Fluid Salons, LLC - East Lansing, MI                                                                                                      2015 - current

Owner

  • Discovered a network of stylists who were unsatisfied with salon ownership
  • Developed a strategic plan where the owner, stylists and customer can all thrive
  • Thrilled so far with the results!

CJBuck Consulting - Okemos, MI                                                                                                           2013 - current

Owner & Consultant

  • Realized that Michigan, mid-Michigan in particular, has fantastic resources to assist business owners and start-ups.
  • Identified that my philosophies shaped in Corporate America transcends industries.
  • Decided that economic recovery is hinged on making existing businesses more successful.
  • Launched CJBuck Consulting as a win-win effort to support the local business owner.
  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors (2009-2017)
    • Executive Committee
    • Chair - Finance & Audit Committee
    • Personnel Committee
  • Meridian Township Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2014-Present)
    • Board Chair - 2015, 2016, 2017

Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Toledo, OH                                                                                                          2004 - 2008

Regional Vice President

  • P&L and daily operations to 23 neighborhood locations yielding $27 MM revenue in fiscal 2008
  • Grew profits each year totaling 594% Operating Profit growth (2008 vs. 2004)
  • Decreased Employee turnover by 9% over a four year period.
  • Exceptional Achievement Award winner for: Group Daily Rental (2008), Risk Management/Vehicle Repair (2005, 2006) and Business Management/Accounting (2005, 2007)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Seattle, WA                                                                                                          1993 - 2004

Regional Rental Manager, Area Rental Manager, Branch Rental Manager

Professional & Community Affiliations

McCardel Restoration - East Lansing, MI                                                                                                  2014 - 2016

Consultant/Business Manager & Chief Operating Officer

  • Marketing - hired and trained sales team. Created marketing collateral. Networking, trade groups and philanthropy.
  • Employee Development - created standardized hierarchy, titles, wage & performance reviews.
  • Customer Service - implemented system to get feedback from end user.  Trained staff on how to avoid common missteps.
  • Reporting - launched rhythmic meetings to get updates on pending sales, works-in-progress and accounts receivable among others.  Assisted in the redevelopment of P&L to reflect divisions and set gross and net profit margin targets.  All designed to hold the staff more accountable for performance.

Experience

cjbuck consulting profit growth, cjbuck consulting business advice

Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                 1990 - 1993

Branch Manager, Assistant Manager, Management Trainee

Education

Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA                                                                                                                   1990

B.A. in Liberal Arts

  • Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity
  • Study Abroad - Cologne, Germany - Fall 1989

Enterprise Holdings - Lansing, MI                                                                                                              2008 - 2013

Regional Vice President (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent-A-Car)

  • Full P&L and daily operations to 56 neighborhood and 7 airport locations yielding $65 MM revenue in fiscal 2013
  • Hired, Trained and Developed over 150 college graduate, management-track employees + 250 support staff
  • Grew profits each year totaling 488% Operating Profit growth (2013 vs. 2008)
  • Decreased employee turnover by 16% over a three year period
  • Increased customer service scores by 7% over a four-year period
  • Exceptional Achievement Award winner for:  Group Daily Rental (2011), Human Resource & Talent Acquisition (2012) and Corporate Account Development (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)