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Frank Abrams

416 733-3001

20 Years of Executive & Entrepreneurial experience

Internet/Mobile, Technology & Business Operations

  1. Entrepreneurship & Executive Consulting – start-ups, going public, going private, divestitures, multi-unit growth & operations, and I have the scars to prove it!
  2. Social Networks for Business – A hands-on track record of marketing and promotion in the Mobile and Internet world. Results: 25% user growth per week on social network pages (Frank Sinatra facebook etc. over 150,000 members)
  3. Target Marketing – Specialist in real-time customer identification at the point of decision, and generating customized 1:1 marketing. Results: high ROI & offer redemption rates over 43% vs. industry average of 12%. Increased store profits by $1,000 per month with ROI of just 90 days.
  4. Online Brokerage System – recruited the talent, then led the delivery of a complete, working online brokerage system for a mid-size public brokerage house; content creation, publishing, tools, system, branding, positioning, strategy execution, operations management. Results: exact trade & launched without a glitch – built in record time of 6 months and at low cost less than $700K.
  5. Mobile App Platform – developed and delivered mobile Job Board apps for iOS and android including management tools, algorithms, process automation. Expanding into a complete multifunction platform for Associations and Members for a Job Board, Trade Shows and Industry Community Network (in development). Results: Unique apps map local & hidden jobs in the Job Seeker’s area is completed.
  6. Resume Marketplace – developing a 2 way Marketplace, on the web and mobile apps, for Job Seekers to find and hire Writers, to write their resume (in development).
  7. zenPeak client-side – NO RISK recruiting of peak performers, zeroriskHRTM testing and assessment interview discipline delivers peak performers to Clients. Results: peak performer salespersons generate > 30% more revenue.
  8. zenPeak candidate-side – Developed a second resume style that improves candidate communication of What I Can Do For You. Results: minimum triple the candidate call-backs and job interviews.
Work Experience:

Entrepreneur,  Executive Management, Consultant and Partner

Companies: Scansave, zenPeak, Geemode

Clients: partial list – QuikTrip, Chase Design, P&G, Governments of Canada & Ontario, Cayman Islands, Medisys, Inc., Mount Real Inc., zenPeak, Fund Monitor, Bell Emergis, Man Financial, Business Development Bank of Canada, Gordian Data, and many others;

– Delivered market-entry business consulting to a variety of Clients.
– Work was usually focused on extending their business on to the Internet.
– Led in-store Target Marketing company (Scansave) for 6 years as CEO.
– Startup of zenPeak HR and Mobile/Web Job Board platform (Geemode)

VP Corporate Development, Rampart Mercantile, Inc.
1999-2001 Mid-sized Canadian full-service brokerage.

– Led the Online Business unit
– Recruited team of 8 staff
– Developed an online investment/trading service, online investment portal and original research inc. back-end quotations, trading, settlement and accounting systems.

Director Sales & Marketing, Bell Emergis
1997-1999 Tourism Technology Business Unit of Bell Canada

– Led the Marketing & Branding; Oracle-based Enterprise Destination Management System for Governments
– Provided design services, pricing and product positioning for travelinx and other Bell online products

CEO Flying Disc Inc.
1994-1997 OTC Public Company: Database-driven Targeted New Media Marketing Solutions.

– Delivered new media products and services in the tourism, music, radio and entertainment businesses
– Produced shrink wrap entertainment products
– Delivered targeted new media products to Travel Agents and Meeting Planners

Additional Work Experience:

Broker, Investment & Risk Management, ScotiaMcLeod / MidlandWalwyn
1987-1994 Stock and Commodities Broker: Corporations and High Net Worth Investors & Traders

General Manager, Public Optical
1981-1987 Leadership of a fast-growing company of Vision Care Professionals. 120 staff, 20 managers, 15 locations

Education, Licensing etc.

MBA, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, 1985
BA, Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto, 1983
Futures, Equities, Equity Options, Insurance & Mutual Funds trained/licensed
Mergers and Acquisition Valuation Course University of Toronto / McGill University, 2000
Professional CRM designation, AARM course, 2003
Expert level: Photoshop, Powerpoint, Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Html, WordPress
Volunteer: assist National Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jazz FM 91.1