Lisa Shattuck

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Lisa ShattuckLisa Shattuck

Advantage Sales and Marketing
SVP Operations, In-Store Opportunities division

Years with company: 20 years


Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: B.S. Business Management, Boston College; Member of NEW (Network of Executive Women); Held various committee chair positions and currently serve as a deacon at the First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, Conn.; Certified Public Accountant

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Len Rosinski taught me invaluable lessons in stretching beyond my comfort zone (accounting/finance/IT) and in building my confidence, giving me latitude to make decisions and take risks.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? Overall, I’m proud to lead a team that provides consistently excellent promotion execution for our customers and clients.  Two “defining moments” stand out.  In-Store Opportunities was purchased by Advantage Sales and Marketing in 2005.  Going through the due diligence process in the months leading to the sale was incredibly challenging and an amazing learning experience.  More recently, coordinating the manufacture, logistics, installation and servicing of Superfridge coolers in over 2000 Walmart stores in under six months was another milestone.

Most challenging part of your job: Managing what are often competing demands between our clients and customers.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Always focus on what is most important to your customers and clients.  It is easy to become distracted by management demands, budgets, etc., but in the face of constant change and new constraints, get creative in keeping the clients and customers happy.  Adaptation keeps the work interesting and the company sharp.

Hobbies: Enjoying time with my husband and sons, reading, puzzles & hiking.