Johnny Bou is a multi-faceted, results driven professional wielding a myriad of experience across a diverse array of industries to provide solutions to businesses, brands, and individuals. Strong communication, management, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills with a reputation for establishing relationships with individuals at all levels of industry to nurture a vast network of friends, teaming partners, and clients. Utilizes good practice of analyzation & logic to address problems, potential forecast unknowns, and multiple end results to create scenario fallouts for consideration of action plans to undertake. A leader and team player able to communicate with other members to harbor efficient collaborative work completion, while promoting high caliber work results and motivation to ensure high standard quality of performance.Specialties: Business Management, Project Management, Marketing Development, Strategy & Research Development, Analysis & Forecasting, Partnership Development, Contract Review, Entertainment Management, Social Engineering, Merchant Services, Production & Supply Logistics Development, Government Contract Research.
Sage Payment Solutions (SPS): Customer Support Analyst IOctober 2013Supporting and assisting internal (employees) & external customers of Sage Payment Solutions, to provide an efficient and productive resolution to arising issues or concerns regarding merchant accounts, transactions, banking, funding, and generating reports essential for product and revenue reviews. Provide clear and concise daily communication with a variety of departments under SPS, ranging from Virtual Terminal Support to Merchant Accounting, while effectively multi-tasking the required duties of the position through different software and network access required for the position. Possess a strong understanding of the company’s products and respective functions to assist with improving performance when discussing solutions to prevent future issues or risks.
ARM Consulting: Administrative AssistantJanuary 2013Assigned to a temporary position at Transaction Network Services (TNS) supporting the executive team for Vice-Chairman, CEO, and finance department. Provided data-entry, data analysis, filing and organizing of confidential materials, expense reporting, web research, A/R & A/P administrative support, oracle data updates, calendar management, and miscellaneous reception work.
Right Direction Technology Solutions: Administrative Assistant/Marketing November 2011
Provided in and out-processing of employees for the human resources department. Provided support in outgoing correspondence to clients and government agencies, and coordinated travel arrangements and calendars/schedules for CEO and VP of Business Operations. Researched & Targeted potential teaming partners and government agencies for new business opportunities for: bidding, subcontracting, and market competitors' information. Additional job duties included data-entry, expense reporting, drafting reports, handling confidential and sensitive information, filing, preparing new-hire packets, updating employee database, and managing office with light reception duties.
Rocksmith: Marketing Representative May 2010
Responsible for responding to customer inquiries about brand and product lines, increased brand presence in select market (Chicago), researched & analyzed competing brands and drafted SWOT analysis. Forecasted market and consumer trends, assisted in managing brand projects in select markets. Organized plans and submissions to companies overseas. Performed miscellaneous office support.
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BL_NK WORLD LLC: Partnership DirectorSeptember 2015
Create new partnerships with various brands, companies, and programs to establish a client base, focusing on a vertical growth. Working closely with the Founder and Social Media director, the Partnership Director identifies areas of nontraditional revenue streams to explore & develop for: sales, growth, and external service development. Additional duties include: researching the market trends and demands of competitors, the maintaining a growing knowledge of various markets and industries to develop the necessary strategies for the company to initiate, and overseeing bi-monthly company meetings. Develop unique events and programs for marketing, analyzing and developing test scenarios of potential revenue streams for forecasting, developing new sales initiatives, and planning with the technical officer to implement new SaaS and data aggregation programming through available channels.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTJune 2012
Engage different clients to troubleshoot and resolve problems arising from clients' oversight of procedures, or lack thereof. Analyzing clients' current status of business and development to locate specific areas of trouble to develop effective plan of action to efficiently provide different solutions available to execute, at clients' discretion, utilizing personal in-house team, or teaming partners. Consultation areas have covered: written agreements, contract negotiations, IT Software Development, Film & TV Production: Commercial and Internal Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Market Research, Foreign Market Business Development & Investment, Mobile Application Marketing & Sales, Production & Design: Consumable Products, Brand Development, ETC.
LIFERHOUSE Records: Co-Founder September 2013
Manage, Develop, Market, and Negotiate multiple projects domestically and internationally relating to: music artists, clothing & product lines, event & concert production, partnership development, contract negotiations for license & distribution rights. Oversee the creative direction & development of artists and intellectual properties ensure adequate returns on invested resources.
Loyola University (Chicago)Fall 2005Truman College (Chicago)2006-2010NVCC2011-2015
Business, Technology, Data Aggregation & Trends, Marketing, Design, Art, Music, Social Media, Film & TV Production, Fashion Design & Production, Emerging Product Goods