Bio

Cindy is a seasoned strategic leader committed to communications that drive results. After careers in Chicago, Denver and Kenya she landed in her hometown of Pittsburgh in 2016.  Websites for Kerr Engineered Sales and Progressive Pipeline Management earned her rave reviews.  She currently works with SolePower, a hardware start up supported by CMU.  Past roles include VP marketing and customer engagement for Nova Academies, a chain of schools developing leaders and innovators across Africa.  At SolarAid and SunnyMoney social enterprise she was instrumental driving the highest sales ever of affordable off grid solar lights in 5 East African countries. At KickStart International, a leading non profit social enterprise that lifts small scale farmers out of poverty, she overhauled the brand and launched campaigns that led to unprecedented sales and funding increases. After years in the big agency world, she started ckarma marketing to deliver affordable marketing communications for companies and organizations making a positive difference.

contact: 412.337.2873 | cindy@ckarmamarketing.com

Experience

Strategy

95%

Social Enterprise

84%

Websites & Content

85%

Customer Engagement

89%

Education

70%

Research & Analysis

79%

Nonprofits

68%

Branding

95%

Media

77%

leader

We had seven months to launch a new highschool delivering world class education in Kenya. Cindy shaped the brand development and designed an innovative customer engagement strategy that gained the trust of parents, applicants and teachers.  The media coverage was unprecedented.  The pioneer class was at maximum capacity with a waiting list, exceeding all expectations.  

Oliver Sabot, Managing Director, Nova Pioneer