Rachel Zaccaro

Sales and Marketing Professional with a Creative Background and an Entrepreneurial Mindset

My Story….

The importance of education is woven into my DNA. I come from a family of educators and their passion for life-long learning has influenced my 15-year career in education and life philosophy for always wanting to learn more, challenge myself, and share that knowledge with others.

I have my undergraduate in Communication Arts from Wartburg College. My time there included six very different internships that ranged from teaching video editing and animation to high school students to editing commercials for the Denver Center for Performing Arts to coaching and supporting nonviolent felons as they reintegrated back into society and the job force.

After receiving my undergraduate, I moved back to my hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. There I worked as a graphic designer, creative director and grew my small videography business: Blue Room Productions. After five years, I was inspired to follow in my father’s footsteps and joined the publishing industry.

Over the next decade, I learned the importance of being a life-long learner and started working on my Masters of Business Administration from University of Dubuque and joined Toastmasters. I also learned the importance of giving back to the community and spent many hours volunteering at numerous organizations. Through these years and many conversations with my mentors, coworkers and teachers…

I discovered that in order to grow personally and professionally, I needed to challenge myself and leave my comfort zone.

It was this lesson that inspired my move away from my hometown

of Dubuque, IA to Seattle, WA and my role change from marketing to outside sales. The importance of challenging myself remained with me as I started climbing mountains, training for and completing Tough Mudders, accepted a promotion to sales director of the west, and competed in the 2019 Toastmasters International Speech Contest (where I placed 3rd for my speech focused on the importance of personal branding and leaving one’s comfort zone).

This mindset also encouraged me to leave the company I had been with for nearly ten years and accept the position as Director of Product Marketing for an educational technology start-up in early 2019 and then in 2020, start working on my second master’s degree, Master in Management-Communication.

I am passionate about helping others, giving back to the community and I try to live my best life guided by my favorite quote…

Connect with me:

Email: RachelZacccaro@me.com