Cooper J Kalisek

Business Development and Marketing professional with proven track record of achieving brand changing and business building results in varied positions across multiple industries. Specializing in very core or niche industries.  “I am a passionate about solving challenging systemic operational problems that others’ see as insurmountable by leveraging my entrepreneurial business background, sales and marketing skill set, and managerial experience”

As a real estate entrepreneur, Cooper has a knack for recognizing the potential in properties that others would overlook. Mr. Kalisek has been transacting real estate for both clients and personally since 2002. He has founded or managed companies in all areas of real estate, including both residential and commercial real estate, the mortgage industry, and construction and development.

Since 2018, his personal portfolio has seen projects with an average return of 50.8%, with occasional project returns in the triple digits.

Since 2018, Cooper has successfully executed 13 projects that have either sold or retained as longer term investments. Through his vision and improvements, his latest round of investments has grown from $5.6m to a value of over $13.5m.

Experience

CEO & Founder, North End Group, Boise, ID

  • Vertically integrated construction company
  • Real estate industry consulting services
  • Residential and Commercial real estate acqusitions
  • Historically correct remodel and renovations
  • Licensed Idaho Real Estate agent

Owner, Jaxon LLC, Complete Real Estate Services, Boise, ID  8/2006— present

  • Launched company to cater to commercial investors
  • Managed multiple investment projects simultaneously
  • Raised investor capital and coordinated all project financing
  • Licensed broker as of 10/10/08

Expert Realty  8/2006 — 10/2008

  • Salesman of the month 9 times during first 12 months
  • Salesman of the year first year
  • Achieved NAR Gold Status in rookie year
  • Focused on first-time homeowners

Inter-Department Business Development Manager & Pilot                  Jackson Jet Center   2017 – 2020

  • Responsible for solving business development and operational problems.
  • Revised management structure and re-positioned Parts Department business model increasing sales by 54% Y.O.Y.
  • Developed sales and marketing strategy for the Avionics Department utilizing print, web, SEO and CO-OP while integrating  salefsforce.com successfully increasing new business to above capacity. Hired world class installer to handle increase workload
  • Re-vamped Charter department Sales Team and SOP’s to achieve full charter aircraft utilization while decreasing team workload.
  • Developed sales program to generate revenue on idle asset flights, and implemented cloud based software to help automate and provide analytics to the charter flight sales and scheduling  processes. Increasing quoted business by 925%, accepted requests 325%, and achieving a 98% customer response rate Y.O.Y
  • Contract Captain PC-12.  Contract First Officer Citation CJ3+ and Sovereign

Founder and CEO Intacto Arms         2011-2016

  • Identified and executed on all requirements to secure all State and Federal Licensing to Manufacture firearms
  • Developed full line of 1911 and ar-15 firearms that resulted in multiple magazine articles for industry changing accuracy allowing us to secure business with members of 56 different police departments, swat teams and numerous military personnel
  • Studied classical pistol smithing techniques, hand metal working,  and machining processes allowing me to become one of the youngest Master 1911 Pistol Smiths in the country leaving Intacto as one of the go to armories in our field
  • Oversaw development and growth of digital, print and social media marketing strategies resulting in Intacto Arms being in the top 10 socially followed firearm companies.
  • Developed Law Enforcement, Military, Retail, and wholesale distribution channels and customers in a niche core industry
  • Sold company to a third party which allowed me to exit the firearms business and later assisted them in exiting from the firearm industry prior to the 2016 Elections that eventually decimated the Firearm Industry.

Interim CEO, Big River Innovations Inc, Boise, ID  8/2006 — 10/2008

  • Repositioned failing Product line from water to  Snow and Skate Segments
  • Designed and Developed new products to revamp revenue abilities
  • Positioned the company as am innovative game changing product snowboard product
  • Rebranded all Print, Vide0, Digital and social medial messaging strategies
  • Developed International sales distribution channels over 19 countries
  • Developed North American retail sales channels in 2200 brick and mortar shops
  • Hired and trained sales manager, marketing mager and director of operations
  • Helped board of directors develop and execute a (divestment, exit, liquidity strategy)

Interim CEO, COO, Sales and Marketing Manager, Sales Rep              Banshee Bungee      2005 – 2010

  • Built a globally recognized brand inside the action sports industry and positioned the company as innovative game changing snowboard product
  • Repositioned failing Product line from water to  snow and skate segments, transforming the core snowboarding category from alpine to urban allowing our company to change the face of snowboarding.
  • Designed and Developed new products to add to our portfolio to successfully extend the brand into adjacent categories successfully generating business saving revenue.
  • Managed various ad agencies and creatives to execute projects while adhering to our brands identity standards and overall messaging strategy , positioning our brand as a core snowboard company in one of the most discerning groups of consumers and athletes in any arena. Allowing us to develop a group of professional athletes and influencers that evangelized our product via social media, growing  the brand on our behalf.
  • Followed current market trends to develop relevant brand identity and messaging strategies to connect with key customer segments while using salesforce, google analytics and other web based analytical tools to fine tune messaging strategies.
  • Managed all promotional events and trade shows allowing us to developed International sales distribution channels in 19 countries, North American retail sales channels in 2200 brick and mortar shops, resulting in triple digit sales growth every year.
  • Helped board of directors develop and execute a (divestment, exit, liquidity strategy)
  • Helped CEO raise capital through private equity firms, and eventually assisted the board in executing an exit strategy

District Sales Manager, Ace Industrial Supply, Sun Valley, CA  8/2002— 7/2004

  • Selected office site for Boise sales office, negotiated lease and all office services
  • Recruited, hired and trained all new employees; established pay scales for Boise employees
  • Managed three sales managers and their teams

Boise Office Sales Manager, Ace Industrial Supply, Sun Valley, CA  5/2001— 8/2002

  • Increased office sales by 6%; top producer three months in a row
  • Developed and delivered sales training courses for new employees
  • Developed product specification sheets

Sales Manager, Big State Industrial Supply, Boise, ID  6/1998— 4/2001

  • Salesman of the month 11 of first 12 months
  • Increased sales by 38% by adding A.M. Team
  • Expanded sales to include large multi-state contractor accounts
  • Trained and managed all new employees; designed and implemented new sales training course
  • Supervised Boise office operations including contracts, payroll, and account database
  • Implemented program to assist in reducing employee attrition rate
  • Assisted in development of automated account tracking system

EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Management, Boise State University 2006 

  • Graduated on Dean’s List with High Honors
  • Completed 103.66 credits in final two years while working full time
  • NAR Realtor
  • Idaho Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Current)
  • Idaho Licensed Real Estate Broker (2007)
  • Completed Internship, Carlson Travel, HR Coordinator
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • FAA AMEL Commercial Instrument 
  • FAA ASEL Commercial Instrument
  • FAA ASEL Instrument- IFR Current
  • Restricted Radio Operators License 
  • PADI Open Water 2 Scuba Diver
  • 1911 Master Pistolsmith