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Name Mary Ellen
Phone 630-789-0986
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Consultant
Broad Spectrum Communications
Clarendon Hills, IL
(Communications,healthcare)

Director,Quality Assuranc
Vita Food Products
IL
(Food manufacturing )

Assistant Laboratory Dire
Doctor's Data Inc
IL
(clinical reference lab)

Key Accomplishments Led team to draft (from scratch) & finalize Quality plans, for 2 corporations incorporating regulations & corporate policies. Developed internal quality audits/improved external audit scores. Developed/delivered training for all levels.

Developed/administered survey for fast food company seeking the "voice of the customer". Findings were presented to upper management along with strategic recommendations

Asked to review clinical study testing efficacy of product (A) relative to competitor's (B); an abstract on the study had been previously rejected. Designed retrospective control group. Analyzed & reported data for A, B & C. Abstract accepted.

Identified unclear wording in a clinical (pediatric) protocol led to probing how inclusion criteria were set and data analyzed. Recommended criteria based on percentiles for growth parameters. Recommendation accepted.
Education / Skills PhD, biochemistry (The University of Chicago) MPH, community health science (Univ of IL School of Public Health)
MS, biology (Tufts University) BA, political science (Wellesley College)
Certifications: Weight Management (Adult; Childhood & Adolescent); Gerontology, Six Sigma Green Belt
Nutrition Credentials: RD, CNS, FACN

Name Kristina
Phone 303-547-2110
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Colorado
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Product Manager
Medline Industries, Inc.
Mundelein, Illinois
(Medical Device Marketing)

Account Executive
EURO RSCG LIFE
Basel, Switzerland
(Medical Marketing)

Director
RESCARE
St. Louis, Missouri
(Brain Injury Services)

Key Accomplishments Redesigned oral care/VAP product line to promote compliance/ease of use - inc. annual revenue 8 fold to $4M within 12 mo. Launched germicidal wipe line w. $3.5M proj annual rev. Exceeded product line goals for 30% growth for 25% net profitability.

Managed timelines & customer expectations increasing revenues $800,000. Increased $120,000 project profitability 50% to $30,000 through process standardization. Defined key differentiators for a multi-national, multi-million dollar product.

Revised admissions process reducing billing errors 90% & increasing on-time payments 53%. Led business to achieve highest accreditation rating attainable. P& L, 8 direct reports.

Developed new program with 1st year revenues of $245,000, 2nd new product with 1st year revenues of $70,000 & 50% margin, & training program for 40 FTEs. Opened $5.7 million of revenue opportunities by decreasing clinicians’ documentation time.
Education / Skills UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ 2004 Master of Business Administration. GPA: 3.97
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Salt Lake City, UT 1988 Master of Science Communication Disorders. Academic Distinction, GPA: 3.7
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA 1985 Bachelor of Science Communication Disorders. Academic Distinction, GPA:
SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE, San Diego, CA 1982 Associate of Arts in Mathematics

Name Mark
Phone 201-602-9488
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State New Jersey
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions SVP, Corporate Marketing
Stoneacre, Inc.
Wakefield, MA
(Membership/loyalty svcs.)

CMO
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Milford, PA
(Consumer Electronics)

VP Marketing
Cyrk
New York, NY
(Sports Marketing)

Key Accomplishments Demonstrated ability to drive business growth in tight budget Private Equity environments in both start-up and turnaround companies, resulting in two successful P.E. exits.

Classically trained CPG marketer recognized for the ability to achieve record sales by re-positioning the core business, launching new products, and penetrating new markets at General Foods, Nabisco, and Thompson Medical.

Proven success directing Fortune 500 companies to profitably lever consumer affinity for major sports properties such as NASCAR, World Cup soccer, the Olympics, and the NFL.

Excel at cultivating and converting consumer passion and affinity into profit through highly efficient marketing disciplines such as licensing, sponsorship, loyalty, membership clubs, web communities, and direct response.
Education / Skills Cornell University, BA Economics, 1976
University of Michigan, MBA, 1978
Start-up company expertise--led overall marketing for NASCAR business startup backed by Bain Capital Ventures and sold.
Turnaround company experience--directed worldwide marketing for CE firm that was successfully sold by PE firm.

Name John
Phone 847-223-5341
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Operations Manager
tekservePOS
Hoffman Estates Illinois
(POS/IT Install and Repair)

Maintenance Manager
CARDINAL HEALTH
Woodstock Illinois
(Pharma packaging)

Service Center Manager
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES INC
Arlington Heights, Illino
(Bar Code Scanners)

Key Accomplishments Developed work force standards and a performance tracking system that improved repair productivity 46% while saving $280,000 in annual salary expense.

Reduced line changeover times, saving $180,000 annually in labor while increasing available production capacity by 600 hours.

Led Kaizen event resulting in a savings of $46,000 in annual labor expenses and $140,000 in annual printing expenses.

Developed work cells which increased repair productivity 30%, allowing for 9,000 additional repairs annually while saving $108,000 in annual salary expense.
Education / Skills MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest IL, 2002
Attended Kaizen Leader training as well as Project Sponsor training.
AAS, Electronic Systems Technology Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB Al, 1985


Name Todd
Phone 847.853.4094
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions VP - Marketing
Safeway Insurance Company
Westmont, IL
(Auto Insurance)

Sr. Marketing Director
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Chicago, IL
(Pers. Home/Auto Insurance)

VP-Brand Management
AAA/The Auto Club Group
Aurora, IL
(AAA & Insurance)

Key Accomplishments Member of Sr. turnaround team at AAA Chicago - reversed major operating losses to profitability in 2 years. Consolidated advertising, fixed direct marketing, increased member retention, improved vendor relations, grew travel agency revenues & profit

Interim VP Marketing for 2 Cruise Brands. Managed brand launch, pricing, sales policies, advertising, website, collateral development. Relocated Mktg. dept., recruited/organized new staff, refocused marketing/sales activities - revs. increased 30%.

Developed database to support marketing, sales & operational needs. Coordinated vendor operations in database processing & list brokerage/processing. Direct Mail ROI increased from 3:1 to 5:1; $600k (25%) expense reduction; $100k new list revenues

Directed the largest growth initiative in U.S. cruise industry. Selected & contracted with shipyard for 6-year, $1 billion program to build 1st cruise ships in U.S. in over 50 yrs. Recruited/managed experienced team to act as Owner's Representative
Education / Skills MBA - Harvard Business School - concentration in Marketing; 2nd year Honors
BA, Chemistry - Carleton College. Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude
Project Management - 12 years of increasing responsibilities with Mercer Management Consulting (MMC)
Staff Development - managed 50 Jr. consulting staff in MMC NYC office - project assignments, evaluations, training

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