Welcome to my website! Here’s a bit about my background in a nutshell. I grew up in Lexington, MA with my parents and sister. I went to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and graduated in 1993 with a BA in Business and Economics, with a Spanish minor. After college, I came back to Boston for my first “real job” at Coopers & Lybrand (wow, I feel old … now it’s PriceWaterhouseCoopers!). After a couple of years, I started getting the feeling that Accounting wasn’t creative enough for me, but I gave it one more shot, and worked for a year at Avid Technology in their accounting department.
After deciding for sure that I didn’t want a career in Accounting, I thought business school would be a good way to change careers. I went to the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (just recently renamed the Booth School of Business), and received my MBA cum laude in 1998. Out of B-school, I took a job with Abbott Laboratories in their Management Development Program, where I worked in Sales for a year, Marketing Research for a year, and then in Product Management. Then, an opportunity at Kraft Foods came open as an Associate Brand Manager, and I had always wanted to work in consumer products, so I jumped at the chance. After a couple years, I wanted something a bit smaller so, took a position as Brand Manager at Jim Beam Brands (now called Beam Global Wine & Spirits… wow, a lot of name changes!).
By that time, I had been in Chicago for 9 years, and was really itching to get back to Boston to be closer to my family (parents, sister, brother-in-law and 3 adorable nieces). So, I moved back and took a position at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston as the Director of Marketing. I made a great impact there, but my position was eliminated in July ’08.
At first, I started looking for a job full time, while also working for the JCC on a consulting basis on a project I was working on finishing up when I left there, in addition to a few other projects. Then, I started learning more and more about social media, so now officially do marketing and social media consulting full time. I’m currently working with companies in pharmaceuticals, consumer products, consumer services, and B2B. I am open to full time jobs if the perfect opportunity presents itself, but I’m really enjoying this consulting stuff! Anyway, here’s a copy of my resume. Oh, and I just started a new business called WebinarListings, which is a directory of current online learning opportunities.
So, what do I like personally? Well, a few hints are above: cottage cheese, bourbon and jewish things :-) Yes, I do like cottage cheese, but don’t define myself by it. I am definitely a bourbon and scotch connoisseur… Knob Creek is my favorite bourbon, and usually my “drink of choice”. I love talking about whiskey. Judaism is an important part of my life — I am on the Board of the Young Leadership Division of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, but am just very involved in the Jewish community in Boston. I love to travel, and usually take one international trip each year. The last 2 trips I took were to Peru (I hiked the Inca Trail) and Israel (I biked 270 miles from Jerusalem to Eilat)!!!
I have a lot of friends, and am always running around doing something with them. I’m actively dating, which for anyone who is also actively dating, you know takes a good amount of time! I have a yellow lab named Stella, who is 4. I love dogs!
So, that’s me in a nutshell. Feel free to ask, if you want to know more about me! Or you can check out my resume.
In the News: Check out my In the News page, which lists where I have appeared in the news, or been referenced in other blogs.