Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing
Laurie is a marketing professional with more than 15 years of marketing, communications and research experience. She is currently the Senior Director of Marketing for Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. She leads the marketing strategy for the business units and oversees all marketing initiatives across the locations. She is instrumental is the brand management of the business.
In 2016, Laurie was named a President’s Club recipient.
Before Brilliant, Laurie worked as a Marketing Director at LSAV, a live event production company. Before that, she was a Marketing Manager in nonprofit health care at organizations including the Academy of General Dentistry and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (now called Northwestern Medical Group). In 2012, she received the 2012 APEX Award for excellence in video production.
Laurie received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 2001 on a full talent scholarship for dance. She went on to choreograph, teach and star in Broadway in Chicago plays and concerts. Laurie has also had small roles in major motion pictures including Soul Survivors, Just Visiting, Save the Last Dance and the Negotiator. She was also a freelance writer for a national dance publication, Dance Spirit, for many years. In 2004, she started her own publication Chicago Dance Magazine where she served as the Editor in Chief and co-owner until 2006. Laurie is a published author, ghost writer, and editor and has contributed to many publications both locally and nationally.
In 2014, Laurie completed her master certification in social media marketing and leverages her role at Brilliant to impact the corporate world with her creative, analytical and digital marketing expertise.