Traca Savadogo

I have a passion for driving big ideas, identifying the necessary talent, and bringing the most relevant people to the conversation. Leveraging my analytical background, I advance the cause, generating exposure that is both deep and broad.

My experience and capabilities span across a wide range of areas:
– Business Strategy Development & Execution
– Public Relations and Strategic Connections
– Storytelling and Content Creation
– Digital Marketing, Brand Positioning and Social Media Strategy
– Event Planning and Operations

Noteworthy highlights include:

Working with groundbreaking Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell as Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This included strategic market expansion for full-service restaurant, including brand development, media relations, and new restaurant launches. Under my leadership, his business expanded over 300%, and the foundation was set for what is now a 15 restaurant group. Stowell gained national notoriety as a James Beard nominee and Food & Wine Top 10 Chefs of America under my tenure.

Honed business strategy and operations as an underwriter for Small Business Administration loans through Evergreen Community Development. Worked with over 150 small businesses to secure business financing by taking a financial pulse of the company, and determining whether they had the ability to expand operations. This work had me interfacing closely with small business owners in a wide variety of disciplines.