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1976-2013  Owner/Operator/Corp. President/ S. Ross  & Co., Inc.

 Purchased existing business.

946 41st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

Responsibilities: Sales (in store and in home). Ordering,

advertising, marketing, keeping financial books, buying, coordinating and training

installation and office personnel; coordinating manufacture

of finished custom-made home furnishings. Sold business and retired in 2013.

1973-1976  Partner/President of Corporation/ Textile Associates

139 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33139

 Responsibilities: Start up of new business.Head of sales. Setting up of fabric showroom in

 Miami’s Design District. Hiring and training of office personnel,

Dealing with a multitude of clientele, both of a residential and

commercial ilk. Sold successful wholesale business in order to open retail business.

1971-1973   Manager Trainee/Store Manager/ Food Fair Stores, Miami, FL.

Responsibilities: Managed store, did ordering, supervised 25 employees. Scheduling and banking.

1967-1973    Petty Officer 2nd Class/U.S. Navy/

Responsibilities: U.S. Navy Diver & Captain of River Patrol Boat

in the Mekong Delta Region of the Republic of Viet Nam.  Numerous combat experiences.

Responsible for the lives of the crew members and made decisions to that effect.


EDUCATION      Broward College AA Degree                                      1985

                          Miami Norland High School                            Grad.   1965

                          Numerous U.S. Navy Schools:

    US Navy First Class Divers School, Subic Bay, Philippines

    Atomic Warfare Survival School, San Diego, CA.

    Basic Electronics and Electricity School, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA

    Inshore Undersea Warfare School, Coronado Island, San Diego, CA

    US Navy SERE Training (Survival, Escape, Resistance, Evasion) Warner Springs, CA.


ASSETS    Excellent communication skills, handle stress very well, accustomed to dealing with emergencies and solving them in a professional manner with desired results; superlative people skills. Full knowledge in start-up requirements for new businesses, and everyday operation of a small business.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Home or Personal Maintenance Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


I have an AA degree. I have completed many different military schools, and I have owned and operated my own business for over 37 years. Owning your own successful business for an extended period of time is an education in itself.

Richard Kirshen

Communication Methods

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