Definition of success: Success is defined by world class customer experiences. I believe that success is when your clients value and trust your product/service, brand and opinion. The customer is always the true north.
First job: Making popcorn at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
How do you stay motivated: I am a role model for my two girls and I am blazing a trail for them. I want them to see what a strong professional-working mother looks like first hand.
Guiding principle: Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Goal yet to be achieved: To see my children through college and use their talents in their careers.
Best decision: To pack up my car the day after college graduation and move from Omaha, NE to Washington, DC, without a job in sight, to chase a dream.
Worst decision: There aren’t any bad decisions. Every decision is a choice you made. It may have been the wrong decision, but I don’t like to view it as a bad decision.
Definition of leadership: We are now in the era of modern leadership which entails investing in new ideas and technologies, believing in the knowledge and ability of people, and creating a strong partner ecosystem.
Biggest missed opportunity: Not taking more risks.
Best mentor: Kandes Bregman was CMO at (i)Structure and she was my first mentor. She believed in me to give me a start and always told me to be myself.
One word that best describes you: Crazy
Like best about job: Brillio is fast paced, highly customer focused and I get to work side by side with some of the brightest minds in new technologies. The work culture is also nurturing and supportive.
Interests: Improving life with disruptive technologies
Pet peeve: Incessant tapping
Most important lesson learned: That my job is never finished. There is always more that can be done.
Most respected competitor: Accenture Digital
Greatest fear: Failure
Idea of perfect happiness: I am perfectly happy. I have a wonderful family who loves me. I have two wicked smart girls who are growing up to be strong leaders. I have an amazing career where I head the marketing department for an innovative digital disruptive service provider in Silicon Valley. I have the opportunity to work side by side with forward looking technology leaders.
Greatest strength: Determination
Characteristic most admired: Hard working
Characteristic least admired: Apathy
First choice for a new career: Teacher
Current state of mind: Free
Exercise of choice: Running
Question you want answered: How can we deny higher education to any young person in this country just because she or he can’t afford it?
Most influential book read: Leadership by Rudolph Guiliani and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Dr.Louis Frankel PhD.
Most ecstatic moment: When I met my adopted and met my daughters for the first time.
Favorite word: Go!
Favorite quote: “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling
Countries you would like to visit: Indonesia
Favorite airline: Delta
Favorite hotel (brand): Shangri-La
Favorite restaurant: Pitch, a favorite of mine in Omaha, Nebraska
Favorite car (brand): Volvo