Stephanie S. Gelman

Area(s) of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Executive Management-Strategic Planning, Leadership Coaching-Management Consulting, Marketing, Program Management
Key Industries: Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profit

Experience

Gelman & Associates, Managing Director
- Co-founded this 20-year old boutique consultancy
- Director of firm's New Products Development and Business Regeneration Practice
- Partner with startup, early stage and established clients to identify and solve problems surrounding    product ideation, launch and relaunch
- Advisor to female technology and life-science entrepreneurs and executives in collaboration with 
  Springboard Enterprises
- Clients include Pepsi, Lipton Team, Kraft Foods, ArmorAll Products, Tracy Locke Advertising Agency,
   Weight Watchers, Remington Products, DNA Plant Technology among others

Kraft Foods, General Manager, Marketing & New Products Development Executive
- Started and managed Kraft's New Business Group, overseeing all new product development
- Moved Kraft Cheese from commodity to Natural Brand positioning, dramatically improving 
  profitability of the 350 different cheese items and reversing share declines for this $600
  million business
- Promoted 3 times in 4 years

Procter & Gamble, National Accounts Manager, Group Leader, Brand Manager
- Managed multiple products from concept through go-to-market
- Responsible for market research, business planning, positioning and more
- Awarded two patents for microwave products
- Won McDonald's business as a major account
- Promoted 5 times in 5 years

Gillette, New Product Development Chemist
- Developed TRAC II Shave Cream, now the Foamy Sensitive Skin Care product

University of Kansas - Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemist, Cancer Research
- Improved yield of cancer fighting drug, representing a science breakthrough
- Recognized for having the "golden touch"

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, The University of Virginia, Mary Washington College