Professional Summary…

Former professional athlete and dedicated fitness professional with a passion for improving client health, wellness and quality of life. Comprehensive background in operations management and well-honed aptitude to devise and refine pragmatic and innovative solutions in the rapidly advancing fields of fitness and wellness. Science driven and hands-on manager with an emphasis on team development and client experience. Accustomed to handling administrative duties while ensuring all facets of operation meet defined objectives.

Professional Summary…

Former professional athlete and dedicated fitness professional with a passion for improving client health, wellness and quality of life. Comprehensive background in operations management and well-honed aptitude to devise and refine pragmatic and innovative solutions in the rapidly advancing fields of fitness and wellness. Science driven and hands-on manager with an emphasis on team development and client experience. Accustomed to handling administrative duties while ensuring all facets of operation meet defined objectives.

Areas of Expertise | Academic Qualifications

Operations Management | People Management | Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving | Cross-Functional Team | Leadership Recruitment and Performance Management | Guest Experience | Enhancement | Project Management

Colorado State University, 2019 | Graduate Certificate in SKI Area Management

NASM – CPT 2012

University of Belgrade, 2008 | Bachelor of Economics

University of Belgrade, 2005 | Bachelor of Sports and Physical Education

Professional Experience

Elevate Wellness | Co Founder

Elevate Wellness (www.elevatewellness.us)                         New York, NY

Co Founder                                                                         01.01.2017 – Present

– Successfully developed corporate business in health and wellness segment
– Led effort in attracting and developing talent in support of $3M business.
– Conceptualized the launch of multiple products within the company’s portfolio
– Build market position by developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships
– Located and proposed business deals by contacting prospective clients, discovering and exploring opportunities.
– Secured the high volume presence in local and regional media.
– Presented field demonstrations of products and connected with C-Level executives within greater New York City area

Professional Experience

Gym on 5th | General Manager

Gym on 5th                                                                                       New York, NY

General Manager                                                           02.01.2015 – 01.12.2017

– Drove traffic & team sales by helping the team exceed monthly sales goals
– Promoted business within the community focusing on the benefits of the healthier lifestyle
– Established preventative equipment maintenance and repair program as well as research and recommendations on new exercise equipment.
– Developed short and long term equipment replacement schedule
– Ensured that team members consistently execute basics in punctuality, dress code compliance, friendliness and that every training session exceeded client’s expectations
– Developed comprehensive fitness program including individual fitness orientations, group fitness and wellness programming
– Reviewed health code standards with employees

Professional Experience

Oliver Cheng Events | Event Manager

Oliver Cheng Events (www.ocnyc.com)                         New York, NY

Event Manager                                                    11.07.2011 – 01.05.2015

                                                                               

– Planning and executing events up to 2000 guests
– Recruitment/training/evaluating FOH talent.
– Set standards of service and operating procedures
– Maintaining highest, on filed, standards of service in the industry
– Designed and implemented program of preparing information for each staff member, outlining responsibilities, timelines and supplies needed.
– Served as liaison to clients, determining special needs and resolving issues.
– Coordinated efforts with various service providers and vendors in order to work within time constrains.
– Spearheaded teams of up to 160 members
– Conducted briefings and rehearsals for all major events

Professional Experience

Kopaonik Mountain Resort |
Ski Instructor/Mountain Rescue

Kopaonik Mountain Resort                                           Kopaonik, Serbia

Ski Instructor/ Mountain Rescue                            10.08.2009 – 06.15.2011

ISIA Certified Ski Instructor | National Mountain Rescue Member

– Coordinate projects, avalanche mitigation, emergency rescue
– Liaison for outside agencies – Serbia Forests, Air Med, Law Enforcement

Professional Experience

Pro Athlete | Basketball Player

Pro Athlete | KK PARTIZAN                         Belgrade, Serbia

Basketball Player                                 02.03.2002 – 08.10.2004

                                                                              

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