Wendi Russo
E-Mail: [email protected]
Experience
Television Host, Shop NBC
June 2004- Current
 Research, prepare and present a multitude of products from fashion, jewelry, beauty, home, kitchen, electronics,
bedding and Health which requires adaptability, spontaneity, curiosity, intelligence, flexibility and a sense of play.
 Sales over $30 Million dollars on her unscripted, live Television shows on Shop NBC channel while entertaining and informing an
audience of over 60 million viewers nationwide
 Co-Hosted morning show for 2 years and host of her own Am Style show , “Sunrise Style”
 Interview guest and celebrity guest experts on TV and on internet webcasts
 Recruits & trains guests from beginners to seasoned veterans, helping to hone their on-air presentations to maximize sales and their
comfort level
 Voice-over promotional Talent for network and Calvin Klein, Carson Kressley, Macy’s to name a few
Legally Blonde Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, Los Angeles
2004
Owner
Taking care of the beloved furry friends of celebrities and talent industry executives found through own marketing efforts
Entertainment Writer- Freelance
2001-2003
Blatteis & Schnur Realty, Century City, CA
2000-2001
Retail Property Specialist
 Cold Call and successfully acquired meetings with national retailers for new retail store locations in
Los Angeles/ Beverly Hills for nationally known luxury brands like Sergio Rossi
 Present proposals of retail properties to clients appropriate to their target clients, image and product line
Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals
Manhattan, NYC
Medical Sales Representative (Summit Division)
April 1991-1993
Circle of Merit Sales Award
Managed Territory of over 400 Cardiologists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Gastroenterologists & Gynecologists,
Making live presentations of product line, sampling product line to doctors offices, organized 24 medical lectures and luncheon
Seminars, to help educate the doctors and create brand awareness throughout my territory on the Upper East side.
Pitney Bowes Facsimile Division
White Plains, NY
Account Executive, New York State
Monthly District sales award winner 5 times during first year in the field. Opened new accounts through cold calling,
Telemarketing, and self-created direct mailers and through formal corporate presentations.
Entrepreneur
1987-1988
UVM T-Shirt Business
Designed, Marketed and sold $8,000 of original design t-shirts to help finance education
Community Involvement
Kinship of Minneapolis Mentor, Speaker, Recruiter, PSA publicity spokesperson, Event emcee and Fundraiser
Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni & volunteer
Southwest Metro Magazine Board Member
Axe Sex Abusers Board Member
Make- a -Wish Foundation Wish Granter and Volunteer
Children’s Hospital of Minnesota Television show Co-host
Special Olympics Volunteer
Education
Gemological Institute of America
2007-2012
Carlsbad, CA
Accredited Jewelry Professional, Diamond Grader, Colored Stones Grader, and Currently completing Graduate Gemologist degree
UCLA
2004
Los Angeles, CA
Broadcast Journalism Certification, 3.8 GPA
University of Vermont (Dean’s list) B.S. Degree in Business Administration
1988
Burlington, VT
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