Lisa Delventhal

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DELVENTHAL_lisaLisa Delventhal

 Nestle Purina PetCare
 Category Development Manager 

Years with company:
15 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:
M.B.A. in Business and International Business from the University of New Haven; B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Bridgeport

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
Mentors are everywhere and it is up to you to recognize them and leverage the gift that they can be.  Throughout my 20-year career I have been fortunate to have many mentors and found that it is important to be open to learn all you can from all people that you work with.  Everyone is an expert in something and when you find someone’s passion it always amazes me how powerful that person is when using true talents.

Nestlé Purina is a terrific place to work for experience working with outstanding experts in specific areas of the industry, which has helped to further build my strong business acumen and help serve the customer.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
I am passionate about finding ways to help the customer achieve their goals.  Recently I was proud to be awarded the Unsung Hero award at Nestlé Purina for my work ethic helping others and on developing key business strategies for retailers.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
Volunteer as much and as often as you can both inside and outside of the company.   I value my opportunity to volunteer with industry leaders for New England NEW as both a PR Committee Lead and also as a mentor.  Some of my most beneficial work experience includes volunteering on the board of organizations such as Dress for Success and the American Marketing Association.  Volunteering has allowed me to help others for a cause and build valuable skills that are directly transferable to my job.

Any free time I most enjoy spending with my son and husband going to places like nature centers, parks and hiking.  Studying the environment is a big inspiration to me.  Within each of us is our own natural resource “potential” and when nurtured, our potential helps achieve things called impossible.