Team Member Spotlight: Haley Suriano
From collecting antique furniture to her secret love of Entomology, account manager Haley Suriano is always on the move. Learn more about this #USDPeep in our latest Employee Spotlight. Anyone who is considering account management or project management jobs in Cincinnati will benefit from her insights.
What’s your role at USDP?
What’s your background?
Believe it or not, my love for sales and marketing started with a summer internship selling advertising space in the NKU student planner. I sold over $18K in 8 weeks. I was very excited to switch gears to creative marketing as the Social Media Coordinator at Kona Ice Corporate office where I planned and managed all social campaigns and wrote the blog. After that, I moved to Indianapolis and started a sales position with Bunzl Distribution. I returned to Cincinnati for a Marketing Manager position at EMI network, supporting a team of 13 sales reps, leading their media kits as they sold print and digital advertorial space for Forbes magazine. Lastly, I gained 3 years of large agency experience at Barefoot Proximity as an Account Manager supporting several lifestyle P&G brands and life stages. After ping-ponging back and forth between sales and marketing positions, I truly feel like I found my sweet spot as an Account Manager. I love building relationships but also love working alongside talented designers and developers every day. Best of both worlds!
Why did you want to work with USDP?
I loved the opportunity to work with such a variety of businesses and set sail on my passion for marketing and building brands.
What are your interests/activities outside of work?
After buying a house with my husband, I love to decorate – constantly antique furniture hunting! I also jump on any chance I get to spend time with friends and family. We love trying new restaurants and in the summer, we love going to the local breweries.
What do you bring to the room when you’re with the team?
Positivity & leadership!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid (~5 years old), and I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was Entomologist. I loved bugs and insects and thought one day I wanted to study them and my mom taught me how to spell “Entomologist”. I even had a bug themed birthday party with all the fake, plastic bugs on my cake! Now, like most humans, I despise the bugs, but try not to murder them! 🙂
Other than the essentials needed for survival (food, clothing, shelter), what could you not go a day without?
… My phone! (I’m a millennial, I can admit it) I need to be connected but not to social media. More to communicate in this day where we don’t have a home phone. I talk to my mom and sisters every day!