Lisa DeRosa

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Lisa DeRosa of Acosta Sales & MarketingLisa DeRosa

Acosta Sales & Marketing
Branch Business Insights Manager

Years with company Seven years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizationsBS in Business, University of Connecticut/MBA, Boston College; Certified Professional Category Manager  designation from the Category Management Association

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have crossed paths with many individuals in my career who have offered some nugget of advice or encouragement – big or small – that helped shape who I am today.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  Not being afraid to pursue my career objectives.  The manager at my first job told me I would not be able to move to the next level because I lacked a background in retail.   I was able find other ways to prove my ability and before long was promoted.  I am happy now to be involved with the Leadership Development Program at Acosta where my team and I mentor the LDPs during the business insights phase – helping these individuals recognize their career objectives.

Most challenging part of your jobThe most challenging part of my job is  giving every project the amount of attention it deserves.  Deadlines are often short.  It is important to be organized and understand the resources available to work efficiently.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: My advice for upcoming younger executives is to not accept the word “no”.  Your career growth may take time, however, you can accomplish your goals through hard work and networking.

Hobbies: Spending time with family, playing with my dog, photography, baking, gardening.