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Jennifer Connell

Glendale, NY

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Over ten years of increasing responsibility and professional experience as an Executive Assistant in varying fields. Superb communication and customer relation skills, confident working attitude. A detail oriented and organized self starter who is able to take direction and works well independently or in team situations.

Work Experience

Executive Assistant

Riso and Sons Co
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Queens, NY
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July 2009 to Present

• Organizing daily business and personal schedules, correspondence, light phones and filing. 
• Setting up conference room for meetings, greeting guests and escorting them to conference rooms. 
• Responsible for taking and delivering food and beverage orders to guests of the company.

Executive Assistant

Modern Office Systems
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New York, NY
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September 2006 to May 2009

Executive Assistant to three Sales Associates  
• Planned daily business schedules, organized e-mail correspondence and took messages for three sales executives who repeatedly brought in multi-million dollar contracts. 
• Created quotes and processed orders using e-manage program. 
• Arranged conference room times and handled day to day customer relations. 
• Scheduled the delivery and installation of jobs both in and out of state. 
• Confirmed site readiness, building restrictions and obtained certificate of insurance for locations before beginning project. 
• Kept in constant contact with clients throughout project and confirmed satisfaction upon completion. 
• Assisted Professional Services department in creating labels for clients using both Excel and ColorBar programs. 
• Created new company letterhead and one sheet advertisement illustrating products to attach to outgoing quotes. 
• Worked with other Assistants putting together promotional packages for all salesmen.

Executive Assistant to President and Vice President

Armel Enterprises
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New York, NY
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March 2006 to August 2006

Executive Assistant & Showroom Manager for international corporation 
• Managed all daily operations for office and showroom. 
• Ordered all office supplies as well as keeping cabinets and refrigerator full. 
• Liaison between buyers, customs brokers and suppliers overseas. 
• Ordered samples for clients based on their specifications. 
• Filled, charted and tracked shipping containers from factory to stateside docks using Excel spreadsheets.

Executive Assistant to President and Vice Presidents

Quality Transportation
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New York, NY
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January 2005 to February 2006

• Answered multiple phone lines, transferring each to appropriate department and employee. 
• Responsible for arranging daily business and personal schedules, correspondence and expense reports. 
• Created proposals using MS Word and PowerPoint. 
• Maintained daily logs and ran background checks for new hires. 
• Responsible for managing backup tapes for company-wide computer system.

Executive Assistant to Owner

Beppe
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New York, NY
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June 2001 to December 2004

• Answered multiple busy phone lines, taking reservations and messages for a number of employees. 
• Assisted with correspondence and projects, such as rewriting his mother's translated recipes. 
• Kept track of personal expenses. 
• Trained new hires to use the computer software. 
• Organized customer comment cards into mailing list with Excel. 
• Created new forms for client events.

Education

B.A. in Fine Arts

Bard College -
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1992 to 1996

Skills

Highly proficient in all office programs such as Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, File Maker, E-manage and ColorBar. Comfortable with Photoshop, Quark and Illustrator.