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Join us on Thursday, March 23 at 2pm for a live interview Leisa Holland-Nelson—distinguished businesswoman, Vice President and CMO of Astoundz, and President, CMO and Co-Founder of ContentActive. Leisa will share her story and her experiences as an entrepreneur.
President, CMO, Co-Founder | ContentActive
Leisa Holland-Nelson is Co-founder, President and CMO of ContentActive, where she is responsible for sales, marketing and human resources. She is also the author and voice of “Women Mean Busine$$”, a weekly segment focusing on extraordinary women, on The Businessmakers Show seen on-line and heard on 20 radio stations across the U.S.
Prior to ContentActive, Ms. Holland-Nelson was a partner in the Retail Practice of the Consumer Products sector of Heidrick and Struggles, Inc., Consultants in Executive Search in New York City. In her role, Ms. Holland-Nelson focused on management assessment and consulting as well as executive recruitment.
Prior to entering executive search, Ms. Holland-Nelson’s career included executive merchandising and marketing positions in retailing with Neiman Marcus and Federated Department Stores and in the fashion industry with Leslie Fay’s Outlander division and Evan-Picone. In 1996, Ms. Holland-Nelson formed the Apparel Resource Group, Inc.; a consumer product focused consulting company specializing in brand positioning, organizational development and technology management.
She is very active in Houston’s community, chairing Boards and numerous events for non-profit organizations, as part of ContentActive’s vision of “doing well by doing good”, including The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, The Holocaust Museum, Theatre Under the Stars, Dress for Dinner for Recipe for Success, Houston Community College, University of Houston Women’s Studies and College of Liberal Arts, The University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Council, and The Greater Houston Partnership. In 2012 she was appointed a Commissioner of the City of Houston for Houston’s Center of Literacy and serves on its Board as Chair of Board Development and Co-chairs its annual Mayor’s Breakfast for Literacy.
Ms. Holland-Nelson was honored to be named one of Houston’s Fifty Most Influential Women of 2009, a Senior Fellow of The American Leadership Forum in 2012, one of Mass Mutual’s Powerful Women in Entrepreneurship in 2012, and a 2013 Celebrated Entrepreneur by Houston Technology Center.