David Partain

Marketing Innovation

Wheaton, 60603, USA


Liberty University

Masters Management Leadership , Masters Management Leadership

May 2012 - May 2012

Wheaton College

Communications , Communications

May 1985 - May 1985

Casa Grande Union

June 1981 - June 1981


Vice President- PFS Marketing

Northern Trust , Chicago

April 2011 - July 2012

Lead strategy and implementation of national investment marketing initiatives. Direct Thought Leadership strategy, sales materials & web content. Lead Marketing Technology Innovation team. Management of product/segment marketing budget and initiative metrics.

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Sr Managing Director

Millington Securities, Inc. , Naperville

March 2010 - August 2010

Started and led department. Defined and managed all marketing systems and processes. Developed and implemented metrics, infrastructure and business processes to drive accountability. Created all field sales marketing collateral including presentations, white papers and brochures. Managed development of website, email campaigns and digital campaigns. Implemented and customized Managed internal sales staff.

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Senior VP Sales & Marketing

Alpha Energy , Wheaton

June 2007 - December 2009

Started and led department. Responsible for the overall development, execution and management of strategic marketing programs that secured $10.2 million from investors for private placement offering. Devised communications strategies and timelines, inclusive of public relations, Internet, and e-communications. Created and oversaw message development of collateral and ancillary documents, wrote press releases, and managed the creation of sales and tradeshow presentations. Managed the development, approval and execution of corporate internet/ intranet websites with internal and external partnerships including managing several international technology service providers in Romania and India. Implemented and customized

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Senior Consultant

Dale Carnegie Training , Downers Grove

October 2004 - May 2007

Hired to be a part of new corporate solutions department. Ranked in the top 25 of over 300 global sales professionals within two years. Developed internal corporate solutions proposal system.

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WCFC TV 38 , Chicago

January 2001 - September 2004

Managed external-facing department that teamed with small businesses and not-for-profits to provide media training and media-buying opportunities within the client organization’s strategic marketing plans. Assembled multi-disciplinary team to provide content for promotional projects and communicate new show concepts. One of the coolest projects that I worked on during my time was teaming up with the Office of Special Events for the CIty of Chicago as major sponsor for several annual music festivals while serving as the organizational spokesperson at all pre-festival and festival speaking events. Being an MC at Grant Park is a rush...

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Managing Director , Wheaton

March 2000 - December 2000

Raised initial corporate funding through venture capital marketing efforts. Produced business plan that identified various target audience needs specific to digital financial services through the use of demographic modeling and research. Managed relationships with external design group, web consultants and fund-raising professionals.

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VP- Digital Marketing

First Trust Portfolios , Lisle

July 1996 - March 2000

Recruited to start and lead 3 departments including digital marketing, public relations and strategic online national accounts. Assembled multi-disciplinary team (technology, marketing, and creative) to align all digital marketing activities and communicate best practices throughout the organization. Established industry group to design and implement an online trading platform that increased industry-wide sales and elevated client service, replacing an outdated system that required time-consuming manual inputs and telephone communications. Developed PR function and managed media relationships including the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and numerous investment industry media outlets.

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VP- Product Manager

Van Kampen Funds , Oak Brook

June 1992 - July 1996

Recruited to start and lead new product offering. Product manager for new product line that grew into the best selling product during tenure. Served as the industry knowledge manager analyzing and documenting market trends, business challenges, competitors’ service offerings and positioning, financial statistics and marketing opportunities. Participated in industry group and created monthly newsletter to increase member participation. Fulfilled retail and industry-related speaking engagements at both internal and external seminars and customer events.

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Portfolio Buyer/ Sales

First Trust Portfolios , Chicago

August 1986 - June 1992

Responsible for the evaluation and purchase of all taxable investments for inclusion in portfolios. Designed PC-based system to monitor and market mortgage-backed securities.

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