SALES, MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Business Development Strategy/ Success-Focused Management/Engaging Training and Public Speaking
Driven and enthusiastic professional with expertise in all aspects of sales and marketing management including developing strategic sales plans and forecasts, strategic business development planning, qualifying and closing sales opportunities and effective management of sales/marketing team. Excel in communication-both written and verbal and skilled at professional public speaking. Accustomed to creating action plans and timelines as a means of progressing marketing objectives and sales opportunities. Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate teams to achieve results.
Strategic Planning * Customer Focused * Dynamic Speaker * Non-profit Management * Marketing Event Planning * Sales Process Development * Prospect Tracking * Public/Customer Relations * Team Engagement * Creative Team Management * Project
Originally from North Dakota, I arrived in Galveston, TX in 2000 to complete my college internship. I immediately fell in love with Texas, so when I was offered a position after my internship, I was thrilled! Although I go back to North Dakota a few times a year to visit family, I can't imagine living anywhere besides Texas and absolutely do not miss scraping ice off my windshield every winter morning!
I am married to my best friend Dave who is an engineering manager at HP. He is a native Houstonian and we met the first week I was in Texas. Just one more compelling reason I just had to move here!
Some of my interests include travel, cruising (we will be setting sail on our 10th cruise in November), reading-especially business and marketing related books and blogs, personal and professional development and cycling-we did the MS 150 for the first time in 2009 and fell in love with the sport!
Aside from running my marketing business and also volunteer as the president of my homeowners association, I serve on the board of the Leadership North Houston Alumni Association, I am a board member for the 290 Cypress Networking group, I am a Certified Mediator and volunteer at the Houston Dispute Resolution Center and I teach Spinning at 24 Hour Fitness-just for fun!
Hey Melissa, I am just doing some research on the event tonight. It looks like we share a similar Perfect client. I provide web and print design services. Hopefully we can meet tonight I'd like to talk opportunities we could help. I think my business could really use one of your assessments as well.