Education is the movement from darkness to light
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Location: Wanaque, NJ, USA
University: The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Education

Education is the movement from darkness to light

Rich Evangelista

Results-oriented, self-starter, with emphasis on education, training, marketing, and sales. Expert in social media management and educational consulting.

• Team Leadership • Strategic Planning • Budgeting
• Curriculum & Programing • Marketing • Reporting & Documentation
• Training • Social media • Sales Support


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Entrepreneurial Experience, NY and NJ November 2017-Present
Self Employed
• Created, managed and maintained social media websites for small, and mid-market sized companies
• Consulted for early childhood education schools and centers throughout New York and New Jersey
• Trained, developed and mentored over two hundred teachers, educational leaders and franchise owners
• Trained and developed interns and employees to help leverage workload

Cablevision-Lightpath, Parsippany, NJ July 2016- November 2017
Account Executive
• Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and close sales opportunities on a consistent basis
• Highly organized and data driven, with a demonstrated ability to accurately forecast sales results
• Demonstrated ability to make professional presentations to customers and prospects, and communicate complex technical issues in terms that are easily understood
• Solid understanding of telecommunications and information technology concepts and fundamentals
• Demonstration of excellent customer service values and commitment
• Generated new and qualified business leads through cold calling, market research and satisfied customer referrals

Children's Creative Learning Center, Roseland, NJ September 2009- June 2016
Executive Director
• Functioned as Director of Program Operations, considered client budget demands and restrictions while simultaneously promoting criteria that embodied CCLC's organizational goals, values, philosophies and policies
• Responsible for training and development of 30 teachers and support staff members
• Partnered with NFL and The New York Jets to create operational learning center for children of NFL employees
• Oversaw all aspects of marketing, sales and business development efforts throughout the Tri-State area

CINTAS Corporation, New York, NY September 2007 - September 2009
Uniform Sales Representative
• Developed new business to business accounts via prospecting and cold calling
• Customized presentation techniques to reflect operational considerations
• Presidents Club FY07 FY08 FY09

CHILDCARE EDUCATION INSTITUTE, Atlanta, GA January 2005 - September 2007
Director of National Accounts / Northeast Sales Representative
• Generated $1M of new business revenue in 2005, exceeding sales projections of 500K by 100%
• Gained recognition as company's #1 sales representative in November 2005, and exceeded sales projections
• Promoted to Director of National Accounts; managed and served the company's national client base
• Oversaw all aspects of marketing, sales and business development efforts throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Including social media management

BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS, Elmont, NY January 2004 - January 2005
Executive Director
• Functioned as Director of Program Operations; considered client budget demands and restrictions while simultaneously promoting criteria that embodied Bright Horizons Family Solutions' organizational goals
• Accountable for appropriately delegating responsibilities amongst staff and for all marketing and sales objectives/strategies
• Initiated and completed a project with the CEO to launch and successfully implement the Spanish language version of the Bright Horizons curriculum

TUTOR TIME LEARNING CENTERS, Deer Park, NY September 2002 - January 2004
Center Director
• Operated a Tutor Time Learning Center in a manner consistent with Tutor Time policies and procedures
• Spearheaded sales and consulting initiatives, while simultaneously developing marketing plans for the local community focused on increasing student enrollment
• Achieved 100% growth rate in enrollment and revenue while maintaining labor costs consistently under monthly budget allocations

U.S. ARMY West Point, NY June 2001 - Sept. 2002
Child and Youth Services (CYS) Management Trainee
• Completed a formal on-the-job training program at West Point Military Academy
• Developed knowledge, skills, and abilities for the administration and management of all child and youth services programs operated within the Department of Defense and The United States Army
• Planned, and marketed various child and youth services programs


EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA August '96 - December '00
The College of Education
Bachelor of Science in Education & Rehabilitation and Human Services

Education, training, director, early childhood