INSPIRATION: “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
Debra is a proven leader in corporate, entrepreneurial and nonprofit settings with 25+ years of experience in executive management and business development. She has been the architect of global launch and sustaining strategies for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 brands and companies. She also has significant fundraising expertise, having secured angel and venture capital in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Recognized for her keen business acumen, ability to manage diverse teams and devise measurable solutions, Debra led Weybridge Strategies’ current business focus. As a founding member, she counsels our team towards future business endeavors. Having pioneered a wide-range of ground-breaking programs and initiatives in multiple industries, our clients benefit from such big picture thinking and 360 degree strategic planning.
Debra is a founder, the chief marketing officer and chairman of American Cash Exchange, Inc. In her role of business development and marketing, she has led international product launch campaigns and negotiated critical partnerships with banks, governments and product distributors. She also spear-headed product design and research, attaining three U.S. Patents for product invention.
While senior executive vice president at specialty liqueur company Sidney Frank Importing, Debra launched the internationally acclaimed multibillion dollar brand Grey Goose Vodka – voted “Best New Product Launch for 1998” by Marketwatch. Debra also pioneered new person-to-person marketing techniques benefiting the top selling Jägermeister label and other brands in the United States.
Debra is an accomplished artist who was awarded the Royal Medallion of Arts and Sciences by Prince Charles in London, England. She’s also a classical music lover who raised chickens and hatched 17 guinea hens at her farm to the strains of Mozart.