Paula Maloof

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Maloof_PaulaPaula Maloof

Advantage Sales & Marketing
Customer Team Leader – Non Foods

Years with company:  14+ Years




Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: 

  • BA, Boston College; Minor in Marketing
  • Network of Executive Women
  • Mass. Food Association

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
My father has been a mentor to me both personally and professionally, instilling in me a strong work ethic, motivation to succeed, and the courage to never be afraid to accept and rise to a challenge.

Shelly Jacoby, director of sales, for challenging me but at the same time supporting me and my business decisions.

Jerry Capaldi, divisional vice president of ASM, for his guidance, support, and friendship throughout my career.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
I am most proud of being a member of the successful non-foods team at ASM.  It is exciting to be part of a team that is experiencing growth at the client and customer level through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services.

Most challenging part of your job:
The most challenging part of my job is to execute on behalf of our clients and customers in an ever-changing marketplace.  What is the key to focus the consumer’s attention to the Non Food section of the store?   This constant marketplace evolution keeps our team working together to succeed.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
My advice for upcoming younger executives is to be engaged.  It’s very important to know your client, know your customer, and have a plan.  It’s also important in our industry to work with a sense of urgency.  This helps you gain respect from your peers.  Lastly, have some fun as it’s good to smile at least once a day!

My interests include traveling, sports, reading, boating, and spending fun times with family and friends.