Business Development Assistant at Synacor
- Buffalo/Niagara, New York Area
- Marketing and Advertising
Aaron D'Angelo's Overview
- State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management
- Saint John Fisher College
- Grand Island
Aaron D'Angelo's Summary
Currently pursing my MBA degree at the University at Buffalo while working at Synacor working on developing new partnerships with TV Networks. I plan to concentrate in both Marketing and Supply Chain to get a better understand of the overall process of how a company interacts with consumers.
I have been accepted into the LeaderCORE program at UB which examines the qualities that will truly make myself better as a manager and develop those skills to the fullest. There have been several leadership roles in my past including Class President, Resident Assistant, multiple team projects, as well as several other college club executive boards.
After I have finished my MBA, my goal is to pursue a career in the technology industry. Since technology is my passion and I have found a deep interest in all companies that have learned to innovate, I have done plenty of research on various technology companies.
Aaron D'Angelo's Experience
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Internet industry
April 2014 – August 2014 (5 months) Buffalo/Niagara, New York Area
Researched strategic content partners that went into development of a new product line of Android Launchers. Contacted leads from major television providers such as NBCUniversal, ABC/Disney, and Viacom to begin discussion of developing a partnership.
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry
August 2013 – May 2014 (10 months) Credit-Bearing Internship Program
Researched and fulfilled various was to improve experiential learning for students. These included working on team that brought sustainability into an accounting curriculum, a first year MBA preview for internship supervisors, and several different reoccurring information sessions. Trained in resume and cover letter critiquing as well as interviewer training. These are used to better prepare students for applying to jobs and potential job interviews.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry
January 2013 – July 2013 (7 months) Rochester, New York Area
Provided great customer service while selling products to customers. Knowledge of Apple products and how the products work. For 2 quarter in a row, I had the highest revenue of any part time specialist and higher revenue then some full time employees as well. I received high customer NPS scores indicating their high satisfaction with the service they received throughout my time there.
Donor Relations and Fundraising Intern
Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
September 2011 – May 2013 (1 year 9 months)
Outreach and marketing for all of the big events throughout the year. Included creating databases, calling businesses, and developing advertisements.
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry
December 2007 – January 2013 (5 years 2 months)
Bakery: Providing excellent customer service in assistance and educating customers about products to the best of my ability.
Cashier: Providing excellent customer service to customers and making sure that each customer had a good experience while shopping.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Business Supplies and Equipment industry
September 2012 – December 2012 (4 months) Rochester, New York Area
Social Media Marketing for Toshiba Business Solutions and their sister company AV Solutions. Designed internal marketing pieces and developed press releases.
Student Intern I
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; T; Telecommunications industry
May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)
Various management projects that helped the company run more efficiently by cutting costs and increasing sales within the Upstate New York Market. Included visiting stores in the market and working with them to help improve their sales.
Aaron D'Angelo's Projects
Winner of Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition - Strategy to overcome financial distress at Primo Waters Inc.
Team Members: Aaron D'Angelo, YING-HUI CHEN, Prashant Ranjan, Frank Koelbel, Justin Cicatello, Ishita Mehta
- January 2014 to May 2014
- Worked in the First year MBA team of 6 members to recommend strategies and suggestions to financially turn around the company Primo Water Inc. - which was constantly incurring heavy losses.
- Delivered a presentation on our recommendations to a panel of board members - who critically evaluated the recommendations and strategies.
- A total of 18 MBA teams participated in the case competition and made their respective presentations to six panel of judges.
Aaron D'Angelo's Honors and Awards
Verney Case Competition (First Place Team)Eighth Annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition
- May 2014
All first-year MBAs in the University at Buffalo's full-time program took part in the Eighth Annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition. Eighteen teams made presentations to six panels of judges over the course of four days in late April and early May. Each team was assigned a separate case focusing on a distressed company facing serious operational and financial issues. Participants had to formulate a plan to turn around the troubled company and improve its long-term prospects for survival.
Markstrat Simulation Top Performing FirmUniversity at Buffalo
- May 2014
In a MBA marketing class, Market Planning, classmates are divided into teams that must run a company throughout the semester and compete with all other teams. Team members must make decisions such as Advertising Expenditures, Production Levels, R&D, Sales Force Distribution, and Market Research. In addition, we had to study the competition in order to perform well.
The team that I was on was ended up placing first with the competition having the highest Cumulative ROI of 3.67, Highest Cumulative Revenue of $1.6 Billion, Highest Stock Price of $2,900, and Highest Market Capitalization of $885 Million. The simulation ran for 9 periods (years) and was based off of the decisions our firm made each period. I was in charge of calculating Advertising Expenditures and Production Levels. After quickly establishing a method to establishing these costs, I would help each of my teammates with their decisions and weigh in based on what I incurred from studying the competition.
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America
Discovered a project that involved restoration of a piece of land that a local church was unable to use as intended due to uneven grounds and flooding. Projected consisted of restoring a fire pit with level grounds, new benches, retaining blocks, and walkways. Lead a team of about 12 volunteers to completed the project within 10 hours.
Aaron D'Angelo's Skills & Expertise
- Social Media Marketing
- Customer Service
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Public Speaking
- Time Management
- Social Networking
- Marketing Communications
- Social Media
- Team Building
- Microsoft Office
- Event Planning
- Public Relations
- Press Releases
- Community Outreach
- Event Management
Aaron D'Angelo's Education
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain
2013 – 2015 (expected)
Grade: GPA: 3.52
Activities and Societies: LeaderCORE
Management, Marketing & Human Resources
2009 – 2013
Activities and Societies: Class of 2013 President Student Activities Board-Spotlight Coordinator (Events for comedians and speakers) Resident Assistant Residential Student Association Building Representative Student Government Association Senate Fisher Players (Cast Member and Pit Member)