Ventana Research Expands Revenue and Marketing Teams with Seasoned Professionals
Laura Milewski and Leslie Smith join to boost business growth and Whittney Hines joins to expand the firm’s digital marketing impact
Ventana Research, the leading market advisory services firm in providing consulting, advisory, research and education (CARE) products to organizations worldwide, continues to advance the corporate values of the organization in excellence, reliability, and teamwork with its growth. The firm’s dedication to its clients and use of its products, in what is called the Ventana eXperience (VX), requires a commitment to the growth of the organization in sales and marketing. In this regard, Ventana Research announces the addition of Laura Milewski - senior account director, Leslie Smith - senior business development manager and Whittney Hines - senior digital marketing manager. All joined the team in August 2021.
Laura, as senior account director, is responsible for helping our clients find their ultimate success through our CARE portfolio of products. For over 20 years, she has sold to the top 25 technology companies globally with her expertise in delivering solutions that solve business problems using market research and insights. Prior to Ventana Research, Laura worked at companies like IDC and Strategy Analytics. Her favorite experience in sales includes walking data centers around the world and traveling globally for client meetings and conferences. Laura was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut and now resides in Massachusetts.
"We have many decisions to make when opportunities present themselves and coming to Ventana Research was simple. I have been given the opportunity to provide technology companies with third party objective thought leadership and advisory services with digital content that helps them to market better, sell more and grow their business. Today we are enabling our clients on their path to excellence through collaboration and engagement."
Laura can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lauramilewskiVR and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/milewskilaura/. To contact Laura directly, send an email to Laura.Milewski@ventanaresearch.com.
Leslie, as senior business development manager, is responsible for Ventana Research’s new client growth and relationships with the CARE product portfolio. For over 15 years, she has worked in medical, legal, and healthcare related fields driving business development and managing account relationships. Leslie currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and when she is not working, she can usually be found out in nature taking advantage of the many activities the Oregon landscape has to offer or flying high up in the air.
"Joining Ventana Research was the best decision I could have made – not just for my career, but also for the quality of work life. From the top down, in every department, leadership and connection has been a priority from day one. What is most amazing about the company is that they walk their talk. Ventana Research does not just provide present and cutting-edge research on solutions for various marketplaces to other companies, it is the Ventana eXperience to apply their expertise and knowledge of the market and to do it themselves. I am excited to bring my experience to the revenue team to continue the mission of providing technology companies with tailored solutions from the Ventana Research CARE product line."
Leslie can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LeslieSmithVR and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslieannesmith/. To contact Leslie directly, send an email to Leslie.Smith@ventanaresearch.com.
Whittney, as senior digital marketing manager, is responsible for driving brand awareness and digital engagement through Ventana Research’s community and the industry by using its state-of-the-art marketing technologies to increase subscribership, client growth and the marketing of the Ventana eXperience. She has worked in the marketing space for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Ventana Research team, Whittney worked at numerous marketing agencies where she successfully managed many small businesses’ marketing programs. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
"I’m excited to be joining the Ventana Research team and am looking forward to continuing to drive brand awareness and digital engagement as I leverage my past experiences as a digital marketer to build on the firm’s 18-year history of marketing excellence!"
Whittney can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/whittneyVR and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/whittneyhines/. To contact Whittney directly, send an email to Whittney.Hines@ventanaresearch.com.
"I am really excited to continue our firm’s growth with seasoned professionals who are committed to continuing our success through the Ventana eXperience," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research. "Having Laura, Leslie and Whittney join the team has been wonderful and their enthusiasm to the excellence in teamwork that we provide to our clients and the industry has been a welcome addition."
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