CV

Professional Experience

Spring-Fall 2011                        Twin America LLC                                              New York, NY

Chief Accounting Assistant – Go Airlink, NY

  • Streamlined the reconciliation process, saving an average of over twenty man-hours per week.
  • Audited dozens of records of shortages, late fees and backlog on a daily basis.
  • Arranged paperwork for payroll processing and compiled reports sent out with weekly paychecks.
  • Examined digital records against hand-written reports for inconsistencies, errors and misleading data.
  • Distributed hundreds of new paperwork envelopes weekly to off-site employees.

Spring-Fall 2009                        Sony Music Entertainment                                 New York, NY

Assistant to the Vice President of Global Digital Sales

  • Consulted VP Kevin Kiernan on new media initiatives in sales, advertising and promotions.
  • Collaborated in effort to synergize artist websites with independent sales platforms, increasing digital revenues over 200%.
  • Enhanced artist, genre, and category descriptions for a variety of digital distributors, including Amazon and iTunes.
  • Rehabilitated top Sony Music artist websites, including Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, MGMT, The Raveonettes and many others.
  • Maintained reports on the success of monetization initiatives.

2008-2009                     Nyack College – Adult Education Division          New York, NY

Essay Advisor and Evaluator

  • Corrected and assessed over thirty papers a night for students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and writing capabilities.
  • Graded essays for the continuing education fast-track program according to criteria set forth by the New York State Department of Education and the Nyack College Graduate School of Business.
  • Utilized copyediting techniques to elucidate areas where students needed to strengthen their work in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

2008-2009                     AllianceBernstein L.P.                                        New York, NY

Executive Assistant to the SVP and Independent Compliance Officer

  • Under Phil Kirstein, provided primary phone, e-mail and schedule coverage for three officers and back-up coverage for six others in a high energy environment.
  • Arranged travel accommodations and itineraries for five firm officers and submitted detailed expense reports.
  • Wrote and updated summaries of Senior Officer Reports, meeting strict guidelines set forth by the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
  • Edited and compared proofs for publication of sensitive mutual fund materials.
  • Distributed materials for mutual fund director board meetings and contacted mutual fund directors on the SVP’s behalf.
  • Designed supplemental presentations for mutual fund fee evaluations with MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

2007-2008                     Warner Music Group                                         New York, NY

Royalties Accounting Office Assistant

  • Ensured payments to artists, producers, A&R, and third-party IP holders by performing vital processing tasks.
  • Simplified and corrected filing in the royalty accounting archives, saving dozens of man hours per week.
  • Produced reports and spreadsheets and set up journal entries in Oracle and Excel to aid analysts and accountants.
  • Coordinated in a company-wide contract archiving project, organizing thousands of artist contracts from over four decades.

2006                                       Fast Company Magazine                                               New York, NY

Advertising Sales Assistant

  • Supported the ad sales division under now-publisher Christine Osekoski.
  • Completed expense reports and travel arrangements for group of seven ad managers, tracking itineraries and costs as they traveled without frequently for important client meetings.
  • Constructed and distributed hundreds of press kits to media and advertising firms, logging recipients and monitoring feedback.
  • Responded to inquiries on behalf of partners with data collected from media auditing groups, including the Elsevier “Pink Sheets.”

2006-Present                     Core Staffing                                                     New York, NY

          Temporary Office Personnel

  • Worked for such companies as Google, Inc., Fast Company Magazine, CBS Interactive, the Ad Council, Lazard Freres, Deerfield Management Partners, Estée Lauder Corporate, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Ziff Brothers Investments, the Blackstone Group, Hypo Finance and others.
  • Performed as secretary, receptionist, administrative assistant, office organizer and general office assistant.
  • Earned high marks for quality, and often specifically requested.

2002-2006                     Underground Church, NYC                              New York, NY

Founder and President

  • Established outreach services for marginalized and at-risk youth in the Lower East Side.
  • Balanced the duties of counseling, administration, and financial support while growing a non-profit from the ground up.
  • Learned through hands-on experience about many factors affecting businesses in NYC, including tax, zoning and incorporation laws.
  • Featured in the New York Times, the CBS Morning Show, Spain’s El Pais and Fox News.

2002-2005                     Timeless Treasures Bookstore                            New York, NY

          Sales and Customer Service Representative

  • Worked in high-pressure retail environment, servicing customer and managerial needs with limited supply.
  • Completed orders and maintained stock for book and music departments.
  • Kept up full-time work schedule while also attending school full time.

Education

2009-2011                     New York University                                         New York, NY

  • Pursued MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  • Worked with world-class professors in the top of their field, including Lawrence Schiffman, Mark S. Smith, Daniel Fleming and Moshe Bernstein

2003-2007                     Nyack College                                                   New York, NY

  • Bachelor of the Arts – Studied Ancient Near Eastern history and literature.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
  • Cumulative 3.94 GPA

2000-2002                     University of North Texas                                 Denton, TX

  • Studied philosophy, film and theatre arts.
  • Dean’s Listed all semesters attended

 Noteworthy Achievements

  • Cited and interviewed in media from around the globe for work in arts and charity, including the New York Times, El Pais, Time Out New York, and the premiere issue of Inked Magazine.
  • Television appearances include the CBS Morning Show, NBC’s LXTV – New York, the Discovery Network’s Odditiesand and NHK.
  • Has studied German, Japanese, Hebrew and Aramaic
  • Strongly skilled in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) as well as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
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