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Proactive Marketing has been creating, implementing and managing strategic branding and marketing programs for professional services firms since 2002. Our philosophy yields profitable results for our clients and improved job satisfaction for their teams:

"By integrating the marketing function into the corporate culture of the firm, everyone is empowered to contribute to revenue growth."

Nearly 50 companies - including private capital firms, investment banks, law firms, consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance brokerages and professional membership organizations - have trusted us to rebrand their companies, create and implement marketing and communications plans, and/or provide business development coaching. We are immensely grateful for their trust in us for over two decades. 

Mary Lee-Wlodek, President 

Mary believes everyone can be inspired to market professional services successfully with a positive, supportive corporate culture and appropriate tools and training. She founded Proactive Marketing in 2002 so professional services firms of all sizes could benefit from comprehensive marketing solutions. Her objective for every client engagement is to leverage the firm's successes to create durable brand identities with increasing equity value.

Mary applies over 30 years' experience to develop concise brand identities, marketing strategies, communications plans and business development programs for financial services firms, law firms, consulting businesses and other elite B-to-B service providers. She has advised businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-billion companies during her career as a marketing consultant, investment banker and commercial lender. 
Professional Specs:
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA
  • Stanford University, B.A., Economics
  • ACG Los Angeles, former President & VP Communications
  • Prior to founding Proactive Marketing:
    • FINOVA Capital, Healthcare Finance
    • Imperial Bank
    • Chase Manhattan Bank
    • Goldman Sachs, Real Estate Group
Personal Specs:
  • Amor Fati!  ("Love of one's fate")
  • Grateful for family, friends, clients and colleagues 
  • Never too much trail running, hiking, skiing, SUPing, Pilates, yoga, swimming or laughter
  • Mom to a college student 
  • Armchair neuroscience and Stoicism enthusiast
  • Student of life 

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