A high-energy, results-oriented marketing leader with an entrepreneurial attitude and a collaborative working style. With 20 years of experience leading global, cross-cultural teams and developing high-performing strategic partnerships, aggressively drives marketplace success. Well versed in all marketing disciplines with particular expertise in Product Management, New Product Development (NPD), Voice of the Customer (VoC) and digital marketing. Desires a high-level position in a professional corporate environment.
Targeted and landed clients through aggressive digital marketing of Blue Ocean Strategy. Identified new markets for client's existing products that rendered the competition irrelevant. Navigated mid-western glass lamination manufacturing company through negotiated stock sale, including valuation, purchase partner identification, discovery, structured negotiations, and a successful stock sale.
Led strategic marketing for $5,000,000,000 commercial programs insurance division. Provided marketing consulting services to Zurich agents through the creation of customized marketing plans. Developed in-house support services to execute marketing programs on behalf of agents, including website development, lead generation programs, and marketing communications support. Managed $20,000,000 operating budget.
Founded and managed residential landscape design business. Produced customized landscape designs, sold installations, and supervised contractor crews. Generated $250,000 in annual billings.
Product Manager, 1993-1994. Pricing Manager, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1991-1993. Sales and Marketing Associate, Tampa, Florida; San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Houston, Texas, 1988-1990.
Member, Business Marketing Association
Member, American Marketing Association
Chicago Chapter President, Construction Marketing Association
Panelist, Social Media Best Practices, Construction Marketing Association
Chicago BMA Silver Tower Award Winner 2012 - Trade Shows
The Hermes Gold Creative Advertising Award 2011
Chicago BMA Gold Award Winner - eMail Campaigns 2011
Chicago BMA Silver Tower Award Winner - Special Promotions 2011
Knaack, LLC President's Achievement Award 2010
University of Wisconsin-Madison Young President's Award 1985 & 1986
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