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

Recent Posts

Time and Epiphanies

I am so profoundly astonished how time gives you perspective. Last week, I felt a void and I went through cycles of pain. This time I wanted to feel the pain and be conscientious of my emotions. This week, I have had a surprising number of epiphanies through reading, through self-reflection, and from prayer.

I am back to working on myself. And I am so happy I am back track.

Dating Epiphany #1: Dating creates a mesh of identity and many times, one person may even lose a sense of identity.

When I try to recall all my past relationships, I realize that one person in the relationship loses a sense of identity. A lot of this is because relationships are compromise/sacrifice. Although my friends had warned me that I was doing too much for the person I dated last, I thought I was doing the right thing because it came from the heart and that my actions were coming out of love. Due to being in a long distance relationship, I would sacrifice and not do some the things that made me who I am so that I could drive up to see her and spend time with her. I would go overboard to ensure that she was happy because as a loving boyfriend, I would make sure that she would be happy. But I was so focused on making her happy, that I lost a sense of identity to ensure I would be happy. I neglected myself.

Dating Epiphany #2: Everyone should take a day or two and re-calibrate on self. Re-evaluate yourself and check where the power dynamic lies.

I know who I am and I know I want to be. (Humble brag) I know I treat others extremely well and with the utmost respect. I want to do things for others because it brings me joy. I’ll make every effort to ensure they have a better quality of life. But whether it is in a relationship in dating or within the family or even in business, I need to take a step back and see what the opposing party does for me. Does the company that you’re doing business with make you happy? To what end will they go? Does the person you’re dating put in the effort you deserve? Does your family member treat you the way you should be treated? Most of this can be subjective, but there are objective lines. Empower yourself and ensure your approve of your actions.

Dating Epiphany #3: I need you in my life vs I want you in my life.

The difference between needing someone in your life versus wanting someone in your life is subtle, but enormous. It may sound like common sense when you read it, but when you critically think about it, there are very few things you actually need in your life except for biological requires such as oxygen, water, food, etc. I never really needed her in my life; I wanted her in my life. I never really needed this business; I wanted this business.

Dating Epiphany #4: Too many people perceive vulnerability as weakness.

I have a strong sense of who I am. I am comfortable being in a state of vulnerability. I leave myself exposed and I am okay with it. Vulnerability is not weakness. It comes from a place of confidence. Vulnerability means that you’re okay with others judging you and thinking less of you. That does not equate to weakness, in fact, it’s the complete opposite and comes from a place of strength and confidence.

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