JOHN F.C OMMODY
SPRINGS TRAIL • HOMER, GA 30077
404-555-6478 • JOHNCOMMODY@XXX.COM
1980 to Present
Plants Etc. Inc., Atlanta, GA
General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
to provide turnaround management expertise to a leading specialty corporation
involved in the manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing of silk botanicals.
Specific focus was on redefining the strategic direction of the retail operations.
Developed a major
market strategy focused on consolidating activities. Increased
market penetration in the southeast. Opened three new retail stores in
the Atlanta area while substantially reducing financial losses.
marketing, finance, and warehousing staff. Hired and trained additional sales
representatives to increase service levels to wholesale clients. Implemented
accounting procedures including a perpetual inventory system.
base and developed market strategies through use of focus groups.
1965 to 1980
Read Drug Company
Subsidiary of Edward’s Drug Stores, Atlanta, GA
Senior Divisional Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
1973 - 1980
Overall general management responsibility for 90 stores
employing 1,200 people, producing
$120 million in annual retail sales. Supervised Vice Presidents of
Operations, Marketing, Warehousing, and Professional Services. Developed merchandising,
acquisition, divestiture, and expansion strategies. Developed budget
projections and proformas on new locations. Directed the closing of 7 existing
stores and the opening of 16 new facilities. Implemented an extensive remodeling
and merchandising program for all company units. Activities resulted
in increasing average store sales by 18%.
Regional Vice President, Store Operations
1965 - 1973
Responsible for 70 retail stores with annual sales of $90 million in the Baltimore,
Northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania region. Integrated acquisition into
the Edwards organization.
1960 - 1965
Responsible for all transition issues and the introduction of Edwards store format
and retailing methods. Developed and initiated district promotions and advertising, and directed local buying activity.
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
1965 Bachelor of Science: Marketing/Management
Additional post-graduate work in business administration.
Director March of Dimes, Richmond, VA
References available upon request.