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Susan Futterman
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211 Valencia Circle
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

Raymond James & Associates

2007 - present                     Creative Director                                       St. Petersburg, FL

Responsibilities include: Developing branding campaigns for institutional divisions, including Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Asset Management Services and Institutional Sales. Developing and writing whitepapers, presentations, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, websites for both private client and institutional groups. Position requires ability to work closely with associates at all levels of the company, including senior management, research analysts, account managers and institutional sales representatives


Contango Capital Advisors, Inc.

2005-2007                           Director of Communications                     Berkeley, CA

Developed, implemented and distributed all editorial content for Contango Capital Advisors, a full-service wealth-management firm established in 2004.

Responsible for all web and print communications (including client presentations and communications), training resources (including videos, presentations, and collateral):

  • Worked closely with marketing/communications counterparts and senior management at eight affiliate banks and parent corporation.
  • Wrote articles for both internal and external publications.
  • Developed presentations and scripts for senior management.
  • Managed, trained and developed in-house editorial staff as well as freelance personnel (writers, editors and proofreaders).
  • Provided editorial direction for all written materials produced within the company.
  • Collaborated with legal and operations on client statements and reports as well as other materials required by regulatory agencies.
  • Developed and improved editorial practices and processes; ensured consistent adherence to the company's publication/editorial guidelines.
  • Worked closely with senior management to develop sales strategies and materials.
  • Provided final editorial approval on all internal and external communications.
  • Position required comprehensive understanding of compliance requirements, as well as of investment strategies and financial markets, including global alternatives markets.


Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

2004-2005                          Managing Editor                                          San Jose, CA

Responsible for editorial content and production of weekly business newspaper as well as twice-quarterly special publications. Manage in-house editorial staff and freelancers; work closely with publisher and marketing staff. Interact on a regular basis with leading Silicon Valley firms and executives.



2001 to 2004                       Writer, Editor                                               San Francisco, CA

Clients included:

  • Raymond James, St. Petersburg. Developed and wrote quarterly client newsletter.
  • Ascend Capital (hedge fund manager), San Francisco. Developed and wrote quarterly newsletter.
  • Actus Lend Lease, Napa. Wrote and edited project proposals.
  • The PIPEs (Private Investment in Public Equity) Report, San Ramon. Contributing editor.
  • Call Street / CCN LLC, New York. Edited, on an ongoing basis, earnings call transcripts and other documents related to equity markets.
  • BP-TNK, Moscow. Developed and edited white papers, client proposals and studies, internal reports, corporate newsletters and other marketing collateral, press releases, website content.
  • Russian Petroleum Investor, Moscow. Wrote and edited, on an ongoing basis, a wide array of white papers, consulting reports, and other documents targeted to senior financial and oil industry executives.
  • SecuraTrak/Sapias, San Francisco. Responsible for developing corporate communications program for start-up, including website, marketing collateral, press releases. Worked closely with executive team to develop business plan, investor presentations, corporate positioning. Developed editorial content for new website; worked closely with designer, producer and marketing staff to achieve appropriate user experience.
  • WorldTrade Executive, Inc., Boston. Wrote, edited and produced Insurance Finance & Investment, a twice-monthly publication geared to senior insurance executives and portfolio managers. Responsibilities included identifying, recruiting, managing and editing expert contributors; producing original content; and compiling news items from a wide variety of sources.



1999 - 2001                         Managing Editor                                          San Francisco, CA

Responsible for content of Netcentives websites as well as email marketing programs and accompanying collateral (print and electronic). Coordinated with senior marketing staff; managed team of editors and writers, both in-house staff and contractors. Worked closely with internal/external clients.



1994 - 1999                         Editorial Director                                         Tarzana, CA

Management responsibilities included oversight of all phases of editorial and production cycle for international financial publications (print and online); supervising local staff of editors, writers, production personnel, as well as correspondents and staff in Washington, London and Moscow; serving as resource to editors and writers; developing and writing original articles; developing and implementing departmental budget; recruiting, hiring and training new staff members.


Business Communications Services

1990 - 1994                         Director, Corporate Communications    Santa Monica, CA

Responsible for developing and writing a range of corporate materials, including annual reports, shareholder magazines and corporate profiles for companies including Rockwell International, US Facilities, International Cablecasting Technologies, and Capital Research and Management Company.


Investor's Business Daily

1987 - 1990                         Senior Editor                                               Los Angeles, CA

Responsible for economic and political coverage. Duties included initiating, developing and editing news stories and features; managing team of reporters, including news bureau in Washington, DC, and reporters in New York.

1985 - 1987                        Financial Writer                                            Los Angeles, CA

Primary responsibilities included coverage of domestic economic issues and trends, as well as general assignment and personal finance topics.


Omaha World-Herald

1984 - 1985                         Business Reporter                                      Omaha, NE

Covered business and financial news in Omaha as well as business news throughout the state and in western Iowa.


Other Relevant Experience

  • Contributing Editor, California Business Magazine
    Wrote column for statewide publication on banking and finance topics. Acted as consultant to magazine, helping to assess story proposals and industry trends.
  • Business Reporter, Hayward (CA) Daily Review
    Covered business and financial news; wrote weekly stock market column.
  • Investment Executive, Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis Inc.
    Developed, maintained and managed client accounts for full-service brokerage firm. Analyzed securities portfolios, assisted clients with financial planning, and made investment recommendations.
  • Field Representative, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
    Responsible for sales of college titles, editorial scouting and development and marketing research in northern and central California.
  • Editor, Annual Reviews Inc.
    Edited manuscripts and proofs at each stage of production.
  • Third-degree black-belt (sandan), Danzan-Ryu/Kodenkan jiu-jitsu


Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Master's degree in journalism, with highest distinction.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Bachelor's degree in English, with distinction.

Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Finance, specializing in investment management at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA


Books Published

When You Work for A Bully: Assessing Your Options and Taking Action (Croce Publishing: 2004)

Using CompuServe to Make You Rich: A Guide to Online Investing (The Waite Group: 1994)

Self-Defense for Men and Women (Peregrine Press: 1976)


Computer Skills

Well-versed in Internet research, Word, HTML, Excel, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign