Monika D Agostino

Monika D Agostino

Interest

Yoga,

Reading

Cooking

Entertaining

Being with friends

Summary

I am a key business analyst with international expertise, offering strategic marketing and sales experience by generating new business opportunities. I was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to the states in 1994 where I quickly embraced the fast-paced business environment without losing my European roots and remembering that in the end it is people who matter. My main expertise lies in helping companies break into new markets, industries and identifying decision makers for their service offering. Some clients might view me as a professional match maker, as I help companies find business partners, sponsors, and opportunities. I am also actively involved in establishing a transparent and streamlined sales process for my clients to be more efficient and profitable. My mindset is very strategic and bottom-line oriented. Even when I bring public relations into the mix, I make sure that it is not self serving but contributes to the end result and the bottom line. Companies hire me to help them identify a target market, decision makers and to create qualified opportunities. The approach I take is customized and needs to meet client expectations. Goals will be identified and the results will show an increase in business, understanding your market better, or expanding your service offering.

Work History

Work History

Owner/Business Solutions Consultant

MD Business Solutions

Business Solutions Consultant, providing services, such as:

- Strategic marketing

- Lead generation

- Sales Process development/streamlining

- Messaging

Business Solutions Consultant

Brandintel

Hired to generate qualified leads with C/VP Level of Fortune 500 companies. Strategic involvement in developing positioning of company and messaging. Developed the pharmaceutical vertical.

Director, Strategic Accounts

Cymfony

Cultivated the company's new business and marketing efforts in the US, securing contracts with top companies including Pfizer, Georgia-Pacific and Hewlett Packard. Initiated PR outreach as well as a nationwide marketing plan to put the brand on the map. Designed customized measurement solutions for Fortune 500 companies and established relationships with top-level executives. Developed high-level presentations that applied complex research applications to client needs.

Director of Sales & Marketing, NA

Millward Brown, Precis

Brand development, positioning of company within the North American market place. Launching new solution into the market place. Established prospect database for Fortune 1000 companies.Won new clients in the automotive and pharma market.

Sales Consultant

Delahaye Medialink now Cision
Generated new business by designing client projects to measure the impact of their public relations campaigns. Established relationships with Fortune 500 Marketing Executives. Developed business in excess of $ 1 Mio within the first year working with clients such as Aetna, GE, International Paper, Baxter International, etc.

Vice President and Methods Engineer

JC Communications

Developed PR programs and marketing communications initiatives. Managed journalist relations and press conferences. Worked as a client liaison for upscale hospitality clients and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Hired, managed and trained associates.

Skills

Skills

Consultative Sales Expert

My ability to develop a sales process has helped my clients break into new markets and to grow/accelerate their sales growth. I can identify opportunities and engage high-level decision makers in a dialogue to pre-qualify and introduce services on behalf of my clients. Experience includes companies that offer marketing solutions, Six Sigma training, Commodities Trading Platform, Virtual training solution, Innovation services, and many more. All clients required a strategic and conceptual approach, focusing on the company's unique selling proposition.

Public Relations

I can write press releases, manage media campaigns, host press conferences and help companies establish PR measurement programs

German

I am a native speaker in German

Database Management

I have managed databases such as ACT, Salesforce.com and Microsoft.