Justin Gonzales

New York, NY

Work Experience

  • Derse

    Account Manager|Mar, 2014Current

    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, 2013Dec, 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.
  • Exhibitgroup/Giltspur

    Account Executive|Feb, 2007May, 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, 2005Dec, 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, 1998May, 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