I bring 30+ years of significant international sales, marketing, and strategic-partnership capabilities to your team on Day One. I was a Founding-member of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center San Diego, the San Diego Software Industry Council, and the Dayton Human Trafficking Accords. I am a native United States Citizen with a valid EU Work/Residence Permit, valid through 2021.
Starting in 1977 I have been an advocate for the reform of marijuana laws, and since 2015 I have been involved fulltime in the legal cannabis markets in North America and Europe; serving both international public companies, companies transitioning into the sector, and brand new startups.
C-level business development
International sales and business development
Strategic and tactical implementation
Special projects management
Technology, internet and social media acumen
1984, University of Dayton
B.A. Psychology, Music minor-emphasis
Advanced training courses from: IBM, Appel, Novel, Microsoft, Salesforce, Dale Carnegie, Franklin Institute, S.P.I.N. Selling, Tom Hopkins and others.
CTA Consultancy 1989 – present
Provided start-ups, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies with various services as a FTE, Consultant, or Board of Advisor in the following capacities: C-level Business Strategy, International Project Management, Senior Executive Recruitment, World Trade Center trade missions, B2B Special Projects, Consulting, Technology Project Management, Human Rights Advocacy, Music management, Business development, Sales, Marketing and Social Media.
Founding Board of Director - World Trade Center San Diego
Founding Board of Director - San Diego Software Council
Lead Consultant – California Trade and Investment Office EU
Lead Consultant – IBM White Plains Research project
Director - George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic – Flashlight2013
Lead Consultant - Deutsche Telekom
North America Vice-President – iSeeTV London
Financial Services Company New York - consultant
German Bankers Association – technology advisor
San Diego Convention Center – Lead Consultant
Lawinfo.com / FINDLAW – Top 5% salesperson
Chaparral Computers and Networks / CompuCom – Top 5% salesperson
San Diego Economic Development Corporation – Lead Consultant
Fijitsu Japan – Lead Consultant
Deutsche Bank – Technology Partner
Sold 1st NeXT computer
Sold 1st Novell LAN/WAN
Sold 1st Object-oriented cross-platform toolset
Sold 1st Windows CRM
Sold 1st Internet video marketing campaigns
Founder, La Jolla Human Trafficking Accords
Founder, Dayton Human Trafficking Accords
Founder, SVDP Christmas Caroling and Limo Party
President, University of Dayton San Diego Alumni
Intern, Dayton Free Clinic
Advisor, City of Hope - Dubai
Key accomplishments: Assisted with the freeing from prison a child victim of human trafficking serving life without parole, initiated Goldman Sachs’ divestment of a human-trafficking related publication, assisted advocates on the frontlines in Dubai, Ohio, California and elsewhere.
LinkedIN profile at www.philcenedella.com
“Phil is an absolute professional. Flexible, hardworking and driven. His results were great and we highly recommend his services.” - BLF, Sept. 2014
"Phil is terrific enthusiastic, easy to work with, and responsive. And the guy can sell I mean he can really sell!” - OMP, Dec. 2014
“Phil has boundless enthusiasm and always applies 100% effort to all he does. Phil researched the US market for iSeeTV, created all the partnership and sales opportunities and was key to our success in launching in the USA. The USA became our best market by far, and I know that we would never have broken into that extremely tough market without Phil. His combination of broad based business knowledge, willingness to learn, team spirit and superb networking skills is very rare and extremely valuable. Always positive, he was a joy to work with. I thoroughly recommend him.” - Glyn Radcliffe-Brine , Media Logic iSeeTV, UK
"Phil Cenedella has been my contact for several years and I have found him to be the consummate professional. He will always promptly return a call or provide me an answer to an inquiry. He is always "on-it" and truly treats a client as if they were part of his extended family. It's very rare these days to find someone as dedicated to his business and his clients as Phil. Phil has all the characteristics of what I look for when I have occasion to be expanding my staff. He is honest to a fault, dedicated, sincere and is the paramount reason for my firm's continuing to remain with LawInfo." - David I. Fuchs , Attorney, Florida, USA
“Phil is a very detail oriented person with an emphasis on a human touch! He has a strong standard of ethics and is extremely reliable.. He listens and is open to learning with humility and sincere dedication. Phil, personally took the initiative to rescue City of Hope while it was under a political attack from authorities who wanted to silence me as an activist! This is an act of a committed humanitarian. For this I am very grateful” - Sharla Musabih, Director/Founder , founder of United Hope UAE, United Hope Ethiopia
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to recommend Phil Cenedella. He is one of the hardest working people I have the privilege to work with. He is dedicated and tenacious at everything he undertakes. Phil is passionate about his work and takes pride in his commitment not only in his new clients but to his whole client base. Phil is a forward thinker and strategizer and this makes him exceptionally good at his work and any projects he commits himself too. Phil is the type of person that strives for excellence every day and I am pleased to be associated with him through work, philanthropic participation, and his dedication as a Human Rights Activist.” - Kim Sorrells
“Phil is one of the hardest working and most effective people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is a team player who works smart and is always willing to praise a colleague. His knowledge of the internet is incredible. In short, if you ever have the chance to work with or hire Phil, you would be a fool if you did not take advantage of that chance. I have known Phil professionally and personally for over five years and commend him for his work on behalf of women and children in crisis.” - Chuck Hardwick
“Phil is the most personable, genuine, charismatic and effective business development manager I have had the pleasure to work with. He instills trust and confidence!” - Jean-Philippe Lafleur , Software Architect , Media Logic
“Phil has boundless enthusiasm and always applies 100% effort to all he does. Phil researched the US market for iSeeTV, created all the partnership and sales opportunities and was key to our success in launching in the USA. The USA became our best market by far, and I know that we would never have broken into that extremely tough market without Phil. His combination of broad based business knowledge, willingness to learn, team spirit and superb networking skills is very rare and extremely valuable. Always positive, he was a joy to work with. I thoroughly recommend him.” - Glyn Radcliffe-Brine , Marketing Director , Media Logic iSeeTV
"I worked very closely with Phil, he possess the ultimate drive for success and is an outstanding problem solver who worked very well with me and all other departments in the company. In addition to his work ethics, Phil has a huge heart and takes on many volunteer projects with a dedication I've never seen before. He inspires me and other people to make a difference in the world. I highly recommend Phil in any endeavor you're considering, he brings high standards of professionalism and quality and would make a great asset to any organization."
- Shannon Galloway
“Phil is family.”
- George Clinton
Dankeschoen, Thank you, Gracias.