I am not afraid of questions. I have developed a substantial network of subject matter experts, through both successful and difficult times. As my mentor often wisely states: "Build bridges through hard-work and dedication. Let this be your legacy." My network fortifies my career.
I have a passion for the digital space and its never-ending opportunity to learn, ameliorate, and share knowledge. As a digital marketing, product development, and business development professional, I believe my strategic thinking and ability to learn fast provide me with acute capabilities to manage, motivate and mentor large and successful cross-functional teams. My desire to be a subject matter expert in my field drives my personal work-ethic.
With 25+ years in business, I can say that emerging technologies have fascinated me from the beginning of my career. Each has played a distinct role in my ability to provide meaningful storytelling and tech contributions to virtually any organization while also cultivating a dynamic workplace where success is just as crucial as a stumble. I believe these efforts are impactful in today's supersonic digital marketplace.
As we know, digital disruption has affected the marketplace in ways few could have ever imagined. The speed of technological evolution, how messaging combines to drive consumer/customer understanding of brands, how data is gathered, and what insights are leveraged to drive your organization are astounding.
These make for exciting times professionally. Digital success is often measured by longevity when, in my opinion, it should be measured by a brand's ability to develop a positive relationship with its targeted audience. Continuing to meet your audiences' expectations while delivering authentic products and services can change lives. Do we meet or exceed their expectations? That is our mission. That is my ambition.
I am from Cleveland born and raised. I moved to Chicago to complete my John Carroll University BA in Communications through an internship at a Chicago television station in 1992. I have lived in Chicago, LA, Miami, and Austin, but have recently returned to Cleveland to complete my MBA and be close to family and friends.
I have challenged myself by working in several verticals including internet, e-comm, broadcasting, cable content distribution, entertainment, hospitality, business services, publishing, and agency strategy & delivery. The thread that connects the span of my career has been my efforts to build a symbiotic network of subject matter experts, collect data to formulate strategic insights, continuing to push myself and others to tell the story of a brand's worth, all to deliver products and services meant to delight customers.
Over the years, I have served on several professional Boards of Directors and won awards for dedication and expertise. I was also fortunate to have been the inaugural President of the Cable & Telecommunication Association of Marketing's (CTAM) Midwest Chapter for several years. These experiences, combined with growing business acumen and education, have provided me with a breadth of leadership experience and valuable professional skills.