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  • Maria Russo

    Marketing / Graphic Design Professional

    Wayne, NJ

Marketing and Graphic Design professional with 20 years of experience in diverse industries. I started my career as Research Analyst with Insignia/ESG, within 6 months, I was promoted to Senior Research Analyst, as well as furthering my education in the Graphic Design field and remaining with Insignia/ESG for 8 years (currently known as CBRE). While working at Crescent Heights as a Regional Marketing Manager, I was awarded the “Quarterly Employee Award of Appreciation” for the Portofino Waterfront Residences, a residential project in Jersey City, NJ. I relocated to Arizona in 2006 and resided in Scottsdale for 4 years. During my time living in Arizona, I worked at Summit Builders as a Marketing Coordinator in Phoenix, however, due to personal reasons decided to relocate my residence back to my home state of New Jersey in 2010. I am a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the Society for Marketing Professional Services. I am a bright, driven, dedicated and a practical, common sense thinker. I utilize my creative talent and problem solving capabilities to every project or situation. I can be relied on and have been trusted with multi-million dollar budgets, large volume jobs and tight deadlines.

Work Samples

  • New tradeshow booth for Collagen Matrix

  • Website design

  • NAB logo design

Work History

  • Marketing Manager

    • Hackensack, United States
    • Jan 2016 - Jul 2016 (6 months)

    * Catalogue employee resumes, provided marketing services, project profile sheets, website maintenance * Prepared proposals, resumes, qualification packages which included collating, binding and packaging of client materials. * Developed RFP/RFQ and presentation procedures * Implement strategic development of client presentations * Created power point presentations, press releases, social media content updates and managed advertising * Planned company events, attended project openings and ground-breakings ceremonies for clients * Tradeshow preparation / attend as necessary for exhibitor set-up * Coordinated all photography for completed projects * Supervise marketing assistant

  • Senior Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer

    • Oakland, United States
    • Oct 2012 - Jan 2016 (3 years 3 months)

    Rookie of the Year 2012 * Redesigned existing and created new marketing pieces for Collagen Matrix's collagen- and mineral-based finished medical devices in the areas of orthopedic-spine surgery, neurosurgery, oral surgery and wound care. * Heavy tradeshow preparation, travel arrangements, exhibitor set-up and attendance * Created new design for CMI product package which included boxes and envelopes * Product postcard mailings, project management including tracking flow of projects with outside agencies/vendors * Correspond daily with outside vendors * Created a new electronic and hard copy filing system by introducing a shared network to the company * Assist in training outside sale reps * 40% Travel

  • Marketing Coordinator

    • Phoenix, United States
    • Jan 2007 - Nov 2010 (3 years 10 months)

    "During my time with Summit Builders, it was very rewarding to see a project constructed from start to finish after an extensive proposal process." * Catalogue employee resumes, provided marketing services, project profile sheets, website, company rankings and assist Marketing Manager with semi-annual updates to ensure current information is available. * Designed and developed templates and proposal covers, organizational charts, power point presentations * Prepared "draft" proposals, resumes, qualification packages, AIA A305 Contractor Qualification statements, which included collating, binding and packaging of client materials. * Created project postcard mailings and assist Marketing Manager with project press releases good press mailings to client and architects and, maintain records of media hits * Tradeshow preparation / Attended as necessary for exhibitor set-up * Coordinated all photography needed for employee photo shoots and projects * 20% Travel 1 MARIA RUSSO (201) 694-9422 * lily82399@yahoo.com

  • Regional Marketing Manager

    Quarterly Employee Award of Appreciation for Portofino Waterfront Residences * Supported Sales and Management teams with marketing amenities for buyers at (2) NJ Properties * Directed corporate with daily updates and maintenance of NJ property websites * Management of branding and promotion, market research, marketing campaigns and outreach, design and print of sales collateral, signage and displays, and property website design, development and maintenance. * Created monthly media schedules & marketing campaigns within budgets for NJ properties while monitoring leads from website and traffic flow in Sales office on daily basis. * Corresponded daily with a myriad of media and outside vendors * Managed and directed in house ad agency in creation of all advertising including newspaper, magazine ads /direct/mailers/radio/ television spots & photo shoots for NJ properties. * Managed and prepared NJ and PA Invoices while maintaining monthly expense spreadsheets * Organized grand openings, open houses and broker events * Managed multi-million dollar budget

  • Account Coordinator

    • Paramus, United States
    • Apr 2004 - Mar 2005 (11 months)

    * Acted as a media buyer for advertising company with a clientele of the largest NJ automotive dealerships. * Managed advertising for the company's largest accounts whose budgets totaled over $2.5 million * Executed creation of all advertising including newspaper, magazine ads/inserts/mailers/radio/television spots * Corresponded with a myriad of media * Worked closely with all account executives as well as the president of the agency to ensure the best possible utilization of each client's advertising.

  • Senior Research Analyst/Graphic Designer

    • Saddle Brook, United States
    • May 1995 - Dec 2003 (8 years 7 months)

    * Supported a staff of fifty commercial real estate brokers * Created building agency flyers, brochures, location maps, heavy editing and scanning to floor plans and photos * Attended monthly sales meetings and maintained a northern/central New Jersey building and tenant database * Created layouts of quarterly reports including current CB Richard Ellis New Jersey properties, market analysis, promotional materials, prepared proposals and power point presentations


  • Milo School of Graphics

    • Diploma Advanced Computer Graphics Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for MAC and PC
    • 2012
  • Gibbs College

    • Associates Business Administrative Program-Information Processing
    • 1995