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Lonny Gulden

I Help YOU or YOUR Company Gain the Maximum Impact from LinkedIn to GROW your Business or ACCELERATE your Job Search

Location
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Industry
Professional Training & Coaching
Current
  1. ChiefConnectionsOfficer.com,
  2. Wooddale Job Transition Support Group
Previous
  1. Synergy Information Services Inc.,
  2. The Dimension Group,
  3. ThreeWire
Education
  1. St. Cloud State University
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ChiefConnectionsOfficer.com

ChiefConnectionsOfficer.com

LinkedIn Trainer* | LinkedIn Speaker* | LinkedIn Consultant*

– Present

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Background

Summary

After a career in technology sales and marketing I became a technical recruiter in 2006. In late 2007 I launched my own recruiting and consulting firm here in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota (MN), Deep Valley Consulting LLC. I recruit nationally in the areas of IT and all things Internet, technology sales and marketing (hardware, software and services), e-commerce, interactive/new media, etc. In addition to recruiting, I teach workshops on the use of LinkedIn for business development, the use of LinkedIn for job search and the use of LinkedIn for employee recruiting.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 shows me to have the following Top 5 themes; Communication, Adaptability, Woo, Maximizer & Strategic. A brief description of those themes and how they manifest themselves in my professional life can be found in the attached report below.

On a more personal note, I have been active in assisting individuals through career transition for over 20 years. I currently facilitate the Wooddale Church Job Transition Support Group every Monday morning at 7:15AM. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend.

My new career allows me to align my professional activities with my passion for helping others.

Specialties: LinkedIn Training for Job Seekers | LinkedIn Training for Business | LinkedIn Speaking to Businesses and Organizations | LinkedIn Consulting to Business | LinkedIn Training for Recruiters | LinkedIn for Business Development | LinkedIn for Marketing | LinkedIn for Recruiting

Experience

LinkedIn Trainer* | LinkedIn Speaker* | LinkedIn Consultant*

ChiefConnectionsOfficer.com
– Present (5 years 11 months)Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

* DISCLAIMER: LinkedIn® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF LinkedIn Corporation. I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH LinkedIn® NOR IS MY TRAINING AND SPEAKING CERTIFIED OR OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED, APPROVED OR RECOMMENDED BY LinkedIn®. MY KNOWLEDGE OF LinkedIn® HAS COME FROM BEING A POWER USER FOR OVER FIVE YEARS.

I teach professionals and businesses how to leverage LinkedIn®, the world's #1 business focused social network for job search, employee recruiting, increased revenue, business development, brand building and lead generation. I am self taught, having used LinkedIn® to grow my businesses since 2006. I am a power connector and have trained hundreds to use this platform to attain their business and personal objectives. My clients have included government agencies, educational institutions, Fortune 1000 corporations as well as a myriad of individuals and small businesses. I am viewed as the preeminent authority on LinkedIn® in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

Technology Recruiter | IT Recruiter | Technical Recruiter | LinkedIn Recruiter

Deep Valley Consulting LLC
– Present (7 years 2 months)Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

I consult with and recruit for small and mid-sized companies, helping them hire and retain TOP TECHNICAL TALENT!

IT Recruiter/Recruiter | Software Developer Recruiter/Recruiting | Technical Recruiter/Recruiting | LinkedIn Recruiter | LinkedIn Recruiting Consultant | Technology Recruiter/Recruiting | Interactive Marketing Recruiter/Recruiting | Internet Marketing Recruiter/Recruiting | Java/J2EE Recruiter/Recruiting | Microsoft ASP.Net/C# Recruiter/Recruiting | Microsoft SQL Server Recruiter/Recruiting | PHP Developer Recruiter/Recruiting | Software QA Recruiter/Recruiting

Volunteer Facilitator | Job Search Coach

Wooddale Job Transition Support Group
– Present (13 years 1 month)

I facilitate a job transition support group for the unemployed every Monday morning at 7:15 AM. This meeting includes job search training, networking and prayer support. Attendees should plan to spend the entire morning on their first visit. Subsequent meetings wrap up about 10:00 - 10:30 AM. There is no charge or pre-registration required. Just show up ... coffee provided.

Director of Recruiting

Synergy Information Services Inc.
(1 year 3 months)

Information Technology consulting company.

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

The Dimension Group
(2 years 2 months)

Developer of clinical and billing software for the senior healthcare and housing industry.

Director of Business Development

ThreeWire
(1 year)

Business Development Manager

Deep Valley Consulting LLC dba ChiefConnectionsOfficer.com
(2 years)Eden Prairie, MN

Independent consultant providing business development services to start-up and emerging growth companies.

Area Sales Manager - Global Telecommunications

Lockheed Martin
(2 years)Bloomington, MN

Sales of secure telecommunications services and IT security consulting to accounts in the upper Midwest.

Regional Sales Manager

HolonTech/CyberIQ Systems
(1 year)Eden Prairie, MN

Sales of L2 Load Balancing Internet appliances to e-commerce companies and high traffic website operators in the upper Midwest.

Sales Executive

Computer Associates, Inc
(1 year)Edina, MN

Sales of enterprise management software to client server accounts in the Twin Cities metro area.

Product Marketing Manager

Centron DPL
(1 year)Eden Prairie, MN

Product line manager for Bay Networks, 3Com, IBM and numerous other LAN/WAN data communications equipment manufacturers.

Regional Sales Manager

NetStar/Ascend Communications
(1 year 5 months)

NetStar was acquired by Ascend Communications August 1996.

Area Sales Manager, Microelectronics Division

Hughes Aircraft Company
(4 years)Eden Prairie, MN

Responsible for the sales of commercial microelectronics from this division of Hughes Aircraft, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors. Recruited, trained and directed the efforts of five independent manufacturers' representative agencies encompassing 17 states from Ohio in the east to Washington in the west, from Minnesota in the north to Texas in the south. Markets served included medical device manufacturers, telecom manufacturers and remote telemetry manufacturers.

Area Sales Manager

Integrated CMOS Systems/Vertex Semiconductor
(2 years)

Area Sales Manager

GigaBit Logic
(4 years)

Regional Sales Manager

Zilog
(2 years)

Owner

HighTech Sales
(2 years)

Regional Sales Manager

Intersil
(less than a year)

District Sales Manager

Signetics Corporation
(5 years)

Regional Sales Manager

GAF Corporation
(2 years)

Sales Representative

Reed & Carnrick
(2 years)

Education

St. Cloud State University - Herberger Business School

Marketing

Although a Chemistry Education major, I minored in Marketing/General Business and have always worked in the business arena.

Skills

  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn Consultant
  • LinkedIn Recruiter
  • LinkedIn Trainer
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Personal Branding
  • Professional Networking
  • Career Counseling
  • Public Speaking
  • Start-ups
  • Search
  • Consulting
  • Sales Management
  • Sourcing
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Contract Recruitment
  • New Business Development
  • Hiring
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Networking Strategies
  • Online Social Networking
  • Social Networking...
  • Training Skills
  • Networking Events
  • Consultative Selling
  • Career Transitions
  • Sales Skills Training
  • Career Advancement
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Strategy Development
  • Business Development
  • Business Networking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Great Motivator
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Strategy
  • Training
  • Social Networking
  • Selling Skills
  • Building Relationships
  • Career Development
  • Coaching
  • Selling
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Publications

LinkedIn Guru Reveals How To Create A Full-Featured Profile(Link)

Business Insider
December 2011

Article written by Vivian Giang featuring my basic recommendations for a first class LinkedIn presence.

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The Power of a Power Connector(Link)

JibberJabber Blog
April 2008

In April 2008, author, blogger and fellow LinkedIn evangelist, Jason Alba visited the Twin Cities to promote his new book I'm on LinkedIn ... Now What? During the week I hosted Jason and arranged several opportunities for Jason to speak to various local job transition groups. Jason wrote this blog post after his return to Salt Lake City.

Authors:

What if you’re NOT social?(Link)

Connect the Dots Blog
April 2008

In April 2008, my good friend, colleague and noted Web 2.0 authority Steve Borsch made mention of my ability to see the connection between people and the value it could create by putting them together. As an example, I introduced local social media maven Phil Wilson to Steve Borsch and Graeme Thickins which led to birth of Minnov8, a blog and podcast forum following Minnesota technology start-up and emerging growth activity.

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Honors & Awards

Arrivederci Roma Sales Contest, Signetics President's Citation, 1980; Jeopardy contestant, 1985; Today Show guest, 1991; Oprah! guest, 1991; CBS News Special with Connie Chung guest, 1992; St Cloud State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2009 - Present

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