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Cathy Brink

CMO
Works with companies across a wide variety of industries to reposition brands, increase awareness and conversions and grow market share, revenues and profits.

About Cathy

Catherine is a Chief Outsiders CMO based in Atlanta. She helps both small and Fortune 50 B2B and B2C businesses increase profitable growth by understanding and leveraging consumer and customer insight to create a sustainable competitive advantage. First, conducting a comprehensive analysis of the category, company, competition and potential customers to identify growth opportunities, Catherine develops integrated go-to-market strategies and tactics to increase revenues and market share.

How Cathy has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Developed a strategic branding approach and process for large apparel organization. Process was implemented across the businesses.
  • Increased awareness to double the 10% target and conversion to membership over the 25% goal by conducting a major repositioning for Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program).
  • Increased share and halted escalation in discounts with a new value proposition at Coke. Repositioned soft drink fountain business to reflect customer needs and a new competitive environment.
  • Created the “Coca-Cola Connection” concept identified for global application. Redefined the B2B soft drink customer product and service offering and implemented on-line site for sales organization.
  • Increased profit by 13% with a soft drinks price and portfolio strategy to improve performance in Brazil’s unique customer and competitive environment despite continued declines in Brazil’s economy.
  • Grew revenues 15% and profits 35% by restaging three mature brands in declining categories. “Breakout” strategy was later extended to entire division.
  • Directed Pillsbury megabrand positioning encompassing $1 billion of business. Strategy provided guidelines for consumer communications and long-term brand development.

Experience

  • Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
  • Vice President, Coca-Cola
  • Vice President, The Pillsbury Company

Education

  • University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management, recipient of the Pillsbury Fellowship in Marketing for outstanding student)
  • Sorbonne (Diplome d’Etudes Linguistiques Francaises)
  • University of Kansas (BA with honors)

Download Cathy's Resume Here

Expertise

Industry Experience Specialties
  • Market/Consumer Insight
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Positioning & Messaging
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