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Lee Poskanzer

Advisor Portland, Maine Area, US

President and Founder, Directive Communication Systems. Previously EVP Marketing and Business Development, DimpleDough.

President and Founder, Directive Communication Systems. Previously EVP Marketing and Business Development, DimpleDough.

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CEO and President Directive Communication Systems July 2013 - present
EVP Marketing and Business Development DimpleDough January 2011 - March 2013
Prepaid and Consumer Product Expert Lee Poskanzer Consulting July 2009 - December 2010
Staples- National Sales Manager Staples Corporate Incentives Staples July 2007 - June 2009
Director of Retail Client Management American Express November 2004 - March 2007
Director of Gift Card Blackhawk Network/Safeway Inc. September 2003 - November 2004
Director of Marketing and Promotions Foot Locker March 2000 - September 2003
Principle Mean Lee Incorporated May 1997 - March 2001
Marketing Director/NHL CBS/Fox Home Video October 1996 - May 1997
Director PolyGram August 1993 - October 1996
Regional Sales Manager Uni Distribution July 1992 - August 1993
Director Star Video September 1990 - July 1992
Paramount Brand Manager Win Records and Video January 1989 - September 1990


Northeastern University 1983 - 1988
Albany High School

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Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Technology
  • • Operations
  • • Tech startups
  • • Financing
  • • Seed funding
  • • Business networking
  • • Estate Planning
  • • Legal Tech
  • • Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses

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Ed Boyle
We worked together at American Express
Fantastic problem solver...great idea flow and determination...tons of varied experience.
Sarah Grotta
We worked together  •  Product Innovation, DimpleDough. Previously EVP Global Products and Marketing, Springbok Services.
Lee has the focus, the energy and the fearless personality that makes entrepreneurs succsseful.
Paul Allen
We worked together at DimpleDough  •  Board Member, InStore Finance and Board Member, Runmill.
He's experienced, thoughtful and driven.
Alexandra Calicchio
We worked together  •  Business Development Director, Optimum Card Solutions and Business Development, Transaction Wireless.
I've worked with Lee in the same field for many years. Throughout all of the business interactions I've witnessed, Lee has proven to be a gr ... eat leader, strategist and negotiator.
Sarah Harford
They're my advisor  •  Licensed Massage Therapist, ChiroWorks and Licensed Massage Therapist, Saint Francis Hospital.
Lee has helped me clarify my marketing objectives, target market, and product. Lee is insightful, direct, and a pleasure to work with.
Shawn Barrieau
We worked together  •  EVP, Gift Card Granny LLC. Previously CEO & Chairman, DimpleDough Inc..
Lee is an instinctual and committed entrepreneur. he is professional, and completely switched on with a clear sense of purpose. He also has ... a keen sense for management and leadership born from the fires of previous entrepreneurial endeavors and corporate experience combined.
Jack Smith
They're my friends  •  CEO, Great Lakes Scrip Center. Previously VP Purchasing, Witmark, Inc.. Michigan State grad.
Great desire...lots of drive...gets support for things that need to be done.
Susan Schafer
We worked together  •  General Manager, Cut Rite Lumber Limited. Previously VP Marketing, Nickelodeon.
Lee harnesses his great enthusiasm and creative energy in to break through products and ideas. He listens well, plans well, and really knows ... how to make things happen.
Thomas Gilbert
We worked together  •  President, Royal Performance Group / RPG Gift Cards and Executive Director, Royal Buying Group, Inc..
To me he has already proven to be one. His skill sets and business vision, along with his passion to succeed are strong characteristics in m ... y opinion if being a great entrepreneur.
Kerri Peloquin
We worked together at PolyGram  •  Executive Assistant, Russell Reynolds Associates. Previously Executive Assistant, International Metal Corporation, LLC.
Lee is a very creative individual with many talents. I have seen his career develop through taking risks in starting businesses, getting in ... volved with other start-ups and networking with others. He can build an effective marketing campaign through guerrilla marketing and social media when he's working with a small budget. He is persistent, and persuasive, when he believes in the product he is promoting and developing, using all channels to make it successful. Lee has always had a positive outlook and that comes through in his conversations and relationships with colleagues, peers, friends and family. He will lean everything about an industry and determine how to make his product work within that industry through networking. Lee is a pleasure to work with and is always looking to help others in their adventures.

Paul Allen
Board Member, InStore Finance and Board Member, Runmill.
Paul is tremendously valuable asset. He is highly motivated, knowledgeable and a great resource. Having quickly adapted to many different ... fields, he possesses a natural instinct is to approach opportunities and projects from many different vantage points. He remains objective, looking for the best means to achieve goals and drive results.

Akhil Mittal
We worked together  •  Business Developer and Go-to-Market Strategist
I've found Akhil to an intelligent and progressive thinker. He quickly evaluates and comprehends projects/issues from a 360 degree perspect ... ive allowing him to anticipate downstream impacts. Being versatile, he's able to identify profitable and effective solutions in product development and business developement capacities ultimately driving results. His demeanor is engaging, helping him to establish long and trusting relationships necessary for effective management.