meet the TEAM
We act as your marketers for hire, fractional CMOs and advisors.
Virginie is responsible for designing marketing and sales funnel strategies to drive growth and for helping leaders navigate complexity with confidence and clarity of thought. She has harnessed more than 25 years of experience as a renowned digital expert through consulting work, keynoting and thought leadership.
Virginie has spoken at many top conferences and events such as Customer Experience Conferences, Chief Growth Officer Conference, C-Suite Conference, The Marketing Forum
She is a seasoned business expert in SaaS and new technologies, who has founded two software start-ups in Silicon Valley and one retail venture in NYC.
A seasoned promoter who recognizes that one size does NOT fit all, Lori enjoys collaborating with leaders to translate their visions into insightful, measurable, and actionable marketing.
As a highly versatile business partner specializing in initiatives that deliver growth, Lori focuses on product launch, market expansion, and events that enable organizations to achieve key objectives.
Whether creating a brand for a new business, introducing a sales/CRM or Customer Success Management system, or writing content for websites, newsletters, blogs and advertising campaigns, she is dedicated to helping organizations thrive. Implementing change in dynamic environments is her sweet spot.
As a market strategist, Sharon is great at uncovering target market needs to create go-to-market strategies that deliver customer relevancy, an outstanding customer journey and bottom-line revenues.
Sharon has deep experience in retail, financial services, healthcare and non-profit sectors, and her brand experience includes Citibank, Saks Fifth Avenue, American Express, Scotiabank and AARP.
What Sharon enjoys most about serving clients: "Learning opportunities are everywhere and the transferability of best practices across industries and cultures is limited only by one’s imagination. Together, this allows us to uncover new ways to use the product/service offerings and new messaging opportunities to grow the prospect base.”
Roxanne Darling is an artist living in Santa Fe, NM, working in various media, including photography, ink drawing, painting, and the conceptual installation. "Words are important to me, so they often play a role in my art. I’ve been fortunate to work in many diverse professions — all of which feed into my creativity as an artist."
She considers this her 8th career, after spending the past two decades as co-owner of a digital agency.
As a coach and public speaker, she presented programs around the globe and thrives in diverse relationships and locations.
She is a student of consciousness and believes self-awareness is the key to success.
Tracey is a successful value creator through Business Development, Project Management, Service Delivery, and Team Development with expertise in engaging decision makers and devising winning marketing and sales strategies and solutions.
She is a sales and marketing professional with a background in upscale branded consumer goods, business-to-business products and services both for established and start-up businesses.
Working with clients, she has demonstrated achievements in many aspects of marketing/sales management, including targeted marketing programs, business development, marketing communications (public relations, advertising, collateral development, video, and internet), merchandising, team management, market research, event coordination, and budgeting.
Leslie Cohen has a wealth of experience bringing ideas and companies to life and to market - as General Manager, COO, Product Development Executive with hands-on and advisory experience leading new or evolving companies and tech start-ups from concept to market.
She has a deep understanding of business foundations as well as market, product and business development functions.
She collaborates with founders to build out their business strategy, and create roadmap and execution plans supporting products development, go-to-market plans, operations and business development, and identifying and expanding customer bases.
She currently serves as Advisory Board Member for companies in Retail Tech, Consumer Products, Wellness, and Branding.
Emily Klein is an accomplished leader who has worked at the intersection of strategy, operations, marketing and business development with enterprise, mid-market and start-up firms.
Emily has helped many organizations achieve success by designing comprehensive strategic initiatives that operationalize efficiencies, solidify partnerships and deploy digital marketing and business development strategies that enable corporate growth.
As an author, writer and executive coach, Emily has presented on topics including: mobile and flexible workplaces, workforce trends, enterprise collaboration tools, workspace redesign, managing complex change, advancing women leaders and integrative health and wellness.
She is a co-author of Workshift: Future-Proof Your Organization for the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Anna’s strengths are her creative and analytical skills. Anna lives in New York City and studied Art History.
She worked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had an extensive exposure to the digital world. Data research and creating target writing are Anna’s interests. Anna views art and the science of marketing as primary visual communicators.
To gain the competitive advantage, Anna strongly believes all facets of innovation in digital communication should be considered as potential target funnels to the desired audience. Social awareness, as well as, self-awareness are two facets of mindfulness one needs to retain to identify where market can lead the customer.
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Pablo Picasso
what we care about
We’re entrepreneurs - so we relate.
We understand the challenges you face when it comes to finding the time and resources to focus on promoting your business.
That’s why we offer a full range of service options to suit your needs and budget.
We're passionate - so we help.
We feel a desire to help you improve your life and the ones of your employees and customers, we wake up in the morning with passion in our hearts and ideas in our heads and we try our very best to live by three core values: curiosity, creativity, and compassion.
We're experienced - so we are efficient.
Our team is composed of women of experience.
WHAT SET US APART
Social responsibility is at our core. Our mission is to do more than just make a profit. We’re also in business to make the world a better place.
Envisioning a Gender-Balanced World
We invest in the development of our female employees at both ends of the experience spectrum to create a more gender-balanced business world.
Taking a Stand for Mother Earth
We lower our impact on the environment by using shared office space near mass transit.
We choose electronic communications over paper and video conferencing instead of air travel to reduce our carbon footprint and conserve natural resources. Looking at what others do can help you start.
Combating Economic Inequality
We've created low-cost, online classes and webinars to empower those who cannot afford our standard services.
Are you a woman of experience?
At AcornOak, we recognize the power of experience and maturity to bring clarity and guidance to business owners, leaders and organizations to create a more gender- balanced world.
Our mission is to support women of experience who are in transition, looking for a new career or just want to change jobs. Whether you want to work a few hours per week or full time, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your know-how to address a variety of needs for diverse clients.
Connect with one of us and start a conversation.