Resume Patrick O'Keefe

Patrick F. O’Keefe

41 Caswell Drive, Greenland, New Hampshire, 03840 | (603) 205-3210 | [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

CAREER SUMMARY

 

Knowledgeable sales professional with a passion for food. Strong work ethic. Charismatic presenter with experience cold calling and forming strong client relationships throughout the Northeast region. Father of four married for 29 years.

 

                       

Lupoli Companies      Salem, New Hampshire                                                                         June 2020-Present

Outside Sales Representative

Successfully selling refrigerated Sal’s Pizza products to grocery stores and markets. Opened 43 accounts in 6 months. Developed relationships with C&S Distributors, Roche Bros. Grocery stores and J. Polep Distribution Services. Territory encompasses all of New England.

                                               

US Foods        Seabrook, New Hampshire

Territory Manager                                                                                                                 May 2013–April 2020

Sold food products, equipment and services to restaurants, schools and retail establishments. Built a client base of 53 new accounts within 7 years. Consistently exceeded annual sales goals, improving profit margin by 3% year over year. Increased sales by over $1M in 2019.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company    Bedford, NH                                    

Licensed Agent                                                                                                                  August 2009–March 2013

Sold Life, Disability, and Long-term care insurance. Built a client base of 200 new clients through cold calling, networking and referrals. Communicated benefits of whole life, term life, insurance and long-term planning. Achieved Series 66 and 70 investment licenses as well as being licensed to sell life and health insurance.

 

La Famiglia Restaurant       Greenland, NH                                                                              

Executive Chef and Owner                                                                                            January 2003–January 2009

Owned and operated 90 seat Italian restaurant. Trained staff to maximize productivity on the production line. Slashed food and labor costs by 33% in the second year of operation while improving customer satisfaction. Grew catering sales by 25–35% each year, earning over $90,000 in sales in December 2007.

Awards: Vintage and Vine at Strawberry Banke Peoples’ Choice Culinary Award 2007.

Featured article in the Boston Globe, January 21, 2007; food critic Tom Long wrote “It was the best bruschetta we’ve ever had and we’d easily revisit the restaurant if just for that.”

 

EDUCATION

 

Western New England College           Springfield, MA                                                             

Major: Marketing

 

Minor: Economics

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Plates for Change (formerly Share our Strength/ No Kid Hungry)         Portsmouth, NH

Board Member (2018–Present)                                                                                                   June 1992–Present

Coordinates operations for annual event involving 80 restaurants and 90 breweries and vineyards that generates over $150,000 in revenue for local food banks.