Katharina Burgess

Freelance Marketer & Researcher

Location:Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills

Seeking to re-enter the workforce after spending several years as a stay-at-home mother and pursuing higher education


Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Marketing
Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
Master of Health Science (incomplete degree, over 40 hours completed)


Analyst 2005 - 2006
HCA: Hospital Corporation of America Nashville, TN

• Defined long-term and short-term financial goals and developed strategic roadmap to reach financial goals.
• Completed annual health care market trends (and financial) analyses and reported results to management
• Traveled on location, primarily nationwide, (or communicated via conference call) to discuss market trends results with hospital executives to formulate strategic roadmaps to meet financial goals
• Created PowerPoint presentations and other media to convey strategic goals for the future (targeted for hospital executives).
• Developed a networking “technological framework project” based on various departments within each hospital
• Securely linked health records between hospital facilities assuring all industry confidentiality and regulations standards were met and exceeded.

Marketing/Business Coordinator 2002 - 2005 Cryosurgery, Inc. Nashville, TN

• Grew sales over 30% through direct mail and participating in nationwide tradeshows
• Managed business relationships with medical distributors and formulated promotional incentives for the highest sales
• Coordinated all travel plans for trade shows, physician seminars, and sales team meetings
• Conducted hands-on training seminars for 40+ physicians and hundreds of medical sales representatives
• Continuously saved the company money in travel expenses, kept accurate expense sheet

Business/Sales Manager 2001 - 2002
Estee Lauder/Dillard’s Franklin, TN

• Grew sales 12% annually by managing, training and coaching a team of twelve Estee Lauder Salespersons
• Recognized by Global President of Estee Lauder for outstanding marketing and sales performance
• Completed full cycle recruiting, hiring, staffing and training of employees; including outsourcing, prescreening and interviewing candidates

Outside Sales Representative/Business Accounts 2000 - 2001
Arch Wireless Nashville, TN

• Sold wireless technology within the Middle Tennessee region
• Promoted to Business Accounts Manager and oversaw accounts that exceeded 100 units of service
• Remained on-call for trouble shooting issues or product malfunctions. Effectively restored functionality of units or provided replacements as needed.


• Over 600 hours volunteer experience completed at the following facilities:
• First Steps of Nashville
• Special Kids of Murfreesboro
• Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institution
• Preston Taylor Ministries
• Harris-Hillman Special Education School
• St. Thomas Hospital
• Horizon Medical Center
• Sales Internship at Northwestern Mutual Foundation Network
• Founding Organizer of Middle Tennessee Pet Therapy Group: 2009
• Independent Study: Animal Assisted Therapy: 2008 – 2009


• Seminar: “How to Manage People, Not Paper”–Hal Becker
• Seminar: “PR and Marketing on a Shoestring: The Next Level”–Jim O’Dowd
• Seminar: “Generating Sales on a Shoestring”–Tim Shaver
• Seminar: “Power Selling: What Makes a Top Salesperson?”–Hal Becker
• Seminar: “Maximizing Your Customer”–Scott Walker
• Seminar: “Getting Better Organized for Time and Territory Management”–Hal Becker
• CPR/AED Certified
• Certified in Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams (Code of Ethics)
• Certified in Managing Projects with Clarity
• Microsoft Office Certified
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