RESUME OUTLINE:

  1. About Scott Goergen
  2. Work Highlights
  3. Expanded Work Details
  4. Why Work At Vail Resorts
  5. Education
  6. Social Links
  7. References

ABOUT SCOTT GOERGEN  / LinkedIn / Instagram / Twitter / Vimeo

10+ years helping brands, non-profits and professional athletes tell their story, increase engagement and generate revenue.  

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Founder of PenshireMedia.com - created content for Boston Athletic Association, the Chicago Blackhawks, Outside Television and Red Bull. Videos have generated over 750,000+ views in 144 countries around the world.
  • Co-Founder of FiveNineGroup.com - manage websites for professional hockey players Duncan Keith & Denis Savard.  Over $500k has been donated to charity through Keith Relief and The Denis Savard Foundation since 2012.
  • Co-Founder of ValoreBooks.com - helped create and grow online textbook marketplace from a dorm room idea to $85 million GMS in 2015

EXPANDED WORK DETAILS

FOUNDER, PENSHIREMEDIA.COM, MARCH 2008 - PRESENT

CO-FOUNDER, FIVENINEGROUP INC., JANUARY 2011 - PRESENT

  • Created DuncanKeith.com, the Official Website for NHL All Star, Duncan Keith
  • Created Savard18.com, the Official Website for Hockey Hall of Famer, Denis Savard
  • Set up online store and fulfillment center to manage shipping of Keith Relief & Denis Savard apparel
  • Manage and update both sites with unique content 
  • Monitor website traffic though Google Analytics  
    • Visitors, average time on site, traffic sources, keywords, inbound links, popular site content, etc
  • Work with news outlets, the Blackhawks, and NHL to promote charity events across the web and social media
  • Work with Keith Relief & The Denis Savard Foundation to develop & manage yearly fundraising events
    • Created 2015 Denis Savard Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Recap Video
    • Created 2016 Keith Relief Charity Concert Recap Video

CO-FOUNDER, VALOREBOOKS.COM, JANUARY 2006 - SEPTEMBER 2015 (COMPANY was ACQUIRED IN AUGUST 2012)

Director of Operations, ValoreBooks.com, June 2012 - September 2015

  • Assisted in developing and executing company strategy with executive team 
    • Involved in marketing, operational, legal, product and business development decisions and strategies
  • Monitored and managed daily operations and reported metrics, trends and solutions to executive team
    • Marketplace metrics: Sales figures, cancel rate, refund rate, chargeback rate & cost
    • Rental metrics: Rental sales figures, completed rental returns, rental late fees, rejected rentals, lost rentals
    • Customer service metrics: # of tickets, average response time, BBB rating, reseller ratings score
    • Bookseller metrics: # of booksellers, # of books, # of titles, top performing booksellers, booksellers feedback rate
  • Oversaw internet marketing campaigns, including social, search engine marketing, affiliate & email
    • Social: Content creation, giveaways, customer services, social media influencer promotions
    • Search Engine Marketing (paid): Google paid ads and google shopping feed
    • Search Engine Marketing (organic): Unique content, user generated content, inbound link development, website structure (tags, sitemap, internal linking, mobile optimization)
    • Affiliate: Optimized xml feeds that could be used by dozens of affiliate sites 
    • Email campaigns: Full email blasts and targeted user emails sent via constant contact (previously mail chimp)
  • Monitored website traffic though Google Analytics  
    • Visitors, conversion rate, average time on site, traffic sources, keywords, inbound links, etc
  • Managed and monitored over 30,000 booksellers and troubleshooted file processing errors 
  • Developed and managed partnership with Verba Software to allow over 100 individual colleges to buy, sell and rent textbooks from our marketplace though an API
    • This partnership increased GMS by $10 million in 2015
  • Managed credit card transactions, chargebacks and fraud prevention initiatives 
  • Assisted product and user experience teams in redesign of website to allow for dynamic mobile response 
  • Documented operational procedures for company during the acquisition

Director of Product Development, ValoreBooks.com, January 2010 - June 2012

  • Designed textbook rental program 
    • Designed homepage updates, landing pages, product page updates, customer account pages, email notifications
    • First textbook rental provider uploaded inventory in June 2010
      • As of 2015, rentals compose over 65% of yearly GMS
  • Designed customer service programs and operational procedures for rental program
  • Re-designed website and internal linking structure to follow search engine optimization best practices 

Director of Operations, ValoreBooks.com, July 2006 - December 2009

  • Responsible for developing and documenting daily operational procedures for company
  • Developed customer service policies, faq's and managed a customer service team of 6 
  • Managed marketing campaigns - PPC, SEO, social media, print, radio, and email marketing
  • Monitored website traffic and conversion rate though Google Analytics
  • Managed peer to peer sales agent program responsible for 20% of total sales
    • This later transistioned into our affiliate program
  • Designed fraud prevention software & bookseller monitoring tools
  • Recruited and grew bookseller community from 3,000 booksellers to over 10,000 booksellers

Director of Seller Services, ValoreBooks.com, January 2006 - July 2006

  • Recruited and grew bookseller community from 500 booksellers to over 3,000 booksellers
  • Designed webpages and tools for booksellers to upload inventory and sell textbooks online
  • Troubleshooted and tested bookseller inventory files

Why work at Vail Resorts?

I will be moving to Denver, CO in the fall of 2016. I am looking to work for a company that I am extremely passionate about and can grow with.  Vail Resorts is top on my list and I feel that I can contribute instantly to the company through the Digital Marketing Coordinator position.  My 10+ years working with brands, non-profits and professional athletes would be a tremendous asset to Vail Resorts.  As someone who loves the outdoors, skiing and digital marketing, this position aligns perfectly with my personal and professional goals along with the reasons below:

  • Interesting & challenging work:  Being named one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company proves that Vail has a great team and that the bar is set high.  Working with such an innovative team in an industry I am passionate about would be inspiring and something I would look forward to every single day. 
  • Ability to learn and grow with the company:  It is no secret that Vail Resorts continues to expand its empire in the resort and real estate world.  It would be motivating to work for a company that is profitable and growing around the globe. As the company grows, so will the opportunity for employees to grow and learn with Vail Resorts.  The strength of the company can be shown by its ever rising stock price. 
  • Working for a company that has the ability to make an impact and lead by example:  With roughly 500,000 season pass holders, 5,200 year-round employees and 21,300 additional seasonal employees during the height of the ski season, the mission and vision of the company is extremely important.  The Epic Promise is an honorable initiative that I would love to contribute to.  The promise allows visitors, employees, other ski resorts and real estate developers to see what it looks like for a company to grow with nature and protect and celebrate the natural environment and to sustain our resources for future generations.  

EDUCATION

  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2006
  • Varsity Ice Hockey - Michael P. Lowe Award Winner (awarded to the team's unsung hero)
  • VP of Entrepreneurs club senior year

SOCIAL LINKS

REFERENCES 

Bobby Brannigan

Founder, ValoreBooks.com & Mercato.com

(347) 831 - 7015

bobby@mercato.com

Chris Howard

President at Ice Hockey Systems Inc. / Buffalo 40 Under 40

(858) 437 - 2651

chris@icehockeysystems.com

Ryan Brennan

Sr. Director, Client Services rEvolution

(312) 520 - 8359

rbrennan@revolutionworld.com

Thank you for taking the time to review my resume.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Scott Goergen

(585) 732-1115

scott@penshiremedia.com


Just for fun, a short time lapse I filmed this year after a long day of skiing at Breckenridge:

 

@breckenridgemtn coming alive!

A video posted by Scott Goergen (@scottgoergen) on