Functioning as a consultant for C-level executives, I have delivered innovation and led product development efforts. Directed marketing & branding, business development,...more and digital media strategies.
Co-founder, Business Lead + Outreach
2012 - 2014 (about 2 years)
Led a grass roots team from concept to launch for an "impact hub" (co-working, shared offices, and events). Coordinated with national team of leaders in different US cities...more to lead business development for partners, fundraising, created financial modeling, developed marketing and events, and investigated real estate market. Partnered with an existing operator to launch “Coalition: Impact” in December 2014.
Advisor, Marketing + Digital Media Producer
2011 - 2012 (about 1 year)
Led marketing communications and digital strategy for co-founders as an advisor to launch Impact Engine’s 12-week “accelerator program for startups.” Launched initial website,...more formalized brand, integrated disparate technology, activated social media, supported events and email marketing. Impact Engine received more than 175 applications from 15 states and nine countries in the first year. Role transitioned to full-time staff.
Director of Interactive Product Development
2009 - 2011 (about 2 years)
Led interactive department’s business development for intense volume of advertising, editorial, and technology deals.
Expanded revenues by launching four new products,...more 3% of $6M digital revenues in the first year.
For each product launch: Managed process for executive pitches, financial modeling, vendor selection and negotiations. Led marketing strategy, creation of sales & marketing collateral, and sales training and ongoing support for 120 sales staff.
Director of Interactive Media Services + Production
2008 - 2009 (10 months)
Managed an annual budget over $4M directing interactive production and engineering staff, the online publishing systems, and technical operations supporting 50+ Chicago news...more web sites. Average monthly traffic was over 8M unique visitors & over 50M page views.
Chosen for special task force for product innovation and digital transformation of the newspaper business. Launched strategic initiatives, bringing new platforms and systems into production.
Director of Centerstage
2006 - 2008 (about 2 years)
Post-acquisition of our startup, continued as Publisher and General Manager. Led editorial and operations integration with the Sun-Times News Group. Managed two full-time...more editors, several part-time staff, and over 30 freelance writers. Worked closely with multiple sales teams to increase revenues.
Managed rapid growth as operations scaled from an annual budget of $100,000 to over $600,000.
Launched pioneering print-to-online audience strategy and systems (“Jump-2-Web”).
Marketing + Digital Media Producer (Consultant)
2003 - 2005 (about 2 years)
Executed marketing, branding and digital media production to launch Channel G. Implemented an interactive media strategy to drive TV audience to become donors via the Internet....more Channel G was a not-for-profit media startup that produced and distributed short format documentaries designed to: raise money for nonprofits; use the power of television to raise awareness and educate mainstream America; empower the audience to give back.
Contributed to the strategic project design, developed major sections of the formal business plan, and produced marketing materials and the website. Grant-funded and designed...more as a national collaboration between United Way of America, PBS and local affiliates. Celebrating Solutions! was in development as a $3M project utilizing television, radio, print, and the Internet to focus national attention on problem solving.
An original city guide listing places, events and people.
Marketing, Advertising, President, Publisher · One of five founders responsible for successful startup and exit. As President in 2006, led the process… · More of acquisition by the Sun-Times News Group.
Digital marketing pioneer using both sides of the brain integrating marketing creativity + intuitive talent for managing Information Technology. A strategic marketing technologist experienced in publishing media and passionate about producing positive social impact.
For over 20 years, I have been a "student of life" gathering knowledge regarding what it means to be human. As technology transforms every fabric of our lives, it is important to me to understand what is core and not just "the way it has been done lately." This self-directed study includes:
* a Design Certificate in Permaculture
* Learning native american philosophies, primitive life skills (fire drill, stalking, tracking), and survival training at the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School.
* Landmark Education coursework: Landmark Forum, Advanced Course, Self-Expression and Leadership Program, and several other graduate seminars.
* The Mankind Project New Warrior Training
* Art of Hosting Facilitation Workshops