Accomplished business executive with a successful track record in Fortune 100 business environments as well as small and mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations. Know for strategic leadership, organizational development, marketing prowess and fiscal responsibility. Over 25 years experience in retail, consumer products, telecommunications and financial services industries. Proven ability to deliver exceptional results with any size budget
Companies who tackle commodity challenges through service or packaging fascinate me. I am never surprised by the positive effect common sense has in business.I have not met anyone who does not have a valuable skill to contribute if circumstances permit.
I love finding ways to become self-sufficient in areas that makes sense while partnering with external talent to gain a competitive advantage in fields that are not core competencies for an organization.I excel at building strong teams of experts.
If you never fail, you’re probably not trying enough new things.While I am not intimidated by failure, I don’t like to remain in that state for long.I work with both Macs and PCs and am proficient in many business and creative software applications. Being raised by an engineer, getting to the point is something I do well, but I realize it can annoy others.
Innovation, challenge, brainstorming, laughing so hard I cry, warm weather, a great book,
carbs, being comfortable in silence with someone else, new ideas, learning new software, authenticity, kayaking, loyalty, the smell of citrus, making jewelry, integrity, honest conversations, a nice smile, good manners, quick thinking, team players, swimming, dachshunds.
I hold an MBA from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Finance, which I felt was necessary to augment my BBA degree in Marketing from the same institution. I realized that executives, in general, believe marketing professionals do not understand numbers. So, by focusing on Finance in graduate school, I thought I could overcome that roadblock with potential employers. That was a good call.