Robert Alexander a Visual Cover Letter

Age Quod Agis - "Do Well Whatever You Do"

This statement is the guiding force in my life and is my personal Mission Statement. It is the motto of my high school, and I have taken it to heart. I am passionate about excelling in whatever I do, whether that is making dinner or working on multi-million dollar advertising campaigns.

I received a BS in Marketing from Portland State in December of 2012; but let's be honest, my degree does not show my intellect or knowledge of marketing. It shows that I have the fortitude and work ethic to finish the things I start and do them well from beginning to end.

After graduating, I got a job a Nike's employee store in Beaverton. During my time at Nike, I learned product and visual merchandising, customer service, and the importance of Brand continuity in a retail setting. This experience penetrates and influences my thought process and analysis in every aspect of what I do. I continually ask myself "How does this affect the customer's experience?"

Me and Mickey Mouse

The two years working at iHeartMedia were some of the best times of my life. As you can imagine, a radio station is a fast-paced and somewhat chaotic working environment. I thrived off the energy and enjoyed the creative people I worked with. In this position, I learned how to communicate, manage cross-functional teams, conduct market research, provide sales and marketing analysis to managers and clients, and to become a storyteller.

After two years at iHeartMedia, my role came to a natural end. Career advancement would have meant outside sales (cold-calling) and that is not my personality. My fiancé was graduating at the same time so we decided to travel while we were still young instead of waiting until we could barely walk up the Spanish Steps in Rome (see below). This really is the Spanish Steps at 6:30am. Jetlag is a great / terrible thing depending on how you embrace it.

European Traveler

3 Months 12 Countries

Below is my video diary about Austria

This is my fiancé, the love of my life and the reason I wake up in the morning. She pushes me to test my limits and that includes professionally. For these reasons, I enjoy spending time with her. I expect that my career will allow me be able to see her in the sunlight..... at least during the spring and summer months.

Tosoh Quartz

Currently I am working at Tosoh Quartz. We produce silicon quartz products for the semiconductor industry. I am a sales and marketing analyst. This position has allowed me to hone my analytical skills and manage sales operations. The skills I have learned will allow me to bring a data driven approach to my next position.

Volunteer Work

Mae Kok Foundation

In the summer after my sophomore year of college, I was fortunate enough to go to Thailand with International Student Volunteers (ISV). To test myself and get out of my comfort zone, I chose Thailand as my destination country. I had no prior knowledge or understanding of the country or culture. I was sent to MFK or Mae Kok Foundation. The above picture was taken during one of the English lessons I taught there. I have returned twice to see the children I created amazing bonds with over the time I have spent there. I grew close to the director of the foundation who will be traveling to the U.S. for the first time to attend my wedding in September.

Recreation / Free-time

Timberline to Meadows Hike

Being a native Oregonian, the outdoors are an important part of my life. I get outside as much as I can but I also love to watch movies and TV, I can binge Netflix with the best of them.

Bungee Jumping


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