Experience

Current and former clients include:

 

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Northstar

 

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Vanessa Wolf

Career Objective:

Award-winning writer seeking ambitious content writing assignments.

I am interested in opportunities that would challenge and inspire me, while at the same time allowing me to make a contribution to the company or brand with whom I’m collaborating. Opportunities to flex my intellectual, literary and learning-new-things muscles especially welcome.

Background Summary:

I am a creative, talented and focused writer with a significant business background and extensive experience in strategic content creation.

I have a sense of humor and know how to use it, yet I also know when it’s time to be serious. I can write from the hip and from the heart, while effectively juggling multiple responsibilities with the best of them. I have a true passion for food and travel, but posses the ability to develop genuine enthusiasm for projects and organizations that resonate with me. . I have a true passion for food and am fully prepared to match any stylistic requirements or other project prerequisites.

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Prior Experience: 

Writer (August 2008-present)

Award-winning freelance content writer

Bespoke content provided for:

  • “The world’s largest search engine”
  • Resy
  • Morris Visitor Publications
  • Northstar Travel Media
  • Vacatia
  • Zagat
  • InterContinental Hotels Group – Hotel Indigo Chain
  • Food PR Firms
  • Tax Recruiting & Executive Search Firms

Publications for which I currently or have published work:

  • New York Magazine
  • Forbes.com
  • Eater.com
  • Thrillist.com
  • Edible San Francisco magazine
  • Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
  • Charleston City Paper
  • Latino Leaders Magazine

Diebold, Inc. (May 2006 – August 2008)

Verdi & Company, Senior Consultant, Business Analysis and Management

Responsible for consulting sales and project delivery to banks, credit unions, and payment processors throughout the United States and Europe as part of Verdi & Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diebold, Inc. With an annual quota of $1.2M, I was responsible for educating potential clients about the future vision of banking and the value of customer experience in reducing attrition, attracting new clientele, and creating advocates. Regularly spoke at industry conferences and with user groups throughout the country.

Business Development Manager, Software and Services

With annual sales goals of $1.7M, I was responsible for providing thought leadership and strategic vision to the C-level at Western Region banks and credit unions. Assisted 22 sales representatives in 10 states with solution software sales and payment solutions including, but not limited to: marketing, operations efficiencies, software security, and intercept payment processing.

Sterling Savings Bank (June 2003 – May 2006)

Vice President, ATM Operations & Card Services

Responsible for the management of the bank’s various credit and debit card programs, including relationships with card associations and networks, card production companies, systems providers, and 235,000 end-users.

Managed projects from business case development to contract negotiations, implementations, and marketing. Accountable for two profit centers with a staff of 13 and combined annual budgets of $6.9 Million.

 

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Awards

Association of Food Journalists

2014, Best Restaurant Criticism

 

Additional Career Experience in:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Social Work
  • Coaching and Teaching Competitive Swimming

 

Education:

Portland State University

B.S. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Graduated June 1998

 

Eastern Washington University

Masters Business Administration, 3.83 GPA

Concentration in Marketing

Graduated June 2005