Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

September Consultant of the Month   With extensive experience in leadership roles for nonprofit organizations, Kelly Saturno wants to make an even greater impact in the world. Using her consulting role in Facebook’s community partnerships group as a springboard, she plans to launch a new phase in her career to reach more people and improve … Continue reading Driving Positive Social Impact: Meet Kelly Saturno

Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

August Consultant of the Month   Can you be successful as an independent consultant with just one client? The conventional wisdom says no, but Jim Conley has never put much stock in conventional wisdom. From the day he graduated high school, he’s followed his own path, teaching himself whatever he needed to know. By developing … Continue reading Launching Products and Chasing Storms: Meet Jim Conley

Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Marla Kertzman loves marketing and PR almost as much as she loves horses. For many years, she worked for marketing and communications agencies serving technology and life sciences companies. But, as she rose through the ranks, she found herself pitching new business and mentoring teammates more than doing the work she loved. She was also … Continue reading Side Hustles: How One Consultant Blends Marketing, Horses, and Community

Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy

Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy

July Consultant of the Month   Kristine Duffy has deep experience in CPG, working with brands at Nestlé, Dreyer’s, and Del Monte. She has a special interest in pet food marketing. She made the leap to consulting when faced with balancing the demands of being a mom and working full time, and has found success … Continue reading Bringing Brands to Life: Meet Kristine Duffy

Designing a Rewarding Life: Meet Kyle Courtright [Video]

Designing a Rewarding Life: Meet Kyle Courtright [Video]

June Consultant of the Month   After earning a computer graphics degree at Indiana Wesleyan, designer and brand strategist Kyle Courtright headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to start a new life. He worked nine-to-five jobs while building his design business on the side. Now as a full-time freelancer, Kyle’s client roster includes Toyota, Entrepreneur, NVIDIA, … Continue reading Designing a Rewarding Life: Meet Kyle Courtright [Video]

Doing the Deep Dive Into Data: Meet Sam Fintz

Doing the Deep Dive Into Data: Meet Sam Fintz

May Consultant of the Month For data analyst Sam Fintz, working with numbers has always been a passion. After earning a degree in electrical engineering at Duke, he found roles that were part business and technical. Then, the field of data science started to heat up, and it piqued Sam’s curiosity. Consulting became the best … Continue reading Doing the Deep Dive Into Data: Meet Sam Fintz

Why Now Is the Time to Embrace the Consultant Mindset

Why Now Is the Time to Embrace the Consultant Mindset

Running EM Marketing, we often meet people who have a lot of excitement about becoming independent consultants — until they hit some obstacles. Maybe they lose out on a couple of proposals, or they go through a dry spell. Fear sets in and they pull back and look for full time employment because they perceive … Continue reading Why Now Is the Time to Embrace the Consultant Mindset

For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

April 2020 Consultant of the Month Hailing from Destrehan, Louisiana by way of New Orleans, New York, Boston, and D.C., Bay Area newcomer Michael Sanders has found his groove at the intersection of arts, entertainment, communications and higher education. Overcoming the challenges of seeking work in less diverse industries as a Black man, Michael’s saving … Continue reading For the Love of Arts, Marketing, and Higher Education: Meet Michael Sanders

Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Cassie Kwong was bored. Work wasn’t cutting it for her. Although she had majored in Marketing at San Jose State University, she had accepted a full time position as a paralegal with the attorney she had worked for part time while she was a student. In college, she had started a women’s networking group, was … Continue reading Side Hustles: How a Passion for Powerlifting Led One Consultant to Her Dream Job

Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson

Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson

March 2020 Consultant of the Month With an ad agency background, Mitch Larson built his growth marketing and analytics know-how before branching out to join a former colleague last year at their consultancy, Titan 47. Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Mitch loves the freedom to work with a variety of businesses, near or far, while learning … Continue reading Growth Marketing and Analytics Wiz: Meet Mitch Larson