Eric Charles Bowden

Tel: 704-502-1536

Experienced marketing, communications, and training professional seeks greater use of marketing, communications, and computer skills; business degrees; and personal and work experience. Preference toward marketing/communications positions or good training/training management opportunities.


• 5/98 - 5/01: EIM Training Coordinator (Enterprise Info Mgt), First Union National Bank, Charlotte NC

-- Coordinator for EIM division (200+ people): Manage training lab, coordinate and schedule EIM training and special presentations/events, liaison with corporate training division

-- Classroom training for variety of products: Trained over 900 people in Lotus Notes, DSS Agent/Data Warehouse, Essbase, Hyperion, internally developed databases

-- Build new training courses: Learn new software products, plan course work, write training manuals (technical writing), conduct training

-- Orientation: Developed and conduct EIM New Hire Orientation program

-- Marketing & Communications: Design promotional brochures, write interoffice communications

-- Lotus Notes Development: Build custom databases for internal customers' needs, Training Registration system, Training Evaluation system, others, includes webifying databases for intranet (Domino)

-- Web Design: Part of EIM web design team from inception, maintain sites ongoing, continued design input, liaison between projects and webmaster

-- Projects of note: Special event coordination, Rewards & Recognition program design committee

• 4/95 - 3/98: Marketing Specialist for Chicago-Soft, Ltd.

-- Managed introduction of new PC software products into marketplace:

- advertising: designed and managed placement of display ads and direct mail

- sales: customer and sales growth and support, database creation and maintenance

- public relations: produced and distributed all press releases, managed media contacts

- graphics/design: created all product literature, logos, icons, and advertising

-- Webmaster: created and maintain web presence of Chicago-Soft website

• 6/94 - 4/95: Marketing Associate at Rochester Shoe Tree Company

-- Conducted telephone sales campaigns: follow-ups after major trade shows, direct mails followed by telephone follow-ups, some telemarketing

-- Graphic design: product and package design and mockups, managed artwork for private label program, product literature

• 10/93 - 11/93: Designed print advertisement series for small company in Plymouth, NH

• 11/91 - 5/92: Computer sales representative at CompuAdd and Bizmart, San Antonio, TX

• 6/90 - Present: Variety of Restaurant experience: Currently at Red Rocks Cafe


• Master of Business Administration, Plymouth State College, NH, November 1997

- Summa Cum Laude

• Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Plymouth State College, NH, May 1994

- Summa Cum Laude, President's List

- Minor in Psychology

- Inducted into National Honor Societies for Marketing (Mu Kappa Tau) and Psychology (Psi Chi)

Other Information:

• Strong PC skills: experience in usage, installation, and upgrading of hardware and wide range of software

• Sports car club co-founder: Internet-based club formalized 3 years ago, 1000's of active participants, sole organizer of many events including all aspects of the BIG annual event attended by nearly 200 people

• Web design: Design and maintain websites for small businesses, many for the car club, and personal sites

• Hobbies include photography (35mm and digital), sports car club, web design and computers, travel, home and custom car audio, wood working

• I have traveled extensively throughout my life, lived seven years in Germany as a teen, and been exposed to many people and cultures. Moving frequently developed my ability to adapt to different environments. My outgoing and good natured personality give me the ability to get along with virtually anybody, enhancing my involvement with current and potential clients and friends.

References available upon request...