JOHN F (Jack) O'CONNELL

3203 MISHAWAKA AVE.

SOUTH BEND, IN 46615  US

Phone: 574-232-1730

Cell Phone: 574-904-2000

E-Mail: JACK@JACKOCONNELL.COM

 

 

Objectives:

 

 

I am seeking a  position that will challenge my sale, management, interpersonal, and  computer skills.

 

Computer Skills:

 

I am a self-taught webmaster. I hand code HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl, MySql, Java script and do a little work in Flash. 

 

I have built sites for a number of local business. My areas of specialty are adapting and modifying server side scripting, shopping carts, blogs, and SEO.

 

 

Retail and Food & Beverage Management:

 

In every instance in which I have managed a retail food and beverage outlet profits have increased dramatically.

 

Outside Sales:

 

I have served as a rep for three regional distributors. In each case my assigned territory has shown sales gains.

Retail Electronics Sales:

 

I have held several part-time jobs spaning 10 years selling electronics .

 

Grant Writing:

 

I have authored and had funded a number of grant actions.

 

Background


I founded South River Design & Hosting while still working for International Beauty Systems after developing their web page. I realized that there was a market for economical web sites for small to medium sized businesses developed by someone with a sales and marketing background. I am now semi-retired, but continue to operate South River Design as a home based business. I have built sites for a number of local businesses

 

See my portfolio: http://southriverdesign.com/portfolio.html

 

My areas of specialty are adapting and modifying server side scripting, shopping carts, blogs, and SEO.


 

Employment

 

Account Rep, International Beauty Systems Schaumburg, Ill.
September 1999 to 2002

I retired several years ago from a position representing a number of hair care products for a major distributor to the beauty professionals in a six county area in Northern

Indiana.


Account Rep, La Touraine Coffee Co.
August 1998-August 1999
I covered Northern Indiana and some of Southern Michigan providing sales and service support for Clark Food service coffee customers.


Store Manager, Belmont Beverage

August 1995 to August 1998
I managed a liquor store Belmont, Northern Indiana's largest liquor retailer while I was married. The steady paycheck and regular hours seemed to be a good idea at the time.


Real Estate Broker, Schelle and Associates
July 1993 to September 1995
I joined Schelle and Associates as an Associate Broker and was with them on a full time and then a part time basis till the agency closed


Real Estate Sales, E.R.A. Homes
February 1992 to May 1993
I passed the state tests for a real estate sales license while at W.M.R.D's and joined the local E.R.A. brokerage. I was with them for a year, during which time I passed the state real estate broker's exam.


Bartender, W.M.R.D.'s
February 1980 to January 1982
I started as a bartender. I then became General Manager and soon had the "hottest" nightclub in the city. As profits soared the owner had second thoughts about a percentage of the profits that was to be part of my compensation. We parted on harsh terms


Food and Beverage Director, Americana Hotel
July 1978 to September 1980
I was with Americana for several years. During that time we erased a considerable annual deficit for the department and returned it to profitability. A change in management caused me to consider several other positions available within the company, but I was engaged to a local girl and chose to resign instead.


Food and Beverage Director, Ramada Inn
September 1977 to June 1978
When Allen Products closed as a result of the owner's death, I joined Ramada Corp. as Food and Beverage Director for the Ramada Fort Wayne. While I was in place I doubled our F & B revenue. My mother's illness caused me to accept a similar position in South Bend in less than a year with the Americana Hotel Corp.


Outside Sales, Allen Products
September 1975 to August 1977
I began this position as a marketing rep for St. Joseph County, I then transferred to Fort Wayne to take over our fine wine consultant position.


Bar Manager, Quality Inn
June 1974 to August 1975
By the time I completed my degree program, I my only contact with the agency world was as a volunteer member of the State Commission for Ageing. However, I had many contacts in the food and beverage business


Night Bartender, Elk's Club Niles MI

January 1972 to May 1974
This was an evening job that I took so that I could complete my degree.


Deputy Director, Action Inc. (Community Action Agency)
September 1971 to October 1972
Once again, I was the grant writer for this agency and also assisted in the day to day administration


Program Consultant, Head Start
November 1970 to August 1971
This was a temporary position. My job was to write grant modifications to the current grant actions and develop the grant action for the coming year.


Deputy State Director: Manpower Planning, State of Indiana Governor's Office
September 1969 to June 1970
My position with the Governor's Office was to cause public and private sector employment programs to plan and work together..


Field Rep for the South Bend Urban League’s O.J.T. Program:
August 1968 to September 1969
This project was funded by a U.S. Dept. of Labor Grant. It's purpose was to locate and encourage local employers to hire and train minority job seekers.


Teacher (7th Grade), Saint Joseph's Grade School
August 1967 to June 1968
One of the longest years of my life.




Education History

Completion Date

Issuing Institution

Qualification

Course of Study

08/1976

Indiana University

Bachelors Degree

Sociology

 

Certifications

Certification Title

Issuing Organization

Completion Date

Expiration Date

Real Estate Broker's License

State of Indiana

06/1982

06/2011

 

Honors

 

 

I hold certificates from three international wine institutes.

 

Additional Information

 

My web page work has been limited to Unix servers.

 

References Available on Request