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    James Sparks

    Chicago, Illinois

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    The Sparks Group,

    Specialties

    Account Management

    Business Development

    Sales Management & Operations

    Where I've Worked
    N

    Apr 2012 – Nov 2013

    Adjunct Professor

    National Louis University

    Jan 2006 – Jan 2010

    Managing Director - Acquirer Relations and Strategic Merchants R

    DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
    N

    Jan 2003 – Jan 2005

    Director

    National Accounts
    T

    Jan 1999 – Jan 2003

    Group Manager Business Development - Travel

    Target Markets
    T

    Jan 1994 – Jan 1999

    Vice President / Industry Sales Manager

    Travel and Hospitality Industries

    Jan 1992 – Jan 1994

    Director, Cardmember Activation and Communications

    DISCOVER CARD SERVICES INC
    M

    Jan 1986 – Jan 1992

    Director, Merchant Marketing

    Merchant Support, ValuFinders, and Coop
    T

    Jan 2011 – Present

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    The Sparks Group,
    K

    Jan 1983 – Jan 1984

    Account Supervisor

    KETCHUM M&S
    Where I've Studied

    In Progress

    BS, Communications and Marketing

    University of Illinois

    MBA, Business

    University of Chicago, Booth School

    Leadership Development

    The Center for Creative Leadership

    MBA, Studies in Advertising

    Northwestern University, Institute of Advance

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