Global Business Development Professional
JP Driessen is a top-performing global leader who consistently delivers strong bottom line results with integrity, perseverance, dedication and highly effective communication skills.
Recognized multilingual thought leader with extensive international experience in sales, marketing and technical operations who seeks challenging team environments that help lead business growth in a rapidly changing marketplace. Driven team leader with a high aptitude for rapid understanding and implementation of new technologies and business models across multiple industries. Proven, innate ability to synthesize and solve complex problems to close deals with Fortune 500 clients. Fluent in English and Spanish, conversant in Portuguese and German.
· Business Development
· Leadership / Team Building
· Customer Relationship Management
· Sales & Marketing
· Competitive Intelligence
· Strategic Planning
· Project Management
· Social Media Marketing
Academic Background / Certifications / Affiliations
Master of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Spanish Level II Certificate, Spanish Language School of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Spanish Level III Certificate, Spanish School of Pop Wuj, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
German Level II Certificate, Universitat von Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Internship Abroad, via Menlo College, Menlo Park, CA; Wangen Bei Olten, Switzerland
Internship Abroad, American Medical Centers, Prague, Czech Republic
Board Member, Costa Rican Global Association of Realtors, San Jose, Costa Rica
High School Study Abroad Program, Youth for Understanding, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Cylant Technology, Moscow Idaho, Chief Marketing Officer for intrusion detection software
Department of Commerce, US & Foreign Commercial Service Internship - Matchmaking liaison
Neutron Productions, Scottsdale, AZ, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil Jan 1999 - Present Independent international event management company specializing in event coordination and strategic marketing
Owner, Event Coordinator
Provide full service marketing and event management solutions in Europe and the Americas for cruises, concerts, festivals, charity and corporate events.
Specialties include Consulting, Event Planning, Event Production, Cruise Planning, Sales & Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, Web Strategy, and Talent Booking.
Oversee vendor selection, hotel negotiation, onsite management and program implementation.
Manage, organize and coordinate corporate participation in seminars, trade shows, special events and meetings.
Host international events in New York, Arizona, Nevada, Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Care 24/7 LLC, Phoenix, AZ Nov 2015 - Jan 2018 Health Care Technology company specializing in the delivery of Chronic Care and Transitional Care Management.
Business Development Manager
Promote Transitional Care and Chronic Care Management solutions to healthcare systems for their Medicare patients at the corporate executive level primarily to large hospital systems and physician groups
Create value added strategic alliance partnerships that compliment Care 24/7’s core business
Driessen Ltda, Scottsdale, Arizona & Guanacaste, Costa Rica Jan 2005 – Jan 2017 Boutique real estate investment, development and brokerage company
International Real Estate Consultant
Accountable for all aspects of sales, business development and client management. Responsible for evaluating, listing and marketing over 200 properties in 8 years. Effectively prospected clients and pursued leads to close over $55,000,000 in commercial and luxury residential real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Wrote sales contracts, negotiated offers and prepared closing documents. Assisted investors with financing options. Generated leads using advertisements, newspapers, magazines, mailings, and website.
Created marketing communications strategy and managed multi-faceted marketing campaigns to target investors including family trusts, institutional lenders, pension funds, high net worth individuals, and Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Pioneered team initiative to develop a 100 acre residential master planned community that increased investment value by over 80%.
Served two years on the Board of Directors for the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors.
Acxiom Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, Mexico City, Mexico & Sao Paulo, Brazil Sep 2000 – Dec 2004
Marketing technology and services company offering marketing and information services to build customer relationship management (CRM) solutions
Client Relationship Manager: Latin American Solution Center
Sold and delivered over 50 direct marketing e-Business campaigns to senior level executives at Fortune 500 companies using project management, product development, campaign management and consultative sales skills. Over 95% delivered on-time and 90% under budget.
Managed and closed a high volume of opportunities with exceptional organization skills in a high velocity business .
Authored, executed and managed strategic business development plan to expand presence into Mexico and Brazil in accordance with corporate global sales initiatives; created market risk assessment model and competitive market intelligence assessment.
Negotiated and developed strategic alliances and business partnerships that increased market presence by 300% in Latin America over three years.
Direct Container Line (DCL), San Francisco, CA Jun 1996 – Dec 1997
DCL is a global freight forwarder and non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC)
Global Account Manager
Produced revenue growth by identifying decision makers, coordinating customer meetings, and developing comprehensive pricing strategies.
Primary duties included identifying, positioning and expanding opportunities for domestic and international freight and providing comprehensive world class customer service.
Provided rate information to customers accurately and timely for shipping and intermodal freight.
International Language School for Professionals, San Jose, Costa Rica Jun 1995 – Jul 1997
English Linguistic School
English and Spanish Language Professor
Taught executive business English to clients in government, media and financial sectors.
Taught colloquial Spanish to young business professionals in a classroom setting