Quentin Plair

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Orlando, Florida, US

Owner, Plair Sports and Apparel - Seeking Business Development, Sales, and Marketing Partners
Quentin's Skills
Marketing
Strategy
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

36-55

About Quentin

Quentin Plair received his Master’s in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Bridgeport, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Additionally, he has several hours of Doctoral Studies in Marketing and Logistics from the University of Georgia.
Mr. Plair began his career at Pitney Bowes working as a Senior Financial Analyst and Market Support Manager for over 10 years. Next, Mr. Plair went on to work for PepsiCo as a Sales Analysis Manager moving on to SSL Americas as a Senior Manager of Planning and Analysis. He then worked as the General Manager for PLGK Inc for over 10 years handling all business aspects. He then went on to work for Sage as a Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis and spent 2 years consulting with AT&T's Online Marketing group before dedicating his time to Plair Sports and Apparel, LLC. in January of 2018.
Throughout Mr. Plair’s career, he has been responsible for budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, business analysis, market analysis, operations, strategic planning, sales management, profit management, cost containment, reporting results, human resource responsibilities and management of personnel. In addition to his extensive work and educational background, Mr. Plair has also been published in the International Journal of Logistics Management and Transportation Research.

Quote

I am not young enough to know everything! - Quentin Plair

Work Experience

Owner

Plair Sports and Apparel, LLC

May 2014 - Today

Direct company operations and development as founder and majority owner. Implement strategic planning, policies, and business development strategies. Oversee web development and financial reporting. • Created successful marketing strategies moving forward based on statistical outcomes. • Built positive relationships with vendors and agencies to attain company objectives. • Conceived, implemented, and maintained the strategic planning and financial management process including monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to the Managing Board.

Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Sage Software

November 2012 - May 2014

Oversaw financial operations for $200M including forecasting, budgeting, reporting, and financial planning for the Small Business Services Division. Prepared sales statistics and operating results. Completed business analysis to identify areas for improvements. Supported Business financial functions for Unit leadership including the General Manager, Marketing, Sales, and Operations. Aided the Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing in performance reviews. • Achieved the first profitable quarter in two years within the first year of tenure by driving changes for the ACT! product line. • Created cloud Sage One documentation programs for performance reporting, dashboards, and KPI's. • Boosted profits in H2 by $500K and 12% and increased renewals by leading finance operations on the BU's Maintenance and Support restructure process. • Realigned the ACT! forecast process which resulted in consistent forecast accuracy of +/- 5%.

General Partner

PLGK Consulting

January 2006 - November 2012

Onsite at McKesson Provider Technologies, Alpharetta, Georgia Senior Financial Consultant Managed three business units as an independent contractor directing finance operations. Prepared budgets, planning, and ad hoc analysis. Completed monthly Profit and Loss (P&L) forecasting, financial analysis, and reporting for a $300M organization. • Enhanced knowledge of revenue potential within the team by completing a Customer Profitability Analysis for the Program Management Services Group. • Increased accuracy and efficiency by streamlining the forecasting process for Program Management Services. • Coordinated attainment of a three-year strategic plan for the company.

Financial Planning and Analysis

Previous Work Experience

June 1987 - June 2006

Previous Experience as Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis for SSL Americas Inc., Manager, Sales Analysis at Pepsi Cola, and Senior Financial Analyst for Pitney Bowes.

Education

University of Bridgeport

MBA

1990 - 1992

Florida A&M University

BS, Business Administration Minor: Military Science

1982 - 1986