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Ralph Lewis

4031 Miraleste Drive


Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
r1191@pacbell.net
(310) 514-2963 - Home
(310) 847-9017 - Cell

Summary
An accomplished, results-driven business/management professional. Recent focus has been in
staffing/executive-search in both managerial and hands-on servicing capacities. Considerable
prior career progression has been in the advertising agency and motion picture
marketing/distribution industries. Proficiencies include:

• Client/account development and management


• Staff recruiting, training, motivation and management
• Business/marketing research
• Business/marketing plan/solution development and execution
• International and Domestic media management (strategy development/planning/buying)
• Funding proposal/recommendation development
• Contract negotiations/vendor relations
• Oral and written presentations
• Advanced computer literacy.

Recent Staffing Industry Experience Highlights

• Develop and manage corporate recruiting client relationships


• Client Staffing Strategy assistance and guidance
• Source, interview and submit candidates for corporate client job openings
• Client Service/Customer Service
• Hire, train, motivate and manage new recruiting associates
• Resume Writing/Editing
• Prepare candidates for job interviews

Marketing/Advertising Industry Experience Highlights


• Developed extensive international marketing/media planning and execution expertise
• Supervised advertising agency selection, compensation and performance evaluation for
every Twentieth Century Fox international territory
• Served a broad and varied range of U.S. clients, including many of the nation’s largest and
most sophisticated consumer products marketers/advertisers
• Domestic proficiency includes national, regional, local, new product launch and test market
techniques
• Cultivated tenacious negotiating skills, resulting in considerable cost-saving and value-added
company/client benefit.

Staffing and Career Coaching Industry Accomplishments


• Consistently delivered high, goal-exceeding monthly business results
• Routine testimonials from executive-search and coaching clients, acknowledging servicing as
among the best and most expedient ever received
• Testimonials were underscored by extensive repeat business and referrals
• Considerably high rate of coaching-client success
• Recognized for exemplary performance in hiring, training and managing successful recruiting
associates
Marketing/Advertising Industry Accomplishments
• Established the international media management function at Twentieth Century Fox, Inc.,
contributing to considerably improved company/theatrical release performance in more than
fifty countries.

• Negotiated substantially reduced advertising agency compensation costs


throughout the world, resulting in annual company savings exceeding $2.5 million
• Produced significant improvements in media planning discipline and media cost
efficiency
• Contributed to such international theatrical successes as Braveheart, Home Alone
and Home Alone 2, Lost in New York, Alien 3, Hot Shots, Hot Shots 2, Mrs.
Doubtfire., Speed and True Lies

• Successful advertising agency new business pursuit activities resulted in new client
assignments from The Arizona Bank, Caesar's World, Computer Sciences Corporation, Jos.
Schlitz Brewing Company, Kraft/Knudsen, Magic Pan Restaurants and US West

• Participated in successful test marketing/new product introductions on behalf of Church’s


Fried Chicken, Continental Airlines, Hasbro Toys, Home Savings of America, Jos. Schlitz
Brewing Company, Korean Airlines, Magic Pan Restaurants, McCulloch Corporation,
Princess Cruises, The Procter and Gamble Company, Sara Lee, Van de Kamp's Frozen
Foods and Westin Hotels

• Recognized by a leading trade publication (ADWEEK) for exceptional career advancement

Employment History

Solution Marketing LLC (Strategic Staffing Firm)


Los Angeles, CA -10/05 to Present
Senior Executive Recruiter

Management Consultants (Marketing, Business Management, Executive/ Staff Recruiting)


Los Angeles, CA -10/01-Present
Consultant/ Principle

Masterson, Tate and Associates/ HireTechs.com (Executive/Technical Search Firm),


Los Angeles, CA - 8/97 to 10/01
Executive Manager

Digital Resources, Inc. (Computer Software), Los Angeles, CA - 1/96 to 8/97


Marketing/ Advertising Consultant

Steed-Thomas Associates, Los Angeles, CA - 7/95 to 1/96


Management Associate/ Consultant

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA - 12/90 to 7/95


Vice President, International Media

Media/Marketing Resources, Los Angeles, CA - 12/88 to 12/90


Consultant/ Principal

Grey Advertising, Inc., Los Angeles, CA - 10/83 to 12/88


Vice President, Media Director

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing - Iona College, New Rochelle, New York