Forgive us, but we never formally welcomed – or introduced you to – Heather Malko! Heather joined Pace recently in the role of VP, Account Director – and we couldn’t be more excited to have her on board. In this new position, Heather is responsible for spearheading new business development for the agency. It’s a pretty big assignment – but one that she’s more than capable of accomplishing, according to Cara Faske, Pace president.
“We’re so excited to have Heather on board at this pivotal time in the growth of Pace,” Cara said. “I had the pleasure of working with her a few years ago, before my agency, Cara Martin, merged with Pace, so I know what she can bring to the table. At Cara Martin, Heather doubled our annual gross sales in a very short period of time. She’s great at networking and prospecting and she knows how to find and develop truly qualified leads . We have an ambitious growth agenda at Pace right now, as we prepare to launch our new website and a major agency rebrand, so it’s critical for us to have someone on board whose primary responsibility is new business development. Heather’s previous success as a new business winner has convinced me that she’s the right person for this role. I can’t wait to see how she helps us take Pace to the next level!”
Here’s a little more about the professional side of Heather. (Keep reading for a fun look at some other sides of her life…) Prior to working at Cara Martin as Senior Vice President, Account Services, from 2005-2008, Heather worked at Chavin Lambert Advertising (a division of Omnicom) as Senior Vice President, Account Manager; and at Four Seasons/Regent Hotels and Resorts as a National Corporate Representative. Most recently, she worked as a freelance consultant for Rockrose Development Corp., providing analyses and recommendations for the leasing efforts of the firm’s New York City rental portfolio.
Here’s what Heather had to say about her new role with Pace:
“I’m thrilled to be working with Cara again and excited to be part of Pace and WPP! There is so much potential for the agency right now, in both the commercial and residential markets. We have a unique approach to how we do business and a creative team that is extraordinary, so I’m really looking forward to putting our experience to work for new clients in the market, to help them succeed with their most critical projects.”
And here are some other fun facts about Heather. She admits to liking a good adventure. And while she’s a true Jersey girl, when it came time for college, Heather opted to head south and went to Tulane University in New Orleans, where she enjoyed four years of fabulous food, great weather, amazing architecture, and of course Mardi Gras and JazzFest. Plus, what a great way to make sure you have visitors. Who wouldn’t want to go to NOLA? As a child, Heather dreamed of being a veterinarian. Instead of that path, she built a successful advertising and marketing career in the real estate and hospitality industries. Heather’s other adventures include raising her two young boys and Barney the family dog, CrossFit workouts, vacations at the beach and in the French countryside, drinking pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Join us in sending a great big (belated) WELCOME to Heather!