My career began in the early 1990’s with the leap from MBA program to Ford Motor Company. After seven years of experience with the manufacturing and then financial services I was ready to finish my transition from finance to the product/marketing functions. After a few years with Cendant I found that I had a real desire to try my hand at start-up organizations. I was baptized by fire with one of the first DSL companies that targeted SMB’s. We opened 60 cities with a full-scale sales and marketing assault, stressful but fun. After several healthcare and telecom start-ups I most recently spent time as the first Women’s Health Service Line Executive at Ascension. This position utilized all the skills I’d developed creating new communication opportunities, generating leads, launching new products, branding and dabbling in new forms of social media.
It’s been said that my sense of humor permeates everything I do. I’ve always been able to provide results, but there’s no reason not to enjoy the process. Having worked with Fortune 500, growth and start-up organizations across several industries developing marketing and sales strategies I have had the unique opportunity to develop an innate understanding of what the client needs and how to approach them.
I funded my education with basketball and academic scholarships earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania and an MBA with a marketing concentration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I am honored to serve on the board of several non-profits as well as Saint Vincent College.