Marie Kulik

marketing strategist

Your "ceiling and visibility" is unlimited when you learn to speak in your own voice

Welcome to the future site of my online portfolio.


The proof is in the pudding — and here's the pudding.

"Marie Kulik recognized our brand Joseph Joseph to be a good fit for the newly created Discover Design area of the IHA show and quickly inspired us to relocate to this exciting new concept. Marie's passion and dynamic approach helped our brands success at this major annual exhibition and the business that stemmed from it. Rarely do I meet individuals with such drive and determination that put into practice what they preach!"

Damon Willmott
Joseph Joseph

"We have worked with Marie for a period of two years now, on the Discover Design program. It has been a joy and inspiration to work with someone who is totally committed and focused to produce an exhibition and competition that is world class in raising design awareness in the housewares sector. She will be missed!....."

Alice Welch
Robert Welch Designs Inc

"I have known Marie Kulik for two decades and had a chance to deal and work with her as a show attendee and as European Consultant to IHA for 3 years when Vincent Naccarato (former owner of Wilton Industries) has been appointed as chairman of the show. I always appreciated her capacity of being firm but diplomatic too in handling several delicate and sophisticated matters. She managed to be focused to the goal but in a soft way. She always impressed me for her field and players knowledge of any single player no matter if US or foreign. I would recommend Marie especially for her capacity to understand across Atlantic mentality as well as understanding or compare different approaches to the market company by company "

Roberto Galentino
Saint George Solutions

"Marie Kulik has been a most valueable asset for the International Home + Housewares Show, and it must be a loss for them, that she no longer works there. Marie Kulik has always been very professional, helpfull and creative in seeking good solutions for us her customers. She has what a "top key accounter" must have - and not to forget: A very nice personality."

Michael Ring
CEO and main shareholder
Stelton, Denmark

"I had the pleasure of working with Marie for two years at the International Housewares Home and Housewares Show. Marie was in charge of Discover Design and built it from a great idea to a fabulous event! Marie created an event within the show that highlighted design and allowed us to meet buyers that were perfect for our line. She listened to suggestions after the first year and incorporated these suggestions into the second year that resulted in a destination point within the event. In addition, Marie reached out to media to make sure the event was well communicated and attended by media as well as buyers. Marie is knowledgeable, approachable and very dedicated."

Ingerid Mohn
Sagaform USA

"Marie is tenacious, detail driven and has great follow-up skills. She is passionate about her job, and understands the delicacy of making the client happy, while being tactful and determined to push for everyone's benefit. Marie is always pleasant, a joy to be around and you can always count on her to be there – regardless of the task. I highly recommend Marie to any team that wants a rock solid individual." July 11, 2012

Sue Pregartner

"Marie is a very personable, detail oriented person, who can handle multiple projects with different deadlines - and she does it all with both charm and integrity. She is very professional and dedicated to her work and her goals. She has excellent connections in the home goods industry. Marie is someone you immediately would want on your team." July 11, 2012

Tage Strom
SR VP, Sales & Marketing
Nikko Ceramics

"I worked with Marie when we exhibited in the new design section at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. Given the number of vendors, displays, events, media, evening engagements, etc. of the design section I was very impressed with how everything seemed to work very smoothly --- it seemed Marie worked 24/7 during the show, always available for questions or assistance at our booth or during the non-show hours. She is a very organized, passionate, strong leader." July 11, 2012

TJ Scimone
Slice, Inc.

"As a new vendor to the 2012 Chicago Housewares show, Marie's thoughtful guidance, professional thoroughness, and personal follow-through was a notable pleasure. Having participated in several trade shows over the years, Marie was instrumental in making our first experience with Housewares Association feel like a true partnership and a huge success. She highlighted and encouraged us to take advantage of all the marketing tools available to us, helped source local talent for our booth set up and organized a spectacular invitation-only design event, of which we were lucky enough to be a part. She is a broadstroke thinker that also pays close attention to the details." July 11, 2012

Jackie Shapiro
Founder / Owner
French Bull

"I had the absolute pleasure of getting to meet and work with Marie. We were a brand new company (GOBIE h2o) launching our product for retail sales at the IHA in Chicago. Being as young as we were, the entire experience was somewhat daunting. Trying to prepare for the largest housewares show in the US with no experience at trade shows was more than overwhelming for a fledgling business. Marie treated us as if we had been around for many years and had all the clout of any other name brand. She helped us tremendously, at the cost of her own time, during a period where she already had a ton on her plate, and made the entire experience fluid and enjoyable. During the show, she made sure to introduce us to the right people, to keep our focus aimed at the right industries, and how to stay involved with all the events that were hosted to maximize our exposure. Since then, she has periodically checked up on us to see how the company is growing and to help in anyway she can. She was more than a professional at her job, she treated us like friends, and has done so ever since. She will be not just an efficient worker for whomever she works, but will without a doubt bring a reliable energy that will retain many clients for years to come." July 10, 2012

Ari Hoffman
Chief Operating Officer

"It is always a pleasure to work with Marie. She has the ability to turn complex scenarios into easy ones to grasp and tackle. Our company will always be happy to work with her in the future." July 10, 2012

Arrigo Bordicchia
Regional Sales Manager
F.lli Guzzini S.p.A.

"Marie Kulik has one of the strongest presences I've ever seen in a company before. She carries ambition, dedication, intelligence, leadership & above all the ability to gain trust throughout her many roles. It has been more than a privilege, it's been a learning experience, to work alongside her. I have appreciated every moment I've worked with Marie, and can only hope to work with her later in my career. "

Ari JeRue
Design Consultant

"Marie is a gracious leader. She understands what it takes to provide great customer service, while at the same time giving solid direction and leading her clients to success. She helped her clients use the exhibit environment to build relationships and increase sales. Marie combines strong people skills and professionalism to work for her clients. Every client would benefit with Marie as their advocate."

Mike McGrath
Exhibit Marketing Partners, Inc.

"Marie is simply the BEST! Outstanding and will truly be missed by those whose she has helped and worked with in the past. All I can say is that someone is going to be very very lucky to get her"

Sanford Stokes
Manager Independent Business
Fitz and Floyd

"Marie is the ultimate professional service provider. Her knowledge of her service and product is compelling and convincing. She is a a strong leader and closer in the marketing of product."

Pat McNellis
Sales Vice President
Home / Fashion / Textiles - Chilewich Brand



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