S U S A N R L I N
Wine & Performing Arts Management
Belmont Wine Exchange (July 2014 - current) - San Francisco Bay Area
I grow the business, shape the brand, and bring fine wines to those who will derive the greatest enjoyment from them. Specializing in premium wines as a buyer and consultant for clients ranging from individual collectors to Michelin-starred restaurants.
Establish and nurture long-term relationships with producers, negociants, and distributors to improve product offerings
Cellar curation and wine pairing consultation.
Oversaw the company's first futures campaign for Bordeaux 2015 vintage wines
Produced the company's first set of marketing materials, in English and Chinese
Created the company's Chinese co-brand and refreshed current branding
Managed and executed the company's first exposition appearance, in Shanghai, China
Candidate, Master of Wine
Institute of Masters of Wine (September 2016 - current)
I have been accepted by the Institute of the Masters of Wine to enter the rigorous study program for the 3 stages of the Examination, recognized worldwide for its high standards, toward earning the Master of Wine (MW) qualification.
Vice President of the Board - ENCORE!
San Francisco Ballet (July 2014 - current) - San Francisco Bay Area
I shape the board's strategic direction and drive execution to meet our goals of reaching new audiences, and cultivate future subscribers and donors.
Create unique social, educational events for young professionals to experience world class ballet
Helped surpass the 2017 season's goal of new memberships by 20%
Contributed to the launch of twice sold-out event "Sensorium" juxtaposing exploratory pop-ups with traditional performance
Wine and Spirits Consultant
Susan R Lin (July 2013 - current) - San Francisco Bay Area
Business and event consulting services with deep expertise for individual collectors, restaurants, wineries, culinary ventures, and private events, including:
Wine and spirits program design and fulfillment
Menu content delivery and staff training
Education for professional or enthusiast adventures
Selections and pairings for private events
Curation of collections for individuals and clubs
Brand identity, marketing strategy and customer definition
Professional Sommelier service
Wine Instructor - WSET
WSET APPs (January 2016 - current) - San Francisco Bay Area
I serve as an instructor and exam proctor for wine professionals and dedicated enthusiasts to prepare them for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) exams for Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced) certification.
Marketing and Development Consultant
Peninsula Symphony (November 2014 - current) - San Francisco Bay Area
I work with the Marketing Committee to create a strategy for the Symphony's short- and long-term roadmap to galvanize the live classical music experience by re-imagining programs, developing audiences, and determining investment where it counts most.
Program Strategy Consultant
San Francisco Symphony (January 2014 - January 2015) - San Francisco Bay Area
I worked with the General Management Division to drive the Symphony's digital media program through strategic development grounded in research, focusing on growing the brand and business via new initiatives integrated with an overall business and communications strategy.
Through this program I helped create the organization's inaugural digital media charter, which was approved by the Board of Directors and used towards defining the Symphony's future direction as part of a reassessment of its vision.
Marvell Semiconductor (June 2012 - December 2013) - Santa Clara, CA
Reporting to the VP of People Operations, I served on the Leadership Team working on ways to set the company up for long term success from an organizational strategy perspective with change management being a key focus. I also worked to create a brand culture both internally and externally.
Led the planning and launch of a revised global Performance Management program for the company’s 8000 employees, heading a task force of cross-functional team members in HQ and key international offices
Built strategy for organizational and cultural change in collaboration with the Leadership Team and designed processes for change management
Created a corporate communications program and wrote 30+ executive and company-wide releases
Launched online resource portal to document program processes and maintain key updates; managed information sharing and collaboration across organizations
Program Manager, Global Geo Operations (Google Maps)
Google (July 2011 - July 2012) - Mountain View, CA
I managed a Quality Operations team of 75 people across major markets, working with Engineering to validate backend quality improvements and pilot special features for Google Maps. I concurrently managed the global policy and training programs for an international team spanning 25+ markets and 800+ people with the goal of improving the quality and brand strength of Google Maps worldwide.
Enabled launches of backend and frontend improvements via analysis of data and user trends
Designed and launched a new international training and testing system; established consistency in benchmarking and visibility into quality proficiency worldwide
Implemented a global policy documentation overhaul, boosting overall productivity and morale
Program Manager, East Asia Geo Operations (Google Maps)
Google (July 2010 - July 2011) - Beijing, China/Tokyo, Japan
My goal was to improve Google Maps in East Asia: Better user experience, increased brand strength and retention.
Established a Quality Center for East Asia in Beijing and ramped a pilot team to full operations
Identified new opportunities, designed projects, hired and set up new teams for 5 key markets, trained and managed a team of 70 people
Analyzed trends in user issues and brand perception, working with Product, Eng, and Marketing teams to effect improvements and shape marketing campaigns
Ramped new team to meet global targets with top quality metrics within the first two weeks
Grew team size 7x within one quarter, a group of motivated people capable of handling diverse Engineering projects
Initiated launches of backend and frontend improvements via analysis of data and user trend.
Co-launched three marketing campaigns in Asia to strengthen brand awareness and introduce new products.
Received Award for the launch of Google Japan Emergency Maps to help people find loved ones, food, and shelter in the aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake
Program Manager, International Search Quality (Google Search)
Google (January 2007 - July 2010) - US/Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong/Korea
My goal was to improve Google for users in East Asia: Better user experience, increased brand strength and retention.
Conducted research to find out how users approach information in the online space, what problems/gaps they see, and analyzed trends in brand perception
Hired and managed 5 researchers in Asia to gather user data, feedback, trends.
Worked with Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing to launch new features and products
Successfully launched 15+ Search Quality improvements across Google Search products
Created the Engineering Internationalization Program to give Product teams a framework through which to pilot their products worldwide; created full training suite to scale the program
Managed 20+ projects w/Eng to launch products in top 40 international markets
Recipient of the Product Engineering Top 5 Achievement Award for International Search Quality Programs
Broadway Dance Center (January 2006 - January 2007) - New York, NY
Reporting to the Director of the International Student Visa Program, I was responsible for:
Development of the Japanese outreach program leading to a new marketing campaign and increased number of applicants and incoming students
Positioning the brand strategically in global markets
Improving student retention
Marketing Communications Program Specialist
Spansion Japan Limited (January 2005 - January 2006) - Tokyo, Japan
I integrated US and Japan teams during a merger and managed Marketing Communications, Branding, and Business Development in the company's Japan headquarters.
Identified and bridged process gaps between US -Japan sales and engineering teams
Project managed marketing materials and launched campaigns to strengthen the company brand in Japan
Managed relationships with Tier 1 customers, 90% of the company's business in Japan
Managed internal communications to retain Japanese employees during the merger
Marketing Communications Specialist
Spansion (July 2003 - January 2005) - Sunnyvale, CA
I oversaw global marketing communications and branding for a newly formed spinoff company of AMD and Fujitsu Microelectronics.
Led the company's first international product launch within 1 month
Launched brand guidelines for logo, written and spoken brand, trademarks, and co-branding
Launched product guides and sample kits; managed outreach to press and customers
Product Marketing Analyst
Advanced Micro Devices (April 2001 - July 2003) - Sunnyvale, CA
I created external marketing collateral and managed international branding.
Wrote and produced product brochures and technical documents for press and customers
Oversaw branding across external promotional activity in China, Japan, and Europe
Represented the company at external events; managed tradeshows and internal conferences
Served as the product resource on Flash Memory for Field Application Engineers and Sales teams
spoken & written
Chinese - Simplified
Chinese - Traditional
PIANO & DANCE
Latin & Jazz