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Duwayne Hickingbottom

Duwayne Hickingbottom

Consulting - Business Development Environmental Services at ARGO Renewable Resources

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising
Current
  1. Independant Consulting - Marketing at ARGO Energy
Previous
  1. Motorola, Inc. | Manufacturer of hand-held devices, Bluetooth Accessories and set top technology s,
  2. Sun Microsystems, Inc. | Manufacturer of Computers, Computer Components, Software and IT Services,
  3. Novell, Inc. | Leading Provider of Infrastructure Software
Education
  1. Cal Poly SLO
Websites
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Independant Consulting - Marketing at ARGO Energy

Independant Consulting - Marketing at ARGO Energy

Independant Consulting - Marketing and Business Development Environmental Services

– Present

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Background

Summary

Brand and product marketing strategist and communications manager specializing in new business opportunities, product/concept introduction and brand asset development. Excellent understanding of the consumer buying life-cycle. International experience in developing and deploying marketing strategies and translating brand assets into operational frameworks

Strategically, my work can be organic and delivered with a broad approach that is both geographical consultative in nature and locally customer centric.

Known as an out of the box visionary, I execute to plan and drive those around me to be their best with a management style that is holistic and empowering. I have proven experience running effective virtual teams and ability to work with core and cross-functional teams with negotiation skills that result in positive scenarios for all stakeholders. Excellent understanding of marketing and legal principles. Proven market research skills, planning and organizing concept to delivery.

I live in San Jose, California, have worked in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle and San Diego, and have travelled throughout many Europe with extensive stays in Britain, Austria and Germany.

Experience

Independant Consulting - Marketing and Business Development Environmental Services

Independant Consulting - Marketing at ARGO Energy
– Present (5 years 8 months)San Jose, California

Managing consultant marketing

Director Interactive Brand Asset Development and Management

Motorola, Inc. | Manufacturer of hand-held devices, Bluetooth Accessories and set top technology s
(2 years 2 months)Schaumburg, IL

- Strategic consulting, including home and network consolidated interactive business plans & strategy development; Developed brand asset migration strategy (asset development, web site UI)

Director Global Independent Software Vendors and Customer Service

Motorola, Inc. | Manufacturer of hand-held devices, Bluetooth Accessories and set top technology s
(2 years 1 month)Chicago, IL

Managed development of software applications (music, games and video) on J2EE, JAVA, CDMA, others for hand-held devices
Managed, directed and staffed global user experience/customer service on hand held devices
Executive receiver – Business Relationship Development of ROKR, RAZR, PEBL, with Netscape, Apple, Yahoo.

Senior Program Manager Corporate and Channel Marketing

Sun Microsystems, Inc. | Manufacturer of Computers, Computer Components, Software and IT Services
(7 years 1 month)Menlo Park, CA

Senior Channel Program Manager - Corporate Channel and Internet Business Strategist) ● 2003 – 2004 ● Menlo Park, CA
- Created and managed interactive B2B for Linux volume selling and sales engagement of Linux US/EMEA
- Identified incremental revenue opportunities through strategic assessment and recommendation for solution selling for U.S. small and mid-sized (SMB) business

Senior Group Manager - Corporate Business Strategist and Project Manager ● 1999 – 2003 ● Menlo Park, CA
Business development focused on the identification of new incremental revenue opportunities. Successfully delivered:
- Wrote manuscript “Drop the “e” it’s Business: A Guide to B2C/B2B Global Exchanges – original concept of CRM
- Created strategy and managed wireless division identification of solutions selling opportunities in B2B and B2C (eSun)
- Developed new revenue stream leveraging Dynamic Pricing on eBay
- Defined strategy and delivered Intranet War Room for customer profiling and new channel engagement opportunities
- Channel engagement advocate in the development of iForce partner and solutions portals

Program Manager - Interactive Brand Management 2U Servers - Netra Products ● 1997 – 1999 ● Menlo Park, CA
- Created and developed channel B2B solutions selling model for 2U and 4U brand servers
- Launch and brand managed 2U Brand

Senior Middleware Marketing Manager

Novell, Inc. | Leading Provider of Infrastructure Software
(2 years 1 month)San Jose, CA - Provo, UT

- Business Development and major account manager (WAN to LAN technology for IBM)
- Authored LAN to WAN migration and campaigns “Take It To The Streets”, “Use What You’ve Got” and “Know When to Say WAN”

Consulting Media Development and Agency Management

Administrative Services Consultants | Direct To Consumer Brand Management Consultancy
(5 years 1 month)San Jose, CA - Pebble Beach, CA

- Consulting marketing manager for Specialized Bicycles, Multi Optics and RE/MAX
- Media development and distribution models for Guthy-Renker Infomercial products: (Victoria Principal Quality Skin Care Products, Suzanne Somers Thighmaster, Bruce Jenner SuperStep, Stairclimber, PowerTrainer, respectively.

Brand Manager Corporate Public Relations and Communications

Varilux Corporation | Manufacturer of Progressive Addition Eyeglass Lenses
(4 years 1 month)Foster City, CA - Saint Petersburg, FL - Vincennes Cedex, France

- Brand positioning and launch of original progressive addition eyeglass lenses
- Editor and author of industry bylines and advertorials
- Research, development and launched global advertising campaign “If You’re Over 40, You’ve Got It”

Marketing Program Manager

Oral-B Laboratories | Manufacturer of Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Dental Floss
(4 years 1 month)Foster City, CA

- Brand development, positioning and launch of original Muppet’s and Peanuts Toothbrushes and Toothpastes
- Managed brand research and development (Agency management on consumer brands)

Education

Cal Poly SLO

ASCII, Animal Science Business Management

 30 years marketing new innovative products, high tech applications and hand held devices
 Cal Poly SLO (1 year animal science and Business)
 Stanford University Extension Courses
 Network Connectivity (when Internet, Intranet and Extranet was introduced); IT Safety and Security Awareness; Mastering Meetings at the Executive Level; Go-to-Market with Channel Partners; Managing Interpersonal Relationships
 Certifications
 Change Management; Six Sigma Orientation and Implementation; Team Driving and Analysis; Conflict of Interest
 Legal engagement with marketing;
 BSA: Den Leader Wolf/Bear/Webelos; This is Scouting; Scouting Specific; Scout Unit Coordinator; Fast Start Venturing; Weather Hazards, Safe Swim Afloat, Climb On Safely, Trek Safely, Physical Wellness; Fast Start Boy Scouts; Youth Protection BSA; Youth Protection Venturing

Honors & Awards

Trained BSA High-Venture Leader

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