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LaMonte Forthun

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I have over 30 of experience in sales and marketing, including sales management. My expertise is in technology sales, but I've sold most everything over the years. My development experience includes publishing automation with AppleScript (mostly with QuarkXPress, but also with all Adobe products), web-based development (Perl, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, WordPress), and mobile development (iOS and Android). I have also managed a dedicated Linux​ server for 20 years that hosts a number of websites for clients.
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Experience

Director of Information Systems

May 2013

Developed and maintain a Drupal-based website that manages youth tennis tournaments. I developed a number of custom modules for the Drupal installation and manage the dedicated server.

Senior Editor

Jun 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year)

My responsibilities included identifying and writing the daily lead story, writing recaps of daily games and player transactions, identifying and writing breaking news stories, editing submissions by the other writers, working with photographs and other art, search engine optimization, WordPress technical issues such as plug-in research and installation, customizing plug-ins (PHP) to meet our needs, communicating with various league and team representatives to discuss current or future activities.

President

Nov 2009

TEaM Sickle Cell is an organization established to help bring together Sickle Cell Foundations, Associations, Advocates, Researchers, parents and those with Sickle Cell. Our goal is to help get individuals tested, to educate as many as possible about how to manage Sickle Cell through nutrition and lifestyle changes and to market an herbal Sickle Cell treatment globally that we have acquired distribution rights for.

Director of Marketing

Mar 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year)

I was primarily working with the CEO of GDPAU on another project related to a small pharmaceutical company he was CEO on. We were working to get the ompany back for him and to help get an herbal Sickle Cell product that he had brought to market, back on the market. This included spending six months in Nigeria working with numerous Federal Governmental Agencies in Nigeria (including the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Technology).

Owner

Nov 2005 - Mar 2008 (2 years)

All Sport Academy was a multi-sport training facility that including strength and conditioning, sports teams, a cheerleading team, a mixed martial arts team and private lessons for a variety of sports. We also did custom embroidery for sports teams, large format printing for sporting facilities and awards for sports leagues. As the owner my responsibilities involved day-to-day management, sales and marketing, but I also coached our house high school baseball teams, did hitting and pitching lessons, coached

V.P. Sales and Marketing/Partner

Jan 2004 - Aug 2007 (3 years)

Sold ACC's proprietary line of anti-fog coatings to the fresh cut produce market. Major client included Fresh Express, also worked with a major printer that did work for a variety of other manufacturers. We did a variety of other specialty coatings such as a frost coating for shrink-wrap materials. The partners of ACC founded All Sport Academy.

Owner

Sep 1997

Specializing in QuarkXPress XTensions, AppleScripting, WordPress plugins, web-based development, and distribution/sales of third party desktop publishing products, iOS and Android applications. Sold Internet advertising and developed a Perl/MySQL-based ad tracking system to organize those ads. Designed, developed and maintain numerous PHP-based websites on a dedicated Linux server (including server maintenance).

Corporate Account Manager

Aug 1996 - Sep 1997 (1 year)

Sold, trained and maintained Quickcut's proprietary graphics database and digital delivery system. Quickcut was a division of Metro Creative Graphics.

Director of Sales and Marketing

Nov 1994 - Aug 1996 (1 year)

Primary responsibilities were to manage sales and marketing activities of international advertising art company.

Corporate Account Manager

Feb 1994 - Nov 1994 (9 months)

Primary responsibilities were to sell the Quark Publishing System directly to corporate accounts.

Instructor - Desktop Publishing Certification Course

Jan 1994 - Nov 1994 (10 months)

Classes taught included Introduction to Desktop Publishing and Advanced Desktop Publishing.

Pre-Press Specialist/Sales Manager

Mar 1993 - Feb 1994 (11 months)

Layout of print media advertising materials. Work ranged from single color flyers to four-color catalogs, extensive Photoshop work. Organized and managed sales efforts of business.

Owner/Publisher/Editor

Feb 1992 - May 1993 (1 year)

Published weekly newspaper and operated print shop, did all sales and marketing as well as layout/pagination of the newspaper and print jobs, photography and darkroom work.

National Sales Manager

Aug 1988 - Apr 1992 (3 years)

Supported and trained resellers on variety of software and hardware products for color pre-press work. Developed and supported dealer network nationwide and in Canada.

Education

None - Chemistry major

1983 - 1984 (1 year)

None

1982 - 1983 (1 year)

None

1984 - 1985 (1 year)

None - Information Technology - Security Emphasis

2013 - 2017 (4 years)

Certifications

CIW Web Foundations Associate (2013)

CIW

From CIW: "Certified CIW Web Foundations Associates have validated their understanding of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all professionals who use the Internet on the job. Once certified, these individuals are ready to pursue specialties in Web design, e-commerce, JavaScript, databases and other fields."

CIW Web Design Specialist (2014)

CIW

From CIW: "The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialize in Web site design. In this course, you will build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies."

CompTIA A+ (2014)

CompTIA

"A+ (A Plus) is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers."

CompTIA Security+ (2015)

CompTIA

"CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career."

Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (2015)

Apple

"Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) certification verifies the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair of both desktop and portable Macintosh systems, such as iMac and MacBook Pro. ACMT certification exams emphasize identifying and resolving common Mac OS X problems, and using Apple Service and Support products and practices to effectively repair Apple hardware."

Publications

Court Side News

While serving as the website's Senior Editor, I've written over 1,500 articles related to basketball around the world, but with a heavy focus on Europe and the US.

All Sport Academy Blog

My Blog for the sports training facility that I owned and operated.

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  • US English Level 1
    95%

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