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Millie Tadewaldt


Los Angeles, CA

Member Since March 2024


Executive Leadership
Start-Up CEO


I am the Founder & CEO at Brilliant, a tech-focused corporate gifting and branded merchandise company. We help companies give amazing gifts to their clients and colleagues.

Published content

20 proven cold contact strategies for successful business partnerships and sales

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Revitalize your cold outreach strategy for more successful sales outcomes. In any industry, reaching out to a cold contact can be intimidating. The unfamiliarity can create anxiety and stress; however, with the right approach, it can lead to valuable opportunities. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members share their effective strategies for initiating contact with potential partners or clients. Follow their recommended methods to make a compelling first impression that can lead to a successful business relationship.

8 factors design teams must consider before beginning a project

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You may have a groundbreaking design 'solution,' but have you thought about the following points? Whether your creative design team has been tapped to incorporate a new outdoor green space in a public setting, or partner to develop a community recreation center where residents can gather to spend quality time with their family and friends, the first step is for business leaders and staff to understand who they serve.  In fact, reaching out to local residents from the broader community, upfront, is a better way to build bridges, gather feedback, and understand the pain points that may (or may not) need to be solved. Doing so will also help cut down on any unnecessary investments that are not a good fit for the intended audience being served. Below, eight members from Fast Company Executive Board share one thing that company leaders need to consider both socially and culturally when integrating a sustainable design solution into the marketplace.

The stealth path of profitable efficient growth


Reflecting on the journey from inception to my team today of over one hundred, the adoption of a profitable efficient growth model has been transformative.

Company details


Company bio

Brilliant makes corporate gifting personal and impactful, on a global scale. Our end-to-end service combines campaign design, technology and fulfillment to make the gifting experience delightful for both the sender and the recipient. We support marketing, business development, brand, and people teams in delivering impactful gifts that drive loyalty, advocacy and happiness.



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Company size

51 - 200