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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.

References

Beth Roed

“Monika defines the combination of persistence and professionalism. She has a unique ability to grasp complex situations without getting lost or buried in the details. Most of our clients did not choose their PR profession because of their love of math, but Monica was able to make the business case for why metrics was the natural bridge between management and PR. She understands strategy, marketing, PR and business in general which is why she is so great at connecting the dots.” March 10, 2008

Todd Hoskins

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Monika produces results. Her keen understanding of a broad spectrum of business issues and incredible insight into people result in consistently strategic conversations with both prospects and our internal management team. Her ability to think through processes and issues from multiple perspectives, and then clearly communicate possible directions moving forward has directly contributed to the success of our company. She has increased our client base significantly, but also improved our sales, marketing, and communication strategies. In addition to producing results, Monika is a pleasure to work with.” January 18, 2008

Dan Kidd

“Monika has been a wonderful employee. She is incredibly hard working and effective with a refreshing balance in her life. She follows direction well without loosing sight of the bigger picture. She is able to work well with a wide variety of people and is able to quickly resolve conflicts with creative solutions. Monika is a clear communicator with a very direct and honest style reflecting her high ethical standards. These traits proved to be very effective with a wide variety of clients. I would not hesitate to hire Monika again myself and highly recommend her as a key trusted employee.” January 22, 2007

Keith Sutherland

“Monika is one of those rare individuals who, as a seasoned marketing professional has great planning skills in her blood. Her relaxed agency style when presenting very complicated data has delighted clients over the years. All the best Keith” January 16, 2008

Jane Coloccia

“Monika is a smart thinker, strategic planner, and someone who can get virtually anyone on the phone. She is great with clients, manages employees well, and knows business development inside and out. She is also great at public relations and account management. I highly recommend her!” March 7, 2008

Work experience

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

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.