Over my career I’ve strived to continually challenge and diversify my professional skills.

Here is an overview of my experience followed by a few endorsements.

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Dance Instructor & Marketing Manager

Dec 1999 - Present | Freelance

As a dance instructor and public speaker, I coordinate a travel schedule across Europe, North America, and the Middle East to promote African-American cultural dances in workshops, speaking at exhibitions, and performances in concert halls & on TV.

I enjoy the ability to work with teams and customers around the globe, communicating across cultural lines to establish shared goals, while staying ahead of emerging trends and technology to reach an ever wider audience.

As Marketing Manager for organizations and businesses, I’m involved in:

• Recruiting and building organizational processes for local & international teams (15+)
• Advertising strategies in digital & traditional media
• Promotional content creation and art design
• Web development and ongoing customization of multi-lingual websites
• Analytics reporting and optimization of marketing funnels

Director of Development & Creative Divisions

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010 | Vertical Nerve

As Director, I spearheaded the Software Development, Creative Design, and PM teams to target upcoming technology, raise client satisfaction, and hit project budget / timeline goals.

Our early adoption of SEO/SEM and other tools helped our transition from a SaaS provider into a highly awarded, full-service digital marketing source used by companies like Pizza Hut and MoneyGram

I worked to identify new opportunities such as:

  • Oversaw product development of our first iPhone App, new Content Management System, and eCommerce platforms
  • Implemented new processes including a Client Support System and Employee Appreciation Program
  • Guided switch to Agile methodology as Scrum Master

I made it my mission to understand all strategic business units to work closer with them, such as:

Sales & Marketing in presenting sales pitches and crafting SoW agreed upon by all stakeholders
HR and recruiting agencies in vetting new applicants, employee reviews, and promotions
CRM (Salesforce, etc), SEO / Web-metrics (Google, etc), and Digital Marketing teams

Senior Project Manager

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010 | Vertical Nerve

As Senior PM I worked with our highest-profile clients such as AT&T Telecommunications and the Official State of Hawaii Tourism . I directed their custom SaaS solutions with in-house and external teams (10+).

Undertaking this expanded role in team & client management, I reported directly to the VP and CEO on risk-mitigation and client satisfaction.

Chief consultant to Nielsen Expositions (the leader in large business-to-business tradeshows in the U.S.) for their custom website platform scalable up to 65 sites; guiding them through business requirement gathering, technical scope, Sales agreement, development, content structure, and launch assistance
Responsible for team efficiency — introduced new project tracking software and clearer team workflow that improved billable-hour-usage efficiency from 35% to 65% per team

Project Manager

Dec 2006 - Nov 2007 | Vertical Nerve

End-to End Client Management for up to 20 projects at a time, negotiating their timelines within the company’s development pipeline.

Mediating scope changes, timelines, and client approvals
• Identifying new opportunities with current customer-base to increase same-client revenue
• Live support via phone, email, and chat

Graphic Design & Web Developer

Dec 2002 - Dec 2006 | Freelance

Gained a hold on multiple vertical markets, such as in Real Estate where I worked extensively with RE/MAX and KB Home

Coding SEO-friendly websites using CSS/HTML, Flash, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL
• Art design for Web, Print, and Branding
• Engaging contractor teams to accomplish my client’s most challenging projects

Featured Endorsements

from fellow professionals via LinkedIn

Project Management
Team Building
Agile Methodology
Brand Management
Email Marketing
Search Engine Marketing (SEO)
Google Analytics
Social Media Marketing
Software Development
User Interface Design
Concept Development
Web Design
Product Management
Program Management
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)