Sandy Barger has developed and actualized comprehensive business and marketing plans for companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 organizations. She is an established and award-winning leader in marketing, product management and business strategy. Her successful track record of developing multi-billion dollar businesses and new growth initiatives spans across a variety of organizations, including Entertainment, Consumer Products, Technology, Music, Fashion, Retail, Education and Digital Media.
Barger spent 14 years at the Walt Disney Company, where she supported the company’s marketing initiatives in multiple roles, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management, General Manager of Emerging Markets, and Senior Vice President Cross-Studio Strategy. Prior to her successful years at Disney, she worked in Marketing at Dole Packaged Foods and in the Executive Program of May Company Retail Stores.
Sandy is also the founder of Connect Business Consulting, a management consulting firm providing advisory and implementation services for companies of all sizes across multiple industries. By combining strategy, innovation, creativity, financial acumen, and tactical know how, Sandy has been able to spearhead top-performing and award-winning consumer campaigns, to introduce new products and marketing programs, and to increase business growth.
In 2012, she was honored with the Golden Bridge Silver Award as Marketer of the Year, for creating new ways for brands to engage with consumers via new media.
Sandy has a master's degree in marketing and finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. She is involved in multiple child-based and educational non-profit organizations including the International Medical Corps, mentors young professionals, and served on the board of The Wonder of Reading.
Sandy resides in Los Angeles, California.