Maureen Rooney

RooneypicMaureen is an accomplished business leader with 30+ years of experience in Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Sales and Operations supported by deep P&L management discipline.  She graduated from Miami University in southern Ohio with a degree in Business Administration later also acquiring an MBA in Finance at Loyola University.

Maureen started as a sales rep for AT&T in the Chicago area transitioning to a sales training instructor, Plant Operations manager and district manager of Illinois and Indiana Customer and Outside Plan Operations in the first 11 years of employment. Those roles afforded Maureen the experience of managing small and large teams (500+), developing customer relationships and direct financial accountability for revenues/expenses.  In the 2nd phase of her AT&T experience Maureen moved to AT&T headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and held accountabilities in Corporate HR, Marketing, Product Development achieving VP level accountable for full P&L running $2-16B businesses for AT&T.

In 2002 Maureen joined a business consulting firm in Chicago acting in chief strategy, operating, marketing and sales roles supporting client teams in business strategy, product launch, market segmentation and program management areas that positioned them for accelerated revenue growth and profitability achievement.  Maureen moved her home base from New Jersey to the Triangle area in 2006 and has been an active member of the Raleigh community.  She has continued consulting and has supported small businesses locally in the medical publishing, furniture, greenscape and hosted healthcare applications fields.

Additionally, Maureen is an Executive Director in the Center for Innovation Management at North Carolina State Poole College of Management.  She also contributes her time locally in the RTP area mentoring entrepreneurial start-ups via the Council for Entrepreneurial Development organization.

Maureen’s experience as an executive business leader, combined with a “walked in your shoes” coaching approach provides her the ability to collaboratively engage business leaders accurately defining business challenges and driving to measurable, exponential business performance improvement.