Daniel Purcell - Accomplished Sales Professional

Owner/Technician at Dr.MyPhone Gadget Repair

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

IT and Technology

Education

Bachelor/Degree

I am Technology crazy. It’s my main interest, hobby and I hope for a career in the industry.
I am well up to date on the latest tech, be it hardware or software, and follow sites like Engadget.com, ArsTechnica, and SiliconRepublic almost religiously. My Favourite company is Apple and my main peronal and business influence is Steve Jobs.

I like to keep fit and healthy, travel, and try and do new things that can personally challenge me.

I started my own business in 2010, a Gadget/Smartphone repair centre which has since become highly recommended and used by such companies as The Carphone Warehouse.
I also recently took the position of Head Of Operations for AmeriCamp Ireland which is a very exciting role for me.

This is just a small part of who I am.. so..
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from you

Kindest Regards
Daniel Purcell
083-123-2035
drdanielpurcell@gmail.com

Daniel Purcell's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

AmeriCamp - Head Of Operations, Ireland

AmeriCamp is a UK company that offers young people between 18-27 the fantastic opportunity of working and living in America, mainly in Summer Camps. It was voted the best Summer Camp Organisation by Save The Student 2011, has won numerous prestigious awards, and is currently turning over a 6 figure yearly sum with a staff of only 6 people.

I became involved with AmeriCamp in 2011 as I had friends who worked for the company, including it's CEO.
I helped advise them on their approach into the Irish market as I have substantial experience in the youth work field.
I helped set up social media campaigns and helped them get into Irish University/College campus's. Having been impressed by the work I done for them, they offered me a contract to help them fully expand into Ireland.
My main duties are to recruit people, get them onto our internal system, process payments, interview them (via Skype), get them jobs with camps, and process their J1 visa's.

With technology making things easier and easier, I am able to successfully complete all my duties from my own home.
I also have a lot of free time in the evenings and weekends, so I can put a lot of hours in during this period.

During my time with AmeriCamp I have personally placed hundreds of young people, created strong relations with Universities and Colleges, expanded the company and helped generate large profits.

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Key Skills
Business Development Marketing operations sales Social Media telemarketing
2011 - Present

Dr.MyPhone Gadget Repair - Owner/Technician

I started Dr.MyPhone Gadget repairs out of a passion for the latest technology, and the sheer frustration for when it goes wrong or breaks.
I started off at my home fixing Camera's, iPod's, Laptops, MacBook's, HD TV's and soon expanded into other area's. My main area of work was the repair and troubleshooting of Smartphone's such as the iPhone 2G/3G/3GS/4/4S, Samsung Galaxy S/S2 etc.

Having seen a gap in the market, I found a parter who was a qualified Mac Technician and I opened up a store front In my home town of Letterkenny.

Within a few weeks we had gotten a reputation for doing fast, efficient, cheap and reliable gadget repairs. We soon got the attention of The Carphone Warehouse and Kelco Communications (Vodafone) to take care of their out of warranty repairs and customers with no insurance.

This job was a major point in my life and career as I set the business up from scratch by myself, starting with just an idea and eventually creating a business that employed 2 people and turned over excellent profits.

I learned a massive amount about business relations, sales, marketing, customer relations, business management, and other key areas that will have a positive impact on my working life.

I have decided to sell my business to my partner as I am looking for a stable career in the technology or sales field. I am doing this so to secure myself for the future in a job where I can grow as an individual both personally and financially, be in a job where I can advance and grow, and use my knowledge, skills, passion, determination and motivation to help expand and represent my employer to the absolute best of my capabilities.

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Key Skills
apple Customer Service I.T Marketing Mobility Specialist Product Consultant Repairs sales Smartphone Technical TECHNICIAN
2007 - 2007

Sony Computer Entertainment America - Temporary Event Promoter

I was placed on a 6 month contract with Sony whilst studying in America.
In this Job I was a Sony Product & Event Representative, where I travelled as part of a team, demonstrating and up-selling products, highlighting technical aspects of the product, merchandising and creating Distributor, Business, and Customer relations

Key Skills
customer relations Merchandising sales
2006 - 2007

Dunnes Stores - Head Of Poultry

My role in this job was head of poultry in the deli of the new store upon its opening.
In this role I had to order stock, deal with numerous suppliers, handle cash, telephone calls and general duties etc

Key Skills
2005 - 2006

GamesStop Ltd. - Customer Service Representaive

My role is this job was Customer Service Representative. I served customers, answered phones, handled cash and ordered stock.
After a short period of time I was placed in charge of the PlayStation section of the store, this section has the most turnover and harder targets which I always met.

Key Skills
Customer Service sales

Daniel Purcell's Education and Qualifications

2010

Certificate - EMT-A

Irish Ambulance Training Institute

Irish Ambulance Training Institute – 2009
• Oxygen Therapy
• Emergency First Response
• Currently Training For C1-D1 Drivers Licence

2010

Bachelor/Degree - Youth Work

Belfast Open University

2007

Bachelor/Degree - Youth Work & Child Studies

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Daniel Purcell's Additional Information

Awards

• Irish Enterprise Board Small Business Of The Year (2nd Place)
• Certificate in Advanced First Aid with Irish Red Cross
• Qualified E.F.R, and E.M.T
• Computers: ECDL
-Word
- Excel
- Powerpoint
• Clean Drivers Licence
• Qualification In Peer Education
• Qualification In Peer Leadership
• HAACP Certificate