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Professional Profile

Previous General Manager - Starbucks

Previous General Manager - Pasta Pomodoro

A general manager role covers a wide range of skills.

  • Regularly and customarily exercise discretion in managing the overall operation of the business

  • Supervising and directing the workforce, making staffing decisions (i.e., hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, discharging, staffing and scheduling)

  • Ensuring customer satisfaction and product quality

  • Managing the businesses' financial performance

  • Managing safety and security

  • Modeling and acting in accordance with the guiding principles of the business

Previous Executive Chef - T Minus One Restaurant

An Executive Chef role covers a wide range of skills from developing satisfactory menus to problem-solving. 

  • Creating an overall vision and plan for the restaurant

  • Designing innovative restaurant menus to suit the theme of the restaurant 

  • Designing new dishes to fit the menu and keeping customers returning to try new dishes

  • Developing menus and item pricing 

  • Sourcing unique ingredients for the menus, and keeping stock levels fully up-to-date

  • Ensuring that the quality of food is consistently high and that hygiene standards are exceeded

  • Organizing, employing, training new staff and motivating staff in the kitchen and on the restaurant floor

  • Organizing budgets and finances for the kitchen 

  • Assisting kitchen staff with food prep and recipe creation 

  • Purchasing food and supplies from vendors approved by the company

Previous Lead Developer - As Above Web Design

The responsibilities of a lead developer include:

  • Ensuring team productivity and adherence to quality standards

  • Configuring and building applications

  • Communicating client requests to other developers

  • Ensuring projects are completed on schedule

  • Educating and mentoring junior developers

  • Various other business activities such as marketing, client communications, sales, outreach, etc.

Software Engineer/ Owner - Birds Eye View Drone Pilot Services

Software Engineer -- Alain Pinel Realtors

The responsibilities of a software engineer include:

  • Analyzing the needs of the user

  • Design, test and develop the software to meet those needs

  • Recommend upgrades for existing systems and programs

  • Develop separate elements of a software that work well in the program as a whole

  • Create various diagrams, flowcharts and models that illustrate the type of code needed for programmers

  • Ensure continued functionality of a program during maintenance and testing of software

  • Document each aspect of a system or application as a reference for future upgrades and maintenance

  • Revisit the development process to fix bugs or address client or consumer concerns

Web Developer/ Software Engineer - Compass Realty

The responsibilities of a web developer include:

  • Build and optimize a secure web page for evolving business needs.

  • Provide continued support for one or more web properties.

  • Maintain communication with team members and supervisors concerning the direction of the website.

  • Code and script applications.

  • Perform routine site audits, as well as ongoing maintenance, on an as-needed basis.

Owner/ CFO Dream Home Images

A Chief Financial Officer is at the highest level of fiscal responsibility within an organization. Expectations of a Chief Financial Officer include:

  • Development and monitoring objectives for the financial department

  • Create policies that allow each department to work in the most organized way

  • Appoint managers and senior team leaders within the financial department

  • Handle negotiations for mergers, acquisitions, and the establishment of new divisions within the company

  • Allocate company funds accordingly to ensure each department can function at an optimal pace

  • Determine realistic goals and establish financial controls to maintain maximum productivity

  • Manage and oversee all financial affairs for the organization

  • Ensure compliance with IIROC policies and procedures

Elected to the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County for 2023 and 2024

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing financial records and grant funding in excess of  $1M

  • Managing hiring and pay system for organization staff in coordination with other executive committee membersAppoint managers and senior team leaders within the financial department

  • Planning and guiding the expenditure of grant funds on community project

-Photographer/Videographer/sUAS Pilot - Dream Home Images

Photographer/ Videographer/sUAS Pilot - Birds Eye View Drone Pilot Services

-Developer of AI Applications/Technology

-Small Business Owner 

Christopher at work
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