Subriana McFadden Pierce

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Pierce,-SubrianaSubriana McFadden Pierce

Navigator Sales and Marketing
Co-Managing Partner

 Years with company: 2 years

Education degrees:

  • Spelman College, BA Economics
  • University of Chicago, MBA Marketing

Organizations:

  • Board Member:  Food Industries Circle, City of Hope;   Co Chair for SoCal retailer program United for Hope
  • Network of Executive Women, National and SoCal leadership
  • Mentium – Mentoring Organization supporting women

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Mentors are critical in anyone’s career.  My best mentors have been the informal relationships that I established both inside my companies and outside.  The perspectives they gave were invaluable to my career growth.  I had to listen and be coachable.

I also have to say that the women in my personal life have been tremendous mentors.  My mother, mother in law, grandmothers, aunts, etc. taught me the foundations and basics that proved to make me the person I am.  Whenever I have the chance to reach back and pull up, I always will.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateOf all the great accomplishments both personally and professionally, stepping out on faith and helping my husband/partner to launch this company is my most proud career achievement.  Knowing that I’m making a difference in the lives of small business owners or an impact on a new brand or new brand opportunity is a satisfying achievement!  It’s about living my passion everyday and that is a series of defining moments.

Most challenging part of your job:  The most challenging is the day to day rigor of the role.  Because we play a role in consulting, representation, marketing support, etc. you never know what the day holds in store.  It’s exhilarating but can be challenging.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Live your passion!  Don’t take a role for title or for money.  Those things are temporary.  Grow your career through the sheer passion of loving what you do everyday!

Hobbies: My husband of 24 years and I love to go to the movies.