K&R Negotiations Deepens Communication, Sales, Leadership Expertise

IBM Veteran, Learning and Development Leader Maria Casanova Joins
K&R Negotiations as Business Development and Business Delivery Executive

Ridgefield, Conn. USA – May 30, 2012 – Global negotiation leader K&R Negotiations today announced the addition of Maria Casanova as its Business Development and Business Delivery Executive. Casanova will aid in growing the client pipeline and strengthening the proven K&R methodology with her sales, communication, coaching and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) expertise.

Prior to joining K&R, Casanova served 15 years with IBM, where she applied her sales and communication skills as a global professional facilitator, focusing on client relationship management. Casanova collaborated with executives and business unit leaders across multiple disciplines to enable IBM sales organizations to deliver customer impact and IBM revenues. She deployed the first Territory Strategy programs for IBM’s growth markets in the African countries of Nigeria, Kenya and the Eastern European counties of Romania and Slovakia. She formulated communications and coaching programs that have been deployed globally within IBM’s organization.

After leaving IBM, Casanova developed experience-based learning and development programs for corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Casanova holds a BBA from Northwood University and is completing her International Coaching Federation Certification with a focus in Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP). She is a graduate of the United Way’s Blueprint for Leaders, which develops corporate leaders for not-for-profit board participation and governance. She is also a member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).

"Maria has a rock-solid command of business development and sales on which she’s built a powerful and unique set of communication and leadership skills,” said Mladen Kresic, CEO of K&R Negotiations. “I’m confident that her singular mix of talents will inspire our clients and accelerate their success."

About K&R Negotiations

K&R Negotiation Associates, LLC, is a consulting firm specializing in structuring and negotiating business transactions around the world. The company is comprised of professional negotiators, sales executives, and business attorneys. K&R professionals average over 20 years of professional negotiation experience and apply a results-driven methodology to change negotiation behaviors and improve negotiating success. K&R’s clients include Fortune 200 companies such as IBM, EMC and Xerox, as well as smaller companies such as Bristol Technology (now part of HP), Priceline, SEI and others. For more information, please visit www.negotiators.com.

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Nate Warren
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nwarren@fusionmarketingpartners.com