Megan Burns

Senior Director Azafran Capital Partners

Megan is a Business Development Professional offering 20 years of experience effectively leading strategic projects and initiatives that build relationships, open doors to growth, and directly increase revenue. Her marketing expertise, personal network and contacts, exceptional talent in designing and directing growth-focused tactical marketing plans, and relationships with national organizations representing C-suite executives allow her to drive business expansion and deliver unprecedented membership (customer) gains and revenue growth for poised to grow, small to midsize, and / or start-up organizations. Her natural energy and enthusiasm promote a positive work culture and an authentic leadership style that includes directing and supporting teams to meet and exceed goals through motivating, mentoring, and championing individuals and fostering a collaborative, team-based method of management.

Bachelor of Science - Marketing 1984 - 1988
strategic-plan Strategic Planning & Execution
revenue-growth Revenue Growth
membership-growth Membership Growth
team-leader-traning Team Leadership & Training
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marketing-strategies Marketing strategy

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[34] Catalyst 2022: The Year in Review

As we approach the end of the year, the tradition of receiving friends and families holiday cards, recapping their highlights of the past 12-months, are trickling in. I love this time of year to contemplate the milestones of the past year's successes, remember new acquaintances met and ponder lessons learned.

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[33] Connecting the Dots: Event Networking

You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. Trust the dots will connect. This concept applies to when we meet people. Especially at events. When we are open, without an agenda, authentic connection happens. We may connect the dots later to find out why.

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[32] Summer School: Catalyst heads to Europe

This powerful discussion topic was an invitation for our team to explore letting go of knowledge and opinions that are no longer serving us. Grant argues that our tendency to cling to our beliefs is ineffective. The world is always changing, and if we are not willing to change with it, we will fall behind.

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[31] Event Technology Collaboration: Real-TimeTech Stack Solution

Project Voice is on a mission to drive global business for voice tech and conversational AI companies. Last month they hosted their bi-annual event in Chattanooga, TN. A curated community of Voice Ai technology founders, leaders and enterprise partners, this 3-day gathering of voice technology.

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[29] Power of Networking: Abundance and Community

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