For 25 years I have helped companies market great brands, create exceptional client service programs, and increase their business development results. I will work with you to create the strategic vision, implement the plan, and increase ROI and accountability for your business development and marketing initiatives. Let’s connect and learn how we can
As the Principal Marketing Consultant for Okimoto Solutions (in collaboration with C-Suite Solutions), I work with clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Both in my consulting practice and when I was in-house at law firms, my clients have ranged from top AmLaw firms to small regional boutiques.
Prior to being a consultant, I led three business development, client service, and marketing teams at top national and California-based law firms. Team building, mentoring, and coaching others is second nature for me and one of my passions.
Operations management consulting projects are a large portion of my consulting practice. I will help you create more effective business development, client service, and marketing operations by advising on and supporting the implementation of best practices and functional business processes. I am comfortable working across organizational hierarchies to create consensus for important business initiatives.
ways I can help you…
Business Development Strategy – audit and strategic planning; attorney BD plans; client relations and client team initiatives; market research and competitive intelligence; internal coaching programs; client satisfaction feedback programs; client-focused RFP best practices; proposal and pitch material design and preparation; pitch team coaching; referral network initiatives; company revenue, clients, new clients and business development trends analysis.
Marketing – creating advertising and brand campaigns; copywriting and brochure development; integrated marketing messaging and communications; client e-alert and e-newsletter campaigns; internal marketing communications; company talking points; social media strategy and training; website development, messaging, and project management; client appreciation events; association presentation marketing; presentation marketing templates; and community outreach initiatives.
Operations Management – marketing audit; marketing and BD policies and procedures; marketing expense code development and time tracking process; CRM system initiatives; marketing software recommendations and project management (including CRM, deal tracking, competitive intelligence, social media, and website); recruiting marketing initiatives; retreat planning; office relocation planning; talent acquisition and training of marketing professionals.
Professional ACTIVITIES + Accomplishments
Legal Marketing Association - Bay Area Board of Directors, Member-at-Large; National PR Committee Member; Silicon Valley Program Chair; Bay Area Program Committee Member; Bay Area CMO Group Member and Mentor; Founding Member of the Sacramento City Group; Member of the East Bay City Group; and LMA Bay Area Technology Program – 3rd Annual Co-chair
CRM Creative Communication Plan, (LMA Bay Area Chapter Your Honor Award – Firm Corporate Identity) and CRM Corporate Identity Campaign, ClientConnector (LMA Bay Area Chapter Your Honor Award – Firm Corporate Identity) | corporate website (Finance, Insurance & Law Northern California Dottie award winner) | “All Work and No Play” Recruiting Brochure (LMA Bay Area Chapter Your Honor Award – Recruiting: Large Firm, Award of Excellence) | AmLaw 100 law firm website (awarded by RedStreet “Law Firm Website of the Millennium” out of the top 300 U.S. firms) | The State Bar’s Kids and the Law Program (American Society of Association Executives Award of Excellence)
EDUCATIOn + Personal Tidbits
BS in Environmental Design from UC Davis | Legal Lean Sigma/Project Management White Belt from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute | participation in a year-long non-adversarial negotiation training (based on the Harvard Law School program) | attendee in the UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Executive Leadership Consortium
Grew up in Northern California and England | an ambivert by nature | weekend pastimes include cheering on my kiddos at synchronized swimming competitions and water polo tournaments.
All consultants are independent contractors and not employed by C-Suite Solutions.