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Manage independent copywriting business for marketing / advertising materials. Client list includes TradeKing (options brokerage), Vettro and Baracoda (wireless software providers), GAIN Capital / Forex.com (currency trading platform); Stein Rogan, Heartbeat Digital, Jack Morton Worldwide and Precision Prospects (advertising agencies); E*TRADE, Reuters, Omgeo (a division of Thomson Financial), and TD Ameritrade.
Active contributor to Slate, The Believer, and Nextbook, cultural and literary media outlets; I.D., PRINT, ReadyMade, STEP inside design, and HOW, leading magazines about graphic and product design; Architectural Record and Metropolis, leading architectural reviews; and business magazines MBA Jungle, and Green (now Bankrate.com).
Fiction reviewer, Publishers Weekly, 1995-1997
European Journalist Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin 2005 - 2006
Pursued a year-long independent project with support from FU Berlin and
Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ: “Ostalgie and Design: A Popular Consumer Trend's Impact on German Design, Visual Culture and National Identity”
Product Marketing Manager, Active Traders, E*TRADE Financial 2005
Developed and tracked marketing campaigns with $30M budget to acquire, retain and optimize profitability of active stock, options and futures traders.
Managed broad options stimulation effort, including a new educational seminar series and options demo
Developed new ways of acquiring active traders , such as AT blogs and Mac users
Laid groundwork for E*TRADE Asia Pacific launch in fall 2005
Product Manager, MusicNet 2004 – 2005
Managed product design and development for leading online music provider. Backed by the four major record labels, MusicNet offers business-to-business software services to major portals including AOL Music, Virgin, MTV, and others.
Developed first e-commerce platform for MusicNet's turnkey client software
Designed interface for AOL Music–Burger King ‘This Whopper Rocks' promotion
AVP, Product Design and Management, Datek / Ameritrade 2000 – 2003
Oversaw full product life cycle, advertising, marketing, design and feature set for active trader software. Wrote marketing plans, customer emails, online advertising, site messaging and help copy, and customer surveys.
Expanded Streamer Quotes to a full tool suite while maintaining industry lead
Launched Streamer News, ($1.2M in new annualized revenue) and Rapid Entry, a convenient set of trading windows ($29M in new annualized revenue).
PR / Marketing Manager, Quick & Reilly, Inc. / SURETRADE 1997-2000
Spearheaded PR, acquisition, retention marketing to support $60M in brand advertising.
Literary Agent, The Wylie Agency, Inc. 1996-1997
Negotiated online, magazine, book, and film option deals internationally.
Generated $215k in revenues for high-demand clients including Larry McMurtry, William Burroughs, and the estates of John Cheever and Donald Barthelme
PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS
"Infographics in Design and Music." Lecture at Yale University, New Haven, CT, scheduled for Fall 2009.
"Der Einfluss von DDR Design im Heutigen Berlin" / "The Influence of East German Design on Contemporary Berlin". Burg Giebichenstein School for Art and Design, Halle, Germany, scheduled for Fall 2009.
"Decoding Color." Lecture for Adult Education series, Brooklyn, NY, April 7, 2009.
"Zeitgenossische Trends im Bereich Illustration" / "Current Trends in Illustration". Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany, November 5, 2008.
RISD panel discussion with Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, October 13, 2007.
Wake Forest University , Winston-Salem , NC , B.A. 1996
Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude . GPA: 4.0 in English major, 3.99 overall
NASD Series 7 licensed stockbroker, Series 66 licensed investment advisor
Power Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Office user. Competent in Dreamweaver 2004; Illustrator CS; Photoshop CS
Understand business applications of Java, DHTML, Flash, XML data feeds, blogs and RSS, client-server interactions, networking configurations, SQL and relational databases
Fluent German, competent French and Spanish, beginner Japanese
Reporting on design and culture from Berlin, Germany, 2005 - 2006
Studied art history in London, England 1993
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