, New York, NY 2003 - 2005
Provided administrative and project management support for various companies inc
luding:
CINGULAR WIRELESS (2004 - 2005)
Office Manager
Managed daily operations for one of the company's highest producing business
sales office.
- Developed and monitored operational policies that reduced shipping expenses
by 15%.
PR NEWSWIRE (2003 - 2004)
Marketing Research Analyst
Analyzed Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company quarterly financial reports and note
d trends.
- Developed and streamlined records retention database for quarterly financia
l reports.
HI-RISE RECORDS, New York, NY 2001 - 2003
Marketing Manager
Supervised marketing and daily operations of an independent music company. Diss
eminated cutting edge music and promotional materials to college radio music dir
ectors, programmers and DJs. Trained interns.
- Created innovative product distribution processes which resulted in 50% cost s
avings.
- Initiated e-newsletter that increased website traffic by over 300%.
AHEAD OF THE PACE PROMOTIONS, New York, NY 1999 - 2001
Assistant Account Manager
Assisted leadership in the strategic planning process. Supervised models and pr
epared reports on effectiveness of marketing campaigns at start-up guerilla mark
eting firm for new media clients.
- Initiated and developed internet recruitment campaigns, resulting in 20% cost
reduction of telecommunications expenses while advancing from promotional model
to assistant manager.
Columbia College Chicago, M.A. Arts, Entertainment and Media Management.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences / Psy
chology.
Very proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP.