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About Dewey

Dewey Joe Beene Jr.

Experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record of success in launching and managing diverse businesses across multiple industries. Seeking to bring a creative business mindset and a wealth of expertise to your team.

 

"With 20 years of employment history followed by years of small business ownership, I possess a strong skillset across all aspects of business operations. As an adaptable candidate, I am open to various employment opportunities and am eager to explore how I can add value to your organization. Let's connect and discuss how I can contribute to your business."

Things You Should Know

As an experienced entrepreneur with a creative business mindset, I've successfully started and developed several companies from the ground up, coached small business owners to overcome stagnation, achieved +million-dollar revenue, attracted investors, increased profitability and prepared businesses for a buyout as an exit strategy. With an entrepreneurial spirit that has been nurtured since childhood, I bring a unique perspective to the table. My journey began in 4th grade with my first legitimate business, which Ied to the development of other startups throughout middle school and jr high. I then expanded my portfolio in high school and backed others who needed funding for their own ideas. These early experiences shaped my approach to business and inspired me to continue developing my skills while working full time in a demanding, guest-focused industry for the first 20 years of my early adulthood. After retiring from my first career, I pursued my passion for business, honing my project management, employee relations, and customer service skills as I launched multiple companies across different industries. From front desk to CEO, I worked in every aspect of my businesses, developing a well-rounded skill set that allows me to approach challenges from a visionary and pragmatic perspective. My recent focus has been on consulting, coaching, and developing individuals and small businesses in need of start-up assistance, overcoming stagnant business structures, and navigating the growing pains of expansion. I am well versed in getting struggling businesses over the hump to profitability and strategizing a path for future growth. I am passionate about helping others achieve their full potential and am open to opportunities including employment, contracting, or consulting to fill a critical role within your organization and take your business to the next level. Sincerely, Dewey Joe Beene Jr.

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Employment

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

My First 20 Year Career

Production Assistant

Sooner Productions

1988 - 1991

Supported creative development and successful implementation of company concepts and products. This involved utilizing my exceptional problem-solving skills and developing public speaking presentations ensuring our team achieved their objectives.

Assistant Manager

Sooner Productions

1991 - 1992

After my initial success, I earned a position with leadership opportunities and oversight in the same area. I assumed greater accountability and responsibility, further developing my skills and expertise and collaborating on the management of complex projects.

Department Manager

Frontier City, Inc.

(sourced out by Sooner Productions)

1992 - 1993

With a proven track record, I was entrusted to work directly with clients of the company. Focus included quality control, labor management, budget development, and revenue accountability to drive efficiency, optimize resources, and deliver exceptional service.

Producer, Entertainment

Six Flags Corp

(sourced out by Sooner Productions)

1993 - 1998

Promoted to produce and direct live attractions, I managed multifaceted responsibilities. This included customer relations, employee training, logistics planning, budget preparation, and project development. My leadership skills and dedication contributed greatly to our success of exceeding expectations.

VP, Production

Silvertree Productions

(sourced out by Sooner Productions)

1998 - 2002

Now, as an executive I oversaw the production of company products and services for properties in 36 locations across the USA, Mexico, Canada and others overseas. I managed concept development, implementation, operations and more. My unwavering dedication to excellence and expertise in these critical areas were instrumental in delivering high-quality products and services that drove the success of the company.

General Manager

World of Magic

(division of Sooner Productions)

2002 - 2003

As a proven leader, I now directed the development and operations of a new division in preparation for national expansion. My expertise in creative development, customer engagement, revenue goals, budget management, marketing strategy, and more enabled me to effectively manage critical responsibilities to ensure the company's growth initiative.

National Tour Director

World of Magic

(division of Sooner Productions)

2003 - 2008

As a highly skilled production expert, I played a major role in all aspects of production including development, touring logistics, budgeting, labor management, sales, marketing, and more. My exceptional ability to manage these critical responsibilities with precision and expertise was key to ensuring the success of numerous high-profile productions. I consistently exceeded expectations and delivered exceptional outcomes.

"Throughout my entire career I've focused on maximizing results with minimal resources. This has taught me that the most valuable resource one can possess, is to be creatively resourceful. I will bring this mindset and approach to your company and leverage my skills to find innovative solutions to any challenges we may face."

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Dewey Joe Beene Jr.

Skills

SKILLS

Ultimately, what I bring to the table is resourcefulness.

I find a way to get it done and exceed expectations.

NOT getting it done isn't an option. Saying "It's not my job"is not in my vocabulary.

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Areas of Expertise

  • business innovation

  • public speaking

  • sales and marketing

  • product development

  • executive management

  • branding initiatives

  • risk assessment

  • training and development

  • team management

  • leadership strategy

  • launch & start up initiatives

  • SWOT analysis

  • PR management

  • policy & procedure

Industrial Designer

Industry Experience

  • amusement and attractions

  • live events and planning

  • technical production

  • film and television

  • stage and theater

  • conference and trade shows

  • entertainment production

  • logistics and supply line

  • hospitality and food service

  • design and fabrication

  • training & education

  • special events

  • manufacturing

  • property & equipment rentals

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Competencies

  • strategy and execution

  • creative problem-solving

  • persuasive presentations

  • project management

  • employee relations & HR

  • customer service

  • time management

  • budget development

  • sales and marketing strategy

  • goal prioritization

  • adaptability & resilience

  • reason and decision making

  • market research analysis

  • networking and partnerships​

Other Skillsets: professionalism, ethics, timeliness, general office technology, iOS, social media, video production, creative writing, scripting, audio visual, carpentry, general maintenance and repair, negotiations, hiring, termination, policy and procedure, coaching, mentoring, logical organization, multitasking, scheduling, confidential discretion, stress management, meeting deadlines, proposal writing and more. Just ask if you don't see it listed. Also THC free, non-smoker and no vape use. 

"My philosophy in life is to operate with a mindset of "constant and never ending improvement", both  personally and professionally..

Dewey Joe Beene Jr.

History

ENTREPRENUERIAL HISTORY

The below list of endeavors include some businesses I've launched, purchased, operated and/or sold over the years. While this list is not exhaustive, it demonstrates my vast array of work across many fields.

BEANSTALK PRODUCTIONS 2020-current BSP was created to help hospitality businesses attract new guests, increase return visits and generate more revenue by integrating entertainment into their business plan.

THOUGHT BOARD STUDIO 2020-current TBS produces white label explainer videos for businesses to effectively communicate concepts to employees, clients, investors, as well as for digital marketing.

VAULT ICE 2017-current The largest premium cocktail ice company in the country, distributed nationwide and aiming for a revenue goal of $20MM, currently tracking at $3.1MM from >$250K in 2020.

IDEAS IN ICE 2014-2017 I negotiated the acquisition and rebranding of this local mom and pop company to serve a national market for premium food service products.

EZ FUN CO 2010-2016 Entertainment company specializing in games, activities and attractions primarily for fairs, festivals, carnivals and other outdoor events, both public and private.

WEDDING WORKSHOP 2009-2020 Live/online collaboration of wedding professionals to guide DIY brides in planning their wedding. Included live events, online access, books, coaching and more.

DOLLY LEVI'S DESIGN STUDIO 2009-2012 Event company that served premier weddings and social events, catering to a very selective clientele with a high-touch approach, and an average event spend of $100K.

INNOVATIVE EVENT SOLUTIONS 2007-2016 Production company specialized in high-end social events and corporate functions, managing 250+/- clients and overseeing transactions around $10MM annually.

D&R PROPERTIES 2006-2011 A personal real estate business primarily consisting of residential rental properties, specifically single-family homes.

SCREAM ACRES HAUNTED HIKE 2005-2006 A seasonal (Halloween) haunted attraction featuring a one-mile guided nighttime hike through a horror-themed outdoor landscape, attracting 150K+ visitors over 20 days.

IES AGENCY 2005-2007 This specialty entertainment booking agency dealt with brokering national entertainers, solo performers, and group acts, catering primarily to corporate clients.

CONCESSION CONCEPTS 1995-2000 This mobile concession and vending company operated in 60 locations, offering drink and snack machines, coin-operated units, and manned concession stands for events.

THE MAGIC WAGON 1991-1993 Seasonal (Christmas) shopping mall kiosks featuring products such as magic tricks, gags and prank items. Noted as the most crowd gathering shop in the mall.

MAGIC WORKS ENTERTAINMENT 1991-2002 This entertainment agency dealt with negotiating, contracting and advancing national bands, solo performers and group acts for private and public events.

DRIVEWAY DETAIL 1989-1991 This onsite mobile auto detail business provided both interior and exterior detailing services for residential client's vehicles in their driveway in 90 minutes or less.

HAPPY TUNES 1988-1991 An entertainment agency that specialized in sing-o-gram performances, booking singers and musicians for surprise social events and occasions, primarily for private events.

LAWN GENIE 1985-1988 This is a residential lawn and light landscape business operated by brokering work from clients out to individuals and small companies who perform the work.

BUTTON EXPRESS 1982-1985 This home-based business dealt in designing, manufacturing, and selling wearable promotional buttons for businesses, as well as specialty souvenirs for events.

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"My entrepreneurial work has taught me to effectively identify opportunities, develop new ideas, and create solutions that bring value to customers and stake holders. My skills in project management, creative problem-solving, and strategic thinking can be harnessed as a valuable asset to any forward thinking business. You'll benefit from my unwavering work ethic, expertise in driving results and creating value for your organization to take your business to the next level." 

References

REFERENCES

To give you a glimpse into the reputation I have spent years building, I'm can provide a thorough list of references that includes colleagues, clients, former employees, family members, and friends. These individuals can attest to who I am, the quality of work I will deliver and the value I can bring to your company. If you'd like the list with names, numbers and emails, simply download the full resumé by clicking the RESUMÉ button below. 

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Contact

CONTACT

I've been in your place before and know you're eager to find the best candidate for your organization. I believe the best way for you to truly understand my work ethic, character, and skillset is to meet with me in person or perhaps set up a Zoom call for an initial introduction.

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