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Bradford H. Nicoll


Summary

A motivated Project Manager with a background in hospitality, food & beverage, and events. Experienced in creating and executing project plans from concept to implementation, logistics and business operations, strategy development, and client and stakeholder management.

A hands-on problem solver with strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work in fast paced environments across multiple departments.


Key Skills

Opportunity Identification
Project Management
Proposal Writing

Vendor Management
Stakeholder Management
Marketing & Communication

Quickbooks & Budgeting
Process Improvement
Needs Analysis


Freelance & Consulting

Project Manager
Alex Barrett Design | 2018-2019 | Architect/Developer

  • Developed temporary retail strategy to activate and monetize underutilized commercial space.

  • Identified and pitched potential tenants and partners; Generated $150K in revenue.

  • Advised client on partnership opportunities and investor communication strategies.

  • Developed financial models and revenue projections to gain internal project support.


Project Manager
North Flatbush Business Improvement District | 2018-2019 | Economic Development Agency

  • Defined the scope of work, established project calendar, solicited bids, selected and remotely managed developer for the design and build of WordPress website.

  • Oversaw website launch, identified and resolved technical issues, and performed site edits.

  • Created wireframes and selected templates to maximize clarity and usability for diverse user base.


Corporate Partnerships - Consultant
City Parks Foundation / SummerStage | 2018 | Concert Series

  • Identified strategically aligned brands, targeted and pitched key decision makers.

  • Cold called prospects and responded to inbound leads; Managed entire sales cycle for multiple events.

  • Led information gathering meetings to develop client-specific proposals and pitch materials.

  • Managed sales pipeline, prioritized leads, and set communication schedule.

  • Pursued new revenue opportunities while respecting exclusivity of existing sponsors.


Professional Experience

Partner / General Manager
The Saint Catherine | 2012-2017 | Bar/Cafe

  • Identified and pitched potential investors, raised $350,000 in capital.

  • Project managed complete demolition, redesign, and build out of commercial space.

  • Secured all state and city permits and licenses, scheduled and supervised all inspections.

  • Solicited and reviewed vendor bids; selected, scheduled, and managed vendors.

  • Hired, trained, and managed staff; Wrote staff handbook, training documents, and operations manuals.

  • Responsible for all marketing, including public relations, social media, and print promotions.

  • Produced, promoted and secured sponsorships and marketing support for full calendar of events.

  • Established and maintained relationships with community board, city agencies, and community groups.


President
Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) | 2014-2017 | Merchants Association

  • Elected by merchants to represent 30+ business commercial district to state and city agencies, community organizations, and elected officials.

  • Chaired committee that organized, programmed, and promoted local restaurant and nightlife week.

  • Wrote bylaws and directed the formation of 501(c)3 non-profit

  • Led executive board through the creation of new multi-year strategic plan.

  • Developed and maintained relationships with area cultural institutions.

  • Collaborated with neighboring Merchant Associations and BIDs on neighborhood-wide marketing programs and initiatives.


Sponsorship Sales & Development
Dima Productions | 2015-2017 | Production Company

  • Managed sponsorship sales for summer concert series, grew total sponsorship by 60% in one year.

  • Identified and pitched potential sponsors, scheduled and ran information gathering meetings.

  • Negotiated terms and deliverables, drafted sponsorship agreements.

  • Advised on long-term partnership and growth strategy for company’s entire event portfolio.

  • Supported and advised on partnership development for individual events as needed.


Beverage & Hospitality Operations
Hudson River Park RiverRocks & RiverStage | 2015-2016 | Concert Series

  • Managed hospitality operations for concert series, including events exceeding 12,000 people.

  • Liaised between vendors, event producers, and event organizers to keep operations in compliance with

    permitting, legal, and insurance requirements for eight separate state and city agencies.

  • Scheduled and coordinated logistics with distributors, staff, and event production team.

  • Hired and scheduled staff for season. Managed all day-of logistics and staff on site at events.

  • Developed scalable inventory controls to minimize product loss and maximize profit margins.


Project Manager
Market Bar | 2015 | Pop-Up Venue

  • Collaborated with diverse group of stakeholders to develop a concept-driven pop-up bar.

  • Guided brainstorming sessions to articulate and define a concept that enhanced existing brand.

  • Identified key stakeholders, including real estate developers and community groups, and created

    targeted messaging to ensure funding and ongoing support.

  • Designed beverage program and produced concept appropriate food & beverage events.

  • Managed design, construction, permitting, and licensing for construction and ongoing operations.


Education

Connecticut College, New London, CT
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College New York, NY

BA English
MBA Marketing


Software

Trello / SQL / Excel / Squarespace / QuickBooks / Facebook Ads / Google Drive / Keynote / PowerPoint / Tableau Basecamp / WordPress


Ongoing & Professional Education

Coursera
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Predictive Modelling with Excel
Data Visualization and Communication with Tableau 10

Interaction Design Foundation
Design Thinking
Emotional Design
Designing for Usability