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Marieli Cruzado

Marieli Cruzado

Coca Cola

Surprise, AZ USA

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Marieli's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Numbers, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Strategy Senior Manager

I make the complex simple! I help our leaders understand our corporate strategy, analytics and consumer trends.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Escuela Superior Maestro Ladi

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Puerto Rico

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Strategy Senior Manager:

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I didn't imagine that I would ever leave the island.

  • 2.

    Moved to Neenah, WI for my first job out of college. Lived in Neenah for several years before moving to Atlanta.

  • 3.

    I have taken the jobs that no one wants, and I had learned so much from that. I have traveled to every country in Latin America! At least TWICE!

  • 4.

    I met my amazing husband in Atlanta, we relocated to Phoenix, AZ to allow me to pursue an opportunity to lead a sales team.

  • 5.

    My first son was born with a cleft lip and palate, he has taught me so much about love and also seeing potential in others.

  • 6.

    After 16 years at Kimberly Clark, I decided to bet on myself and I was able to land an amazing role at Coca Cola.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    You need to be more analytical, have a different experience, be more patient to achieve that kind of role or level. You need to smile less for people to take you seriously.

  • How I responded:

    You decide your own journey, and you decide how fast or slow you want to go. Focus on your strengths, refine them, know them, know them well. Use your super powers to show others the amazing things you are capable of. Be in a place where you are celebrated, not tolerated; and learn to celebrate others around you.