Kimberlee Andrews Marsh

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Kimberlee MarshKimberlee Andrews Marsh

Daymon Worldwide
Division Vice President, North American Private Brand Development

Years with company: One year.  Prior to joining Daymon, I worked for Kellogg Company for 10 years in sales and category management.  Prior to that, she handled category management at Kraft Foods for seven years and spent seven years in sales with The Gillette Company.

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

BA from Wellesley College

I serve on the Board of Directors for MusicWorks. a non-profit music therapy provider for children and adults in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Brian Nohe at Gillette.  He encouraged me to approach business issues by developing a plan, considering all potential outcomes and then to be open to new paths or ideas that I had not considered.  He also reinforced how important it is to trust my own instincts.  As a result of his advice, I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the best companies in the world and have developed relationships with customers, peers and associates who have broadened my business perspective in ways that I never would have considered possible.

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 the time in my career when I became responsible for a group of talented individuals who had not been performing as a team.  After assessing the situation, we developed a plan to build professional and personal skill sets, create a cohesive team environment and encourage risk-taking.  While they had been successful individually prior to my tenure, after learning to work better as a team we over-delivered every sales target, created partnerships with customers that remain to this day and had fun doing it.

Most challenging part of your job: Continually finding ways to stay ahead of trends that offer business-building opportunities for our retailer and supplier partners.

 

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Be bold and open to new adventures.  Don’t be afraid to try new approaches.

Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, and sports of all kinds.