Credentials

JACQUES COUVILLON
812 Dante Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(646) 387-2558
jacquescouvillon@​gmail.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Seasoned Executive Assistant and published author focused on achieving superior results. I am Microsoft Office literate, able to multi-task and have excellent communication and follow-thru skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

JACQUESCOUVILLON.COM: LA
2006-Present
Freelance writer, teacher and guest speaker
• Wrote columns for a newspaper, business reports and presentations for a human resources consulting
firm, and travel articles for the international website, Kayak.com and Jetsetter.com
• Leading writing workshops to teachers and students as a teaching artist with the Acadiana Center for the
Arts.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: New Orleans, LA
2011-2013
Sales Consultant
• Represented and managed the Hugo Boss line as the Brand Ambassador.
• Assisted customers by providing product information and merchandising advice.
• Managed client accounts and marketed special events through direct mail and social media.

LVMH, MOET HENNESSY USA DIVISION: New York, NY
2003-2005
Executive Assistant
• Provided administrative support to the CFO and EVP of Strategy, including organizing events, managing
projects and creating presentations.
• Developed policies and trained associates on submitting and managing Travel and Expense
reports, thereby increasing monthly submission rates from 50% to 85%.

RALPH LAUREN, Flagship Store: New York, NY
2001-2003
Sales Associate
• Marketed product and store benefits by determining customers’ needs and then developing one to one
marketing strategies.

SALOMON SMITH BARNEY: New York, NY
2000-2001
Administrative Assistant, Long Term Temp Assignment
• Provided clerical support such as coordinating travel arrangements, managing calendars and preparing
expense reports.

CINTAS: Chicago, IL
1997-2000
Product Manager:
• Managed the P&L of a $100 million clothing division of a $1.75 billion uniform corporation by supervising
the production of product lines from concept to finished goods.
• Increased sales 19% from $87 million to $108 million by practicing effective product management
techniques such as developing pricing structures, analyzing costs and merchandising lines.
• Developed and launched a new active wear line, resulting in a stronger competitive advantage in the
market.

FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES, RICH’S Division: Atlanta, GA
1993-1995
Sales Manager
• Managed the product line in three departments while training, coaching and counseling employees.
• Increased sales 20% from 1 million to 1.2 million by managing the promotion and inventory levels of
product lines.

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut: Storrs, CT
1997 MBA, Concentration in Marketing, GPA 3.7

University of Louisiana: Lafayette, LA
1992 BBA, Concentration in Merchandising

COMPUTER SKILLS
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook