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Dayna Braun, Senior Associate

Dayna is an accomplished marketing strategist and sales leader with enterprise-wide initiatives that drive brand value and accelerate profitable growth. Dayna started her recruiting career, placing temporary candidates and made the shift to marketing and creative executive placements, which is where she found her niche. For over eight years, Dayna spent her time running the west coast for Paladin Marketing Resources, which specializes in placing mid-senior level marketing, creative and advertising candidates—skilled at leveraging marketing talents to create strategy and execute change. Dayna is skilled at building relationships with external partners and internal teams to execute vision from ideation to results. Over the past two years, Dayna has consulted various media companies with the development and execution of initiatives that generate new revenue streams as well as maximize their existing programs. Before that, Dayna spent over five years as the Director of Sales at the Dallas Morning News, managing the Recruitment Marketing team. She is experienced on both the brand and publisher sides, covering advertising, content, recruitment, digital marketing, and more.

Dayna and her husband Jonathan, live in Dallas, Texas, with their twin boys.

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What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I ever received was from my grandfather. He told me “no matter what you do in life, always, always lead with integrity and be truthful in your intentions.” You represent yourself before you represent anyone else, and people will ALWAYS remember how you interacted with them.

I can never leave home without:
My lipstick and Phone

My favorite concert was:
Was and will always be Dave Matthews!

What is a recipe you know by heart?
My grandmother’s lasagna recipe

My first concert was:
The Beach Boys (that dates me)