There are many tools for lead generation, yet a personal connection is still the best way to build a solid relationship.
“No one likes to cold call, but for some reason I do and find it very rewarding! If I believe in your product and am certain that the potential customer will appreciate my information…nothing can stop me from introducing and establishing that relationship!”
Suzy Karasik, Professional Lead Generator
Diverse, degreed, multi-talented professional with experience in high tech/corporate business development, start-ups and non-profits. Successful outreach and partnering with business/education community, seminars, training. Creation of profitable sales/marketing programs in technology, sustainable community based projects, youth education and all aspects of nutrition. An action oriented self starter with powerful organization and communication capabilities, I actually like cold calling, promoting and introducing respected business concepts. I complete tasks with the vigilance you require, enhance/build market share, work closely with sales, vendors, customers. With persistence, quality, and reliability my strengths include solution selling, research, industry trends, cold calling, compilation of competitive information, event planning, team building/partnering. I perform efficiently and professionally represent your business.
Most important: Right Livelihood. I wish to align myself with people of like-mind and purpose, creating/representing a business/project that makes a difference; continuing to learn and to employ my skills in a way that serves/teaches others and provides growth. To accomplish the mission and vision of any project and to bring profit to the bottom line in a way that is sustainable and has longevity, is key. My work is my passion. I seek an environment to hone my skills in a rewarding work-play position that I love. Emotional intelligence and conscious teamwork is equally vital. I’m also an excellent personal assistant!
1988-present Marketing, Lead Generation, Business Development
Senior Consultant specializing in marketing and business development programs, executive level lead generation for new business in high tech, green related start-ups, nutrition education; team building, strengthening operations, training. Clients include: Cap Gemini, Oracle, IFS, QAD, Arthur Andersen Biz Dev. Unit, Elegrity Legal Software, Global Healing Center, Enerfoods, Sun Warrior, Whole Food Farmacy, Bay Area Green Tours, Impact Radius Performance Marketing, SolarCity.com
1984-88 Western Regional Manager, Datacomm Division CTS Corporation Eden Prairie, MN
Created Distribution/OEM customer base for 13 western states distributor network, secured design-ins, private label and consumer accounts, marketing of new products through complex sales campaign. Hired and trained marketing and inside sales, developed and trained regional distributors, supervised trade show activities, introduction/presentation of new products, seminars, customer support/training.
1980-84 Inside Sales/Corp. Product Marketing Manager- Western Region Fairchild/Arrow Electronics
Inside sales support for regional distributors, pricing and product penetration, moved to corporate product marketing management for key accounts, stocking regional warehouse and penetration of Western region in semiconductors, Product Marketing Manager of the Year 1983, developed distribution agreements with AMD, Intel, Texas Instruments and MMI. Silicon Valley was pivotal in my career development and provided a substantial work standard for all I do.
E D U C A T I O N
Diploma Comprehensive Nutrition/Counseling American Academy of Nutrition, Nashville TN
US Peace Corps, Ministry of Health Malawi, Central Africa Health, HIV, Nutrition and Permanent Agriculture
Master’s Degree Psychology & Somatics, Integral Health Studies Certificate Calif. Institute Integral Studies, SF, CA
Addiction Counseling UCB,
Permaculture Certification, US & Perth, Australia
I have continued my studies for the last 20 years and offer a broad spectrum of information and short courses through my website, do take a look.
Bachelor Science Education/History, Southern IL Univ.
Secondary School Teacher
Real Estate Sales/Property Management
I enjoy working with sharp, innovative, visionary, productive people and I am capable of learning anything with proper training and support. I have integrity, am flexible, dependable and uphold a work ethic rooted in pre-digital overwhelm. I prefer to discuss how my diverse experience will compliment your needs. I am looking for something that is compelling, that is for the greater good and that provides a meaningful and lucrative career commitment.