When Candace joined the Borders.com team she hit the ground running. She quickly mastered our systems, software and reporting and worked w/ IT to make significant positive changes to the site w/in a month. Candace possesses an uncanny ability to look at a store, or product or website from the customers’ point of view. Over the course of the year our conversion numbers have gone up by 50% and I credit much of the improvement to her work. She is dedicated, organized and possesses great communication skills. Candace also did a marvelous job managing marketing for the site. She’s been a fantastic asset to the team.
General Manager, Better World Books
Candace was an extremely positive force at Borders. Always organized and pleasant to work with, she was consistently focused on improving the online experience from a user's perspective. Design and IT resources were continually diminishing during the period I worked with Candace and she was quick to adapt to the changing environment and demonstrated an impressive ability to quickly re-prioritize while maintaining her clarity of vision and positive attitude.
UI Designer/Developer at Ford Motor Company
I have been so lucky to spend the majority of my decade at Borders reporting to Candace. She always puts her employees first, recognizes their contributions and accomplishments, and cultivates their career paths. Candace demands above-average performance and ownership - which helped me earn my three promotions within the company.
Director of Marketing and Communications, School of Kinesiology at University of Michigan
Candace is a great person to work with: professional and friendly, always trying to find a solution when facing a problem. I managed Candace remotely for 3 years, without a single trust or communication issue despite the distance and cultural differences. She is driven, she owns her topics and communicates proactively and transparently. Her skillset ranges from pure communication marketing to partnership management. She knows both offline and online marketing. She is a great person to have in an organization.
CEO, Commerce Guys
Candace led our marketing strategy and execution for 3+ years and was critical to defining our vision, message, and brand. Candace can do just about anything marketing related and she really excelled in helping us create a strong presence and impact at industry events. Her attention to detail and ability to plan and create order out of chaos will make your head spin.
Managing Director, North America, Commerce Guys
Candace and I have worked together in leadership roles at Commerce Guys for over 2 years. In that time we've launched a number of products, the most important of which is the Platform.sh continuous delivery cloud. We also participated in many large-scale events, including 5 DrupalCons. In all of these functions, as well as others (press releases, case studies, email campaigns, webinars), Candace has worked together with me and my team with focus, passion, patience, and precision.
VP, Customer Satisfaction, Platform.sh
Candace is a dream to work with. She is organized, detail-oriented and yet still manages to keep the big picture in mind. She seemingly effortlessly creates smart themes for our marketing plans that tie multiple projects together in attractive and meaningful ways. Her marketing expertise drives our products forward in tangible, measurable ways and all our partners give glowing reports of their interactions and results with her.
On top of being a total professional, Candace has a great attitude. She's kind/respectful to all her colleagues and makes the workplace a fun place! I feel very happy/lucky to get to work with her daily!
Director of Support, Commerce Guys
Candace has been a valuable asset to our organization. She brings exceptional levels of competence, creativity, and organization. With her former background working with major companies such as Borders; I knew she would be able to guide us in our marketing. She has anticipated our needs and exceeds our expectations! I respect her expert opinion. We highly recommend Candace.
Lisa Jensen, Ph. D.
Owner at Therapy Support Centers
Candace has taken full leadership of the marketing side of our technology partnership program (40+ partners globally). She has excelled in both building individual relationships and managing a large volume of contacts. Of particular value to me was her capacity to standardise programs and execute flawlessly. She thrives in an international and multicultural environment thanks to her ability to build internal consensus. I would happily recommend her for any marketing leadership position requiring strong digital, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Jean Claude PItcho
VP Global Business Development, Commerce Guys
I had the pleasure of working as a contractor supporting Candace through several DrupalCon events. I have been an event manager for for more than 25 years prior to retiring, and I say with great confidence that Candace is one sharp woman who knows her stuff and gets it done! Extremely detail oriented, works great with others and has a true passion for delivering unique experiences to her booth visitors.
Candace is creative, extremely knowledgable, keeps a close eye on her budgets, and as such was one of my very favorite clients to work with. She comes with my highest regard and recommendation.
Owner, Experimac Sandy Springs
I worked for Candace for a few months on a project. She was the recently hired Director of Marketing; I was a writer on contract.We were launching three products at a trade show, and so the project had multiple interlocking parts and required great speed. We started with a mountain of undifferentiated tasks, and there's no way they could have been completed without Candace's abilities to organize, motivate, and track results.
The results? We made a great splash at the show, with the three products clearly defined and presented for future growth. She'll be modest about it, but Candace's skills are what made it all happen. It was a pleasure to be part of the project.
Producer/Journalist, Tom Geller Productions
Candace and I worked together in Store Operations and in supporting our online business at Borders. Most recently, Candace and I worked closely together as I managed Service Operations and she focused on the customer experience related to Borders.com.
Candace has a passion and the knack for understanding what creates an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for customers and quickly moving to action when she sees an opportunity. Once Candace moved into her Online Operations role, the customer experience was immediately improved. I welcome the opportunity to work with Candace again in the future
HR Business Partner, Pet Supplies Plus
Candace is a dedicated, creative and focused leader. Her work is only bested by her positive spirit and attitude. Any company would be lucky to have Candace on the team.
Vice President, Visual, JCPenney
Candace had a unique role in my department at the time, and had to function very independently most of the week. She had to be extremely well organized and serve as a cheerleader for the field, so that regional managers, as well as store managers clearly understood our directives for display, and wanted to take on more of the display opportunities themselves.
Brand Consultant and Design Educator
Candace is an inspirational leader and one of the most talented marketing professionals that I have ever worked with. She truly understands the balance between vision and functional application. She is passionate about building a scalable marketing organization that drives world-class results. She is a strong leader that cares about helping her team succeed. She is incredibly motivated to be the best and drive superior results in everything that she does.
Managing Director, New Business Development and Sales, SwipeClock
Candace is an exceptional leader and in that capacity is able to effectively build cross-functional collaborative teams, interpret vision to strategy and execute flawlessly. Candace’s attention to detail is beyond compare and yet she is able to effectively communicate progress to leadership at an appropriate level to their position in the organization.
I watched as she worked within the Ecommerce business team and across several disparate pyramids in the organization to plan a redesign of many elements of Borders.com. She was able to represent our customer and the needs of each department while staying true to the end goal of launching a mobile platform, redesigning title detail pages, enhancing the shopping experience, improving the checkout process, adding functionality to our rewards program and much more.
Candace is a professional and remains calm and on-point regardless of the turmoil around her. She is passionate about whatever task she is given, embraces change and is a positive leader in our organization. I unequivocally recommend Candace to any organization lucky enough to have her.
CEO and Founder, ContentORO
Candace is a consummate professional who rises to all challenges. She's dedicated, seasoned and passionate. She's extremely organized and very communicative. Candace excels in all settings. Whether she's presenting to a group of executives or in a meeting with just a few people; she's curious, confident and collaborative. Any company would be lucky to have her
Creative Director, University of Michigan
Candace is an amazingly dedicated and hardworking individual. She is thorough, detailed, competent, smart, and effective. She led a small but effective group who were often expected to develop clear communication around challenging and complex processes. Candace's role requires working with a wide range and variety of people from different departments and sometimes competing interests. She does a great job and is highly respected by all she works with in this role. She is hands-on when in stores, and comfortable speaking to senior leaders. She's a valuable asset to her team and her supervisor.
Executive Vice President/General Manager at INscribe Digital
Candace is the type of person that inspires people to WANT to work for them. She embraces the team mentality and manages by example. Getting involved in all projects and getting her hands dirty, while still maintaining ownership and authority as a boss. It's truly unique, knowing that your manager will work both as your peer and as your advocate. That's what I truly enjoyed most about working with her.
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at Commerce Guys