Straight from the Source

What it’s really like to work with Tricia


As an Employee:

“I would hire Tricia Mahoney again in a heartbeat. For any role. When I first interviewed Tricia while at TM Advertising, I was impressed by her poise, by the questions, she asked, by how she engaged me in conversation, and by how interested she was in my success. The longer I worked with her, the more she exceeded my expectations.

These are among the reasons:

  • Tricia is mature in her approach to work and relationships. 
  • She is unflappable.
  • She is brave and unafraid of difficult assignments or conversations. She confidently walks into any challenging situation.
  • She is very relational.
  • She has an uncanny knack for observing and understanding people. 
  • She sees what people need, and she makes them feel better for having worked with her.
  • She is flexible to move easily between managing the detail and seeing the big picture.
  • She manages up well. 
  • And mentors and directs her team effectively.
  • She gets marketing, is curious to understand what’s next, and has excellent instincts and judgment. 
  • And she is always striving for what is better.
  • And most importantly, Tricia is a person of integrity. 
  • She is someone I would completely trust to manage an important project, important clients, a department, a brand, or to represent me within an organization or with a client.

Make the best decision for you and your organization and meet Tricia Mahoney.”

– Brian Renaud, SVP, Director of Account Service at MRM // McCann West (formerly SVP, Group Account Director TM Advertising)


“Tricia is an awesome business woman who works tirelessly to provide great ideas and value for her colleagues. I worked with Tricia when we both were at Leo Burnett and I know all people (staff and clients alike) had a high degree of respect for her integrity, keen business sense and attention to details that make a difference. If I could hire her again, I would.”

- Jeff Winsper, Founder at Black Ink ROI (formerly President Leo Burnett)


As a Co-Worker:

“As a forward-looking leader, Tricia always begins with the end in mind, she asks the hard questions and more importantly the right questions to create laser-focused vision for her clients and teams alike. A powerful communicator with a quick-wit, Tricia is also very quick on her feet, with a gift for bringing strategic points-of-view to life for her clients, in the moment. She is an entrepreneurial pathfinder who looks beyond charted courses to envision and bring to life new ways to win. Whether you are walking in to conquer that new business pitch, or pitching that long-term client on getting to the next-level, when you look over, Tricia Mahoney is who you want standing by your side.”

– Dixie Kachiros, Senior Strategist TM Advertising


“Tricia is passionate about collaboration. She bypasses the ordinary and reaches for exceptional. She is a powerful defender of creative. A tireless team player. And a trusted ally to clients. She has an extraordinary capacity for details. She can immerse herself in the complexities of a client’s business and never lose sight of the marketing task at hand. Innovative and original, Tricia is a rarity in our business. An Inspired marketing thinker and a genuinely honest person. You couldn’t ask for a better team member or team leader.”

– Shep Kellam, Writer/Creative Director at ShepDog Creative (formerly SVP, Group Creative Director at TM Advertising)


“In the twenty-plus years that I’ve worked in advertising, I have had the good fortune to work with a few really good people. Tricia Mahoney is one of those people. She is crazy smart and has an inquisitive entrepreneurial spirit. Tricia is always totally informed of our client’s products, targets, and needs. But more importantly, she has really smart solutions. Tricia is a great partner in the process of developing creative and genuinely gets excited about the work. Her passion and excitement win clients over. I love working with Tricia, and she’d be my first pick as a partner on any assignment and any client.”

– Bernard Park, Founder, Content Director at Catalyst Content (formerly SVP, Creative Group Head & Creative at TM Advertising)


“Tricia came to work with me during a tumultuous time. It was the most complicated account in the agency, and our client relationship was strained. Within an unbelievably short amount of time, Tricia totally got a handle on the business, understanding intricacies that took me a while to master. She revived the client relationship and became a trusted partner, which really made me so thrilled because she was able to sell my work easier. And since then, she keeps plugging away, doing everything she can to make the account run more and more smoothly. And that just work. Tricia personally is an amazing force of positivity and kindness. She’s in the business of lifting up: lifting YOU up, lifting WORK up, lifting CLIENTS up, lifting BUSINESS up. I’m so grateful to work with Tricia!”

– Stephanie Fisher, Creative Director at TM Advertising


“I came to know Tricia at TM, where she displayed to be a true valuable asset through her dependability, charisma, and workmanship. Tricia has a way of breaking down any complex situation to its core and simplifying it so it’s easy to process. You can always expect a warm welcome when you see her. Any team would be lucky to have her.”

– Joshua Tovar, Sn. Designer at TM Advertising


As an Account Lead:

“Tricia is an incredible agency partner: high energy, very engaged, flexible and a student of the brands and categories she works on. She made all of our work better: she held her team to the highest standard and achieved strong results for our brands under demanding timelines. Tricia is the person who finds ways to make things happen when the status quo isn’t an option. She knows good creative and her instincts were a huge benefit to our team and hers. And she makes it all FUN. It was a privilege and a pleasure working with Tricia and I would welcome any opportunity to do so again. She is a rock star marketer and would be an asset to any team lucky enough to have her at the helm.”

– Annie Reeder, Sr. Director, Strategy (formerly Sr. Manager, Advertising at Discover)


“As Director, Marketing for Avid Technology, I got to know Tricia when she managed our account. Keeping it simple, I have not experienced better account management before or since. Tricia’s attention to detail, superlative people skills and commitment to her client’s success assured that schedules were met, and results often exceeded expectations. She remains the gold standard by which I measure other ADs.”

– Brian Chertok, EVP Marketing & Sales at CyberScout Inc. (formerly Director at Avid Technology)


“I have had the good fortune to have worked with Tricia twice in my career: Once, when I was at Avid Technology, where she was the account executive for my line of business; and again when she was Director of Marketing at CMGI while I was Director of Marketing at Engage, one of CMGI’s portfolio of companies. During an explosive growth period at CMGI, Tricia was able to conceive and bring to fruition marketing programs for an extensive portfolio of disparate businesses – from web portals to furniture e-commerce sites – by managing, mentoring and motivating her team. (A team who loved working for her, by the way!) Her unique ability to quickly hone in on and bring to life the essence of value propositions that drive business forward was an enormous asset on both the agency and client sides of the business. I would work with Tricia again in a heartbeat!”

- Diane Tarr-Smith, Director of Global Marketing at IneoQuest Technologies (formerly Marketing at Avid Technology)


“Tricia is a gifted communicator, dedicated to results and keeping her clients engaged and happy. She is the jack of all trades, and a trusted advisor and resource across numerous disciplines. The value she brought to Discover was immeasurable. She quickly deciphered our complex business model and brought new, non-traditional marketing and communication strategy approaches to the table. Her thoughtfulness and ability to manage all aspects of a client relationship was second to none – a very rare find!!”

Katie Allmaras, Corporate Relations, Corporate Business Transformation at Allstate (formerly Global Content Marketing, Communications & Sponsorships at Discover)


“Tricia supervised our account (Discover) for digital, media and web projects as well as all creative work for the brand. From the very first week working on our projects Tricia always displayed a genuine interest and love for our brand. She took steps to deeply understand our business model and make sure what was proposed was true to our company DNA. I warmly recommend Tricia to any company looking for an experienced marketing and communication lead that will truly care about your business.”

Perrine Benosman, Digital Marketing at Discover


As a Supervisor:

“I had the pleasure of reporting to Tricia during our time together at TM Advertising.

As a supervisor, Tricia was exceptional. She quickly became more than just my “boss” – she became my mentor and continues to be a huge influence and inspiration to me professionally – and personally.

A selfless leader, Tricia always ensured that I was set up for success. She gave me the freedom I needed to develop and grow within my role, while also ensuring I had the support and tools I needed to be successful. She leads by example and takes a vested interest in everyone she works with. 

As an employee, Tricia is collaborative, thorough and strategic. She is commended by her peers for her innate ability to make the complex simple and provide thoughtful solutions to difficult situations. She brings calm to chaos and never backs down from a challenge. 

While Tricia knows the ins and outs of all facets of marketing, she remains inherently curious – always striving to discover what’s next.  Her progressive thinking allows her to move her clients’ business forward, quickly and strategically. She’s a true partner who always treats her clients’ business as her own. 

Above all, Tricia is known for her high integrity and undeniable perseverance in everything she does. 

Tricia is the consummate business professional – an expert in her field, who is trusted and respected by both clients and colleagues. She possesses a unique combination of deep expertise, diplomacy, grace and humility that makes her an irreplaceable asset to everyone she works with.”

Jamie Searfoss, Account Director at Local Search Group (formerly Account Executive at TM Advertising)


“To work with Tricia is like having a personal inspirational life coach! She’s an absolutely AMAZING visionary with the added qualities of positive energy and professional business savvy. Truly driven at the core and backed with a heart of gold, to make a substantial life-enhancing impact on the lives of all real women.”

– Andrea Leary, President, Your Identity Partner

“I had the pleasure of working with Tricia at CMGI and StylishShe. Tricia is an entrepreneur at heart and is very creative and passionate at everything she does. She is extremely bright and is always looking for ways to take her project to the next level. Her ideas are endless, and if you ever get a chance to sit down and talk to her, she will fill you up with endless ideas and possibilities not just in fashion but in all aspects of your life. Her positive outlook, as others have noted, will make you feel like a million bucks inside and out.”

– Angela Yee Heenan, Partner Marketing Lead at Salesforce (formerly StylishShe and CMGI)



As a Client:

“I worked with Tricia on her line. Her focus and determination are exceptional. Her talent for marketing and strategy is excellent. Most importantly she was lovely to work with and always very well prepared.”

– Liza Deyrmenijian, Founder at The Cutting Room



As a Person:

“I continue to work with Tricia in AMAZEMENT. She is a positively CONTAGIOUS dynamic leader and truly EMPOWERING INSPIRATION, who significantly raises the bar for leadership roles everywhere! I would recommend Tricia’s products and services, knowing full-well her exceptional abilities to completely exceed expectations.”

– Andrea Leary, President, Your Identity Partner


“Tricia is a visionary that transforms innovative ideas into action and results, collaboratively. Tricia’s integrity and authentic leadership style inspire others’ to show up fully to support the mission at hand.”

– MaryAnn D’Ambrosio, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Leap Without Limits


“Tricia is an inspiring designer of fashion, image and over-all way of life. It is always an incredible experience working with, around or in conjunction with Tricia on a project or promotion. Tricia communicates at a level that reaches many, is relevant, personal and motivating.”

– Alia Kottas, Membership Director