Susan leads operations across Material’s Action Division, and is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to improve how we work. With professional roots in talent and people strategy, she’s focused on creating solutions that empower humans and enable creativity and collaboration. She has led large-scale strategic initiatives across Material, including guiding the integration of multiple acquisitions, partnering across IT and data security advancement initiatives, overhauling back-end research operations, orchestrating staff resource management, and has led the design, build-out, and launch of multiple regional offices.
A native Californian who has spent time living on both coasts, Susan started her career in sales and marketing with CEB, Inc. (now Gartner) in Washington, D.C., and has worked as part of Talent and Marketing teams at global brands including Red Bull and The Walt Disney Company. Susan joined Kelton Global in 2010 and helped establish the company as a widely recognized insights agency before assuming a larger role with Material.
Susan received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. In her spare time, Susan loves to travel, spend time with family, and tackle an ever-present interior design project.