Cindy Young Montano is a branding expert with over 16 years of experience marketing everything from detergents and canned tomatoes, to specialty cheese and luxury spirits.
She attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she double majored in Strategic Management and Marketing. Cindy also minored in English to satisfy her passion for Victorian literature and thousand page novels. Later she earned her MBA from Harvard Business School where she rounded out her business education. Procter & Gamble is where Cindy began her marketing career after college, and has since worked at numerous other top CPG companies from mass to luxury, including LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy). Cindy is well versed in working in different environments with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, having worked in various types of corporate structures (public, private, private-equity owned, cooperative) at American, British, French, and Danish companies.
When she’s not helping MBA applicants develop winning application strategies, she can be found either in her kitchen hugging the latest addition to her extensive appliances collection, or chasing sea turtles while scuba diving off the coast of a tropical island.
Cindy loves traveling and learning about different cultures and languages. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and proficient in French. After dabbling in a few other languages, she is currently learning Danish.
Cindy is a native of Los Angeles who currently resides outside of NYC with her loving husband and goofy Siberian Husky.