Vincent Ricotta, Vice President of Business Development

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Concept Construction Corp.
(Vice President of Business Development)
August 2014 – Present

Responsible for all activities related to the corporate presentation of the company's services and deliverables, uncovers new business opportunities, public and private sector projects, directs and implements sales and marketing efforts.  Directs new corporate initiatives, creates  new and maintains existing business relationships.  Plans and oversees all strategic company alliances, development teams and development efforts.  Interacts with business initiatives at the Local, State and Federal levels.   Provides consultation to company President and CEO on client and corporate relation interests.

Concept Development Resource Group  CDRG (Buffalo, NY)
(Chair - Facilitator)
(2012-Present)

Concept Construction Corp.
(Director of Business Development/Marketing)
February 2012 – August 2014

Responsible for: 

  • Planning and directing corporation's business development objectives and initiatives. 
  • Facilitates bid opportunities and prepares contract documents for submission and approval. 
  • Company qualification and capability presenter. 
  • Provides consultation to President and CEO on client and corporate relations. 
  • Strategic consultant/Business Planning specialists. 
  • Sales Strategy Development. Creates, implements and oversees corporate expansion initiatives, coalitions and alliances. 
  • Management of internal & external corporate marketing strategies, branding, communications and PR activities. 
  • Uncovers, develops and initiates new business opportunities. Maintains existing and builds new corporate relations with company stakeholders including: customers, architects, sub-contractors, developers, community leaders government affairs specialists and business owners while developing long-term business partnerships designed to increase contract opportunities

Professional Affiliations

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Board Director

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Networking

HCC Government Affairs Co-Chair

Southtown's Harvest Networking

Amherst Chamber of Commerce past Board Director

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Networking

Buffalo Niagara Sales Marketing (BNSM) Executive

 

SLR Contracting & Service Company (Buffalo, NY)
Business Development & Marketing Manager
2009-2012

Construction Business Development Specialists:

  • Increased corporate revenues in excess of 60% in 36 months.  Created and directed corporate re-branding efforts and introduced, implemented and completed delivery of $20M+ private sector development initiative.

Professional Laundry Systems West Inc. (Buffalo, NY)
Executive Vice President & GM
2003-2009

Construction Business Development Specialists:

  • Introduced new distribution business to WNY.  Created and Managed company construction efforts.  Developed corporate Standards of Performance and grew corporate sales from start-up business into the ten's of millions of dollars in 6 years exceeding corporate forecast goals by 230%.  Planned and oversaw the construction of 100's of new development projects.  Design-built national award winning projects.  Performed as project manager overseeing general construction efforts for a diverse portfolio including a variety of new, successful companies throughout WNY.

NOTABLE PROJECTS

  • Absolute Health
  • Albright Knox Art Gallery
  • Arkansas Naturals
  • AVANT Condominium
  • Becker Company
  • Benderson Properties
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Buffalo Bison's
  • Buffalo Lodging Associates
  • Buffalo Schools 
  • Canisius College
  • Econolodge
  • Ellicott Development
  • Erie Civic Center
  • Fiddlers Green
  • Fredonia Health 
  • NYPA
  • OLV Ministries
  • Pep Boys
  • Fresenius-Kabi
  • Garrett Leather
  • Greenfield Health Care
  • Hampton Inns
  • Hart Hotels
  • Hayes Hall UB
  • Homewood Suites
  • ITT Enidine
  • Jamestown Jammers
  • Light Rail Rapid Transit
  • Matt's Lake Effect Laundry
  • McGuire Group 

 

  • National Health Care Assoc.
  • Phillips Edison Properties
  • Popeye's Louisiana Chicken
  • Russell's Steak House
  • SPCA Serving Erie County
  • Salvatore's Grand Hotel
  • Scott Enterprises
  • Seneca Manor
  • St. John's Church
  • Tesla /Solar City
  • The Delavan Hotel
  • Upstate Pharmacy
  • University of Buffalo
  • West Valley Nuclear Demo
  • Zacher Health

Mac-Gray Services (Boston, MA)
Senior District sales Manager - National Trainer
1993-2003   (10 yr. consecutive President's Cup Award recipient - Million Dollar Club)

Curtis 1000 Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Regional District Sales Supervisor
1986-1993 (Honor Club)

NOTABLE PROJECTS

EDUCATION

College: 

  • SUNY Buffalo/ECC:     Electrical Engineering Technology - "Major"                                                                                   Construction Codes & Estimating - "Minor"

CONTINUED EDUCATION

  • Dale Carnegie Training (Buffalo, NY)
  • Strategic Coach Graduate (Toronto, Canada)
  • Xerox Sales (Rochester, NY)
  • Gray Trout Advanced Sales (Cleveland, OH)
  • Curtis 1000 Inc. Advanced Management Skills (Atlanta, GA)