Summary: Co-author/ghostwriter of bestselling business books, memoirs, magazine articles, blogs and op-ed essays. Effective, efficient and writer of strategic and mass-market projects for Fortune 100 corporations, universities, and entrepreneurial organizations. Experienced editor/producer of print and online content.

Co-author of five national business bestsellers:

  • Only The Paranoid Survive by Andrew Grove. A national bestseller on career and management strategy by the co-founder of Intel Corp. (1996)
  • Direct from Dell by Michael Dell. A national bestseller on honing your competitive edge by the founder of Dell Computer Corp. (1999)
  • Use the News by Maria Bartiromo. A national bestseller on separating investment news from noise by CNBC’s “Money Honey.” (2001)
  • You're In Charge. Now What? by Tom Neff and Jim Citrin. A bestselling guide to getting off to the right start in a new job. (2005)
  • Swimming Across by Andrew Grove, a bestselling memoir by Intel’s co-founder. (2001)

Additional business books and memoirs:

  • Leaving A Legacy by Allianz Life Insurance CEO Mark Zesbaugh and Ken Dychtwald. A resource for finance professionals. (2006)
  • Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business Is Down by Sylvia Ann Hewlett. A Harvard Business manual on attracting and retaining valuable employees in tough times. (2009)
  • The Strategic Learning Advantage by Willie Pietersen, Strategy Professor at Columbia University. A guide to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. (2010)
  • The Dell Family Memoir. A coffee table-sized memoir, privately published. (2010)
  • Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid. (2011)

Ghostwriter for the CEOs of the Center for Work-Life Policy, FerrazziGreenlight, Home Depot, Honeywell, Ideo, Intel, Oxford Health Plans, RCN, and Yeshiva University.

  • Harvard Business Online and monthly blogs over the signature of Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Work-Life Policy. 2009–present.

Internal publications:

  • 360°: The Merrill Lynch Leadership Magazine. Edited an award-winning quarterly print and online magazine sent to 150,000 Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management managers and high-net-worth clients in 38 countries. 2007-2008.
  • Honeywell Manager's Journal. An award-winning monthly management guide for a global audience of 16,000 Honeywell mid-level managers. Within six months of its inception, the Manager’s Journal was incorporated into Honeywell’s leadership course curriculum. 2002-2008.

Annual reports: Honeywell, Pitney Bowes, RCN, SPX, and EG&G.

White papers: Cisco, Intel, Oxford Health Plans, and YourEncore.


Targeted marketing: New York Times, Hearst Custom Publishing, Hachette Custom Publishing, Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s.

  • New York Times advertorials on the environment, regional economies, and “The Power Years,” a mini-magazine advising baby boomers on personal finance, health, and leisure.

Management strategy: Chief Executive, Merrill Lynch 360°, NYSE Magazine.

  • Created “My Smartest Mistake,” a column in United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine, in which CEOs explained how they turned screw-ups into success.
    Personal profiles: Chief Executive, Biography
  • Taking On Prostate Cancer,” (Fortune) co-written with Andy Grove, was a finalist for a 1996 National Magazine Award.

Personal finance: New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Fidelity Outlook.

  • Wrote Maria Bartiromo’s “Money Matters” column in Readers’ Digest, 2006-2008.

General subjects: Outside, Travel Holiday, Diversion, Shape, Fitness, Living Fit, Men’s Fitness, Steelcase 360, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal.


Center for Work-Life Policy, 2009 – present. Oversee research reports for New York-based not-for-profit think tank.

  • Examples: “The Battle for Female Talent: China,” “The Battle for Female Talent: India,” “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Japan,” “The X Factor: Tapping into the Strengths of Generation X,” “The Battle for Female Talent: Brazil.”

Custom-published magazines: Created and edited print and online magazines for Time Inc. Custom Publishing, Ladies’ Home Journal, Hachette Custom Publishing, GartnerGroup, Spot On Media, McCall’s. Publications included:

  • 360°: The Merrill Lynch Leadership Magazine, a quarterly magazine sent to 150,000 Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management managers and clients in 38 countries
  • Girl Scout Leader, a semi-annual publication sent to adult volunteers.
  • Business Technology Journal, an online magazine that explained technological trends to corporate decision-makers.
  • McCall’s Extra, a 24-page, six-times-yearly insert with 1,000,000 circulation.
  • Magazines for GM, Mercedes, and Tupperware.

Working Woman Magazine, Senior associate editor, 1990-1992
Zagat Survey, Managing editor, 1990
Diversion Magazine, Senior editor, 1985-1990
Food & Wine Magazine, Assistant editor, 1982-1985
Travel & Leisure Magazine, Editorial assistant, 1980-1982


Bryn Mawr College, B.A. cum laude, 1980.
Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 1978-1979.


Tour guide for the Central Park Conservancy.
Can catch fish with my bare hands and light a fire without matches.
Conversational French and Spanish; tourist-level German, Italian and Russian.