Cathy Riegler

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Cathy RieglerCathy Riegler

Shopper Solutions – a division of Acosta Sales and Marketing
Account Director

Years with company:  26 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: BS in Business Management, Northeastern University

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:  Two incredible people, at two very different stages of my life and career, had a profound influence on me. Early in my career a most amazing woman became my mentor and consistently challenged me to think. Every time I thought I had the answer, she would ask ‘so what?’ She inspired me to reach. Much later in my career an inspiring and unique man became my champion and mentor. He elevated my confidence and appreciation of my own talents, giving me the platform and visibility to excel. Both of these individuals became my dear and life-long friends.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  Over my many years at Acosta I have held various positions in different areas of the business. It gives me a broader perspective and I have enjoyed that diversity. My most personally rewarding moments are in mentoring others, however. There is great satisfaction in broadening someone’s viewpoint and giving him or her more to consider that may ultimately alter their direction.

Most challenging part of your job:  To stay ahead of the curve.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:  There is no entitlement. First do your job well and then go beyond. It is about respecting and learning from those before you and then bringing your fresh insights to drive the business forward and in new directions. Search, learn, think and reach. 

Hobbies:  I enjoy hiking, photography and spending time with family.