Resume

HIGHLIGHTS

Enthusiastic & customer-centric web project manager who enjoys solving clients’ business problems with web & software solutions.

  • Helped grow web/digital department revenue by 750%.
  • Operated independent web services business.
  • Led development of $150k web application project.
  • Organized & moderated web conference of 500 attendees.
  • Led marketing for web development firm.
  • Managed business banking department for 6 branch offices.

SKILLS

Project Management

  • Requirements gathering
  • Scope definition
  • Project cost estimating

Business Analysis & Information Design

  • Translation of requirements into website & web application wireframe prototypes
  • Website functionality testing and quality assurance

Web Development

  • WordPress
  • HTML, CSS

Training

  • WordPress User Training: group, 1-on-1, written & video tutorials

SEO & SEM

  • On-site SEO: Creation and optimization of content
  • Off-site SEO: Directories, listings, social media profiles and updates
  • Keyword research
  • PPC management
  • Landing page optimization

EXPERIENCE

9/2006 – present
General Manager / WordPress Developer / Proprietor
Wisch Media, Inc. (Tinley Park, IL)

  • Developed websites, recommended & implemented SEO & SEM strategies.
  • Led business development by establishing new agency relationships on behalf of web application development firm.
  • Managed content, maintained website and moderated an entirely virtual mobile technology conference that included 500 attendees and featured speakers from organizations like Mozilla, Dell, Adobe, Intuit and Samsung.

 

3/2012 – 7/2014
Project Manager / Web Producer
Custom Direct, Inc. (Roselle, IL)

  • Helped grow web/digital department revenue by 750% by recommending strategies and services for new and existing clients.
  • Led development of $150k web application project for large European security products manufacturer from defining requirements to launch.
  • Interviewed clients, gathered requirements, estimated costs, prepared proposals and planned web projects by developing detailed wireframes.
  • Managed remote vendors, communicated technical requirements to in-house designers and provided WordPress UI training to staff & clients.
  • Developed websites, recommended & implemented SEO & SEM strategies.
  • Interviewed new marketing project manager candidates.

 

9/2006 – 9/2008
Business Banking Manager
TCF National Bank (Chicago, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, IL)

  • Managed business banking department for 6 branch offices.
  • Led and provided support to all customer-facing bank staff by training on features & benefits and document requirements of business services.
  • Developed relationships with referral sources to encourage client referrals, supplementing walk-in business.

EDUCATION

Business Administration 2002 – 2003
St. Xavier University Chicago, IL

Organizational Management 2001 – 2002
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL

Business & Psychology coursework 1998 – 2001
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree, 2000


TESTIMONIALS

Brian Porter, Project Lead & Web Developer – Loadsys Consulting

I’ve found it rewarding to work with Emil as a project manager, and his expertise both in making quick design decisions during development, and working directly with [the client] was impressive and genuinely
invaluable. His input is what allowed us to finish this project on time. We would not have made the same kind of rapid progress without him.

Roy Uher, Owner – Quality Craft Construction

Thank you Emil! I think the website looks great! Love the layout and everything about it. You have proven yourself to be a man of your word, which is becoming much rarer these days. Can’t thank you enough! I will surely recommend you to anyone I know looking for a website.

Lee Forkenbrock, CEO & Project Manager – Loadsys Consulting

Our company and Emil partner up on numerous projects. Emil is great at dissecting the needs of clients and delivering the technical requirements to our team. He stays on point throughout the projects ensuring that it is meeting the necessary deadlines as originally proposed. Emil is a charismatic guy and because of that I now consider him a friend and a business partner. We enjoy working with Emil and will therefor continue to do so.

Will Flanagan, Marketing Pro – WhereThereIsWill.com

Thanks for all your hard work on WhereThereIsWill.com. It’s really, really cool.

[Confidential Agency]

Thank you so much for always going the extra mile. We truly appreciate everything you do.