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EFROSYNI IOSIPHIDIS

lifehub- iosiphidisEFROSYNI IOSIPHIDIS

21 Marcy Street – Cranston, RI  02905

Phone 401.529.1690

E-mail iosiphidis @ verizon.net

 

Specialties

Working on ways to identify opportunities to improve and enhance the performance of groups, and to create and lead the implementation of initiatives to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Summary of Skills

  • Drive alignment of functional strategies and formulate policy, processes and recommendations which support and enhance organizational goals;
  • Lead and support efforts to continually improve business practices and processes to maximize resources and achieve operational excellence to include but not limited to:
    • Reviewing and making recommendations to improve processes;
    • Collaborating with corporate strategy team to design and implement a clear, transparent, and effective prioritization process across programs; and,
    • Coordinating closely with leadership on new in-licensed or acquired resources requirements.
  • Assist in developing, prioritizing and facilitating key activities and strategic initiatives including maintaining focus on objectives and initiatives to drive innovation or operational excellence;
  • Monitor progress towards goals, analyze data, ensure follow-through on the part of key players, sustain momentum needed to drive these initiatives and provide update to leadership team as appropriate;
  • Oversee and manage the flow of information across functions including business and planning process, strategic management meetings, communications and reporting;
  • Develop processes for capturing, cataloging, analyzing and disseminating key lessons to be learned from initiatives, with a view toward helping propagate best practices throughout the enterprise;
  • Assist the Leadership in developing communications between group meetings, setting agendas, creating initial drafts of communications, helping to prioritize plans for addressing issues that are impacting progress;
  • Serve as a key liaison and interface with supporting individuals from Human Resources and Information Technology as well as collaborators in R&D, Legal, Finance, Commercial and other key functions to enable improved head-count estimates, budget cycle support, re-forecasting and long range planning process; and integration of tools and processes with updated communication system.

 

EDUCATION

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

MBA International Business.  Summa Cum Laude. GPA 3.81

Concentrations: International Management & Human Resources

BS Business & Administrative Management. Magna Cum Laude.  GPA 3.73

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Mathematics

 

RELEVANT COURSE WORK

International Management Human Resources Managerial Accounting
International Marketing Organizational Behavior International Accounting
Strategic Management International Organizations International Banking
Import/Export Trade Research Methods Statistical Analysis

 

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, iManage, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Harvard and Freelance Graphics, Quattropro, Paradox, Alpha Four, Ami Pro, ASK/MANMAN/OMAR & MFG, CLMS, EDGAR, CPI, Ringtail, Global IP Estimator, IPDAS, AOL, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Westlaw, Lexis, Saegis, CT Corsearch, Ringtail, Lecorpio, Patbase, Minesoft, Global E-commerce

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

– Excellent oral and written communications, and proven organizational skills

– Creative, determined, reliable, and trustworthy

– Practical professional presence

– Advanced interpersonal skills

– Independent decision making

– Team player

 

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Notary Public, State of Rhode Island (#56671)

Notary Public, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Rhode Island Real Estate Salesperson License (#S32697)

Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson License (#134615)

Bar Code Certified (#3111796)

Scrutineer, NDCA (#2717)

 

EXPERIENCE

Tyco Fire Protection Products, 1467 Elmwood Ave., Cranston, RI  401-781-8220

May 2007 – Present

Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

– Manage and maintain docket for patents, trademarks portfolio and assist in the preparation and filing of a wide range of legal documents, agreements and correspondence

– Experience in all aspects of U.S. Patent and Trademark filing/prosecution (domestic and international)

– Handle various aspects of pending and post trademark prosecution, i.e., trademark search reports, classification of goods/services, applications, specimens, responses to USPTO, familiar with all trademark forms including but not limited to assignments, statements of use, extensions of time, Section 8 & 15 affidavits and renewals

– Handle various aspects of pending and post patent prosecution, i.e., familiar with all patent forms including but not limited to utility, design and provisional patent applications, formal papers, assignments, amendments, issue fees, information disclosure statements, terminal disclaimers and maintenance fee payments

– Handle various aspects of copyright prosecution, i.e., identify material to be protected, applications, deposit material and responses to Copyright Office

– Perform on-line patent, trademark and corporate searches

– Litigation, organization of evidence, categorizing discovery, monitor litigation for outside counsel

– Review and maintain client files histories and status reports

– Correspond with U.S. and foreign associates regarding status of patent and trademark applications

 

Coldwell Banker, 831 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI

October 2006 – Present

Realtor®

-Responsible for strategies of market real estate, safeguard confidentiality of clients; work with client financials to qualify them for requested property or affordable real estate.
-Negotiation of real estate contracts, provide property management, maintenance and security of real property
-Utilize strong organizational skills
-Quick efficient follow up on real estate transactions and relocation needs
-Conduct  Broker’s Price Opinions and Comparative Market Analysis on real-estate

 

Rhode Island Dancesport – www.ridancesport.com – 401-529-1690

September 2006- Present

Owner/Director

-Provide instruction in dance, dance teacher training and dance studio services; public dance hall facility rentals; public and private dance events for entertainment purposes; educational services, namely, conduct classes, conferences and workshops in the field of dance; organizing and promoting dance competition events; one-on-one mind-body fitness instructions services, namely yoga classes, toning classes, Pilates-based mat classes;  provide continuing news, programs and instruction in the field of dance; providing contract DJ services; organizing and promoting social dances, dance exhibitions and live dance performances; and organizing and supporting ballroom dance programs and events in colleges and schools.

 

Roger Williams University, Washington Street, Providence, RI 401-253-1040

Summers 2005 – present

Adjunct Faculty

– Special Topics instructor in Intellectual Property

 

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, 2800 Financial Plaza, Providence, RI 401-274-9000

Nov 1999 – February 2006

Intellectual Property Paralegal

– See Tyco Fire Protection Products description

 

Rhode Island Dancesport Invitational 2005, Providence, RI 401-529-1690

November 2004 – April 2005 [Event Date: April 30, 2005]

Event Coordinator/ Project Manager / Competition Organizer

– Planning and management of annual ballroom dance competition (400+ person), including site selection, pre-event logistics and on-site event management (e.g., food & beverage, room blocks, technical provisioning, audio-visual coordination, attendee registration, vendor contracts, judging panel and relationship management) for Johnson & Wales University and University of Rhode Island ballroom dance teams
– Design and publish event programs

 

Efrosyni Designs

January 2000 – Present

Designer

– design and make clothing, namely theme oriented action performance costumes for use by dance teams, ballroom gowns and Latin dance costumes

 

Tong Hua Rice Co., Ltd., 44 Moo 5 Nivejrat Road, T. Danchang, Buayai, Nakornrajsrima, Thailand +044-461-588

January 2000

Consultant

– Designed advertising campaign for Tong Hua Rice Co., Ltd., Thailand to enter US and European markets

 

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC., 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA  617-646-8000

Jan 1997 – Oct 1999

Intellectual Property Secretary

– See Tyco Fire Protection Products description

 

EG&G, Inc. (now Perkin Elmer), 45 William St., Wellesley, MA 781-237-5100

Sep 1994-Jan 1997

Legal Secretary

– Manage and maintain docket for patents, trademarks portfolio and assist in the preparation and filing of a wide range of legal documents and correspondence

– Coordinate corporate-wide management information systems implementation for Legal Department

– Provide in-house services filing Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports via EDGAR

– Organize events and allocate resources for meetings and foreign and domestic travel

– Process invoices and maintain accounts

 

EG&G Sealol Eagle, Inc., Warwick, RI 866-819-1197

Feb 1993-Sep 1994

Executive Assistant

– Design and distribute cut sheets and brochures using desktop publishing from CAD drawings to all customers, distributors, and representatives

– Establish, write and edit company newsletter

– Increase productivity through improvements in filing and logging systems; designing and organizing work areas; creating and updating databases and preparing reports for each department

– Organize events and allocate resources for meetings, and foreign and domestic travel

– Consult with customers to assess product needs, audit and process sales orders, invoices and maintain accounts

– Create client databases

 

JOBPRO, Inc., Warwick, RI

Nov 1991- Feb 1993

Temporary Assistant to Director of Sales & Marketing, four division managers and other department personnel

– Duties include preparing reports, creating databases, and data entry

 

Quidnessett Country Club, East Greenwich, RI

Dive Coach, Swim Instructor – Summers 1992, 1993, 1994

Banquet Waitress –   Sep 1991 – Dec 1991

Lifeguard, Dive Coach, Swim Instructor – Summer 1990, 1991

– Provide supervision to all members

– Instruct children age 4-16 in swimming and springboard diving

 

University of Rhode Island, URI Library-Microform Dept., Kingston, RI..

Academic Year 1989-1991

Microform Lab Technician

– Assist students and faculty in library research

 

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Newport, RI

Summer 1989

Health Club Assistant, Lifeguard

– Assist manager in day-to-day operations of hotel health club facility

 

University of Rhode Island, URI Small Business Research Center, Kingston, RI

Jan – May 1988

Telephone Interviewer

– Conduct cold call research survey interviews on economic and political issues

 

Channel Home Centers, Cranston, RI

Jun 1987 – Dec 1988

Office Manager Assistant / Auditor

– Duties include customer service representative, compiling daily audits, payroll and departmental sales

 

Scott Laboratories, West Warwick, RI

Academic Year 1986-1987

Lab Assistant

– Introduction to laboratory working environment in the field of Biology; assist lab technicians with various assignments

 

ORGANIZATIONS

– USADANCE, Inc. (formerly known as US Amateur Ballroom Dance Association)

National Director – Administrative Services, 2010- present

Northeast Regional Vice President, 2008- 2009

United States DanceSport Athlete, 1998 – Present

– Rhode Island Chapter of USADANCE, Inc. (formerly RIUSABDA)

Vice President, 2002 – 2007

Newsletter Editor, 2001 – 2005

Membership Chair, 2002 – 2007

– International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

Corresponding Secretary, 1995 – 1996

Program Committee Co-Chairperson, 1995 – 1996

Program Committee Chairperson, 1994 – 1995

– National Dance Council of America (NDCA), member

– Certified Professional Secretary Academy New England (CPSANE)

– American Society of Notaries (ASN), member

– American Association of Notaries (AAN), member

– Rhode Island Paralegal Association (RIPA), member

– Johnson & Wales University Alumni Association

Nominating Committee, 2005 – 2008

– Greater Providence Board of Realtors, member, 2006 – present

– Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service (MLS), member, 2006 – present

 

SEMINARS

– Customer is King, EG&G Training & Development, 1996

– IAAP International Convention, Seattle, WA – PSI, 1995

– Group Problem Solving, EG&G Training & Development, 1994

– IAAP International Convention, Orlando, FL – PSI, 1994

– Rhode Island Real Estate Sales Pre-License Course, 2006

– Rhode Island Real Estate Lead Awareness Course, 2006

– Advocating for Short Sale Clients, 2014

 

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY SERVICE

– Reader, Providence School Department

– Mentor, Warwick School Department and Warwick Chamber Education Foundation

– Dance performer for various charitable fundraisers

 

PERSONAL

– Bilingual:  Greek, English

– Completed Marine Corps Marathon (twice)

– Competitive ballroom dancer:  See Dance Bio for more information

 

 

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