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Summary

Marketing executive with broad experience in all aspects of product management, quality assurance and project financial management. Direct experience with software and hardware development, mobile application platforms and luxury products and services. Interested in early-stage startups and innovative niche markets.

Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Partner and Lead Technology Consultant

Kooh.io
  • Brand development
  • Website and mobile design and development
  • Website UI design
  • Client Education
Sep 2009Mar 2010

Consultant – iPhone Application Project Management

Soundwalk S.A.S. at Clicmobile S.A.
  • Production Consultant for iPhone Applications.
  • Content management for cultural applications on the iPhone platform.
Jan 2009Aug 2009

Strategic Business Consultant

Keystone Consulting, LLC

Financial Services Consulting for individuals and SMEs

Jun 2006Jan 2009

Financial Services Professional

Mass Mutual
  • Work with existing clients and acquisition of new business through the development of strategic relationships.
  • Coordinate with specialized internal and external resources to strategize and define target market.
  • Provide ongoing support and service to address changing needs of existing clients.
  • Analyze and design creative solutions to meet the goals of new and existing clients.
Oct 2004Jun 2006

Financial Services Professional

New York Life
  • Focus on development of client relations through financial assessments and insurance planning.
  • Work closely with clients in the career and asset acquisition life stage.
  • Build close relationship with individual clients.
  • Assist clients in defining financial goals and addressing obstacles in achieving those goals.
  • Provide financial security and peace of mind through proper insurance planning, education funding and retirement provisioning.
Jan 2001Oct 2004

English as a Foreign Language Teacher

024 Group
  • Private Teaching Consultant in Distance Leaning of English as a Foreign Language for Professionals
  • Course Design.
  • Taught English as a Foreign Language to Physicians via one-on-one distance learning sessions and private tutoring.
Jan 2001Oct 2004

Senior Interactive Marketing Consultant

Watson's Consulting
  • European luxury goods and services marketing consulting.
  • Assessment of global marketing needs for small European companies with a goal to capture cross-border market share.
  • Management of process for vendor selection and relations.
  • Small and medium sized European companies.
  • Coordinated marketing plan development and focus.
  • Defined and wrote RFPs; trained management in vendor selection process; provided analysis of responses from vendors.
  • Established guidelines and processes for vendor communication, mile stoning, and scheduling.
  • Trained product marketing teams on best practices for online marketing.
  • Supervised development of content management solutions for online marketing projects.
Jan 2000Dec 2000

Pre-Sales Management Consultant

EMC Computer Systems France
  • Internal pre-sales consultant
  • Managed overall EMEA supply forcasting and provisioning support to pre-sales and internal sales force.
Jan 1999Dec 1999

Senior Interactive Marketing Consultant

Urban Oasis, Inc.
  • Established European presence for US based marketing consulting firm.
  • Management of client relations and development of new clients.
  • Project management.
  • Lead contact between US headquarters and European satellite office.
  • Managed client-vendor relations.
  • Liaison between product marketing team and online marketing vendors.
  • Coordinated synergy between interactive and traditional marketing initiatives.
Apr 1997Dec 1998

Interactive Marketing Manager

Compaq Computer Corp, Networking Products Group
  • Lead interactive marketing manager for Networking Products Group (Microcom Division).
  • Integration of former Microcom products into online corporate global positioning.
  • Coordination of online marketing with print and event marketing initiatives.
  • Full program lifecycle responsibility for development of online marketing strategy including web development, graphics and user interface.
  • Managed and implemented migration of the web site consisting of more than 500+ pages to meet new corporate branding following merger.
  • Developed and maintained online presence for trade show exhibitions including designing marketing programs, collateral materials and advertisements.
Mar 1994Apr 1997

Co-Founder and Manager of Technology and Development

Urban Oasis, LLC
  • Business strategy and target market definition.
  • Co-author of business plan with focus on technology.
  • Hiring, managing and training of web developers and programmers.
  • Defined core technology, established parameters for exploring implementation of new cutting-edge solutions.
  • Coordinated back-end development with team of creative graphic designers to present fluid User Interface.
  • Established UI testing methodology.
  • Implemented focus groups to analyse client needs and fit with clients’ target markets.

Education

Oct 1991Jul 1994

Master of Arts

University of Birmingham

Master of International Studies focusing on diplomacy andAnglo-Iranian and Anglo-American relations from 1896-1954. 

Sep 1987May 1991

Bachelor of Arts

New York University

Double Major in Political Science and in Near Eastern Languages and Literature.

Certifications

2006

LTCP

America's Health Insurance Plans
2005

CLTC

Corporation for Long Term Care
2005

LUTCF

The American College
20052009

Health Insurance License

Multiple State Insurance Departments
20052009

Life Insurance License

Multiple State Insurance Departments
20062009

Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination

FINRA
20062009

Series 6 - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

FINRA

The Language House

  • Complete redesign of web site
  • Rebranding with new logo and brand identity

http://tlh.ch

Woodyway Houses

Answer

  • Managed RFP for selecting agency to implement new brand image
  • Managed RFP for selecting agency to implement new website
  • Managed website development by external agency

http://www.answer.ch