For more than 30 years, Jackie Townsend Konstanturos, branding expert and Chief Strategist for Townsend Team, has been turning underdogs into market leaders. She has helped clients like HNC Software and Qualcomm through the rigors of an IPO, and she has helped established public companies like ARM and Peregrine Semiconductor improve market presence. Yet, it was her expertise helping startups launch disruptive offerings that led her to create a methodology for helping companies to quickly identify a unique brand platform and to solidify their unique position in the marketplace. This program is called The Big Brand Workshop. This proven methodology is the basis for her consulting firm and has roots tracing back to The Townsend Agency, which she sold in 2007. She has also served as CMO of BioSurplus and CEO of Restorative Remedies. Her work has become the standard by which successful branding, marketing and public relations campaigns are measured.
Jackie graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, with her M.S. in industrial psychology and earned her B.S. in psychology and liberal studies from California State University, Long Beach.
Jackie is a published author, co-authoring “Gluten Nation: The Alarming Role That Gluten Plays in Arthritis, ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and Other Ailments” in 2009.
Jackie has been recognized for her expertise and contributions by both professional and industry organizations, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, PR Week’s Public Relations Practitioner of the Year, finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and The T Sector’s teleFUSION ’03 PR Leader of the Year. The American Marketing Association named Jackie Marketer of the Year, and she was a finalist for the Pinnacle Award sponsored by UCSD’s CONNECT’s Athena Awards. She is also a gifted leader in bringing together teams of highly talented contributors to deliver outstanding results. The Townsend Agency was recognized with the Arthur Andersen Best Practices Award for employee retention and motivation.