Dromomaniac, bibliophile, and FreeCell addict on a perpetual quest for knowledge (or the best happy hour deals, whichever comes first)
Christina has been in advertising, marketing and sales for over two decades, developing acquisition, retention and customer loyalty programs for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Wells Fargo, Nestle, Earthlink Wireless, and PinTouch Telecom, a joint venture between Singapore Telecom and Ayala Corporation.
As the VP of Marketing & Business Development for Froomz, an early stage start-up, she is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with venues and partners; as an avocational Trainer for the Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Program, she provides 8 weeks of intense tactical coaching to sales pros from companies like SalesForce.com, Google, and Oracle.
Christina holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from Salisbury University, MD and an MBA from California State University Hayward, attending her last semester of graduate studies at the Academy of National Economy in Moscow, Russia, the leading training and research institute for top-level managers in Moscow.
Christina’s left brain strategic/analytical side is balanced by her right brain creative side, which she expresses through writing, performing, and martial arts. She has written numerous lifestyle articles on food and entertainment for local and national publications as well as produced, written, and hosted dance shows and news & entertainment programs on TV. She holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a member of the Tournament and Demo Team at Yong In Martial Arts Academy.
Singing and dancing since she could toddle, she has performed in a variety of venues, from musical theater to strutting on fashion runways, fronting Top 40 bands, dancing back-up for local pop artists, and go-go dancing at hotspots in the East Coast. She indulges her passion for performing as lead singer for Honey Circuit, an SF-based rock band that has headlined venues like Hard Rock Cafe, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and AT&T Park. With a versatile vocal range, she is equally skilled in powering through rock anthems by AC/DC and Guns ‘N Roses, jamming out dance numbers by Fergie, or delivering operatic arias by Pergolesi.
A Dale Carnegie convert, Christina firmly believes in the mantra “Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.”
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