Work History

Work History

Strategic Account Manager

MERRICK INC.

I worked with Developmentally Disabled adults and young adults in finding meaningful employment. Within four months I had found employment for 15 individuals, which is 300% more than had been procured in the previous 2 years. I am passionate about this business, but due to budget cuts, the project was suspended. 

 Additional business development procured: LSP/St. Paul Chamber awarded (project and proposal creation), Special Olympics partnership, UpSwing: Charity of the month (3/10),Saint Paul Saints partnership, Best Buy partnership (through WOLF),Website development and mentoring (June 2010 rollout), TC North Chamber: Minnesota Wild and Timberwolves affiliation.  

Jan 2005 - Sep 2014

Business Development Director

CMS

Brooklyn Park, MN Business Development Director Marketing, Sales and Business Development with corporations and medium to small businesses on project basis. including:

  • Marketing analysis to resources into the senior housing market
  • Franchise contract and sales tools websites on multi-platform level.
  • Trade show organization and facility coordination.
  • Website enhancement and efficiency to Non-Profit and For Profit corporations.
  • Retail and Sales positioning through measure and optimization(platforms: Omniture)
  • Fundraising and strategies with government and associations
  • Marketing brochures, product specialties and graphic design, layout and print.
  • Management training, strategy and process.
  • Investor networking Chamber and social networking
Mar 2001 - Sep 2014

President/Managing Partner

DIGNITY BY DESIGN ENTERPRISE, LLC.

Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

Most significant contribution to this company: I created this company from the ground floor, including: conception, creation, market research, payroll, back office structure, lease management, marketing, advertising, funding(grant, equity, government), Internet business, web creation, merchant accounting, product development, speaking engagements and trade shows. www.dignitybydesign.com. I introduced to the national market clothing for the disabled and physically challenged that was both functional and high fashion, while establishing long term professional associations with organizations such as: Special Olympics MN, MS Society(MN and National), MD, Spinal Cord Injury Association MN., Serono/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, 3M.

Managed: Internal Staff(5-10 FT, w/20+ consultants): sales, accounting, marketing, IT and customer service. Consultants: pattern development, prototype creations, marketing, vendor relations, corporate relations and brand marketing. Acquired Skills: International trade, Import/Export Government relations. Manufacturing-(within the US and internationally) operation supervision, spec. development, deliverables and timetables, costs and inventory(processing, shipping, warehousing and distribution) Networking Portfolio: Built from 500 to 1000+, including Fortune 100 and 500 corporations.(Domestic and International Trade).

Education

Education

CLA - Clinical Laboratory

LAKELAND ACADEMY

B.A

EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Skills

Skills

Non-Profit Business Development

Marketing

Sales Training and Implementation

PUBLICATIONS:

Women Venture: Spotlight on Women Business/2005 Campaign; Biz Journal: Women to Watch, 2003/2004; Articles: Dick Youngblood: Dressing for Success 2/04); Stressfree Living; Women’s Press.

 Blog: http://dfreeberg.wordpress.com/Wordpress Blog

AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS:

2004 Women Entrepreneurial Business Award: The Stevie by Advanta: Best New Product of 2004 (New York, NY)