Benjamin Bickers

Sales & Account Manager
Toronto, On.
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bkbickers@gmail.com
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905-449-8952
Energetic sales and marketing leader. I have a passion for business, media and design, and follow technological trends very closely. Tenacious in building prosperous sales pipelines in competitive digital markets. A graduate of The University of Guelph. I represented my University at both national and international business case competitions and have published research in the international journal of marketing.
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Work Experience

Therefore Interactive

Account Manager
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Sep, 2015 - Current

Therefore Interactive is a boutique Digital Agency which specializes in building high data-point web systems. Our unique data-model is the key to our success in verticals like Labour Unions and Higher-Ed, which require precision in their dissemination efforts.

I lead the active sales efforts for Therefore, managing prospecting, pipeline development, client management and the developing of marketing materials.

Vestra iNet

Account Manager
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May, 2015 - Aug, 2015

Vestra iNet is a leading web-development firm specializing in commercial and industrial sectors. As an Account Manager I am involved in the full sales-cycle: approaching new prospects, pitching our services, developing custom-tailored web solutions with marketing managers, and employing SEO campaigns.

Amphenol Canada Corp.

CSR - Aerospace Division
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Nov, 2013 - Dec, 2014

Amphenol Corporation is a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems for both the aerospace and commercial market segments. As a Customer Service Representative, I interface directly with our customers to place orders, develop new business programs, and provide technical support.

  • Assisted Marketing Team in analyzing and identifying customer sales trends.
  • Global customer base require strong communication and attention to detail.
  • High-volume workload.

Intact Financial Corporation

Summer Intern - P & C Underwriting Assistant
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May, 2012 - Aug, 2012

As Canada’s largest P&C insurance provider, Intact Financial hires top students for their summer internship program. As an underwriting assistant I provided full office assistance for the underwriting team through the preparation of communications, file management, data entry and record maintenance. I was also tasked with performing bi-weekly requests for missing customer information via phone, email and written correspondence.

  • Heavy use of Microsoft Office. Required high proficiency in Excel.
  • Provided exceptional clientele communications through phone, email and written correspondence.

YMCA Guelph

Aquatics Team Leader / Lifeguard
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Aug, 2010 - Apr, 2013

One of the premiere health and fitness facilities in Guelph. I took on a part-time position as a lifeguard & instructor while maintaining a full-time university schedule. I was promoted to Team Leader after demonstrating my strong work ethic and dedication to quality customer care. As the Aquatics Team Leader I helped ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, and was responsible for 100’s of students and staff members.

  • Promoted to Aquatics Team Leader due to excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • In charge of ensuring smooth operations, opening & closing of facilities and organizing 100+ classes.
  • Upheld highest level of customer communication.

Intact Financial Corporation

Summer Intern - Commercial & Fleet Underwriting Assistant
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May, 2012 - Aug, 2011

As Canada’s largest P&C insurance provider, Intact Financial hires top students for their summer internship program. As an underwriting assistant I provided full office assistance for the underwriting team through the preparation of communications, file management, data entry and record maintenance. I was also tasked with performing bi-weekly requests for missing customer information via phone, email and written correspondence.

  • Heavy use of Microsoft Office. Required high proficiency in Excel.
  • Provided exceptional clientele communications through phone, email and written correspondence.

Education

University of Guelph

Bachelors of Commerce Marketing
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Sep, 2009 - Apr, 2013

Projects

Bridges to International Practice

Apr, 2012

An annual competition held by The Dean of The College of Management & Economics. A class of 60 is sponsored by an outside organization, which presents the class with an international business strategy problem. Teams of 3-4 are formed, and the team with the best solution is granted a research trip to the country in question. For 2012 the sponsoring company was Metalumen, a commercial-lighting manufacturer looking to expand in to Brazil.

Victorious, amongst 10 other teams, in designing a market entry strategy for Brazil.

  • Awarded research trip to Sao Paulo.
  • Paper published in the International Journal of Marketing:
  • Viewable at: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijms/article/view/20453

TEDxGuelphU

Business Director / Co-head Organizer
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Sep, 2011 - Mar, 2013

Handling all things related to business & marketing for the 3rd & 4th annual TEDxGuelphU event.

Tasked with designing advertising efforts, promotional material and marketing initiatives including online marketing efforts.

Responsible for fundraising and coordination of partnerships associated with TEDx event, as well as book keeping for event.

Helped develop and maintain website, www.tedxguelphu.com

IFAMA Symposium - Shanghai

UoG Ambassador

Sent to Shanghai on behalf of my University to compete in the IFAMA business case competition.

  • Only full-undergrad team competing
  • Competed amongst teams of international MBA and PhD students
  • Finished third amongst 18 teams

Jeux Du Commerce

International Business, Marketing
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Sep, 2011 - Feb, 2013

Canadian-wide business competition.

  • Member of first UoG team to compete
  • Won half-team delegation of the year