I'm

Paul

Nordlund

A Proven Business Development Leader, with an MBA in Entrepreneurship

I'd love to begin a long-term career

with Schwan's Consumer Brands as a

Brand Marketing Manager

Why would I be great for the role?

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I'M A BRAND & RELATIONSHIP BUILDER
Helping launch MetroPCS in New York City, I thrived as a business consultant to 40 retailer customers, developing and executing a variety of successful strategic marketing plans.
At IntermarkSavills in Moscow, I set new business development department opportunity and revenue records by developing strong relationships with Directors at multinational companies.

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I LOVE CHALLENGES
It was no walk in the park to swiftly become fluent in Russian real estate or well-versed with the U.S. mobile phone market; nor was it easy to develop a product (coming soon at inflightables.com) that will make it a breeze for parents to travel with infants. I'm looking forward to becoming an expert marketer in frozen pizza segment.

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I CAN JUGGLE
At Leo Burnett in Chicago, I gained invaluable multi-tasking experience while simultaneously managing a dozen marketing projects for one of the strongest CPG brands in the world, gaining high-level exposure to brand management and retail channel marketing. Now that I have a toddler, I'm getting even better.

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I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT MARKETING
My blog, qualitypaulity.com, explores internet marketing tools that entrepreneurs and marketers can use to enhance their businesses and brands online. I expect to bring similar insights to Schwan's Consumer Brands team.

Why am I attracted to Schwan's Consumer Brands?

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PRODUCT LEADERSHIP
I am very impressed by Schwan’s leading position in the frozen pizza segment, reputation as an innovation powerhouse, and strong corporate culture and citizenship.

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REMARKABLE CULTURE
I highly identify with the organization's 5 common values:
Growth
Hard Work
Helping One Another
Enthusiasm
Integrity

REWARDING ROLE
I anticipate that it would be extremely rewarding to work with Schwan’s cross-functional teams to create strategic brand marketing and retail customer plans, as well as drive product innovation and margin improvement across the frozen pizza portfolio.

Recommendations

"Paul has brought with him a never-say-die attitude which was very contagious within the organization and fostered a growth of renewed team work and openness, which also had an impact on bottom line results in his department."
- Colm Whelan, CFO, IntermarkSavills
"Paul worked with the utmost professionalism, knowledge, and guts...Anybody would be a fool to not include him in their plans to staff a great organization or program!"
- Mathieu Silvia, Account Manager, MetroPCS
"I would recommend Paul to any employer looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and intelligent employee."
- Alyssa Westring, Management Professor, DePaul University
To read full recommendations, visit linkedin.com/in/paulnordlund

Resume

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http://www.whypaul.com/

Work Experience

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Founder
Inflightables (new product for infants)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012-Present

• Built product by applying lean startup and open innovation methodologies
• Wrote a comprehensive business plan and a design brief; built a web presence
• Managing project team comprising of a lawyer and an accelerator
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Assistant Account Executive
Leo Burnett (global advertising agency)
Chicago, Illinois
2009-2010

• Strengthened client relationship by leading client status calls, internal team briefings and production meetings for Marlboro retail point-of-sale and packaging projects
• Heightened creative performance by restructuring project strategy to a holistic quarterly approach
• Supported department efficiency by writing assignment briefs and reports, managing program
deliverables, budgets and timelines
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Account Service Representative
MetroPCS (U.S. mobile phone company)
Brooklyn, New York
2008-2009

• Guided the Brooklyn account team to top performing status in the New York market by serving as a business consultant to 40 wireless telephone retailers
• Ensured a successful market launch by training more than 100 sales representatives
• Increased marketing footprint by organizing promotional events and expanding partnerships
• Achieved performance goals by designing, implementing and tracking strategic marketing initiatives
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Business Development Director
IntermarkSavills (Russian partner of global real estate firm)
Moscow, Russia
2006-2008

• Increased the department’s revenue by 133%, as compared to the eighteen months prior to my appointment
• Established key business relationships by presenting to more than 150 new corporate clients
• Improved client correspondence and expedited contract negotiations by co-managing 20 consultants
• Launched 8 new business development initiatives, designed proposals and marketing materials

Education

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Master's of Business Administration
DePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Chicago, Illinois
2011-2013

Entrepreneurship Major; 2013 DePaul Student Innovation Awards - Silver Place
Leader: Net Impact B-Corps project committee 2011; Pro-bono consulting projects: St. Bernard Project (New Orleans, LA) Working Bikes (Chicago, IL); 3.9 GPA: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Graduate Assistant: supported two management professors by conducting literature
reviews, editing manuscripts, researching grants, preparing retention/tenure files, creating course materials and pre-grading assignments
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Bachelor of Arts
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
2002-2006

Economics Major
Volunteer: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America: mentored an elementary student, and organized fundraising events as a member of the Community Connect Board
Men's Basketball: team captain 2006; MWC all-conference team 2005

"A kid who looks so shy and polite you expect him to ask for permission before he slaps your shot into next week" - Eric Neal, Writer for ESPN the Magazine