Me, and some of my stuff

I never thought I would find myself writing my biography. I suppose most people think the same thing. In fact most people probably never wake up one day and say to themselves “today I’m going to share my story with my fellow earthlings.” My parents never told me I’d have to write one, they never mentioned it or held any classes about it while I attended York and Ryerson Universities and I’ve never asked any of my friends if they have one. I’m a business executive, not a social media expert but now I’m going to do what I’ve done my entire career. I’m going to learn everything there is to know through my old school hard work ethic and become one.

As I mentioned I was educated at at both York and Ryerson Universities. I studied Global Entrepreneurship, International Marketing, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Acquisitions and Divestitures. I’ve always had a strong work and family ethic was instilled to me by my father. Between that parental guidance and my time at school baking me to brick rather than crumbling me to mediocrity I’ve come to enjoy the challenges thrown at me both at work and in life.

People who are driven never leave their ethics at a door. It follows them everywhere.

Balance between work is incredibly important to me and even though I will frequently work twenty hour days nothing will keep me from from attending a school event or being there for my family. In both work and family life, no detail is ever too small and I give them both my very best. Without dedication to either both would falter.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have tied together a rewarding career beginning in 1990 as an international sales manager for Ontario Security Contractors in Toronto Canada. During my very first year I capitulated over $2 million is sales while developing domestic and international market exposure.

In 1997 I accepted a contract with Tradeshow Multimedia where I then strategically built and executed international expansion plans which greatly expanded their client base.

As my skill grew so did my appetite for new challenges so in 1998 I began the first of 10 great years as President of Armet Metalworks.

I assembled a team of high calibre dedicated professionals and together with and with myself wearing the large hat of responsibility for the overall profitability, sales and service. Armet began from the ground up and with myself as President along with a great team became a large volume organisation.

Today I am a consultant for Arotalia Back Office Solutions. We began working together in 2008 and I have defined the strategic goals and sales strategies associated with a new company and have brought it into a forceful breathing and profitable life ahead of schedule.

As I revealed at the beginning, I have had a very rewarding career thus far. It has allowed me to raise my family and keep them safe as well as satisfy my hunger for ever greater challenges.

Even if you look up the word challenge in the dictionary you find it as a noun meaning dispute and question. As a verb in the thesaurus it is similar to words such as accost, arouse, ask for, assert, claim and confront.

I may be new to writing, but I’d prefer the word challenge to be associated with the verb greatness who’s synonyms include chivalry, dignity, distinction, generosity, idealism, illustriousness, merit, morality, nobility, sublimity and worthiness.

Speaking meeting challenges and this is the first time I’ve ever written my own biography, maybe I’m not too bad at it after all. Perhaps there is a new career out there for me as a writer or at the very least, another challenge met and achieved.

~ Jihad Georgi

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