About

rexkang

00.INTRODUCTION

I am an autodidact who seeks happiness through balance of all aspects in life. Physical improvement, mental advancement, relationship development, spiritual growth, and adaptation to changes in life are all elements that he works on and blogs about.

I have extensive background in footwear development and sales. And I have worked with all of the footwear behemoths including Nike, Adidas, Wolverine, etc.

As an extrovert, I love to meet people and I have very interested in the prospect of finding like-minded people. I am constantly developing myself, improving myself, and reinventing the way I think. I continuously take business courses and read books. Please feel free to recommend books to me.

01.EXPERTISE

5 year specialist in product development with extensive background in manufacturing in Asia.

SKILLS

02.EXPERIENCE

Product Line Manager

JStep Zone

01. Developed, lead, and managed product line for $2 million dollar business operations
02. Built tactical, yet strategic, thoughtful, and financial sound business agendas for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons
03. Cultivated teamwork and collaboration through all facets of the company and effectively communicated new, trendy styles
04. Established concise protocols to follow for market research and testing
05. Maximized business performance and productivity in product development and sales by adopting multiple product offerings, based on upcoming trends to ensure superior brand recognition and customer retention
06. Increased sales of product line by over 200% annually while minimizing financial loss of low-turnover products

Director of Footwear Development and Sales, North America

JStep, Inc

01. Scoped development objectives from multi-billion dollar brands such as Adidas, Wolverine World Wide, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Stride Rite Corporation, Reebok, etc. and conjointly developed disruptive, trendy market leading products.
02. Handled complete operations of North America from sales and finance to logistics, quality management, and assurance
03. Facilitated comprehensive fluid operations beginning from product creation to production.
04. Built business revenue from start-up to over an annual turnover of $5 million annually within five years.
05. Established and integrated a strict procedure ensuring the utmost quality control and quality assurance.
06. Cultivated teamwork and collaboration through all facets of the company and effectively communicated new, trendy styles.
07. Implemented installation of new programs within company including Sigma Six and Lean Manufacturing.
08. Interpreted, arbitrated, and negotiated critical business meetings between company, partners, clients, and customers.

Manager

A&P Cleaners, Inc. 

01. Communicated with the owner, the customer service staff, and the workforce, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that sales and customer objectives are met.
02. Ensured compliance with all OSHA safety requirements and California work regulations.
03. Generated additional sales and revenue by launching various successful marketing campaigns.
04. Delegated duties as a team leader to 15 employees to maintain fluid operations.
05. Acknowledged and appropriately greet and assist customers in a timely manner, often building rapport with them.
06. Processed customer orders in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner while enabling further sales.
07. Presented and discussed the products and services of the company, soliciting only those desired products and services provided by the company and its vendors to current and prospective customers in a way that conveys an image of quality, integrity and superior understanding and delivery of customer needs.

Customer Service Manager

Park Centre Cleaners, Inc

01. Communicated with the owner, the customer service staff, and the workforce, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that sales and customer objectives are met.
02. Ensured compliance with all OSHA safety requirements and Colorado work regulations.
03. Delegated duties as a team leader to employees to maintain fluid operations.
04. Acknowledged and appropriately greet and assist customers in a timely manner, often building rapport with them.
05. Processed customer orders in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner while enabling further sales.

03.EDUCATION

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelors in Science: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Activities and Societies: Minority Arts and Science Program, Korean American Students at Boulder,Asian Unity, Intramural Dodgeball Captain

04.ACCOLADES

Product Development
– National Geographic Summer 2012 Gear of the Year
– Outside Magazine Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide Best Water Shoes
– Surf Line Summer 2012 Must Buy Gear

05.CONTACT

Please send all queries to me @ LinkedIn

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Depression and Demotivation vs Friendship and Brotherhood

Over little a year ago, I went through a pretty rough break-up. I fell into a nasty depressed and demotivated state. Pain. Sadness. Anger. Everyone who has experienced a break up in a committed relationship has surely felt these emotions. It’s a rapid and brutal downward spiral that precipitates downward. Pain begets sadness and anger, and as a result the sadness fuels more pain, more sadness, and more anger. It’s a vicious cycle that requires very delicate treatment.

Which is why I’m so blessed to have amazing friends. They understood the pain I was feeling – maybe not the exact emotions nor the scale of how much I was hurting, but they had a rough idea of what I was going through and they wanted to be there for me. And they were there for me, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. They invited to spend some time with me. At first, I declined. In fact, I declined many times. Each time felt like an annoyance and a disregard to what I was going through. But then they finally broke down my wall. They were at the bottom of the spiral staircase and grabbed me, breaking my fall, extending a hand to pick me up. In the last 6 months, I’ve picked myself back up and gradually started walking back up. But my friendship, my brotherhood gave me the change in momentum I needed.

The common maxim says that, “hindsight is 20/20.” I could say I wish I saw what I was going through and chosen better action. But I’m not completely sure I would agree with the sentiment. I need these experiences in life. I need to feel raw emotions of pain, sadness, and anger. I need frustration. I need depression. That’s not to say I want to experience any extreme measures of pain such from loss of life or something of similar nature. No, this is not what I’m referring to; but in a general manner of speaking,  I need to know what emotional pain is and I need to learn how to cope with it.

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