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Christine Vela Business Development

Christine Vela
Melville, NY |(631)-236-6185|This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| www.linkedin.com/in/christinervela/
Director of Business Development
| BDM Leading Expert | Senior Manager BD | Business Development and Solutions Manager
Microsoft Office Suite/Lead Generation Expert
Professional Summary:
Accomplished lead generator & sales veteran offering precise-targeted leads, pipeline development,
regularly identifying new market opportunities through networking, meetings, cold calling & targeted email
reports. Proficient in managing client interaction, analyzing market trends, sales conversion activities, and
direct marketing efforts. Purveyor of new business.
• Collaborated in bringing in $7.5 million+ yearly revenue for sales team.
• Extensive success in initiating and successfully driving new partnerships.
• Successful in utilizing a strategic consultative selling approach to driving new business.
• Demonstrated strategic and analytical sales approach to driving new business.
• Successful in closing multiple new clients.
• Concentration with C Suite Level decision-maker caliber clientele.
• Proven financial expertise with complex financial RFP and contracts.
CarePredict Melville, NY/Remote
Director of Business Development: 4 Direct Reports – $10 million budget – $50 million valuation 2021 to 2023
• Care Predict is a venture-backed, AI-driven digital health company that is on a mission to develop technologies that
can provide high-quality senior care.
• Worked directly with the VP Of Sales, Chief Integration Officer & 4 Regional Sales Directors selling CarePredict, a
SaaS for Top Senior Living Operators in the United States, Europe & Canada.
• Oversaw the development of Top Senior Living Operators, Residential Assisted Living, CCRC’s & Memory Care
Communities. Managed various large -scale email marketing campaigns specifically targeted to New Construction
Senior Living Communities & Regional Trade Shows.
• Managed the full spectrum cycle of Business Development. Conducted, researched, & managed ZOHO/CRM. Booked
high-level demos with C Suite Personnel, managed all meetings/ at over 20 yearly Regional & National Industry
• Scheduled Over 150 TOP Level Demo Presentations to C Suite Personnel within the first 6 months.
Lifetouch/Shutterfly Melville, NY/Remote
Tri-State Regional Sales Manager: 2 Direct Reports – $2.3 million budget – $2.7 billion valuation 2017-2021
• Lifetouch, now operating under Shutterfly, is a national photography company that provides photography for families,
schools, and places of worship.
• Accomplished the position as#1 sales rep in the Northeast region of new hires for highest sales revenue.
• Partnered with religious and affinity organizations to engage their families and help them achieve their growth
• Chosen among 130 Business Development Executives to represent Lifetouch at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio
religious conference in June 2017. Achieved $900,000 in sales in 1st year. Over $1.3 million was achieved in years 2-4.
• Trained colleagues throughout the Northeast Sales team.
Gilbert Experience Melville, NY/ (Onsite)
Sr. Account Executive 2 Direct Reports – $1 Million budget $50 Million valuation 2014-2017
• Gilbert Displays combines architectural artistry and branding when creating and tailoring custom tradeshow exhibits,
luxury interiors, graphics solutions and event services.
• Responsible for bringing in new clients, on a local & national level.
• Attended trade shows as the representative for the company, both locally & nationally.
• Closed first sale within two months of employment, achieving fastest sale record in history of company.
• Communicated directly with customers from inception to completion and maintenance.
• Responded to and prepared quotes & proposals (RFE, RFD, & work order generations)
• Worked closely with design, project management, and production teams to ensure design goals, budgets and schedules are
met for each project.
• Brought in $750K in year one $1.4 million in years 2-4.
Dominion Enterprises Melville, NY/ Remote
Sr. Media Advertising Manager: 5 Direct Reports – $1.2 million $680 million 2007-2014
• Norfolk, Virginia-based media and information services company for the automotive, real estate, and travel industries.
Internet and printed media operations also exist within the company.
• Sold weekly publication EmploymentGuide.com.
• Brought in 85 new clients within the first 18 months & $800k in revenue.
• Sold careersingear.com & healthcareerweb.com focusing on the trucking & healthcare recruiting positions.
• Brought in many notable hotel chains, hospitality companies, and trucking companies.
Emerson College Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications
Training: Dale Carnegie Sales Courses. Sandler Sales Training