Head Chef’s Background

#kerramel #chicagophotographer #photographer #chicagoMike Cooper brings over 30 years of successful selling, marketing and sales management experience to the Sales Kitchen. He has worked for two regional and four national firms achieving increased levels of responsibility as well as developing innovative ways to grow their businesses. Mike has cooked up solutions to increase sales on many industry powerhouse consumer brands including:

  • Hood Ice Cream
  • Perdue Chicken
  • Butterball Turkey
  • Healthy Choice Cold Cuts
  • Superior Farms Lamb
  • Chung’s Egg Rolls
  • CLR Rust Remover
  • Tarn-X Silver Polish

He is a sales specialist and earned both his BS in marketing and MBA from Northeastern University in Boston; and in 2010, Mike earned certifications as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Workshop Facilitator and Sales Specialist. Career accomplishments include:

  • Over 30 years experience in sales and sales management achieving increased levels of responsibility
  • Director of Sales for a $185 million consumer products brand
  • Director of Customer Marketing for a $600 million consumer products region
  • Obtained hundreds of new product authorizations and distribution
  • Landed dozens of new customers
  • Founder and Chief Sales Officer of Sales Kitchen, a sales consulting and coaching firm with world headquarters in Naperville, Illinois
  • Coached and trained over 2,250 sales warriors to achieve good results
  • Hole -In-One: Conley Resort & Golf, September 12, 2011, 11th hole, 105 yards, par 3, King Cobra sand wedge, Titleist ball, with Dad (Bill Cooper), Brother (Billy Cooper) and Dad’s friend Graham.
  • Founder and co-owner Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services, serving seniors with cognitive and/or physical challenges who are unable to stay safely at home alone. NSC is a safe setting for Members and peace of mind for their caregivers.
  • Adjunct Professor at Waubaunsee Community College
  • Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and served 21 years as Financial Secretary for St. Elizabeth Seton Council 10025
  • Serving on local not for profit Boards of Directors
    • Ride Assist Naperville
    • Elderday Center, Batavia
  • Member of several community organizations and current Chair Naperville-Lisle-TRIAD Speakers Bureau

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