Kendra Ramirez

Kendra Ramirez

Digital Strategy & Speaker

Cincinnati Area
Information Technology and Services

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Kendra Ramirez's Overview


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Kendra Ramirez's Summary

High energy and passionate about helping businesses succeed!
Social media is a culture not an event!

Social media strategy, training, and consulting since 2005. Love creating a social business.

Change Agent with 15 years of experience in sales and sales management positions in Information Technology, B2B and Customer-focused areas.

• Strong leadership, presentation, communication and analytical skills
• Fortune 500 experience in sales, account management, training, channel partnerships, prospecting and recruiting
• Ability to intimately understand customers challenges and quickly establish rapport with consultants and clients

Specialties: social media strategy, social media training, social media speaker, business development using social media, social media for recruiting, social business, organizational improvement and strategic thinking.

Kendra Ramirez's Experience

Director of Digital Strategy

EMI Network

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Cincinnati Area

"Every Business Has A Story To Tell"....let us tell yours with our print, digital and video services. EMI Network has award winning writers, producers and videographers all ready to help you today. We bring your message to life in national magazines and online using our proprietary video distribution technology.

Manager, Social Media & Social Business

Ascendum Solutions

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2011August 2014 (3 years 1 month) Cincinnati Area

Ascendum is a global information technology (IT) solutions company that delivers "Technology Inspired Solutions to Business Driven Challenges”. We work with medium and large (including Fortune 1000) firms, to help solve business challenges by engaging the right combination of Strategy, People, Processes, Technology, and Infrastructure.
Ask me about our social media capabilities!

Social Media Strategist

Accelerated Business Results

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

January 2005July 2011 (6 years 7 months)

We are a national social media consulting firm that help businesses leverage social media technologies with proven strategies to shorten your sales cycle, decrease recruiting costs and integrate your marketing plan.

Specialty: Creating a social business environment through technologies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Yammer, Chatter and Blogging.

Founder and CEO of Sales Konnect from 2005-2010 and then merged with ABR.

Dir Enterprise Services

Certified Security Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2007July 2008 (10 months)

Opened and managed the region for the Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana markets.
Sold 3 net new information security consulting contracts in my first 3 weeks with CSS.

Sales Manager


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Business Supplies and Equipment industry

September 2005October 2007 (2 years 2 months)

Managed a team of 8 outside business-to-business Sales Executives and 2 Administrative Assistants. We sold solutions for Ecopy, Doc Accel, Documentum, RightFax, Canon, Ricoh, Konica-Minolta, and Kyocera products.
Responsible for Sales Executive development plans, staffing, training, business plans, pipeline growth, branch initiatives, mentoring other Sales Managers and a $3.5 million dollar budget.
Took over a team that was at 40% of their revenue plan and in less than a year finished at 95% of our plan. Promoted 2 Sales Executives and achieved Master Club Member.

National Recruiting Manager


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Business Supplies and Equipment industry

January 2003September 2005 (2 years 9 months)

Responsible for the development of a national recruitment strategy for the West, Central, and Canada Region which includes 16 marketplaces covering 25 states with 15 direct reports across the country.

Led full life cycle recruiting for Regional and Management positions in the U.S. and Canada to include weekly staffing updates, decrease days to fill, sourcing, track interview to hire ratio, analyze turnover activity and recruiter development plans.

Strategic Account Executive

Cincinnati Bell

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CBB; Telecommunications industry

January 1998January 2003 (5 years 1 month)

Brought internet recruiting to Cincinnati Bell and wrote the new recruitment process for the team.
Promoted to Strategic Account Executive selling over $14 million in managed hosting services resulting in President's Club Member.

Sales Manager


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

19961998 (2 years)

Technical recruiter for TEKsystems in Louisville, KY and promoted within 8 months to Sales Manager in Cincinnati, OH.

Kendra Ramirez's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:

      • A Kid Again

Kendra Ramirez's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media Marketing
  2. Business Development
  3. Training
  4. Recruiting
  5. Social Business
  6. Public Speaking
  7. Business Strategy
  8. Leadership
  9. Management Consulting

Kendra Ramirez's Education

Western Kentucky University

BS, Human Resource Management


Activities and Societies: Alpha Delta Pi

Kendra Ramirez's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Cincinnati Chamber Social Media Innovator of the Year Finalist 2009
President's Club
Master's Club
Recruiting Manager of the Year
Rookie Manager of the Year
GEM Award (Going the Extra Mile)

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