Summary of Qualifications

Highly creative, team-focused, detail-oriented, passionate marketing executive with experience in media, manufacturing, financial services, and software, capable of incorporating graduate level business education into proactive career options involving creativity, analysis, management, and planning.   (I am willing to relocate domestically or internationally.)

Work History

Job Title:  Self-Employed
Company Name: www.jillane.com
Date Range: 05/04 - Current
Location: Racine, WI
Description: Clients: PIER1, Costco / Native Floral, Habitat for Humanity  (Racine and Kenosha).  Sales and merchandising,  design/layout of support materials, presentations, signage, and general administrative support.

Job Title: Marketing & Production Manager
Company Name: AutoFocus 
Date Range: 10/02 – 05/04
Location: Addison, IL
Description: Created, supervised, coordinated all print advertising, direct mail campaigns (300+ dealerships). Creation and production of a weekly special section, sales support for 11+  sales representatives

JobTitle: Marketing Consultant (Contract)
Company Name: Starkmedia (web development  agency)
Date Range: 02/02 – 09/02
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Description: Client support for website updates.

Job Title: Marketing Consultant (Contract)
Company Name: Meridian formerly Rockford Forms & Graphics (printing company)
Location: Rockford, IL
Description: Re-design of marketing collateral, sales support tools, creative concepts, and prototypes

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Company Name: Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies
Date Range: 01/01 – 01/02
Location: Deerfield, IL
Description: Website design for the re-launch of the public website, corptax.com. Design, copy and coordination of large scale direct mail campaigns. Creative layout and design for client conferences, training programs, meetings

Job Title: Marketing Consultant (Contract)
Company Name: Starfn.com
Date Range: 08/00 – 11/00
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Marketing strategy, consumer / competitor research and project management for website launch

Job Title: Sales and Promotion Coordinator
Company Name: Chicago Sun-Times
Date Range: 1998 – 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Creation, coordination and implementation of large-scale, circulation-building promotions for major Chicago retailers  (McDonald's, Seven-Eleven, Big Apple Bagel). Fully developed research-oriented advertising sales presentations for the Sun-Times and its sister publications:       (Pioneer Press, Daily Southtown, Weekly Star). Integrated Scarborough audience data, Claritas PRIZM clusters, and geo-demographic mapping software into analyses. Input and design for major client presentations, i.e. MasterCard, United Airlines, Armani, Coca-Cola, Ford, Marshall Field's

Job Title: Marketing Associate
Company Name: Donald Bruce Company / Princess Pride Creations
Date Range: 1995 – 1997
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Pioneered new product category for this manufacturer/designer of fine jewelry. Facilitated adaptation of Vatican Library Jewelry Collection into product line replicas, sold internationally. Developed signage, presentations, concepts for JCPenney, Service Merchandise, Target, Kmart


University: DePaul University MBA
Degree: E-Commerce / Marketing
Graduation Date: 06/00
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Worked full-time / paying all expenses involved

University: University of Wisconsin
Degree: Bachelor in Business / Marketing
Graduation Date: 12/94
Location: La Crosse, WI
Description: 3 paid internships

Technical Skills

Fully experienced with:

  • IBM
  • Macintosh
  • the Internet
  • HTML
  • BBEdit
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • QuarkXpress
  • Excel
  • Homesite
  • Ability to self-teach new software


Where: Habitat for Humanity – Bozeman, Montana
When: 08/01

Where: Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Chicago - Chicago, IL
When: ‘97-‘00