John Ottenheimer

John Ottenheimer


A keen and insightful communicator consistently delivering profitable solutions to attract and maintain customers and drive sales. Harnessing performance in transitional and complex business environments with a hands-on and empowering approach.

Work History

Work History

Field Account Executive

Arnold & Company Advertising

Field and territory client services in support of Account Group responsible for 13 McDonald’s co-ops throughout New England.Completed training course at Hamburger University, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Oct 2009 - Present


When Ideas Count

A strategic consulting firm consisting of three divisions. When Ideas Count provides creative brainstorming informed by core brand exploration and guided by key performance indicators.When Positioning Counts provides short- and long-term sales strategies based on quantitative competitive intelligence and marketplace analysis. When Words Count provides personalized speech writing for corporate audiences, non-profits and advocacy concerns with a focus on audience assessment and message content.

1995 - 2009


Ottenheimer Advertising & Marketing

Agency embraced early on the shifting media communications landscape, focusing on targeted message delivery through direct response, direct mail and online platforms. Clearly and successfully oriented clients to the dynamic shift in media content development and delivery for a variety of industries including international bar and beverage, hospitality, agri-bio and architectural/landscape lighting. Annual billings matured from $x in year one to a peak of $y.

1991 - 1995


Parks & Ottenheimer Advertising

Role emphasis on new business development to expand agency from retail automotive niche to a diversified clientele. Added an average of x% to annual billings OR new clients acquired accounted for an x% increase in annual billings. Also directed strategic marketing, media strategy, and vendor contracts for all new clients.

1988 - 1991

Director of Sales

Spicer Film and Video Productions

Repositioned company’s focus to diversify client base while overseeing sales department.Revenue growth and market penetration impact resulted in bottom line growth, new clients, additional employees and increased capacity/productivity.

1986 - 1988

Product Manager

Coco Lopez

Reported to Drake Bakeries Division (Parent Company Borden Foods), with corporate responsibility as senior product manager for Bar and Beverage line of mixes whose supply channels are international with penetration at foodservice distributors, grocery and liquor

1982 - 1986

Account Executive

Eisner Communications

Account Executive at full service advertising agency supervising all aspects of marketing mix

for retail, hospitality and manufacturing clients.
1979 - 1982

Assistant Account Executive

Kenyon & Eckhardt Advertising

Assistant Account Executive with workflow and budgeting responsibility for Financial and

Manufacturing clients.


Sep 1973 - Jun 1977

Bachelor of Science

Boston University



Strategic Marketing & Sales

Market Research  Event Planning & Execution       Corporate Brand Development  Internet & E-mail Marketing       Public & Media Relations       Direct Marketing               Vendor & Client Relations                                         Customer Relationship Management