Pathfinder, Catalyst, Change Maker, Award-Winning AuthorPragmatic Innovation Partners LLC
Member Since February 2021
Named a Director to Watch by Private Company Director, Amy is a digital transformation, marketing, and tech strategy executive, who throughout a Fortune 100 career created significant shareholder value applying market insight, data analytics, and creativity to deliver profitable organic growth for financial services brands including American Express, Citi, E*TRADE and AXA. Amy most enjoys connecting the dots between technology trends, customer expectations, business model and results. Amy is the award-winning author of The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company. She advises enterprises on marketing, digital and customer experience transformation for franchise profitability improvements, and AI, mar-tech, and fin-tech scaleups on execution strategies to drive sales, build client relationships, and increase valuation. She participates on the front line of “what’s next” as a limited partner in Soundboard Venture Partners, a collaborative early-stage fund making diverse technology investments in exceptional founders. Amy served as a director of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). She is currently an advisory board member for several investor backed companies. Amy is a contributor to numerous business media, and a sought-after keynote speaker. She has been honored by US Banker as a Most Powerful Woman in Banking and by the Exceptional Women Alliance, and received the NYU Stern Graduate School of Business Nichols Award for Enterprise, Integrity and Service, Stern’s highest honor awarded annually to a leader outside the School community. She is a graduate of The Wharton School (MBA, Marketing) and Wesleyan University (BA magna cum laude and Highest Honors, College of Letters and Spanish).
Applying the "show, don't tell" method in today's digital world can work wonders if you want to build your sales pipeline. When your sales and marketing team members are gearing up to promote your organization at a yearly in-person or hybrid-remote industry convention—in the new normal, it's always important to figure out the best strategy to effectively rise above the competitive noise and capture the attention of your target audience. So, how can company leaders elevate learning opportunities for current and potential customers to gather and retain information about their business products and services in the most efficient way? Below, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members share tips to keep consumers engaged and interested in what your brand has to offer, showing them why they should stick around to hear more and possibly give it a chance rather than moving on to another vendor.
If you're about to apply, consider these key points. There are a variety of resources available for new entrepreneurs to consider when they are just starting out and trying to grow a successful business in their market. Associating your business with either a startup incubator or accelerator program is one idea to consider if you are looking for opportunities to connect with mentors, technology tools, and more to elevate your organization to its next level. We asked nine experts from Fast Company Executive Board to each discuss one factor that every rising leader should consider when they are weighing their options about which route to take.
Why do organizations struggle to close the gaps between what their customers need and expect, and the current reality of the experience their organization delivers?
Giving every staff member a seat at the table can increase business morale and business growth. It takes a village to build the type of team morale and trust it takes to lead a company to innovative success and long-term profitability. So if you are trying to strengthen staff relations and foster a better work environment that enables every employee to have a voice, don't go it alone, be willing to have an open mind and lean on them for support. By encouraging regular brainstorming sessions with your team to guide your decision-making process, you'll be a better informed, confident leader, knowing that your staff is working together (and truly has your back) to elevate the company further in the years to come. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members share other reasons why employee feedback and collaboration are fundamental in helping leaders make better all-around business decisions.
In the ever-changing tech field, staying on top of industry trends is essential for career and business success. Technology is constantly evolving, with new innovations and advancements being introduced regularly. It's essential for professionals in the tech industry to stay up to date with these changes to remain competitive and relevant. However, keeping up with industry changes can be a daunting task, especially as the pace of technological development continues to accelerate. Below, a panel of 15Fast Company Executive Board members shared some of the most effective ways to stay informed about the latest trends and developments in tech, so you can stay ahead of the game and continue to excel in your field.
Apr 11, 2023
Preparing adequately for a team collaboration and brainstorming session is essential to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the session is productive. Collaboration and brainstorming are critical components of many successful projects. However, they can be challenging to execute effectively. Below, a panel of Fast Company Executive Board members offers some tips to help you prepare for a team collaboration and brainstorming session that can lead to more successful outcomes. Whether you're working on a project with colleagues or leading a team, these tips can help you get the most out of your collaboration and brainstorming sessions.
Pragmatic Innovation Partners LLC
I work with executives and founders to mobilize and inspire their organizations to deliver innovation results. I tap into my career's worth of experience as an innovation operator inside demanding, conservative and proud brands where I focused on building and leading teams to create customer-obsessed approaches that were essential to fostering innovation and change. In my award-winning book, The Change Maker's Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation In Any Company I share some of the practical advice, tools, and stories (my own and that of 50 other innovators interviewed) gathered to help the person sitting in the innovation "hot seat" make progress to achieve their vision that I expand upon in my advisory, project-based consulting, keynote addresses and executive consults.