Marie Mihail joins the Bloom Leadership Team
September 5, 2018 - Bloom Consulting Group
Marie joins the Bloom leadership team as the new Senior Director of Consulting and Project Management Services. “I feel extremely fortunate to have Marie leading our high-performance team across the consulting and project management disciplines,” said Heather Zindel, CEO.
Marie’s career spans over 20 years of experience in developing products and programs to create business and channel growth spanning a variety of high-tech and manufacturing industries and scaling from small to enterprise businesses. Marie studied at the University of Washington for both her undergraduate and graduate degree programs, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and an Executive MBA from the Foster School of Business (Beta Gamma Sigma).
Marie’s area of focus is managing the Consulting and Project Management Services Practice to help clients achieve business outcomes that drive growth, innovation and success. She has developed a unique perspective by working in multiple business sectors—spanning aviation, software development, data storage, and computer telephony—to create winning results for companies including Microsoft, Boeing and ADIC. Her experiences are grounded across core business competencies including partner education & readiness, educational services, strategic planning, business operations, marketing, and product marketing management, and public speaking.
Prior to joining Bloom Marie worked at Microsoft in roles spanning global partner program development, program operations and offerings to develop partner benefits and operational efficiencies, marketing academy management, and partner skills development strategies. Marie also developed expertise in partner and customer experience optimization by developing and operationalizing global business strategies to increase satisfaction through innovative measurement programs for global audiences.
Before Microsoft, Marie worked at ADIC, a global data storage solutions company based in Redmond, WA, in a variety of growth-leading roles for enterprise data storage solutions. Her product management programs and operational strategies spurred significant tape library growth to double revenue both with direct channel sales and OEM relationship (Dell, IBM); she also developed an innovative global Educational Services team to reduce service costs and increase customer satisfaction. Marie worked abroad in Paris, France to establish and lead the EMEA product marketing team and was a frequent guest speaker at partner and industry data storage forums.
Marie developed earlier skillsets in business management, innovating new business tools and winning partner channel strategies at Boeing Aerospace Company and AVT. She developed an award-winning collaboration business planning tool at Boeing to streamline budget planning cycles. Marie has traveled extensively across the Americas and EMEA and speaks Swedish, German and conversational French.