Keosha Poole
Tampa, Florida
Keosha.Poole@Gmail.com
P R O F I L E -
Passionate professional with track record of adding val...
T A M P A H E I G H T S J U N I O R C I V I C A S S O C I A T I O N , T A M P A , F L
Board Member, “Entrepreneur in Resid...
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Poole_Keosha_Resume_2015

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  • 1. Keosha Poole Tampa, Florida Keosha.Poole@Gmail.com P R O F I L E - Passionate professional with track record of adding value to complex projects through strategic leadership of cross functional teams, project management, and innovative problem solving strategies. E D U C A T I O N - U N I V E R S I T Y O F S O U T H F L O R I D A , T A M P A , F L Master of Science Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies Master of Arts Global Sustainability, May 2015 F L O R I D A A & M U N I V E R S I T Y , T A L L A H A S S E E , F L Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Dec. 2009 P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E - U N I V E R S I T Y O F S O U T H F L O R I D A , T A M P A , F L Student Innovation Incubator (SII), Managing Director, 2013-Present • Provide infrastructure and on-going operational support for 24 student-led companies including, recruitment, goal-setting, mentoring and coaching. • Create and deliver value-added training programs on a variety of topics within business development, project management, financial analysis, and marketing. • Create, track, and analyze metrics of current companies including training programs, revenue, and new hires for reporting to SII community partners and continuous improvement efforts. U N I V E R S I T Y O F S O U T H F L O R I D A , T A M P A , F L Student Innovation Incubator (SII), Co-Founder, 2013 • Conceptualized, developed, and launched business incubator in 7 months through partnerships with USF Center for Entrepreneurship, USF Connect, Hillsborough County, and Florida High Tech Corridor. • Developed framework and protocol for SII, which received over $175,000 from Florida High Tech Corridor and $25,000 from Hillsborough County. • Engaged stakeholders, identified critical success factors and failure points, and acquired resources needed to execute vision. M I T C O M P U T E R S , T A M P A , F L Director of Marketing, 2013-2014 • Maximized sales by developing customer and partner incentive programs that resulted in 93% customer retention rate and 39% in new partnerships. • Managed marketing budget of $200,000. • Coordinate and implemented company-wide rebranding campaign for 5 retail locations. • Collected and analyzed business data for decision-making and strategic planning.
  • 2. T A M P A H E I G H T S J U N I O R C I V I C A S S O C I A T I O N , T A M P A , F L Board Member, “Entrepreneur in Residence”, 2013- Present • Obtain adequate resources by responding to RFPs, recruiting community support and volunteers, or engaging corporate donors. • Assist Executive Director with effective long term strategic planning. • Develop and set policy for program and services. • Organized and launched successful “Turn on the Lights” crowd funding campaign that raised more than $15,000. C O M M U N I T Y I N V O L V E M E N T & V O L U N T E E R W O R K - Leadership • Participant University of South Florida MBA Business Case Competition SunTrust 2014 • Founding President of the Graduate Society of Entrepreneurs 2014, 2013 • Member Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs Gala Planning Committee 2014, 2013 • Member Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Organization 2014, 2013 • Moderator Hillsborough Community College Beyond Sustainability Conference 2014 • Member Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2013 • Team lead University of South Florida MBA Business Case Competition CAE 2013 Mentoring • Mentor Tampa Bay Startup Week Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2015 • Mentee Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Emerge Protégé Program 2014 • Mentor 100 Black Men of Tampa Pathways to Success 2014 Speaking engagements • Panel Speaker Hillsborough Community College Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014 • Panel Speaker Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women: Leadership Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends 2014 • Panel Speaker Women in Leadership and Philanthropy’s 9th Annual Fall Symposium 2014 • Keynote Speaker Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Youth Environmental Education Conference 2014 • Presenter University of South Florida Research That Matters Conference 2014 • Panel Speaker Hillsborough Community College Beyond Sustainability Conference 2013 • Guest Lecturer University of South Florida Entrepreneur and Small Business Management Course 2014

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