Ron Fleming

Ron Fleming

Owner at Cafe Luxuria

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Food & Beverages

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Ron Fleming's Overview

Current
  • Sales Support Specialist at Cummins Inc.
  • Owner at Cafe Luxuria
Past
  • Operations Manager at Money Works Direct
  • Payment Systems Advisor at Expert Payment Services, LLC
  • Industry Expert Consultant - Electronic Payments at Guidepoint Global
Education
Connections

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Ron Fleming's Summary

I am a business development specialist who has owned a portfolio of several successful businesses. I also have a deep and passionate interest in supporting the small business community and helping other entrepreneurs to become more successful. The conventional wisdom says that business ownership isn't for everyone. After all, in our current system, EVERYONE can't be an owner and nobody be an employee, right?

Well I actually believe that business ownership isn't out of reach for anyone, but one must be READY to step into that responsibility, just as one must be ready for that first job, or to learn how to drive, or to enter into marriage. It takes a certain mindset, a certain skill set, and a certain level of resources available. And while it is true that some people may never in their lifetimes put themselves in a position to be ready, I don't believe that's because they were predestined NOT to. It's the choices we make in life every day that better prepare us for tomorrow, or leave us ill prepared. And by educating and informing those who want more from life than they've currently achieved, I can help them make better choices that will ultimately open to them new options that were previously unavailable.

With that in mind, I am on a mission to help would-be entrepreneurs acquire the mindset, skill set, and even the resources necessary to succeed at business ownership. And I have built a large and powerful network of others who not only share my vision, but also have more experience and sharper skills than I do in their respective areas of expertise. They span many industries and hail from many backgrounds, but have all achieved significant success in their chosen endeavors. My mission is one of empowerment, designed to take away excuses and instead create opportunity.

Ron Fleming's Experience

Sales Support Specialist

Cummins Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CMI; Automotive industry

September 2014Present (1 month) Bronx, NY

I am responsible for coordinating with the regional sales manager and operations manager to design and publish support plans for the warranty and maintenance of NYC municipal agency vehicle and equipment fleets. I am also responsible for relationship development with key contacts for these accounts.

Owner

Cafe Luxuria

April 2012Present (2 years 6 months) New York

Café Luxuria is an online retail distributor for an exclusive premium line of herbal gourmet coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We host live tasting events often, where guests can sample our product line and learn about what makes our brand so special. We also work with many 501(c) organizations to implement a product-based fundraising strategy to supplement their other fundraising efforts.

Operations Manager

Money Works Direct

December 2013August 2014 (9 months) Greater New York City Area

I supported the sales team at Money Works Direct, a business capital financing firm, and served as the point person and liaison for client accounts, as well as building and managing relationships with their partner service providers.

Payment Systems Advisor

Expert Payment Services, LLC

January 2011December 2013 (3 years) Greater New York City Area

I consulted with business owners in the B2C field to make sure that the systems by which they are paid, such as credit card and check processing and gift cards, were the right fit for their business and were as cost-effective as possible. And I taught them how to accurately determine their costs in accepting payment in various forms.

Industry Expert Consultant - Electronic Payments

Guidepoint Global

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Market Research industry

April 2012March 2013 (1 year) Greater New York City Area

I provided expertise consulting in the area of merchant services and the electronic payments industry to industry analysts and investment portfolio managers.

Broker

A Logan Insurance Brokerage

20092011 (2 years) New York, NY

Financial Advisor

Certified Financial Services

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

20052009 (4 years) Paramus, NJ

Ron Fleming's Skills & Expertise

  1. Consultancy
  2. Credit Card Transaction Processing
  3. Credit Card Terminals
  4. Payroll Services
  5. Healthy Eating
  6. Event Management
  7. Financial Advisory
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Networking
  10. Selling
  11. Management
  12. Social Media
  13. Start-ups
  14. Sales Management
  15. Consulting

Ron Fleming's Education

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

B.A, Economics

20002004

Activities and Societies: Rutgers University Musicians Guild - cofounder; Livingston Theater Organization; Liberated Gospel Choir

Somerville High School

19962000

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