Terri Rodesky-McCarthy

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ESM Ferolie
Division Manager, Metro NY – Grocery

Years with company:   I have been working for Sales/Marketing Agencies in Metro NY since 1981, and have been fortunate to spend the last fourteen (14) years at ESM.

Education, degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: 

B.A. in Communications from Fordham University

Volunteer organizations:  Co-Chair, ESM Women In Industry annual fundraiser for The Community Food Bank of NJ and March of Dimes

Mentors and how they have assisted you in your career: I was fortunate to have mentors that always coached me to be a strong customer advocate.  Periodically, this advice has helped me to rethink my approach when addressing challenges and creating unique solutions.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements?  Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  Having invested thirty-four (34) years in the food industry, I am most proud of the more recent opportunity to lead the grocery sales team at ESM.    Leading a team that is focused on both customers and clients provides a unique opportunity to nurture and grow both sides of our business.

Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  Over the course of my career there have been many defining moments, but along the way it has become clear to me that a great deal of my success can be attributed to my ability to never look back and always focus on moving forward.

Most challenging part of your job? Building a team that is foundated on strong individual commitment to the overall group effort.  I have always found that is what makes a team work, and a company successful.

Advice for upcoming, younger executives: Give every assignment (large or small) your best effort!  And remember that your best effort requires well thought out purpose and direction in order to insure success!

Hobbies:  Theatre, Travel, College Basketball.