Experience and Education

Resume – Dennis Leskowski.pdf

 

Dennis Leskowski

4346 Foxfire Trail, Portage, MI 49024    |  dennis@dennisleskowski.com   |   269-615-3341

LEADERSHIP in ENGINEERING and SALES & MARKETING

 

Experience

Change Management Lead                                                                           June 2017 – Present

Cru | Global Leadership                                                                                              Kalamazoo, MI / Orlando, FL

·       Managing $6 million changeover of global financial system across 200+ countries.

·       Engineering and strategizing product design, corporate buy-in, and end-user training.

·       Saving $2 million and 15,000 worker-hours annually.

 

Director of Marketing                                                                                        Aug 2013 – Aug 2017

Cru | US Campus Division                                                                                          Kalamazoo, MI / Orlando, FL

·       Led team of marketing professionals to promote opportunities to Millennials.

·       Increased exposure by 35% while reducing marketing budget by 25%.

·       Managed data analysts, graphic designers, videographers, web designers & social media specialists.

·       Drove data-analysis and audience-specific marketing into corporate culture.

·       Responsible for budget and financial decisions for national marketing programs.

·       Thought-leader on generational dynamics and marketing.

 

Field Director                                                                                                        Apr 2006 – Aug 2015

Cru | West Michigan                                                                                                   Kalamazoo, MI

·       Launched new region from scratch to become one of the largest in the US – an unprecedented growth rate.

·       Led 15 employees, 800 involved, an international partnership, and growth to $600,000 in annual income.

·       Public Speaking to hundreds weekly and thousands at conferences on vision, innovation, and Millennials.

 

Senior Field Representative                                                                            July 2003 – Apr 2006

Cru | Northern Illinois                                                                                                 DeKalb, IL

·       Raised $1.5 million in funding by networking over 1,000 individuals.

Engineering Manager                                                                                        Jan 2002 – July 2003

Johnson Controls | Automotive Division | Noise & Vibration Laboratory                        Plymouth, MI

  • Managed $10 million laboratory from $1 million annual loss to $0.5 million profit in 18 months.
  • Supervised team of engineers and technicians for designing and testing automotive seats and seat tracks.
  • Improved workflow, equipment optimization, certification, maintenance, research, and reporting programs.

 

Sales Project Engineer                                                                                       Oct 2000 – Aug 2001

Brüel & Kjær | Automotive Division                                                                          Plymouth, MI

  • Sold and installed production-line software monitoring systems by presenting products and proposals.

Application Engineer                                                                                        June 1997 – Oct 2000

NSK Corporation | Electro- Mechanical Engineering Group                                      Ann Arbor, MI

  • Designed product features alongside customer engineering teams for specific applications.
  • Supported sales through presentations, sampling, testing, and plant communication.

 

Education

B.S.E. – Aerospace Engineering                                                                     Sept 1993 – May 1997

University of Michigan                                                                                              Ann Arbor, MI

  • Dean’s List and Michigan Academic Scholar
  • Michigan Marching Band | Tuba

 

Contact Me

 

email: dennis@dennisleskowski.com

cell: 269-615-3341