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Professional Summary

Building is my passion.

Building specific, engaging, and retainable training designed to enhance, enrich, and grow companies, teams, and people.

I cultivate a culture of inclusion and competition.

I ask the tough question, am flexible, and I maintain my ethical integrity in everything I do.

~Kristy Lopez

The Highlights

20 years training and curriculum development for entrepreneurs, from C-Suite to field-level employees, and college courses – in-person, hybrid, and online.

20 years leading in-person, remote, and hybrid teams in sales, operations, L&D, and project management.

15+ Playbooks/SOPs created for a variety of companies and teams, decreasing on-boarding time by 50%, increasing knowledge retention and increasing team/department efficiencies exponentially.  

Humanizing Online Learning certification earned by completing 45+ hours of professional development focused on enhancing instructor presence and impact.


Operations Training Manager

11/2021 – Present

3 & 4PL talent recruiting agency supporting promotional events, photo shoots, street teams, supporting retail merchandising in big box retailers.

Responsible for training and development creation and execution for the entire organization, including:

  • Overhaul of the onboarding training for new employees both on- and off-shore
  • Development of program manager training, ongoing leadership training, and playbook
  • Updating of all training materials in the Trainual platform and utilizing the platform to the fullest

Oversee both the booking team and two clients for retail resets in Rite Aid, Ulta Beauty, Walmart, and Dollar General, staffing and reset execution in over 4,000 retail stores across the US. Results: Increase of program profitability by 115% YoY with similar programs.

Development and implementation of rep hours processing and accounting procedures for retail merchandising programs. Results: Decrease in processing time from 5 days to 1.5 days, paying reps and invoicing clients 1 week faster, and decreasing time until payment is received.

Participate on the board of the Culture Club to drive a positive culture, involvement, and inclusion of all employees, and create a fun environment for everyone.


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Adjunct Professor

2015—Present

Instructor for 3-unit courses (in-person, hybrid, and online): Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Communications. Creation of interactive courses, assisting students with writing full business plans, including P&L, marketing and operations plans, full launch of start-ups, and how to communicate effectively.

Results: Creation of successful college courses with assignments and testing from reading materials to presentation, 96% course pass-rate.


Regional Manager   

Creative Channel Retail, Strategic Project & Continuous Improvement Manager

Creative Channel Services, Regional Manager     

2014 – 2021

Programs: TracFone, Nest, ADT, Qualcomm, iRobot, LG Home Appliances

Led learning and development initiatives through design and execution of several training courses in communications, sales, customer focus, and professional growth. Client expectations increased because of heightened team performance, creating a high-talent, high-performance environment. Results: Won two RFPs with client, even though pricing was higher than competitors.

Creation of Playbooks/SOPs for field and management teams, both in PDF and in an interactive online version. Results: Reduced on-boarding training time from 3 weeks to 1.5 weeks and enhanced team efficiencies with immediate access to all information needed to complete the job.

Overhauled reporting cadence and instructions to increase access to reporting information for the team to ensure they can make informed decisions quickly. Results: Changed reporting frequency and delivery for field team to once per week from once per quarter, including KPI tracking and completion.

Participated on the board of several internal task forces, enhancing relationships across the organization to continue enhancing training and operations for the organization and my direct team.

  • Field Team and Retail Training Creation – with corporate training and operations departments
  • Program Efficiencies – with operations and finance departments
  • Competitive Products Overview and Comparisons – with client
  • Field Advisory Board – with HR

Talent recruiting and management; 15-100 employees on six programs, both part-time and full-time.


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Project Coordinator

2009—20014

Operations, project management & support, & HR responsibilities for VZW master dealer distributor.

Multiple HR projects, including: testing of new HRIS, employee relations & development, employees file processes management, employee file audits, personnel review documentation, re-vamping of new-hire processes.

Designed & initiated peer recognition programs & company sponsored reward incentives to overcome morale challenges after a 30% company-wide downsizing.

Supervised operational processes for the rollout of internal systems, including CRM and web-based tools: architecture design, strategic planning, program management, cross-departmental coordination, compliance development, testing, & corporate communication/training.


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Director of Operations

2006—2009

Vendor management, training, operations, & HR responsibilities for national franchise system.

Development of turn-key solutions for franchisees, 90 new store openings & the sale of 200 new franchise opportunities.

Designed and conducted classroom & virtual training’s encompassing all aspects of business. Designed and authored the business operations manual, distance learning modules, & weekly conference calls.

Management & coaching for 40+ franchised locations nationwide, assisting business owners to develop appropriate business policies, plans, and processes.