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Mary Ann Best

Managing Director

Describe your industry experience:
Mary Ann has 14 years of experience in investment management and the capital markets.  In addition, she has held leadership and management positions numerous organizations over the last decades.  Mary Ann has a proven track record of success in sales & marketing and growing revenues across multiple industries.  She has a deep knowledge of advertising across multiple mediums – direct mail, television and print.

Describe your functional experience:
Mary Ann is an executive with broad business experience including:  management, sales & marketing, P & L management, business development/revenue growth, advertising, capital markets, investment planning, financial planning, fund raising, public policy.

Describe your key business transactional experience:
Mary Ann has worked with multiple entrepreneurs through the years with their transactions of businesses.  Mergers and acquisitions are a focus for Mary Ann.

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
Proven track record of increasing revenues and driving profits.  Capital Market insights & knowledge, investment planning, and financial planning. I am a creative, strategic problem solver with proven sales and marketing skills.  Highly strategic and proficient at implementation.  Entrepreneurial.  Natural leadership skills.