I am a vice president responsible for leading a portfolio of amazing clients and a team of outstanding professionals, removing any barriers impacting success.
What is your area of focus / what teams do you lead and/or work on?
I have the privilege to work with tech companies ranging from global enterprise players to startups creating the next great innovations that will impact people’s lives. I also lead our agency Marketing team and a host of talented professionals across our Silicon Valley, metro-Detroit and NY offices
How long have you worked at Airfoil?
More than 10 years. And at an agency, that is a real badge of honor. I feel very lucky.
What is your biggest client win?
Anytime a client says “we couldn’t have done that without Airfoil” I feel tremendous pride. Those can be small moments or major milestone events. Each win helps us get closer to the finish line. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
What’s the best thing about working at Airfoil?
I laugh every day. I contribute to something meaningful every day. And I enjoy working with a group of talented people every day. I realize that’s more than one thing, but they are all equally important.
What’s your all-time favorite Airfoil event?
We have amazing sanctioned events, and we also have spontaneous bouts of fun and ridiculousness. One of my favorites was in the form of random dance battles that would break out in the lobby. Jeff Lutz took this very seriously. Ask him about it.
What’s the best thing about working with tech brands?
I love technology, it’s how business gets done. It’s how we live our lives and connect with each other. And it’s changing all the time. I learned early on in my career that I have to stay challenged in order to feel professionally fulfilled and do my best work. That is what tech represents. Constant disruption and forward progress.
Favorite place you’ve visited?
Southern Italy. I could live there. The people are warm and lovely. The food is simple and perfect. And the air is just different. So much to see, do and explore.
Best advice you’ve ever gotten?
I have two versions of this story. The first is to listen. It sounds simple but it is difficult for some to do. If you’re always thinking of what you want to say, you’re not really hearing and understanding someone else, which will inevitably impact what you say. The second version I will tell you over coffee one day.
Who’s your dream celebrity bff?
Without a doubt Kevin Garnett. I bet he’d be a lot of fun to hang out with and relive glory days of knuckle pushups and trash talk. I’m a huge sports fan and I’ve long admired his leadership, wit and tenacity. Anything is possible, indeed.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I got yelled at by Phil Collins years ago. It’s quite a tale.