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Marketing leader with a record of success in developing, executing, and measuring strategic integrated marketing initiatives that drive brand awareness and revenue growth. Recognized for ability to build meaningful business relationships with customers, peers, and management. Award-winning Toastmaster.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

MarketingCommunicationLeadership
Strategic PlanningCross functional collaborationVendor Negotiations
Co-Op Funds Budget ManagementPresenting/ Public SpeakingProject Management
KPI AnalysisDirecting creative agenciesBuilding Relationships

EXPERIENCE

Marketing Specialist, III (Intel)
SYNNEX Corporation
June 2020 – Present

Strategic marketing team lead for the Intel vendor line. Drive strategy and create marketing plans that are aligned with business goals. Works collaboratively across departments on the development, communication, and execution of integrated marketing & advertising initiatives. Manages Intel regional sales incentives and contests to drive incremental growth. Manages MDF marketing budgets and works with internal and vendor audit teams on the claiming process. Develops and grows a team that fosters innovation and creativity.

Marketing Specialist, II (Microsoft)
SYNNEX Corporation
January 2019 – June 2020

Responsible for driving qualified leads to the business/sales team to increase US sales for Microsoft Cloud/CSP products through the development, communication, and execution of integrated marketing & advertising initiatives. Managed Co-Op marketing budgets and worked with internal and vendor audit teams on the claiming process.
Key Achievements:

  • Improved process for calculating effectiveness of campaigns and programs; was able to show business grew 15% as a result of campaigns; analyzed other metrics and made recommendations for stronger ROI
  • Consistently met or exceeded monthly marketing revenue goal, averaging 104% to forecast for 2019

Marketing Manager
Cleva North America, Inc.
February 2013 – November 2018

Managed trade show exhibits for 13+ national industry events. Directed and contributed to creative teams on development and implementation of marketing campaigns and graphic design projects. Ensured marketing activities aligned with corporate goals. Conducted and presented competitive analysis findings to sales and product teams to measure initiatives, provide business insights, and improve ROI. Wrote SEO-optimized website content for corporate e-commerce retail product pages.
Key Achievements:

  • Developed trade show RFP process, negotiated contract with new vendor which resulted in $11K savings (9% of budget)
  • Credited with increasing web sales by nearly 50%, boosted KPIs by migrating e-commerce brand sites to a new platform, and reduced customer service call volumes.
  • Led marketing and sales teams to design a Voice of Customer (VOC) program to analyze and solve business challenges; efforts were recognized through receipt of the 2017 MarCom Award for packaging design.
  • Drove positive online mentions/reviews up by 35% by developing a daily User Generated Content (UGC) & online reputation management strategy. Trained e-commerce staff on daily maintenance of the program.

Marketing Consultant (Contract)
Vocati, Inc.
March 2018 – January 2019

Led market research and competitive analysis activities. Developed go-to-market and pricing strategy for app (SaaS). Manage intern, freelancer graphic designers, and scriptwriters.
Key Achievements:

  • Created media kit, website content, and SEO blog posts to communicate product to target market.
  • Managed video production team to produce a promotional video; defined scope of work, negotiated contract terms, and developed an overriding theme for the final product.

Marketing Coordinator
Banyan Consulting LLC
February 2004 – October 2012

Managed website and newsletter activities. Adhered to established brand guidelines to effectively communicate value propositions and messaging. Monitored web analytics dashboards, reports, and pointed out key areas of importance. Designed promotional materials including, but not limited to, corporate brochures, product data sheets, presentations, and proposals. Organized annual client conference, event marketing webinars and seminars.
Key Achievements:

  • Tracked sales goals, generated revenue reports, and drafted comprehensive RFP responses to support sales team
  • Leveraged Google Analytics to analyze effectiveness of inbound marketing campaigns; issued recommendations that significantly improved traffic by 40% in 5 months and tripled new visitors in 1 year.

Marketing Assistant/Support Staff II, Student Life
Carnegie Mellon University
October 2000 – September 2003

  • Designed marketing materials to promote university events and programs.
  • Provided administrative support to ensure cost-effective office operations.
  • Recruited and managed student worker team of 4 each semester.
  • Key AchievementPromoted from Support Staff I to level II after one year.

Advertising Specialist
Winn-Dixie, Inc. (Regional Corporate Office)
November 1998 – January 2000

  • Designed profit-driven specialty and weekly in-store advertisements, along with supporting the development of diverse marketing projects
  • Key Achievement – Produced outstanding results in a fast paced deadline driven environment and delivered multiple projects at once

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Toastmasters International
August 2016 – June 2020

  • VP of Public Relations (July 2017 – June 2018) – Developed and implemented a digital marketing plan which resulted in 20% increase in new membership.
  • Deliver prepared and extemporaneous speeches as well as evaluations of other speakers; awarded multiple Best Speaker & Best Evaluator ribbons
  • Earned Competent Leader Award (CL) & Competent Communicator Award (CC)

DesignThinkers Academy
Customer Journey Mapping Certificate
March 2018

EDUCATION

Certificate In Graphic Design (1998),  Living Arts College, School of Communication Arts
Extensive Coursework,  Carnegie Mellon University & North Carolina State University

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Productivity/Collaboration Software: Office 365 (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams; Skype for Business; Webex Events; Asana; Smartsheet
  • Graphics Software: Canva; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PremierPro, InDesign
  • Marketing Automation: MailChimp; Survey Monkey; Hootsuite; HubSpot (Inbound Certified); Marketo
  • Web Analytics: Google Analytics
  • CMS & Blogs: WordPress; BigCommerce
  • Web Programming: Basic HTML

PRODUCT TRAINING

  • Microsoft Learn – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals – Trophy
  • Microsoft Learn – Learn the business value of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform – Trophy

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Team-in-Training Participant
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
May 2008 – May 2010

  • Successfully coordinated individual fundraising efforts, and raised $4,500+ for cancer research to support society goals.

Habitat for Humanity Participant/Chaperone
Sarasota, FL via Carnegie Mellon University
Spring 2002

  • Spent one week building homes with a group of diverse students and facilitated daily reflections/team building activities.

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