RESUMES - Qualified Multilingual Israeli & Jewish Professionals in South Florida

Keren Carmel

3744 E SW Quail Meadow Trail
Palm City, FL  34990
Tel. 772-485-4116
kikiloo@aol.com
Summary 
Ms. Carmel has over 25 years experience in domestic and international B2B and B2C sales with consistent track record of success. 
She is a creative and results-driven professional with broad expertise in marketing, sales, public relations and project management - exceptionally talented in the development of long term business relationships, with an international background in corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit environments. 
With diverse experience in a broad range of technical industries, Ms. Carmel has the natural ability to acclimate and learn quickly translating into sales success. She has picked up and implemented product knowledge skills in a variety of industries including commercial solar lighting systems, networked document management systems, media/telecom, real estate law and contracts and contract furniture systems. 
Having lived and worked in many parts of the world, she developed the keen ability to easily adapt and interact effectively within a variety of cultural environments. Being multi-lingual - fluent in English (native), Hebrew, and Hungarian, with a basic knowledge of Spanish and French is her key to connecting and building strong relationships with people. Experienced in CRM using Salesforce and Sage software.

Commercial Sales Manager, North America

SOL, Inc (Solar Outdoor Lighting)
 – Present (3 years 10 months)Palm City, FL

SOL, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of commercial/industrial solar lighting systems, providing a renewable energy powered lighting resource to the private and public sectors in 61 countries. In addition to cultivating and managing business relationships to generate increased sales revenue year over year, serve as a consultant and educational resource on solar lighting technology to specifiers such as architectural/engineering firms, contractors, commercial lighting distributors and government/commercial/industrial end users.


Marketing and Business Development Consultant

Carmel Marketing Services
 –  (4 years 7 months)Palm City, FL

As contracted consultant/employee provided valuable experience and expertise on projects for government, corporate and non-profit clients in the areas of business development, marketing communications, fundraising, corporate relations, content creation and publicity. 

Clients included: 
Avon Products, Inc.
Comcast Cable
City of West Palm Beach
Jewish Community Centers of the Greater Palm Beaches 
Palm City Chamber of Commerce
Starr Construction, Inc.
Sustaining Community Lands, Inc.

Treasure Coast Dance Club, Inc. 

Manager, Corporate and Business Relations

Jewish Federation of the Greater Palm Beaches

 –  (5 months)West Palm Beach, Florida Area

Created new corporate sponsorship program to provide partnership opportunities for local and national advertisers targeting high net worth audiences in the Palm Beach area. Secured $500K in sponsorship contracts within first five months of program launch from advertisers such as investment banks, financial advisors, legal firms and luxury brands. Developed and managed business via networking, relationship building, presentations to corporate decision makers and collaboration with marketing team to create advertisers' collateral materials and website content.


Real Estate Sales Associate

Realty Executives Treasure Coast

 –  (6 years 8 months)Palm City, FL

Built business from ground up with intensive and continuous marketing efforts including brand image development, creating direct mail pieces, newsletter, website, networking, print advertisement creation and developing comprehensive marketing strategies for each listed property. Specialized in re-sales and new home construction sales. Recognized for high sales volume, resulting in membership in The President’s Club. Managed ongoing business matters including negotiation of complex contracts, financing, insurance and closings.


Executive Assistant to the CEO

Heineken USA

 –  (1 year)Greater New York City Area

Responsible for administering the office of the CEO of the US division of the Dutch multi-national beverage manufacturer, Heineken Corporation. Managed correspondence, travel plans, expense reports, meeting coordination, events and was liaison between CEO and senior management. Coordinated with in-house and external marketing/advertising staff to promote and advertise products, philanthropic sponsorships and programming. Supervised staff and volunteers to coordinate programs and organize promotional events. Produced weekly and monthly reports, as well as newsletters detailing latest consumer trends, marketing tactics and product launches.


Early Career Highlights

Previous Experience

 –  (12 years)

XEROX CORPORATION 
Key Account Manager, International Banking, Investment and Finance Accounts, New York, NY
Key Account Executive, Multi-National Government and Corporate Accounts, Budapest, Hungary
METROPOLITAN FURNITURE, Marketing Representative, New York, NY
CORPORATE FURNISHINGS, LTD., Account and Project Manager, New York, NY
WGBH-FM, Broadcast Intern, Boston, MA
SAATCHI & SAATCHI, Management Intern, Advertising Account Services, New York, NY


Brandeis University

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Near East and Judaic StudiesMiddle East Affairs

Activities and Societies: FOCUS MagazineAssociate Editor. Wrote and edited articles for monthly academic journal on Israel and Middle East current events and political issues. WBRS-FMBrandeis radio station. Produced and presented on-air weekly classical music and discussion program


The Hebrew University

International Program, Middle East Studies - Rothberg International School

Activities and Societies: One Year Overseas Student Program in JerusalemIsraelDepartment of Middle East Studies. Studies included 3rd of 4 consecutive years of Middle East HistoryArab-Israeli Conflict and Classical Arabic language studies.