Portu Sunberg is excited to announce that Lara Bollweg has joined us as the Director of Consumer Insights. Lara has nearly 20 years of retail market research and insights experience, most recently at Advantage Solutions, where she was the Director of Strategy Planning for a shopper marketing division. She held various roles at Target, including Research Manager in Guest Insights and as a Multi-language Strategy Manager for Target Canada. In addition, she worked with IBM as a Managing Consultant for Target’s Shopper Insights platform. Lara holds an MBA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a BA in German from St. Catherine University and spent two years studying in Munich and working in Berlin, Germany. She serves as a county election judge and volunteers at the International Institute of Minnesota advising refugees and immigrants applying for citizenship. She was a founder of both Net Impact Minneapolis and [...]
Portu Sunberg is thrilled to announce that Stacey Morton has joined our Chicago office as the Vice President of Sales for Beauty and OTC. Stacey has over 20 years of experience in the HBA and Drug industry and has held senior sales roles at L’Oreal, Lumene Oy, Johnson and Johnson, and Alberto Culver. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from DePaul University and a BS in Economics from the University of Florida. In addition, she serves as the Chicago Coordinator for The Shoebox Project, is a member of the Chicago Southside Community Art Center, the National Sales Network, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and has been a Chicago Women of Excellence Award Honoree.
Portu Sunberg joined the global celebration of International Women’s Day (“IWD”), highlighting the social, economic, culture and political achievements of women. We hosted a variety of events throughout the week aligned to the 2018 global theme, #PressforProgress, culminating in a discussion and lunch with Dr. Rose M. Brewer from the University of Minnesota for employees, their families, clients, and vendors.
The PS team remains committed to supporting our communities. We recently partnered with Catholic Charities and spent a day assisting in a large-scale warehouse clean-up and move.
When March Madness comes to Portu Sunberg, we get into the spirit with a little friendly competition of our own! The annual March Madness ping-pong tournament provides a chance for us to let off some steam, show off our skills, and one lucky winner wins bragging rights for the entire year!
Meet Jordan Cespedes! Jordan attended the University of North Dakota and enjoys watching college hockey (as long as the Sioux are playing). She enjoys going to local different breweries, especially if her dog can tag along. In her free time, she likes to go to new walking/hiking trails, read, listen to music, go to concerts/shows and re-watch episodes of Parks and Rec. Fun fact: In college, she planned a concert for Wiz Khalifa.
Sandy Krause celebrated 35 years with Portu Sunberg on April 25, 2018. Sandy is currently an Executive Account Manger working with multiple vendors and retailers. Her expertise and leadership continue to be an invaluable asset to the PS team, and we are proud to celebrate this important milestone with Sandy.