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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 2005Sep 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 2001Sep 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

CLA - Clinical Laboratory

LAKELAND ACADEMY

B.A

EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Skills

Non-Profit Business Development
Marketing
Sales Training and Implementation

References

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RW - Entrepreneur Microbiz

“Donna Freeberg is a very knowledgeable, creative and experienced business woman and a capable, innovative entrepreneur worthy of strong support. Donna is well connected and respected for her relationships and for her extraordinary network. Her ability to cultivate strong relationships for her endeavors and those she serves is remarkable. "

CM - President of BTD

“Donna is a brilliant, creative leader. Her persistence is amazing. What guides her in all aspects is her visionary abilities to bring about change and innovation. Donna is blessed with extraordinary skills so she contributes in so many ways. She makes work fun and motivates others to follow her lead.”

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)