Original insights in international business and marketing
I am a business and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries ranging from IT Consulting, Consumer Products and Healthcare. Roles I have held include Programmer, Sales Representative, Product Manager, Startup Entrepreneur and Marketing Director. I’ve worked in some of the largest multi-nationals in the world (Aventis, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, CareFusion, Philips) as well as some tiny start-ups and mid-sized companies (SureBeam, Respironics, Alaris Medical Systems, Nectar Portraits). For the past 12 years, I have specialized in Medical Device Marketing with roles in both “Upstream” and “Downstream” Marketing.
Although a US Citizen, I have spent over half of my life abroad. French and English are both my native languages. I also speak decent German. I spent my first 18 years in France and the UK before moving to the US for college. I attended Northwestern University where I earned a BA in Economics in 3 years, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. I moved to the West Coast for several years where I earned an MBA in International Marketing from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Today, I have conducted business in much of the world and currently call Paris my home but also have a residence and family in California – hence the Parifornia name. I have lived and loved on both sides of the Atlantic and feel most at home in international environments.
My professional passions are technology, communications and creativity. I love big, fresh, bold concepts and the process of communicating with customers to get them to see a business or a product/solution in a new way. The art and science of selling big ideas through words and images.
On a personal level, my passions include travel, gastronomy, art and “old stones.” Living in France these past few years has allowed me to indulge in all of these.