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Cal-Conn Enterprises, Inc. Executive Team Biography


The Prerequisite for Success


John Krikorian, Consultant, Publisher, Marketing Executive

John has over 45 years of marketing experience, is a community activist, involved in many boards – past and present- that include the County of Los Angeles Human Relations Corporate Advisory Council, Los Angeles County Small Business Commission, County of Los Angeles Area Agency for Agency, Glendale Adventist Medical Center Advisory Council, Pasadena’s Mayor Disability Committee, Woodbury University President’s Executive Council, and Pasadena Special Olympics, to mention a few.  Past: Foothill-Pasadena Branch of the Los Angeles Urban League, Glendale-La Crescent Red Cross Chapter, Glendale President Advisory Council, Burbank and Pasadena Chambers of Commerce, Consumer Advisory Panel for Sempra Gas Company to mention a few. John is the former Vice President/Advertising Director of a Times (now Tribune) major newspaper in Hartford, Connecticut. A graduate of Bryant Univesity, Providence, Rhode Island and an U.S. Army Veteran. His career experience includes marketing and sales management.  Healthcare marketing and developing community outreach programs, developing market research for new business start-ups   Government relations’ healthcare & minorities and Crisis management. John has received many awards of recognition for business, community service and more. The ability to communicate is essential to creating a bridge between ideas and their accomplishments. “These are exciting and dramatic times for anyone who is trying to communicate effectively.  New forms of media continue to emerge daily as the face of the market changes rapidly and it takes revaluating where you are and where you want to go, and where the world is going”, notes Krikorian.

Gregory S. Krikorian, Executive Vice President of Development, Marketing Executive, Consultant


Greg has over 20 years of experience in retail/marketing through major publications, such as the New York Tribune and the Detroit News, where he received the “Creative Advertising Award.” Manages external & internal communications for Cal-Conn Enterprises, Inc. He has developed cost effective domestic/international marketing projects.  His experience also includes government relations, crisis management and community relations.  Produced television commercials and newsprint for advertising campaigns. Responsible for Developing and Implementing Corporate Community Outreach Programs throughout Los Angeles County. Develop client marketing & public relation strategies for penetrating and gaining market share within the ethnic markets with emphasis on Armenian, Asian, African American, Persian, Hispanic and Russian communities.  Strategic Media Services; Buying, Traffic and Media Coordination. Create and Implement Small Business Forums.  Manage website, Market Research  & Project Management, Manage operation planning for sales and support staff.  (Direct & agency), interface with vendors and expense management.  Establish strategic and operational sales growth plans designed to build revenue and enhance market position.  Greg is on various boards such as the Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council and is presently an elected official on the Glendale Unified School District serving in the 2007-2008 year as president for the group.


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