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Justin Gonzales

New York, NY

Work Experience


Account Manager

Mar 2014 - Current

I currently support the NYC start up office and assist with the development and production of face-to-face marketing programs, product activations, retail environments and consumer experiences.

  • Proactively manage daily client communication relaying necessary information to all internal teams (i.e. production, design, talent, etc.).
  • Actively evaluates past efforts to develop strategic plans that can be applied to future client initiatives.
  • Collaborates with internal production departments to develop creative briefs, estimates and appropriate reports to insure all project elements are executed and invoiced on time.
  • Oversees budgets throughout the duration of programs to ensure fiscal responsibility to both clients and internal departments.
  • Responsible for leading onsite teams to activate event and tradeshow marketing objectives that position clients for growth.

Eyelevel, Inc

Account Manager

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Served as temporary account manager for retail design and production agency.
  • Drafted client contact reports, project estimates and production schedules to provide timely RFP responses.
  • Contributed with creative design and development to produce local retail showroom.
  • Facilitated new fixture rollout program and coordinated logistics to assorted retail locations across the US.
  • Managed overall project budgets and provided updates on quarterly forecasts for P/L statement.


Account Executive

Feb 2007 - May 2013
  • Presented and sold Exhibitgroup Giltspur design concepts and production capabilities to both new and existing clients.
  • Provided B-to-B clients with creative strategy, production and brand activation for experiential marketing campaigns.
  • Established marketing calendars to identify events that provided clients with maximum exposure, growth and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Collaborated with design teams to develop content for graphic, video and interactive projects.
  • Coordinated hospitality and measurement services for all event marketing programs and new product initiatives.
  • Developed project estimates and managed onsite project teams to execute events.
  • Oversaw all production schedules and directed food/beverage, décor and shipping logistics.
  • Additional duties included site visits, pre/post show budgeting, proposal writing, producing invoices and account reviews.

Utilities Telecom Council

Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship Manager

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006
  • Managed client marketing initiatives and sponsorship activations.
  • Increased annual sponsorship revenue by 15% through a combination of cross promotions and strategic partnerships.
  • Responsible for event venue procurement and management of hospitality programs, golf tournaments and five to ten trade shows per year.

Additional Work History


Temple University

Bachelors of Science Tourism & Hospitality Management

Aug 1998 - May 2001


  • Salesforce
  • GBMS Project Management
  • Basic Photoshop and HTML
  • Wordpress
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Sales
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • MS Office
  • Event Production
  • Google Docs
  • Basecamp