George Joseph Ferko V


117 E Chestnut St                                                                           610-597-8007                                     

West Chester, PA 19380                                                                                                                                                                 




George has spent over a year at PayPal producing results at the highest level in a sales capacity.  Prior to working at PayPal he setup and ran a series of record breaking and consistently high ranking direct sales offices. In the years before his career in sales, he was an engineer conducting research in pursuit of a PhD.  He is searching for opportunities within PayPal that have a mission that resonates with his and where his breadth of skills and diverse experience will be utilized to drive profits and growth.




PayPal, Conshohocken, PA

Team Lead - Business Funding Expert                                                                                                                               March 2018-Present

·  Personal Sales: #1 in sales ranking since his first full month in his current sales channel.

·  Leadership and Mentoring: #1 team performance in his channel since accepting a leadership position. Trained and contributed to the training and development of new sales representatives and improvement of low performing members of the team.

·  New Product Integration: Provided subject matter expertise and built training presentations for the integration of PayPal processing products in the lending sales ecosystem.


Vector Marketing, Newtown Square, PA

Senior Executive District Manager                                                                                                                                     Jan. 2013-March 2017

·  Development: Developed and implemented an office intranet based on the mediawiki model using PHP, HTML, and CSS. Built an AB testing model for applicant web forms to optimize applicant conversion throughout the northeast region.

·  Recruiting/Hiring: Over 500 sales people and over 30 office admin staff hired over a 3-year period. Generated hundreds of thousands of prospects via online job boards, university relations, social media, guerilla marketing, and referrals. Vetted, interviewed, and trained applicants.

·  Sales Coaching and Mentoring: Consistently in the top 15 of over 500 offices nationally in trainee performance. Trained, coached, and mentored sales people of which >98% had no professional experience.  Produced approximately $1 million in sales in a 3-year period.

·  Leadership Development: Maintained a team of mid-level assistant managers four of whom were trained, mentored, coached, and promoted to run their own offices.                                                                                                                                                                                 

·  Personal Sales: Generated over 1500 leads through networking resulting in 174 clients. Produced over $55,000 in sales via direct selling of the Cutco product line.


Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Bethlehem, PA

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                     May 2010-Jan.2012

·  Technical Skills: Built programs in R, Mathematica, and Python to aid in the analysis of trends in grain boundary kinetics.

·  Scientific Discoveries: Conducted research on the processing and properties of ceramics leading to discoveries in the methods of analysis of grain boundary kinetics. Reported and presented these results at conferences and to the agencies funding the research, e.g. the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation


Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Bethlehem, PA

Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                                                                                        June 2009-May 2010



Publications & Presentations

A Kundu, GJ Ferko, MP Harmer, “Complexion” Based Strategies for Controlling the Microstructure and Properties of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel for Armor Applications, ICACC’12, FL, Jan. 23, 2012.

GJ Ferko, A Kundu, MP Harmer, Effect of Ytterbium on Grain Boundary Structure and Grain Growth in Magnesium Aluminate Spinel, MS&T2011, Columbus, OH, Oct. 19, 2011.

GJ Ferko, MP Harmer, “Controlling Grain Morphology Viewed in 3D, MS&T2009, Pittsburg, PA, Oct. 25-29, 2009.




Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, GPA: 3.0/4.0                                                                                                                 May 2010

Minor Economics