Owner of Hill Management Group and the Werx Brands.
Writer for several industry publications and Forbes.
Active in social justice initiatives.
Andrea owns Hill Management Group, LLC, with the brands StrategyWerx, MentorWerx, and WerxMarketing; providing strategy consulting, professional development, branding, and marketing services to small and mid-sized businesses.
She is active in the responsible business space and is frequently sought out for her interpretation of and contributions to business ethics. She is also active in organizational development, and has pioneered an approach to integration of culture and brand that has profound implications for today's rich-content marketing requirements.
She has more than 30 years professional experience as the CEO and president of start-up through mid-sized companies, and she has demonstrated serial success in leading companies through rapid and profitable growth. Her experience spans multiple industries as the CEO of Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, the president of international clothing manufacturer and direct marketer Fulcrum Direct/After the Stork, president of marketing services firm Anthill Marketing, and a founding senior executive of Playboy’s direct marketing catalog operations in music and video. In addition to owning her business in the US, she is also Managing Director of jewelry industry supplier Legor Group in Italy.
Andrea’s special expertise is in preparing companies for growth – whether they seek to improve cash-flow for organic growth, or acquire angel or institutional investors. She uses proprietary processes for strategic planning, leadership development, branding & marketing strategy, operations improvement and management, and human resources strategy. Her forward-looking orientation and deep background in marketing technology and data make her business perspective particularly useful during this time of significant economic and business transformation. When she’s not running her company or enjoying her large family, she is very active in political and social causes related to jewelry supply chain responsibility, diversity and equality, women’s rights, and women’s health.
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