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ABOUT ME

Trilingual (English-French-German) American and French citizen, I am a strategic communication, marketing and development professional. Passionate about what people can achieve collectively, I lead communication initiatives that build relations with a wide range of clients, partners and stakeholders in results-driven environments. Internally, my approach is facilitative and unifying. Externally, I act as a charismatic and agile ambassador.  

SKILLS

Strategic communication, partnerships, public relations, operational and brand marketing, transformation projects - Trilingual English (native)/French/German, Spanish (conversational)

INDUSTRIES

Energy, industrial manufacturing, intergovernmental consulting services, media, higher education, public and private sectors

EXPERIENCE

Consultant  (PARIS)
2018Present

Independent Communications Consultant

Collective coaching on strategic communication, pitching and presentation skills for multinational executives and managers

Accudyne Industries (Rouen)
20142017

Global Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager 

Global manufacturer of pumps and mixers formed by a 2013 Private Equity merger arranged by Carlyle Group and BC Partners

Global Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager ; EMEA Business Development Manager, Distribution & After-Sales 

Member of EMEA Executive Leadership team

  • Strategic communication and change management to increase sales, efficiency and customer intimacy following a multi-company, multi-brand merger
  • Led creation of joint sales strategy with top ten distribution partners to increase EMEA sales 5% year-on-year in depressed Oil & Gas market context
  • Researched and developed value propositions for key customer groups in two O&G market segments with business partners and cross-functional work groups driving communications and internal change
  • Produced and implemented tools (Business Plans, Partner Community Portal, Engagement Surveys) to animate a single Distribution approach from three previously-separate companies across EMEA
  • Designed and facilitated summits with partners representing 80% of EMEA Water Treatment business and employees, which raised annual growth targets by 10% while fostering market intelligence, best practice exchange and ease-of-doing-business with internal departments
Yuman and ddpo (Paris)
20122014

Consultant & Moderator

Consultancies in change management & communication 

  • Managed strategic communications and organizational development projects for clients including Orange-France Telecom, Lacoste-Devanlay, Econocom, Air Liquide, World Business Council of Sustainable Development
  • Built and delivered seminars and employee summits to increase organizational agility through collaborative practices and managerial and leadership skill development with HR, L&D Directors and Executive Leadership
  • Developed a corporate Learning Expedition to meet with North American collective intelligence and innovation leaders
  • Developed and ran a workshop at UNFCCC climate talks in Germany for 20 Chief Sustainability Officers
  • Led Marketing in a Digital Age graduate seminars at the CELSA (Sorbonne University Marketing and Communications School) and ESSCA (Business School) with 93% of students satisfied or extremely satisfied
OECD International Energy Agency (Paris)
20102011

Senior Advisor, Strategic Marketing & Development (A5)

Agency providing analysis and forums to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond

Served on Executive Directorate

  • Increased visibility, diversified target audiences and developed partnerships (business, industry associations, NGOs, foundations) with a strategic communication/internal change approach
  • Obtained US $2M grant funding from US government thanks to a new cross-agency proposal process
  • Introduced commercial thinking and collaborations resulting in a new ‘key account’ approach
Alexander Proudfoot (London/Paris)
20052010

Director of Business Identification & Head of Marketing & Communication, Europe

Change management consultancy with 500 staff on five continents

Director of Business IdentificationMarketing & Communication, Europe; Head of Marketing & Communication, Europe; Marketing & Communciation Manager, France; Member of Europe Executive Management Team

  • Ran European Business Identification and Marketing Communications with a 40-person department (marketers, market researchers, telemarketers, CRM system specialists) in nine countries. Group originated 80% of Western Europe sales (2008-2010)
  • Developed and ran a content-led, metrics-driven integrated marketing communications strategy in six countries (2006-2010)
  • Secured 200+ press mentions including top Western European business media for a joint academic study on productivity (2006-2010)
  • Nurtured former client relations and supported sales processes with an annual program of exclusive dinner events in four countries featuring key business personalities (2007-2010)
  • Created European marketing team out of six regional marketing managers (2006)
  • Launched Parson Consulting (now Kurt Salmon) in France while leading communication activities (event, direct mail, PR, publishing) of sister company, Alexander Proudfoot (2005-2006)
Kino Lorber (New York City)
20012003

Director of Marketing and Promotions

Leading US independent, foreign & classics film distributor

Ran US distribution, including sponsorships, tie-ins and promotions for theatrical releases (Himalaya by Eric Valli, US $2.5M gross, The Piano Teacher by Michael Haneke, US $1M gross)

Movimento Production (Paris)
19992001

Communications & Production Manager

Film company, specializing in international co-productions

Developed and promoted documentaries via agents and partners to broadcast channels (France 3, WDR, ZDF, Discovery)

b+d Agenturgruppe (Cologne)
19971998

Project Manager

Ran below-the-line campaigns and branding projects for an international client base (Emerald Walnuts, Camel, Verbatim)

American Embassy Club (Bonn)
19931996

Operations Manager

Managed daily operations of the American Embassy’s 1,500-member club (annual revenues of US $2.5M)

Education

CELSA, Université de Paris La Sorbonne (Paris)
20042005

Master’s Degree in Marketing & Brand Strategy

Institut für Europäische Medienbildung (Cologne)
19981999

Diploma in EU film Co-production, Financing & Marketing

Brown Unversity (Rhode Island, USA)
19881992

Ivy League Bachelor of Arts Degree, English & American Literature

OTHER

Jury Member, NEOMA Business School Assessment Center Project, 2017-Present

Collective Coaching, Sinek: Finding Your 'Why', EBS Paris Business School, 2017-Present

Adjunct Professor, Marketing in a Digital Age, CELSA (Sorbonne University Marketing and Communications School) and ESSCA (Business School), 2012-2014

Mentor & Member, European Women's Professional Network, 2010-2014

INTERESTS

Rowing, Documentary film, Intercultural exchange