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Professional Summary
Dynamic and versatile professional with great organizational and time management skills. Specialist with strength in negotiations and customer service. Very communicative and able to build relations of trust with clients, partners and colleagues. Hard working as well as quick in completing assigned tasks with consistency and effectiveness.
  • Multilingual: Native speaker Greek and Albanian, fluent in English
  • Persuasive Negotiator
  • Quick learner
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent work ethic
Work History
Wine Sales Representative , 04/2015 to Current
Fantis Imports Chicago, Illinois
  • Bringing in new business by promptly opening new accounts including major retailers, catering companies, bars and restaurants. Leading to a raise in the department's revenues by 35%
  • Acquire wine and spirit knowledge, including methods of production and region to effectively sample present and support products in new and established accounts
  • Negotiating prices, terms of sales service agreements 
  • Efficiently preparing credit applications and supervised the delivery process
  • Maintaining strong customers relationships by providing quality services and assisting clients with staff training and wine sales techniques. Arranging and organizing wine tasting events including budgeting and marketing
  • Responding and resolving account issues in accordance with company policy

Chartering Assistant , 07/2012 to 09/2014
PL Shipping Co Athens, Greece
  • Provided support to the senior brokers and assisted in closing deals. Analyzed contracts aiming to achieve the best results for all parties involved and make sure contracts adheres to all laws and regulations
  • Handled verification of cargo documentation and maintained records of tonnage within the companies database
  • Assessed dry cargo ships and their cargo suitability
  • Calculated times of charter trips, voyage charter trips and lay time. Tracked all positioning of vessels and cargo

Chartering Assistant , 09/2008 to 06/2012
Primal Ship Management Inc Athens, Greece
  • Maintained records of chartered ships (10 ships) and ships of collaborating companies
  • Liaising with charterers (cargo owners), brokers and ship owners to develop client database
  • Evaluating charter parties and contract of affreightment
  • Provided support to Sales & Purchase Department: monitored messages and assisted with all clerical duties
  • Compiled reports for the shipping events held in Greece and scheduling attendance of executives

Bachelor of Arts: Business Management , 2008 - 2012
London Metropolitan University -
In cooperation with Business College of Athens
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Professional Summary

Highly ambitious Sales and Wine Professional, with a background hotel and restaurant management. Graduate of top national ranking Hotel and Restaurant Management Program.  Having the ability to think critically and remain resilient with levels found in Senior Level Management, has resulted in proven success and growth. Working through multiple levels of hospitality and sales industries, I have the ability to see issues from both a top-down, and a bottom-up perspective. This gives a unique advantage whether leading a team, connecting with clients, or creating plans to execute on both short and long-term projects. 

  • Outside sales
  • Continued positive development
  • Critical thinking
  • Goal oriented
  • Customer service
  • Resilient
Work History
03/2017 to Current
Wine Sales Representative Republic National Distributing Company Houston, TX
Manage at 2.4+ million dollar sales route, with 40% revenue growth, 45% case volume growth, and 64% placement growth in first 12 months. Account focus is Premiere Country Clubs in Houston. Working with Houston's top sommeliers, playing liaison between our supplier portfolios and customer needs. Managing organizational needs, anticipating customer needs, exceeding sales quotas, long term customer relation growth. 
06/2016 to 03/2017
Director of Hospitality - Production Intern Waters Winery Seattle, WA
Managed the opening and development of flagship tasting room in downtown Seattle, WA. Facilitated hiring and training of a sales force of 5 employees, generating 1+ million dollars in revenue in first 12 months. Increased Wine Club Membership by 20% in first year. Secondarily worked as production assistant for 3,000 case Boutique winery. 
09/2015 to 06/2017
Wine Sales Representative Republic National Distributing Company Houston, Texas
Outside sales in Houston market. Management of a sales territory grossing $1.3 million annually. Consistently outperformed internal sales goals of 10% monthly growth year over year. Improved upon current customer relations by ABC's 2.0 of selling - attunement, buoyancy, and clarity.
05/2011 to 09/2015
Assistant General Manager/ Assistant Wine Director Arturo Boada Cuisine Houston, TX
Created a professional environment which celebrated both staff and customers alike. Oversaw employee hiring, development, payroll, invoicing, and wine program. Helped develop wine program. Created retail wine program which generated an additional 10% growth in net wine sales.
Bachelors of Science: Hotel and Restaurant Management
University of Houston - Houston, Texas