Companies can’t succeed without talented people. But oftentimes organizations find themselves short on resources – and need them fast. That’s where Ceres Talent comes in. As long-time marketing professionals ourselves, we speak your language and understand the needs of your business. As modern-day marketing matchmakers, we quickly find exceptional marketers who hit the ground running to deliver results.

Sue Keith, Managing Partner

Sue Keith, Managing PartnerAfter many years as a marketing consultant to clients in the telecom, technology, satellite and association sectors, Sue joined Ceres Talent to marry her passion for helping organizations build effective marketing strategies with her passion for connecting great people. Today she helps match awesome marketers with clients who are struggling with what she likes to call work overload/staff under-load, are looking for a particular marketing expertise or need coverage for an employee who is going on leave. Sue started her career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, then made the leap to marketing when she joined MCI, followed by a succession of senior marketing positions at various telecom companies. She serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee for Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). She earned a BBA in Accounting from James Madison University and is a recovering CPA. Connect with Sue on LinkedIn

Kathy McConnell, Managing Partner

Kathy McConnell, Managing PartnerFollowing more than 25 years in the marketing field as an employee and consultant to clients in the telecom and technology industries, Kathy joined Ceres Talent to focus on matching excellent marketers with clients in need of marketing talent to cover interim or permanent marketing needs. With a keen understanding of marketing and a love for helping people, Kathy finds matchmaking great marketers with clients who need them to be both fun and fulfilling. Kathy began her career in finance and quickly realized she was much more interested in developing and marketing new product offerings. With her passion for all things marketing, Kathy rose through the management ranks and decided to take her marketing expertise to a new level as a marketing consultant. She earned a BS in Business Finance at West Virginia University. Connect with Kathy on LinkedIn

Cris DeSando, Senior Recruiter

Cris DeSando, Senior RecruiterAfter 10 years of recruiting accounting and finance candidates, Cris found her inner creative and set her sights on marketing professionals. As head of our recruiting team, Cris works with our clients and exceptional marketers to find the best match. With Cris, our candidates find a true partner. She has their best interests at heart – and her passion for her work makes everyone smile a little more. Cris is originally from Brazil and speaks three languages. She also wrangles three kids in her spare time. She attended Faculdades Unificadas de Foz do Iguacu, in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, where she received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a minor in International Business. Connect with Cris on LinkedIn

Debbie Willis, Controller

Debbie is Ceres Talent’s secret weapon. She oversees Ceres’ finance and accounting operations, including cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll processing. Debbie manages our day-to-day operations and works closely with our consultants to ensure they are properly onboarded and, most importantly, compensated on a timely basis. Prior to joining Ceres, Debbie worked as an environmental consultant for eight years and ran a consultancy providing bookkeeping services to small businesses. She has a degree in Biology-Geology from the University of Rochester. Connect with Debbie on LinkedIn

Our Ceres Talent marketer did double-duty, pivoting between two roles at a critical time.
Renee Clark
Vice President,
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