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Michael Salavati's Bio:
Since beginning his management career nearly 20 years ago with The Bennett Organization, a large multi-luxury and import car dealer, Michael Salavati has become one of the foremost sales, finance and business professionals in Bethlehem, PA and the Lehigh Valley. Over the last two decades, Michael Salavati has focused on revenue growth through a strong focus on innovation, creativity, and operational efficiency. Currently, Michael Salavati uses his diverse skill set and results-focused leadership as the Director of Finance for the Kelly Automotive Complex. In this position since May 2008, Michael Salavati is responsible for managing the entire business & finance department. Prior to joining the Kelly Automotive Complex, Michael Salavati held executive positions with Sleepy's, Inc., as well as the three-part company, The Window Pros, Inc.; Sunroom Pros Inc.; and Reliance Funding Corp. From 2000-2007, Michael Salavati was President and CEO of his own general contracting firm, Premier Windows and Siding, Inc. In this position, Michael Salavati oversaw all of Premier Windows and Siding' business functions, including sales, marketing, and finance. Michael Salavati found tremendous success with Premier Windows and Siding, earning $1M in the company's first year. By the time he sold the company, Michael Salavati was averaging annual revenues of more than $3M. A leader in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania community, Mr. Michael Salavati engages in a variety of charitable and philanthropic endeavors. Currently, Michael Salavati donates to numerous non-profit organizations, including World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, Kids Peace, the American Red Cross, the YMCA, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Michael Salavati also frequently volunteers through his church. In his free time, Michael Salavati collects European sports cars, practices photography, and writes original fiction. Michael Salavati also enjoys drawing, watching football, and spending time with his family.
Michael Salavati's Experience:
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE at KELLY NISSAN AUTO COMPLEXMay 2008
Run and manage the entire business/finance department. Increasing the Departments profitability by more than $400 per copy and maintaining an above $1000 per copy average for the department. Consistently maintaining a personal performance level of $1200+ per copy minimum. Respected by all peers and well liked by consumers. Special ability to get tough deals done, delivered and funded quickly. Responsible for all income generated from the finance department, funding of all financed transactions, maintaining bank relationships, obtaining loans for all consumers, cash flow and much more. Selected Results Lead the entire organization on a consistent basis in overall performance in all aspects of the job including revenue generation, product penetration, customer satisfaction and departmental success Well above National industry average per copy results and product penetration Highest levels of integrity, professionalism, paperwork, details, and funding
Director of Business at Kelly Automotive2008
Run and manage the entire business/finance department. Responsible for all income generated from the finance department, funding of all financed transactions, maintaining bank relationships, obtaining loans for all consumers and much more.
GENERAL MANAGER at THE WINDOW PROS, INCJuly 2007 - April 2008
Manage and oversee the entire three part companies. Responsible for the daily planning, implementation and enforcement of all new and existing policies. Manage all department heads and employees. Give direction to the entire organization. Ensure the success and profitability of the businesses. Developing business contacts. Developing and maintaining banking contacts and relationships. Problem solving & customer relations. Business & growth development. Selected Results Oversaw a $20,000,000 operation and all its aspects Responsible for over 100 employees Completely in charge of all sales and marketing departments Dealt with banks in obtaining loans for all financed clients and acted as contact with consumers in order to verify and assist in closing all financing documentations without incident Maintained a 50% close ratio for the sales department
REGIONAL MANAGER at SLEEPY'S INCJanuary 2007 - June 2007
In charge of 15 store front locations. Manage all day to day aspects of running these stores. Handled sales, business and financial responsibilities of being the regional manager of multiple stores. Responsible for all sales staff, store managers and district managers of the territory. Developed daily planning and implemented plans to achieve optimum sales results. Handled all product introduction, training and placement within each location. Worthwhile to note that the reason for the short stay at this organization was only because of a significant relocation request which at the time was not feasible for my family. Selected Results The first person in Sleepy's history to be hired as a regional manager from the get go as an outsider not being already employed by the company Mastered the new industry and its challenges quickly Sold an unprecedented & a company record $95000 in mattress sales in just 5 days while in training Oversaw over 15 store locations and all their employees and revenue
VP of Sales and Marketing at THE WINDOW PROS, INCJanuary 1997 - January 2000
Recruited initially to revamp the sales department. Having extreme levels of success in sales, promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing in just 3 months. As the VP, grew the annual sales output of the company from $2.7 million, when I took over the departments, to $5.6 million in just 15 months. Handled all hiring, firing, training of all Sales and Marketing department employees. Grew the business to $10 Million annual revenue. Selected Results: Increased sales volume from $2.7 million to $10 million. Implemented new and structured all systems for multiple departments, including Sales & Marketing. Evaluated and revamped sales & marketing staff, including hiring of new recruits and their extensive training. Oversaw company P&L, payroll, marketing and all day to day business efforts.
6 at BENNETT ORGANIZATIONJanuary 1992 - January 1997
Michael Salavati's Education:
Northampton Community College1989 – 1992Associates
Michael Salavati's Interests & Activities:
Finance, Music, Bible, politics, Movies, Socializing, Sports, Football, Denver Broncos