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Maria Ross

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Author, Speaker, Brand Strategist, Red Slice, LLC. Previously Director, Corporate Marketing, Savvion.

Founder, Author, Speaker, Brand Strategist, Red Slice, LLC. Previously Director, Corporate Marketing, Savvion.

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Involved In

Founder

Red Slice, LLC

Advisor

Alteryx
Business Objects, An SAP Company
Microsoft
CubeSmart
Six Doors
Talemetry
Splunk
CRAVECompany
Takeya USA

Positions

Founder, Author, Speaker, Brand Strategist Red Slice, LLC February 2008 - present
Director, Corporate Marketing Savvion February 2006 - February 2008
Director, Global Campaigns Business Objects July 2005 - February 2006
Western Region Senior Marketing Manager Business Objects December 2002 - July 2005
Director of Marketing Communications Avasta January 2002 - May 2002
Director of Marketing Communications Taviz Technology October 2000 - September 2001
Brand Manager/Director of Marketing Creditland December 1999 - October 2000
Account Manager Young and Laramore Advertising May 1998 - December 1999
Marketing Manager-Affiliate Sales Discovery Networks April 1997 - April 1998
Senior Consultant Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) February 1994 - April 1997

Education

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business Marketing 1990 - 1993

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I have helped companies craft irresistible brands, positioning and messaging that attract the right audience and guide all the rest of their marketing, as well as their culture and talent acquisition, I have experience in the entire breadth of the marketing landscape, from lead generation to PR to advertising to analyst relations - and bring that to bear. I'm one of the few brand strategists out there grounded in demand creation and sales enablements and I teach clients to use brand strategy as a compass guiding all marketing activities, as well as other operational decisions, such as culture, hiring, employee engagement, etc.

I really enjoy facilitating engaging workshops for marketing teams or executive leadership; workshops that get everyone aligned, focused and ready to roll more efficiently with bigger impact. My focus on on story but specifically how to TAKE ACTION and see results. And I bring disparate functions of the company together so everyone is aligned and focused on one message, one goal, and one vision.

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Rebecca Rodskog
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, FutureLeaderNow, LLC and Speaker, FutureLeaderNow, LLC.
Maria's brings 20+ years of experience that spans Fortune 500 to solopreneurs to bear in each one of her client interactions. She's succinct ... , brilliant and passionate partner for any business that's trying to get clear on their brand.
Michelle Tillis Lederman, Author and Speaker
We worked together  •  The Relationship Driven Leader, The Relationship Driven Leader: Because People Do Business With People They Like.
Maria is a wealth of information about branding, messaging and getting things done in a way that works for you. Always a pleasure learn fro ... m her personalized blogs.

Michelle Tillis Lederman, Author and Speaker
The Relationship Driven Leader, The Relationship Driven Leader: Because People Do Business With People They Like.
Michelle is extremely knowledgeable about leadership, reputation management and coaching executives. She brings wit, practicality and action ... able strategies to her work. Her vast experience in this area - and her books on the topic - are amazing resources for startup founders who lack, shall we say, certain people skills?!