Video Testimonial

George Takei (Grand Marshal: Seattle Pride 2014) talks about working with Cindy  Baccetti 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJeFEZduBw

Testimonials as Manager, REC, Microsoft

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Ben Rudolph, Managing Director, Microsoft Modern Journalism

Cindy was one of my directs for nearly 3 years where she led strategy and operations for the REC, our consumer/commercial innovation lab and execution showcase. Cindy is a gifted experiential marketer and the most operationally proficient pro I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Cindy was a perennial high performer in my org, and would be a perfect fit for any organization who wants to up their experiential, brand showcase, or event game. 

Dave Rodgerson, Retail Industry Lead, Microsoft Canada

 When I bring my clients to the Microsoft Retail Experience Center, I’m always proud of the commitment and hard work that Cindy and her team have put into the visit. Under Cindy’s leadership, the team consistently creates an amazing experience for our visitors. 

Lisa Cunningham, Vice President, ImagiCorps

 I have had the pleasure of working with Cindy since she joined Microsoft as the manager of the Retail Experience Center. She has an innate ability to get things done when others don't think it's possible to do so. She is able to manage complicated timelines, complex details and diverse groups of people to bring things together flawlessly. We have partnered on the execution of many large scale events over the last few years and her ability to orchestrate the process and deliver successful results is admirable. Cindy's thorough understanding of operations, production and event execution shows through every time. She is a strong leader, a great partner and a joy to work with. 

Parisa Zander, Retail Director, CDS North America

I have been lucky enough to work with Cindy on a number of project at the REC, and I found her nothing short of amazing on getting things done! As complications, internal partner input and structural issues arose, Cindy always stayed calm and collected...ultimately working through challenges and issues to get the job done. She is a great project manager, incredibly detail oriented and always has a smile on her face under pressure. The ultimate cheerleader for any organization, and a joy to work with. 

Kristin Bogh, Sr. Business Manager, CDS

 I have worked with Cindy for 2 years in Microsoft's Worldwide Channel Marketing group. In addition to regular interactions regarding team operations and budgets and planning, we have often collaborated on internal and external events and product showcases. I have found Cindy to be energetic, proactive, collaborative, and highly thorough in all of her work. She constantly brings creative and out of the box ideas to the table and works tirelessly to ensure the everything is thoroughly executed on time and on budget. Cindy has been a pleasure to work with! 

Testimonials for Event Management

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Jason Hunke, Director of Communications, Vulcan Inc

“Cindy is a creative and thoughtful professional, able to juggle complex projects, handle multiple priorities, and deliver creative, high-quality and consistent results. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on several F&B, sponsorship and event projects and she always exceeded expectations and was a true pleasure to work with. She is smart, dedicated, fun and passionate about her work – and that of her clients. I recommend her wholeheartedly.” 

Jennifer Bolton, Director Corporate Marketing, F5 Networks

“I hired Cindy Baccetti when our Global Events Manager left three months before our biggest event of the year - F5 Agility Americas. I had been impressed with her leadership abilities at the Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry) fundraisers years earlier, so trusted her to ramp up quickly on F5's two-day event with a $1.5 million budget, 6 executive presentations, a celebrity keynote speaker, four content tracks, training sessions, and 1,500 attendees. She was critical to a smooth and successful event which was attended by senior leadership, IT decision makers, and partners from across the Americas. Additionally, Cindy crafted the plan, developed the budget, and collaborated with stakeholders for a series of global forums with branded assets and solution messaging. This kept the global marketing team on track for a core element of the following year's demand generation plan. F5 benefited greatly from Cindy's experience with marketing plans, vendor management, contract negotiation, budgets, creative oversight, business development, and ROI reporting. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her for any leadership position in events and/or marketing.”

Mindy Bomonti, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Microsoft

"I hired Baccetti Consulting to plan and execute events during MGX 2008 in Atlanta, GA. Cindy approaches her work in a very organized manner and is always committed to delivering excellent results. She managed all aspects of our dining events from venue selection, theme development, logistics and menu and bar planning. She executes very complex projects professionally and seamlessly. My client was very happy with the events that Cindy handled for us and I highly recommend Cindy as a professional project manager and event producer." 

Kim Richter, Consulting Advisor, Experience Music Project

"Baccetti Consulting has worked with me on four gala events managing all beverage sponsorships. For the 2008 and 2009 Founder’s Award Gala at Experience Music Project Cindy managed all beverage sponsorships and secured Wineglass Cellars as the event’s wine partner. Cindy also handled all beverage sponsor sales and on-site deliverables for the 2006 Doubletake exhibition opening gala and the 2007 Council on Foundations Gala, both at Experience Music Project. I hire Baccetti Consulting because I can depend upon Cindy to deliver the finest quality of work in a timely manner. I continue to work with her because I know she will exceed all of my expectations and ensure the best possible work product." 

Shelley Tomberg, Director, World Trade Ctr, Columbia Hospitality

"Cindy Baccetti served as Director and Promotions and Community Relations for Columbia Hospitality from 2004-2006. At that time, Cindy reported directed to me and was responsible for supporting our sales teams via her creation of innovative promotions, special events and community affairs. She served in that newly created position as an extension of the corporate marketing team tasked with developing new marketing and promotional campaigns for over a dozen properties including inn’s, conference centers and resorts. Many of the processes and procedures that Cindy created at our company are still being used today. Cindy has boundless energy and is a brilliant strategist as well as expert tactician. She excelled in our fast-paced environment, with little supervision, serving many different internal customers. I would highly recommend her."  

Emmy Jordan, SVP, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

“Cindy is an active and valued member of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce; serving on our Small Business Council and our Member to Member Networking Committee. While at Experience Music Project, Cindy was our main point of contact for several successful Chamber events. Her professionalism and willingness to go the “extra mile” for us resulted in great events and happy attendees.” 

Testimonials for Marketing Projects

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Nola Palmer, Publisher, WHERE Seattle Magazine

"Cindy is strategic, creative, thorough plus a blast to work with." 

Doug Murray, Executive Chef, Experience Music Project

"If unbridled enthusiasm, passion to succeed, and a ferocious work ethic, don’t sound like your current marketing efforts and you wish it did?... Let Cindy Baccetti show you how it is done. I have always found Cindy to be boundless in her energy and committed to delivering results.”

Schelleen Rathkopf, Director of Promotions, Seattle Magazine

“Cindy’s enthusiasm and great ideas are proving to be very valuable to Seattle Magazine’s sales and marketing teams.  She’s professional and very easy to work with.”   

Julie Thompson, Owner, One Great Catch & NWDatenight

"Cindy is one of the most "well connected" people in the city of Seattle. Her rolodex should be the envy of anyone remotely related to the food and beverage industry!  Not only that – her creativity and "mind for marketing" is absolutely phenomenal. Give her even the slightest scope of a project your working on – sit back and be amazed at the ideas that start coming. If you are lucky enough to receive a proposal from Cindy – it would be in your best interest to HIRE HER before she gets snapped up by one of your competitors!"  

Marko Frank, Sr Sales Manager, Parlor Billiards

"Cindy is a highly motivated and productive professional. She dedicates herself to projects with amazing energy. She is well networked and aggressive on behalf of her clients. She is creative, consistent and connected - Cindy is an incredibly talented professional who has an amazing track record of success."  

David Wick, President, O.B. Williams Company

"O.B. Williams Company is a 124-year-old architectural millwork company in Seattle. We manufacture, design and install custom architectural woodwork of all descriptions for high end private residences and landmark commercial buildings including Benaroya Hall and the Four Seasons Seattle. In 2011, we hired Baccetti Consulting to assist us with our sales and marketing efforts after receiving a referral from our banker. Since that time Cindy has helped to revamp our brand messaging, redesign our marketing collateral, optimize our website and re-engineer our selling processes. She’s also worked with our sales team to roll out a new nationwide sales effort. Cindy meets weekly with me and our teams. One of the best things about working with Baccetti Consulting is that she acts as a complete off-site marketing department for privately owned companies such as ours. Baccetti Consulting delivers boundless energy, terrific new ideas and she provided a fresh look at both our sales and marketing strategies. Cindy is a tremendous compliment to our executive team and ownership as she consistently delivers superior ideas but even more importantly she works with us to implement them." 

Testimonials for Charity Projects (pro-bono)

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Joel Neier, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Washington

"Cindy is the consummate marketing pro with tremendous creative ability and energy.  She simply gets the job done!  The success at our annual Awards & Arts Brunch and Auction was in no small measure due to her efforts.  Cindy makes event planning fun and engages others with her "can do' and positive spirit.  I plan to have Cindy on our team for many years to come.”  

Debbie Shore, Co-founder and Associate Director, No Kid Hungry

“Cindy has worked with the Seattle Taste of the Nation volunteer committee for many years and formerly chaired the event, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations fighting hunger.  Cindy’s enthusiasm for our mission and superb advocacy skills have helped us expand our network and reach in the Seattle area.  Her company Groupdyne has participated in Taste of the Nation Seattle as a vendor and has also provided critical graphic design support to the committee.  In addition to her role with Taste of the Nation, for many years Cindy has helped organize another fundraising event called “Chefs Night Out”, which supports Share Our Strength’s local Operation Frontline program in Seattle.  Operation Frontline, the nutrition education arm of Share Our Strength, has been able to reach more low-income families and children thanks to the critical funds raised through this event. Over the last 25 years, Share Our Strength has raised over $245 million to fight hunger, and we could never have accomplished this feat without amazing leaders like Cindy and socially conscious companies like Groupdyne dedicating their time, energy, and talents to our cause.  Cindy’s leadership and commitment have been integral to our success in the Seattle area and we are continually grateful for all of her support.” 

Jayne Cathcart, Special Events Manager, FareStart

“Cindy Baccetti was a pleasure to work with through both our annual fundraising auction and guest chef night. She handled specific details on behalf of the chef she represented with great ease and a professional grace. She made my job that much easier!” 

Dan Johnson, Development Director, FareStart

“Cindy Baccetti has been at the epicenter of Seattle’s hospitality for years and has built strong relationships with all the key players. In addition to knowing the industry inside and out, Cindy has also been a major supporter of numerous local charitable event and organizations – including Share Our Strength’s Taste the Nation, Chef’s Night Out, Solid Ground, and FareStart. Cindy only takes on projects she is passionate about, and that passion comes through in her energy, dedication, and results – just as it has with her excited new venture. GroupDyne.com.”

Gabriel Ferguson, Executive Chef

"I have had the pleasure to know and work with Cindy Baccetti for over six years. In that time I have known Cindy to be a passionate and dedicated professional with an amazing creative ability. At Groupdyne Cindy has created a synergistic approach to group dining that exceeds the needs of the consumer and provides a valuable and necessary service to member restaurants. I greatly admire Cindy and am amazed by her inexhaustible drive. 

Michael Moore, President, Michael Moore Photography

 I worked with Cindy on a huge event she designed and managed. I found her to be extremely professional, focused, she had a sharp eye for detail, and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend Cindy, for any of your company events or marketing needs.