What do marketing, communications and Latin singing and dancing have in common...Barbara Occhino, that's what!
Barbara Occhino co-founded Vertex Marketing Communications (VertexMarketing.com) with her husband, Ronald, two weeks after being married in 1982 – knocking on doors with only $30 in the bank. Since then the full service advertising and marketing agency has won several national awards and has been certified by the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services as a set-aside, Hispanic woman-owned Small and Minority Business Enterprise with a state media contract.
Outside of work, Barbara is a Music and Entertainment Curator for the Stamford ARTWALK festivals, the Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, and church events. She had put aside music and performing for 28 years while building her business and raising her two daughters, Christine and Lisa, both whom earned scholarships to the Berklee College of Music and currently run their own music businesses. Barbara now manages Barb