I have worked in proposals, operations, business development, change management, customer service, infrastructure management, owned my own companies and more. I believe that transparency, constant testing and willingness to change, breeds success in any field.
I put 90 proposals out the door in a single year. I saved a client $250k annually from a process redesign. I brought several multi-location infrastructure rollouts in under budget and on time using minimal tools and infrastructure. Technical improvements I made for a company created a brand new resource for managing our customer needs. I got a T-Shirt from my team telling me I was their hero.. biggest accomplishment to date.
I want to get involved in anything that has the potential to improve the human experience and environment. Do you have an idea to improve our interactions, do what we do already better, or create something that negates harm.. let me help.
As a marketing professional, I work with small and medium sized businesses to identify target clientele, develop communication strategies, and execute results-driven marketing campaigns. Within the architecture/engineering/construction industry, I excel at producing detailed proposals custom tailored to a specific client. My approach to the customization of proposal content has been proven to increase shortlist and win rates.
As a creative, I like to build things, to create structure and bring ideas to life. I crave order and organization, yet thrive on creative chaos. And so I've found myself in a "grey" area in the marketing world. I work alongside creatives, partner with the more business minded, and find ways to fill the communication gap between the two.
I've worked with clients on branding, fundraising, print design, social media, business development ventures, research (oh so much research!), and short and long term marketing strategies. I seek challenges, find thrills in solving problems, and like to keep things interesting by working on various types of projects.
Ryn Bennett, MPH, is a non-binary 40 under 40 award winner, world-record-holding strongman competitor, celebrated TEDx and Ignite speaker, and advocate for developing mental toughness.
They are the author of Productive Pain, a personal memoir and inspirational guide.
With a background in social and behavioral health and process improvement, Ryn’s professional career spans industries including tech, healthcare, and engineering/construction.
Ryn used the mental fortitude and tenacity they learned in the gym to advance their career and overcome burnout, working from an entry-level process improvement role into a director position.
Ryn is a Certified Professional Services Marketer and is nationally ranked as a strongman competitor. They are passionate about helping others develop the mental tenacity and internal strength they need to succeed, no matter the adversity they're facing.
Proposals might seem like a challenge, but with the right proposal manager, it is just another project with a proven process.
With over 8 years of proposal development and marketing experience, in the AEC industry, I have honed my skills to handle pursuits with complex requirements, large teams, and tight deadlines. My strategy for managing pursuit schedules is open communication with my technical teams to understand constraints (workload/PTO/life - we are all human).
My favorite part of proposal development/management is creating an effective yet efficient design to meet proposal requirements, page limits, all while ensuring the final product meets brand standards.
With over 16 years of experience in bid management and proposal writing, I am a seasoned leader who drives proposal excellence and sales growth for global technology companies.
As the head of the global proposal team, I oversee the end-to-end RFP process, from capture planning and solutioning to risk analysis and project planning. I also lead the implementation and management of various proposal writing tools, such as Qvidian, RFPIO, and Loopio, to streamline workflows and optimize efficiency. Additionally, I leverage my Six Sigma Green Belt certification and CRM skills to improve processes, enhance customer relationships, and increase win rates. My mission is to empower and inspire my team to deliver high-quality, impactful, and customer-centric proposals that showcase the company's value proposition and competitive edge.
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