DAD. MARKETER. CHANGE AGENT. ROAD WARRIOR.
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As former Global Strategy Director for Edelman, my focus was planning and activating integrated marketing efforts that are purpose-led and social by design. I also led various strategic partnerships across Edelman and their Digital Transformation efforts for Edelman Digital and clients. In addition to being a seasoned practitioner in digital and integrated marketing—I have contributed articles in publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Bloomberg, AdAge, Adweek CMO.com, and Digiday, amongst others.
Before joining Edelman, I was a part of the founding team of social business consultancy Dachis Group (acquired by Sprinklr). I've had the rare and fantastic experience of working with some of the top brands and organizations globally, including HP, Kellogg's, PayPal, United Airlines, Adidas, Hilton, Barilla, the U.S. Dairy Industry, and BEL brands, to name a few. I first cut my teeth in marketing at leading digital agencies, including agency.com and Digitas, as both creative and strategic leads.
I serve on several advisory boards, including Dynamic Signal, the leading employee and influencer engagement platform, and am a voting member of the Marketing Hall of Fame. When I'm not knee-deep in work, I can be found spending time with my two boys, riding my Road King, or trying to get outside when the Chicago climate permits (which is not nearly enough).
STRATEGIC LEADER. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER.
Starting my career as a visual designer gives me a unique background to build from. I honed my abilities as a team leader operating as a senior creative director for over a decade, expanded into digital, communications, and business strategy, and perfected my craft as an executive who can engage meaningfully with the C-Suite as a hands-on advisor, leader, and contributor.
PURPOSE-LED BRAND DEVELOPMENT
Modern brands are increasingly moving beyond fulfilling their value proposition toward living their value(s) proposition. They are built on foundations with clear directives and stand for something bigger than themselves.
Working directly with the CEO of Dairy Management Inc., which represents over fifty thousand U.S. Dairy Farmers—I helped the association evolve its infrastructure and develop a cohesive strategy for modern communications and engagement with key industry stakeholders.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT STRATEGY
Taking an audience-first approach—I help brands and organizations determine how to best communicate to and engage key stakeholders to achieve business objectives. From content strategy to creative expression, I lead teams and work with client partners to plan and execute programs that meet business, brand, and audience objectives.
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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CX)
Today's consumers, customers, and even employees have adopted digital technologies and platforms that empower them to order, buy, provide feedback and obtain services on demand. I apply my background in user experience design to help organizations meet the new challenges presented by empowered consumers, helping them build customer-centric cultures and experiences in their organizations.
DATA ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS
Business decisions should be made on the best data and analysis made available, but today's real-time environment makes it increasingly difficult to parse signal from noise. I help organizations re-think how they gather, analyze and share data to make smarter decisions despite changing conditions.
Emerging behaviors from consumers, customers, and employees combined with a rapidly changing business environment are forcing organizations to adapt. I help these organizations by putting people at the center of change and devising a roadmap designed to navigate change strategically and incrementally.
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