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Anatomize Regan
REGAN AVERY
 
Strengths: Translating technical specifications into business implications.
Ensuring message consistency across multiple authors and audiences.
Finding and creating unique products which cater to a niche market.
Assessing situations and formulating cohesive strategic responses.
Professional Experience: ThinkGeek
May 2007 - present

Senior Apparel Merchant

Took apparel program from $5M to $22M annual revenue and .5 to 3 FTEs. Currently manage all screenprinting (c. 300 designs) and cut-and-sew apparel, both domestic and overseas. Create custom jewelry and seek out third-party pieces that fit our line. Write copy in Timmy's voice, talk with customers, foster creativity, mentor others, run UAT, and create metrics for the buying team.

USAA (United Services Automobile Association)
March 2000 - Aug. 2006

Enterprise Operations Advisor

Quantified business impact of system outages and communicated status to all levels of management. Advised both IT and business regarding functional changes. Implemented release management process for decentralized Intranet used daily by 20k employees. Managed $1M small projects budget. Coordinated code releases for usaa.com. Renewed over 100 SSL certificates and domain names.

Army Times Publishing Co.
Jan. 1998 - Jan. 2000

Senior Producer/Content Director, Military City Online

Managed content of online publications in the federal and defense industries. Produced feature packages tailored to the online medium.

America Online, Inc.
May 1995 - Oct. 1997

Project Manager, Network Programming

Coordinated events (such as holidays) between multiple online areas. Wrote hundreds of pieces of standalone help content for the general membership. Provided technical support via phone.

Academic Experience: Fashion Business Certificate
Parsons, the New School for Design, current
Master of Arts - English (Literary Theory)
George Mason University, 8/96
Bachelor of Arts - English and Latin
University of Tennessee, 5/94
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Evernote, HTML, Zoho, Cerberus, UPS Quantum View • Reporting: Omniture Site Catalyst, Google Analytics, SQL queries • Change Management: Trac, Jira, Harvest • Graphics: Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop / Acrobat • Content Management: Drupal, SharePoint
Interests: Trained as a Literacy Tutor for Prince William County. Volunteer at Best Friends Animal Society on vacations.
References: Available upon request.
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