A leading Growth Strategist with a proven track record of scaling businesses and startups. Experienced in investor relations and fund raising, (prior company co-founded raised $20mm to date, $100mm valuation). Unrivaled Operations Expert, optimizing operational structures for stability and growth. Project Management and Product experience have created revolutionary automated systems and technology to improve internal and external
A leading Growth Strategist with a proven track record of scaling businesses and startups. Experienced in investor relations and fund raising, (prior company co-founded raised $20mm to date, $100mm valuation). Unrivaled Operations Expert, optimizing operational structures for stability and growth. Project Management and Product experience have created revolutionary automated systems and technology to improve internal and external user experiences in multiple industries. A reputation for maximizing ROI utilizing digital, social media, and PR marketing, working with small and large marketing budgets (up to $1mm). Proficient Business Development and Sales Director savvy in evangelizing and creating lasting relationships with partners and clientele to create trustworthy brand recognition.
President, Marketing/Operations Consultant @ ∙ Built company from ground up with goal of providing a superior collection of diversified services to real estate and mortgage professionals as a way to ensure profitability despite market downturn.
∙ Recognized by Scotsmans Guide Magazine (leader in mortgage publications) as one of the “Top 25 US Originators in 2009” and #1 in 2010-11 in a nationwide survey based on volume and units (averaged ~60 loans/month in 2012, industry avg.=2 to 3).
∙ Acknowledged by Realtor Magazine as a growing young entrepreneur in their “Class of 2010 - 30 Under 30” contest.
∙ Designed automated systems to streamline operations and allow 1 person to successfully complete the job of 20+ without sacrificing service benchmarks (single-handedly originated and processed ~100 loans in a month, industry standard=2 to 3).
∙ Created innovative marketing campaign to brand company as a one stop shop that fits to its clientele to streamline and simplify their businesses.
∙ Consulted with various individuals, banks, and corporations to improve service and net profit through automation of operations, social media, and public relations marketing.
∙ Currently NOT Originating From October 2008 to Present (7 years 3 months) Co-Founder, Investor, Head of Operations @ ∙ Founding team member principally involved in product, marketing, sales, strategy, partnership, and M&A activities.
∙ Established and implemented industry changing processes, structure, and systems to fundamentally change the mortgage experience for both consumers and lenders.
∙ Involved in investor meetings and presentations key to raising Seed and Series A Funding ($20m Total Raised to Date with $100mm valuation).
∙ Led team of programmers as Project Manager in creation of proprietary mobile and browser based mortgage application to make originating and processing home loans quicker and simpler for all parties involved, connecting borrowers, lenders, realtors, title companies, and internal staff in a single system designed around personal experience as the top mortgage originator in the US.
∙ Engaged with executive members in recruitment and direction of key marketing, operations, legal, sales, business development, programming, design, and product industry leaders to lead a scalable business that would grow to over 70 locations within 4 years of launch.
∙ Currently on track with growth and revenue goals for next round of fund-raising. From September 2013 to July 2014 (11 months) Business Systems and Operations Consultant @ ∙ Successfully took company from a startup into a position as the leader in repossession, skip tracing, and transportation firms in the United States within less than a 6 month time span.
∙ Responsible for creation, implementation, and overall operations used in running the corporation.
∙ Developed innovative system to automate processing and handling, including industry changing technology which employed networked cameras mounted to tow trucks which utilized augmented reality to identify and tag vehicles for pickup.
∙ Played key role(s) in development and management of the following internal departments: Accounting/HR, IT, Operations, Marketing, Compliance, Customer Relations, Investigations, Collections, Legal, Hold/Close/Lien, Transportation, Client Relations, and Agent Relations.
∙ Responsible for originating key clients (Honda, Toyota, Acura, Wells Fargo, Harley Davidson, and more), leading to the company’s immediate success in obtaining its financial and operational goals three years ahead of schedule. From May 2008 to November 2008 (7 months) National Sales Director @ ∙ Operated the corporation’s largest and most profitable branch among 200 branches nationwide.
∙ Directed branch creation and activities including, but not limited to securing office space, licensing, recruitment, training, motivation of staff, marketing, budgeting and payroll, and systems design.
∙ Hired, trained, supervised, and mentored more than 50 employees for local branch.
∙ Managed public marketing campaign to brand slogan, “We Fit The Bank To You!” resulting in a 2000% increase in volume.
∙ Implemented advanced operations and business procedures, along with virtualization of staff through use of computer and telecommunications technology.
∙ Acknowledged as a leader in streamlining the production process through use of computer networking.
∙ Organized infrastructure for 100% digital mortgage branch, lowering variable costs, increasing sales through on-air, online, and onsite media campaign to increase inbound clientele.
∙ Successful branch model used by corporate office as a blueprint for all future branches. From June 2005 to April 2008 (2 years 11 months) Senior Account Executive @ ∙ Originated mortgage loans through mass telemarketing, e-mail campaigns, and mailers.
∙ Developed branch procedures that were later adopted by over 40 other competing branches after these procedures were proven to increase productivity and sales by 200% in our own branch.
∙ Attended management training, which focused on management of staff, budgeting, and marketing.
∙ All-time sales record (Top Gun Award) for revenue, units, and volume in region (March 2005).
∙ Recognized as Branch Leader in revenue, units, and volume for first three months.
∙ Received Henderson Hero Award (top 30 sales in region of almost 1000 sales people) seven times. From July 2004 to May 2005 (11 months) Legislative History Researcher @ ∙ Met with hundreds of legislators currently in office to consult on and gain access to current and past legislation to create a historical report of how current verbiage in California legislation developed.
∙ Degree of security clearance resulted in personal meetings with Governors Grey Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with access to files not available to the public.
∙ Increased revenue by improving existing procedures, which included networking all employees to a central server, digitizing past files for quicker reference, and implementing a new website to bring in more clientele. These new procedures allowed each employee to do work previously done by three, along with increasing the new clientele base through an online presence the company did not previously have.
∙ Contributed key facts and detailed reports, which assisted in the overall success of over 200 legal cases. From September 2002 to June 2004 (1 year 10 months) Owner, Computer Technician, and Multimedia Designer @ ∙ Ran free-lance multimedia design company to create simple websites, commercial flyers, and video editing.
∙ Re-launched company after reassessing market to move from multimedia design to computer hardware, software, and servicing sales.
∙ Consistently outpriced competitors through numerous contacts and networking.
∙ Managed small sales and tech staff to assist in marketing and servicing of products.
∙ Corporation acquired by outside investor in merger and acquisition. From October 2000 to August 2002 (1 year 11 months)
Bachelors of Science, Majored in Managerial Economics with minor in Communications and an emphasis on Business @ University of California, Davis From 2001 to 2004 Business Management, Marketing, and Entrepreurship with a Minor in Telecommunications @ Indiana University Bloomington From 2000 to 2001 Christopher Hussain is skilled in: Entrepreneurship, Management, Sales, Mortgage Lending, Marketing, Leadership, Finance, Loans, Training, Real Estate, Investments, Customer Service, Networking, Mortgage Banking, Business Strategy
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