FAVORITE QUOTE: “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 brings 20+ years of executive management and business development experience to Weybridge Strategies. She is a proven leader in corporate, entrepreneurial and nonprofit settings. Debra 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 leads Weybridge Strategies’ current and future business focus. Having pioneered a wide-range of ground-breaking programs and initiatives in multiple industries, she counsels clients on both big picture and day-to-day decisions, strategies and plans.
Experience & Career Highlights
Most recently, Debra was founder and chairman of American Cash Exchange, Inc. In her role of business development and marketing, she 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.