FM Global People Profiles

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FM Global Profiles - Mick Byrne

Mick Byrne is an experienced account planner and manager with over thirty years of working experience. He is an alumnus of St. Ignatius College and Middlesex University. Mick Byrne's area of specialty is in account planning and strategy for multimedia communications. He lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

CURRENT AND PAST WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Mick Byrne started working as an Associate Planning Director from March 1980 to October 1988 at DMB&B. He then worked at Slaymaker Cowley White as the Deputy Head of Planning from November 1988 to April 1991. Later on, he worked at Hoare Wilkins as the Deputy Head of Planning from May 1991 to April 1994.
  • He worked as Brand Development Planner at the Radio Advertising Bureau from May 1994 to December 1994. He got another job at OgilvyOne Worldwide in London as the Planning Director and Head of Planning from February 1995 to February 2005. In March 2009 he started his firm known as Mick Byrne Account Planning and was working as a Freelance Planning Consultant.
  • From January 2010 to June 2010 Mick Byrne worked as the Planning Director at Baber Smith Plc.
  • He joined FM Global in June 2010 as the Manager of Brand Management. In 2012 he became the Assistant Vice President, Manager, Brand Strategies. He was later transferred to the office in Rhode Island, where he continued with the same role up to date.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

  • He studied at St. Ignatius College, Enfield, Middlesex. He also went to Middlesex University where he studied BA in Business Studies, Marketing, Advertising, Market Research, Statistics, and Accounting from 1975 to 1979.

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

  • He is a skilled trainer and coach having developed and led training and development in digital, direct, creative brief writing and project management for several years.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

During the search, we couldn't provide any information beyond about Mick Byrne beyond his LinkedIn profile.

We were unable to find information about his marriage and family life, hobbies, quotes, board membership, and projects and initiatives. We started by searching for his profile on FM Global website, but he does not feature in the list of the company's experts. We then searched professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and we were fortunate to find information about his education background and current and past working experience. We couldn't find any other useful information through this strategy.

Next, we searched for articles, blogs, interviews, and press releases hoping to find information about his personal life, what he does in his free time, board membership, initiatives and projects, and quotes from press releases and recent interviews. Unfortunately, we did not find any article, press releases, or interviews where he has been featured. We also searched through the news and events section on FM Global website, but we could not find any news where he is featured or mentioned. He has not made any public comments or interviews that we can gain any additional insights from.

We then proceeded to look for his social media accounts. Our focus was to identify what he usually posts and also identify information about his marriage and family life, hobbies, board membership, and his projects and initiatives. We searched for his social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. After searching through different similar profiles of persons with the same name, we were able to find him on Facebook. However, he has not been active on this platform since October 2016. His past posts on this platform are about leaving his previous jobs. It is possible he has posted privately, which we are unable to see.

Lastly, we attempted to find his biodata from sources like ZoomInfo, Holaconnect, Zabasearch, and PeekYou, among others. This attempt was not fruitful as his information is not in any of these databases. We were not able to provide information beyond what is already provided in this research because of the lack of publicly available data on this individual.
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FM Global Profiles - Martha Young

Martha Young is a marketing communication and advertising strategist who has worked in several industries including non-profits, higher education, insurance, and print journalism. Her specialties include social media marketing, client-side agency management, B2B advertising strategy, integrated marketing communications planning and development, brand planning, global web strategy, and employee communications.

CURRENT AND PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Martha Young started working at the Patriot Ledger as News Writer from June 1986 to May 1990. She then moved to Salve Regina University where she worked as the Public Information Officer from 1990 to April 1997. Martha Young later got employed at Family Service of Rhode Island as the Public Relations/Community Liaison.
  • In April 2000 she joined FM Global as the Communications Specialist. In April 2002 she was promoted to the position of the Senior Communications Specialist. In April 2005, she was promoted to the position of Strategic Communications Consultant, a position she holds to date.
  • EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND HOBBIES

  • Martha Young is passionate about matters culinary arts and has a host of pins on Pinterest that reflect the same. Her Pinterest page is full of different types of food, such as beefy American Goulash salads, fruits, vegetables, and vitamins in diverse and unique presentations. Interesting to note is her inclination towards foods that help with weight control and have overall health benefits.
  • Also, on Pinterest, she has a host of pins that reflect her passion for fashion in clothing, jewelry, and shoes.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

  • On Social media, Martha Young is active on Pinterest and Twitter. She tweets on a range of issues ranging from social, professional, technological and political
  • Socially, she comments about her colleagues’ sense of fashion, about pets, and loves to tweet about moments with people in her social cycles. She also tweets a lot about her environment (especially ambiance). She occasionally shares funny GIFs with hilarious captions on her Twitter page,
  • On professional issues, she tweets about workshops and pieces of research that interest her. She also communicates to some of the corporates that her company has partnered with or supports.
  • On issues technology, Martha does not shy away from tweeting about some of her preferred apps, highlighting their positive attributes.
  • Some of her tweets are about her political views and opinion on the Trump Administration and the upcoming US 2020 Election. She is particularly articulate when it comes to saying who she likes or does not like among the candidates who hope to participate in the upcoming elections.
  • On Pinterest, she shares pins on different types of healthy food like salads, vegetables, and other culinary art. She also shares pins to show her passion in fashion.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

During the search, we were unable to find information about Martha Young's family life, where she grew up, board membership, and her recent interviews and quotes. We started by searching for her profile on FM Global website, but she is not featured in the list of the company's experts. We then searched professional networking site like LinkedIn, and we were fortunate to find information about her education background, awards, and current and past working experience. Unfortunately, we did not find information about her family life, what she does in her free time, and her professional interest.

Next we searched for articles, blogs, interviews, and press releases hoping to find information about her personal life, what she does in her free time, her professional interest, and her quotes from press releases and recent interviews. Unfortunately, we did not find any recent article, press releases, or interviews where she has been featured. We also searched through the news and events section on FM Global website, but we could not find any news where she is featured or mentioned. However, we located an article about Facebook, which she wrote in 2011. She discusses ways in which marketers can build their brands on this social media platform. She also wrote another article about Weight Watchers, a program that promotes wellness and healthy lifestyle. In this article, she states that she is a brand advocate of this program which she's been part of for more than ten years.

We then proceeded to look for her social media accounts. Our focus was to identify what she usually posts and also identify information about her personal life, professional interest, and what she does in her free time. We searched for her social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. After searching through different similar profiles, we were able to find her on Pinterest and Twitter. On Twitter, she tweets on issues ranging from social, professional, technological, and political. Unfortunately, on this platform, she has not given any information about her marital status, family, and her area of residence. She has not also provided any information about projects and initiatives that she's part of or any board membership. On Pinterest, Martha Young has a host of pins that reflect her passion for healthy foods and fashion.

Lastly, we attempted to find her biodata from sources like ZoomInfo and Holaconnect, but we could not locate her profile. We were not able to provide information beyond what is already provided in this research because of the lack of publicly available data on the individual.

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FM Global Profiles - Maria Shopova

An alumnus of London Business School, Maria Shopova is a senior communication professional with over fifteen years of working experience in major organizations like Burson Marsteller, Carbon Trust Standard Company, and Nordea Bank. Her hard work and determination earned her awards like being named as one of PR's Week's 29 Under 29 in 2009. Her areas of specialty include media relations, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, communications strategy, and issue management.

CURRENT AND PAST WORKING EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

QUOTES

  • While working at Sermelo, she wrote several news articles on different topics like Can 2015 be the Year of Digital Innovation in Big Business, An Ideal Leader, Can Flexible Purpose-Led Integration Go Beyond Fiction, and Making Sustainability Resporting Visible, among others.
  • From her news article on Making Sustainability Resporting Visible she says, "You know that sustainability is imprinted into the DNA of your company's operations from greenhouse gas emissions to the use of renewable energy, to working with suppliers and ensuring sustainable products and services. So when you receive the annual sustainability report, you know that its content is comprehensive and 100% truthful."
  • In her news article on, Can 2015 be the Year of Digital Innovation in Big Business? She says, "it's true that digitization has meant that companies cannot control their brand assets as they used to anymore. This challenge, however, has presented big business with the opportunity to build much stronger relationships with their customers through a new multitude of innovative ways and channels."
  • On the topic of An Ideal Leader Maria Shopova says, "The economic state of the world in which we live in, requires that leaders today need to be closer to the financial operations of their companies than ever before, as well as be extremely and consistently fiscally conservative."

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

  • Maria Shopova is active on Twitter. She shares tweets on issues ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and business exhibitions. She also shares tweets that show her support for the LGBT community.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

During the search, we were unable to find information about Maria Shopova's marital and family life, where she grew up, board membership, and what she does during her free time. Also, we did not find her recent interviews and quotes. But, we found quotes from her news articles that she wrote more than two years ago.

We started by searching for her profile on FM Global website, but she is not on the list of the company's experts. We then searched through her professional networking site like LinkedIn. The platform provided information about her educational background and working experience. There was no information about her marriage and family life, what she does in her free time, where she grew up, and board membership.

Next, we searched for articles, blogs, recent interviews, and press releases. We were hoping to find information about her personal life, what she does in her free time, where she was raised, board membership, and her recent quotes. Unfortunately, we did not find any article, press release, or interview where she has been featured.

However, though not current, we found news and insights that were posted by Maria Shopova on Sermelo's website. She has covered a range of topics like, Can 2015 be the Year of Digital Innovation in Big Business, An Ideal Leader, Can Flexible Purpose-Led Integration Go Beyond Fiction, among others. We were able to get her quotes from these articles. Kindly note that these are not recent quotes, but they may be of interest.

We then proceeded to look for her social media accounts. Our focus was to identify what she usually posts and also identify information about her personal life, board membership, where she was raised, and what she does in her free time. We searched for her social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. After searching through different similar profiles, we were able to find her on Twitter. On Twitter, she shares tweets on issues ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and business exhibitions. She also shares tweets that show her support for the LGBT community. However, there is no tweet about her marriage and family life, what she does in her free time, where she was raised, or board membership.

Lastly, we attempted to find her biodata from sources like ZoomInfo and Holaconnect. These sources provided information about her work experience and education background. There was no information about her marital status, where she grew up, board membership, where she was raised, and what she does during her free time. We were not able to provide information beyond what is already provided in this research because of the lack of publicly available data on the individual.

Note that during the search, we found articles about Maria Shopova on Huffpost that are dated from 2013 and another on Sermelo's website dated 2012. The articles not only provided an overview of Maria Shopova's education and work experience before joining FM Global, but also highlighted her awards and recognition, so they have been included despite their age.
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