Fouzia Zaheer

  • San Francisco CA
  • 415 871 0837

Director of marketing and Sales

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2011 - May 2015

Marketing Program and sales director

Global Event- Meeting management, San Francisco, CA

Managing over 22 international programs mostly in France , Europe and North America . We provide full conference planning and management for conferences such as Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, MIPIM, MAPIC, MIPTV, MIPCOM, GSMA in Barcelona, Berlin film festival, Expo Real in Germany and many more programs for different industries. Managed accommodations, venue management and special event planning for various clients and managed budgeting and reporting.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2013

Real Estate Sales Consultant

Vanguard Properties, San Francisco

Sales prospecting, farming, and advertising to generate leads, and assisting clients (buyers, sellers, executives, relocations, investors and property owners) with the financial qualification process by connecting them to loan consultants and manage residential and commercial real estate for buyers and sellers. Advised real estate investors to determine earning potential and relative market conditions. Assisted in planning, permitting and design for development properties.

Feb 2008 - Nov 2010

Marketing Specialist - Contractor

University of Californian, San Francisco, CA

Managed staff meetings for doctors and assisted human resources finding accommodation for new interns at San Francisco State University of CA. Answer customers request and managed complaints by providing customer service and client relations. Managed data entry for all calls and data entry for request for accommodation for new doctors. Planned and managed staff meetings

Jan 2003 - Sep 2007

Public Relations Manager

No Limits, San Francisco, CA

Managed, planned, and executed multiple programs, ad campaigns and product launches. Responsible for spearheading company's online and offline marketing strategies to improve brand awareness and increase lead generation through seminars, trade shows and other channel marketing activities. Completed corporate re-branding initiative that influenced every aspect of marketing and communications program from messaging, public relations and collateral creation. Improved content, website design, keyword buys and other lead generation programs.

Jul 2000 - Dec 2003

Marketing Communications Project Manager

Evolve Software, Inc, Emeryville, CA

Managed 20 marketing conferences including distribution and allocation of $25 million budget. Managed channel-focused programs and launched activities including direct mail, email, advertising, trade shows, and webinars. Collaborated with product divisions, central marketing and global channel marketing teams to ensure all deliverables including online and offline programs, collateral, sales tools in place in a timely manner. Managed web pages, templates and newsletters.

Jan 1998 - Jul 2000

Program Manager

Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA

Managed representation at national recruiting and marketing conferences. Developed concept, vendor selection and implementation of Internet based advertising programs. Managed and built global teams for company conferences, trade shows and campaigns. Managed several projects to improve current processes. Result: reduced cost by 75% and increased program effectiveness by 50%. Managed University of California, Berkeley campus for company recruiting including campus relations. Monthly newsletter to all entities company wide and written article for company magazine. Conducted global instructors’ training for recruiters and managers including training materials. Managed a team of contract employees responsible for resume processing and EEO data collection and reporting. Collaborated closely with Human Resources and Management team to develop recruiting strategies for highly technical sales and engineering positions.

Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

Financial Specialist

Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA

Managed employee compensation accounts, employee purchase program, and external collections company wide. Managed yearly audit for the corporate payroll services center, and led special projects to the roll out of new payroll system with corporate IT (CRM) team. Project management to improve current process and train employees on new process. Hired a collection agency to collect old debts from past HP employees and consolidated accounts.

Jan 1990 - Dec 1994

Office Manager

Clean A Rama - Property management company, San Francisco

Managed employee compensation accounts, Billing, accounts receivable and payable, payroll and external collections. Managed yearly audit, and hired a new agency to deliver new payroll system with corporate IT (CRM). Responded to customer calls and complaints. Managed financial budget and reporting to the CEO. Managed staff of 20 full time employees


Jan 2009 - Sep 2010

Certificate of French Language and Cinema

University of Nantes, Nantes, France

Studies French language and culture with French Cinema

Jun 2005 - Dec 2005

Italian Language and Culture

University of Perugia, perugia, Italy

Learned Italian Language and culture on a scholarship.

Sep 1994 - Dec 1998


University Of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA

Major in Marketing and Advertising with a minor in Finance



Written and verbal communications

Financial management and reporting

Payroll and accounting

Account Receivable and payable

Human Resources management

Fast learner and adaptability

Meeting deadlines and team building

Sales and marketing

Market Research and data analysis

Budget and financial reporting

Property management and Real Estate

Public Relations and Marketing

Team Leader and decision maker


Microsoft tools, Power point, Word, Excel


Marketing Program Management

corporate staffing

Business Strategy

marketing strategies

film festival coordinator



Jun 2001 - Dec 2020

CA Real Estate sales License

Real Estate Department of CA, Sacramento, CA
Aug 1998 - Sep 1998

Project management and non defensive communication skills

Calles offered by Hewlett-Packard

Key Accomplishments

  • Hewlett-Packard’s Diversity Recruiting Program Manager and Berkeley campus recruiting manager.
  • Evolve Software’s Marketing Communications Program Manager; managing 20 marketing conferences including distribution and allocation of $20 million budget.
  • Developed business strategy for Global Events and No Limits identifying new marketing segments.
  • Drove online advertisement projects to assist diversity recruiting for HP’s corporate staffing department.
  • Created and implemented new payroll processes for corporate Hewlett-Packard and managed external audit.
  • Developed and implement a monthly newsletter to increase funding for HP recruiting programs: Increased 90% funds for on going 22 HP programs yearly.


French, Italian, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and basic Spanish

Volunteer Work

United States

Peace Corporation, United Way, Art SF, Buena Vista Mission School, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Umberia Jazz –Worked as a translator for artist performing in Umberia Jazz in Perugia, Italy


Rute de Rhum event in St. Malo, France – Worked as translator for various artist in Art galleries, Saint Malo, France