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About

Connector, writer, seeker, runner, sailor. 

I am a dependable, goal oriented, authentic business development professional with 20 plus years experience in marketing and corporate real estate.  Comprehensive understanding of multiple disciplines including operations, web design, and space planning. Ambitious, personable self-starter with excellent organization skills, work ethic and a positive attitude. Described as a “joy to have on board” and proven in the following areas:

Sales/Business Development, Leadership/Communications, Customer Service Excellence, Problem Solving/Creative Thinking, and Decision Making

I also write essays on life, am a marathoner, and an avid sailor. I’ve found that the skills used to succeed in sport and work are similar. In my spare time, you’ll find me on the water with family and friends.

 

WORK

Skirt Magazine, Cakidiehl.com and AHomechef.com, Contributor/Developer, Charleston, SC, Developer, 2017-Present

  • Launching/designing brand, web and social media campaign to promote lifestyle/food blog

  • Increasing presence on social media by 100%+ (Instagram/FB/Linked In), curating content across marketing channels to ensure consistency and efficacy of message

  • Writing and updating monthly blog using SEO, Squarespace and various internet platforms

Harker Doerre Construction, Charlotte, NC, Director of Business Development, 2015-2017

  • Securing multinational financial services corporation MSA-preferred vendor status

  • Sourcing new business development targeting fortune 500 companies, $3M+ in opportunities

Bialek Environments, Washington, DC, Business Development Manager, 2013-2015

  • Leading target market planning initiatives and business development activities

  • Assessing marketing analytics, preparing RFP submissions

OTJ Architects, Washington, DC, Business Development Manager, 2009-2013

  • Exceeding targeted revenue goals

  • Responsible for strategy sessions and multi-party interdependencies between marketing, accounting and design studios

Leo A Daly, Washington, DC, Business Development, 2008-2009       

  • Managing financial status and directed interior finish specifications for corporate office projects

  • Initiating planning sessions, marketing and business development activities

SKILLS

Web Design, Salesforce CRM, Deltek Vision, Workplace Organization, Source Knowledge, Pitch Capabilities

THE FINE PRINT

Wake Forest UniversityCharlotte, NC, Babcock Graduate School of Management

Master of Business Administration                                                 

University of GeorgiaAthens, GA, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art                                                                                                 

LIFE  

  • NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), Lander, Wyoming

  • University of Georgia, Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy

  • Lived and worked abroad as a design intern for Knoll International, London, England

  • Member of CREW, DC Real Estate Group, CORA (Charleston Offshore Racing Association)

  • Sailing J/22s, photography, writing, yoga, collecting maps, reading, running marathons