Sep 20, 2018

Ben Torres

  • Management / Sales
  • Boston Area
Full time Business Development Consultant Fundraising General Business Management Sales

Personal Summary

To Whom It May Concern,

I am a practicing Catholic man with an enormous amount of talent. God has blessed me throughout the years with the abilities to sacrifice and put others first, flourish in management of others, and overcome some of the hardest tribulations in life by capitalizing on the opportunities He has presented to me to practice mercy, patience, and forgiveness.

Though I have spent most of my time after earning an undergraduate degree from the Benedictines at Belmont Abbey College in the world of business, there is no denying that the Lord has been calling me to do something great in the Church. With every Mass I attend and Sacrament I receive, the calling seems to turn into a craving to be a steward of His will – in not just my life, but others as well. I am currently earning my MBA from the Franciscans at Saint Bonaventure University, and hope to apply what I learn to whatever it may be I pursue next. From account management to brand design, I have explored the ins and outs of business principles in hopes of one day being able to lead other Christians to be as effective and efficient in their work as well as their personal lives.

I write this because I see that organizations like yours are primed to make a true difference in the culture surrounding us, and I think it would benefit both sides for us to have a conversation as to whether or not I could be a contribution to the cause. It is my prayer that the message heard in these avenues can be brought to the attention of the rest of the world – in a format that they find Christ’s love present in, as welcoming as we see Him in the Eucharist.

The world clearly needs more laypeople to be a source of light, and it is my belief that I could and should be doing my part as a facet of such a cause. I am willing to relocate for the right project, and would hope to make a transition into a new role by the end of 2018.

I look forward to hearing from you all. No matter the course of action, may His will always be done.

Work Experience

Business Advisor
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018 DexYP

See resume.

Variable Operations Specialist
Mar 2014 - Dec 2017 Reynolds + Reynolds

See resume.

General Manager
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014 Emerson Joseph

See resume.

Service Manager
Nov 2011 - Jun 2013 Crave Dessert Bar

See resume.

Banquet Captain
May 2010 - Dec 2011 Gaston Country Club

See resume.

Floor Manager
Jan 2011 - Nov 2011 Butter NC

See resume.

Education

Bachelor of Sciences
Aug 2006 - May 2010 Belmont Abbey College

Endorsements

  • Kevin Dougherty

    Aftersales Analyst at Nissan Motor Corporation

    November 4, 2017, Ben worked with Kevin in the same group

    To Whom It May Concern,
    I am writing to recommend Mr. Ben Torres. I have known Ben since 2015 when we were colleagues at Reynolds & Reynolds.'

    Ben transferred into the New England Region from Texas as the Variable Operations Specialist to help stimulate a struggling region. He brought incredible energy and expertise to a market lacking variable solutions. Ben thought differently and provided dealers with a different way of viewing their business. He was able to align with the dealer principals on various levels due to his training through Reynolds & Reynolds and also his work experience at his uncle's dealership in North Carolina.

    Ben’s ability to connect with dealership personnel was consistently a deciding factor. His integrity and knowledge about the solutions created true value for a customer. Those distinct qualities were integral when we upgraded a greater Boston area dealer group from 90’s technology into a near “vision” account. The dealer principal would specifically ask for Ben when new technology was available because Ben understood the dealership and showed how to get the most value from the solution.

    Ben made dealerships more profitable and strengthened the Reynolds & Reynolds reputation as an industry leader. He helped various dealer groups regardless of size by showing how each dealership would benefit from a solution.

    Ben’s ability to align with dealership employees, provide expertise, and generate concrete value for a dealer principal is what separated him from other specialists. He has my highest recommendation and will be successful in whatever path he chooses.

    Should you have additional questions you may contact me directly, via cell at 908-295-8188. I would be happy to share additional information as required.

    Sincerely,
    Kevin Dougherty
    Aftersales Analyst
    Nissan North America – Northeast Region

  • Adam Zembruski

    Adam Zembruski

    Vice President at Tara Investments

    January 21, 2017, Adam managed Ben directly

    Working with Ben was a a joy. He made every process easier and exceeded all of my expectations in servicing our needs. I highly recommend Ben as he is genuinely a solid, caring and professional leader in business. Thank you Ben.
  • Mike Donovan

    Mike Donovan

    National Accounts Manager at OEConnection (OEC)

    January 16, 2017, Mike managed Ben directly

    I had the privilege of having Ben work on my team. Ben has a "can do" attitude and is relentless in his pursuit of knowledge. Ben is customer focused and committed to achieving the goals of his team.
  • Frank Tamberelli, Ed.D.

    Frank Tamberelli, Ed.D.

    Lead Faculty, Integrated Business Major at University of Central Florida

    January 12, 2015, Frank was Ben’s teacher

    Ben was an outstanding student in my international logistics class and his intelligence and work ethic is evident based on the level of success he has achieved in just a few years.
  • Stephanie Witthoeft

    Stephanie Witthoeft

    Director Of Business Development at Thirty-Seven Wine Group

    May 21, 2014, Ben was a client of Stephanie’s

    Ben was a pleasure to work with. He was always organized, had inventory counted, and promptly ready with wine orders on time every week. When discussing opportunities for new wines to pour at Crave, he had great and creative ideas to drive sales. He never missed a beat, and he is a gem in the service industry!
  • Clint Medlock

    Clint Medlock

    General Manager

    April 15, 2014, Clint managed Ben directly

    Ben did an amazing job building personal relationships with our guest which built sales. His attention to detail and relentless effort contributed immensely to our management team. If I ever had the opportunity to work with him again, I absolutely would not hesitate.
  • Peter Cuocolo

    Peter Cuocolo

    President/Owner at the Charlotte Special Events Group & Soaring Eagle Tours

    April 7, 2014, Peter worked with Ben but at different companies

    Ben was always willing to help. He never complained about his work hours and was professional and friendly.
  • Morgan Tadlock

    Morgan Tadlock

    MoRhe, Creative Consulting

    April 1, 2014, Ben worked with Morgan in the same group

    Ben is an absolute joy to work with! He is incredibly personable, detail oriented and he consistently finds the ways and means to improve just about any business situation. I have been privileged with his exceptional advice on multiple occasions, not only while working together at Butter but also while I built and ran my own business, 'Stache House. I would not only recommend him to anyone in business, but I am also lucky to call him a friend.
  • Patrick Whalen

    Patrick Whalen

    Principal at Sophia's Lounge

    March 28, 2013, Patrick managed Ben directly

    Ben's work while at Butter NC was exemplary of what I could hope for from an employee in the hospitality industry. Detail oriented, service centered, and honest.
    Ben's contributions were always with the best interests of the business in mind, and that is a rare trait in my experience.
    He was an asset to have then, and I have no doubt will be an even greater asset in whatever business he chooses in the future.
  • Jeffrey Alperin

    Jeffrey Alperin

    That's right!

    February 24, 2012, Jeffrey was senior to Ben but didn’t manage directly

    Ben was both an absolute joy to work with and a great person to be around. His can do attitude is contagious with his superiors, peers and subordinates. I consider it an honor to have worked with such a special young man and there is no doubt that he will go as far as he wants to. Ben was always willing to help out in any area needed, always did a great job and was fun to work with too. I highly recommend Ben for any position and would one day consider it a privilege to work with him again. Thank you.
  • Edward C. Sweeney

    Edward C. Sweeney

    Director Of Food And Beverage at Thornblade Club

    February 12, 2012, Edward C. managed Ben directly

    Ben Torres is a dedicated, thoughtful and considerate individual, who is truly a born leader. His attitude is always focused on making others around him better. When presented with an issue he will not rest until it is corrected. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with Ben in the past and I am most certain that he will accomplish anything that he sets his mind to. He is a true talent.
  • George Schwab, SRES

    George Schwab, SRES

    Real Estate professional with Keller Williams Realty Centre, Frederick, MD newhomesbygeorge@gmail.com

    February 11, 2012, George was a client of Ben’s

    Ben was an excellent leader. He commanded the respect of everyone he worked with and was able to take the operation to the next level.