Kelsey Blais Dobson

Communications and brand strategist, transforming the way executives and brands interact with their audiences through effective content and design.

Approach

Hi there! I’d like to be your communications sidekick. I work diligently to gain a deep understanding of your goals, present a milestone-driven plan for success, and take the reigns on execution.

Think of me as your behind-the-scenes superpower, eliminating stress and time spent dwelling on tricky sentences or stubborn PowerPoint shapes. I’ll transform your whiteboard, scratch paper, or Times New Roman brainstorm bullet points into effective, visually stunning, big-meeting-investor-worthy content.

Why? So you can focus on what matters most: running your business.

She excels at logically structuring, organizing, and distilling multiple ambiguous data points and perspectives into cohesive stories, with the confidence to challenge solutions and present alternatives.
— Paul O’Boyle, KPMG Partner & Principal
Kelsey has the knowledge and work ethic to get the job done right and is a stand-out in her ability to structure and produce effective deliverables.
— Turab Mehdi, KPMG Partner
Whether interacting with customers, colleagues or C-level executives, Kelsey is professional, poised and approachable. She has impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal, and is very receptive to feedback.
— Amy Sellers, Facebook Client Partner

Resume

Experience

KPMG - Strategy Consultant - New York, New York

›   Collaborated with global financial services institutions addressing key business problems, developing strategic solutions, and executing large scale transformations and implementations

›   Recognized as point person for high caliber client communications, proposal work, and workshop development; awarded four KPMG Encore awards for distinguished achievement

Zulily - Marketing Manager - Seattle, Washington

›   Worked directly with SVP of Marketing & Analytics to develop customer growth and retention strategy across multiple platforms, experiencing revenue growth from $0 to $1.2B in 5 years

›   Selected to spearhead early company initiatives, proactively executing market research, leading focus groups, and negotiating partnerships with 50+ local and national brands to sell services on zulily.com

 

Education

B.A. Honors Political Science
University of Notre Dame
2009-2013, Cum Laude

 

Skills

›   Excellence in written and verbal strategic communications with a keen ability to observe, synthesize and produce effective proposals, presentations, and client collateral

›   Achievement in client-facing roles, quickly building effective client relationships and gaining trust to present to senior management

›   Organized and methodical in shaping, preparing, and facilitating meetings and workshops with 100+ attendees

›   Ability to take fragmented and unstructured bodies of work and apply a disciplined fact-based approach to drive meaningful and measurable objectives

›   Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), skilled in managing timelines and probing deeper into client problems to effectively structure program communications

›   Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio; Intuit QuickBooks; Adobe Creative Suite; Google SEO & AdWords

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Testimonials

Kelsey has a unique ability to understand and structure documentation, presentations, and marketing collateral. A quick and efficient learner, she could be counted on to take part in fast-paced brainstorming sessions, then work independently to conceptualize and present effective, strategic, and robust documentation for senior leadership.
— Paul O'Boyle, KPMG Partner/Principal
We brought Kelsey onto a high priority client and were immediately impressed by her ability to quickly learn, deliver top-notch results, and become a trusted performer. Both internally and on the client-side, Kelsey was often requested for her organized approach and high quality communications (“this needs to be “Kelsey-fied!”).
— Turab Mehdi, KPMG Partner
I had the pleasure of working with Kelsey for over 4 years at some of the most sophisticated firms on Wall St. During that time, she demonstrated her unique ability to combine critical and analytical thinking, with a strong creative streak. Her communication and branding skills are what truly stands her apart. Would highly recommend Kelsey for anyone looking for a high energy, creative, go-getter with an “anything is possible” attitude!
— Neam Ahmed, KPMG Managing Director
Kelsey is beyond her years when it comes to thinking holistically about projects, and then executing them. She is detail oriented and made sure everything and everyone was performing at the highest level. She is a real pro when it comes to soliciting feedback and is a constant learner. I would instantly hire Kelsey back as she is a major contributor to any team.
— Dave Atchison, New Engen CEO

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