Taking the Reins: Kim Roman

Taking the Reins: Kim Roman

Kim Roman

Position: Vice President of marketing, Sytel Inc.

First day on the
new job:
Sept. 25

Age: "Hmmm ..."

Hometown: DeLand, Fla.

Home Now: Fairfax, Va.

Family: 11-year-old son,
9-year-old daughter

Most recently read book: "The Brand You 50: Or Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an 'Employee' Into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment and Passion!" by Tom Peters

Favorites:

Artist: Helen Frankenthaler

Singer: Tony Bennett

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Hobby: Cycling, reading

Restaurant/food: I Ricci/sushi

Quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, it is a habit." W.B. Prescott

TV show: CNN

Vacation Spot: "What's a vacation?"

Best career advice you ever received: Stay focused, keep your boundaries, and always be willing to learn.

Education: Bachelor's of science in business management and economics, Hood College, Frederick, Md.

Career Background: Founded several successful companies focused on marketing, including Taylor Consulting LLC and The Final Product.

Taylor Consulting specialized in marketing for dot-coms, advertising agencies and business-to-business organizations.

The Final Product was instrumental in developing the direct-mail production service market. Its clients included nonprofits, associations, political committees and Fortune 500 companies.

What do you see as your first order of business?

"I am focused on strengthening the Sytel brand in the marketplace and creating a consistent identity for the company as it becomes one of the top players in the enterprise management and portal arenas."

What is the biggest change for you in taking this new role?

"Learning the foreign language (to me) of acronyms that are commonly used in government."

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