As a VP and publisher, Sandy has launched and led magazines such as Departures and Lucky to great success; she worked closely with many industries ranging from financial to beauty to tech to entertainment. Throughout her tenure, Sandy has been recognized as a great mentor of the young. She has managed and developed successful careers for countless young professionals. Her experience and knowledge helps clients make lasting and positive decisions. She guides clients by helping them develop crucial and sustainable habits and skills.


1983: Sandy began her career in ad sales at Rolling Stone. She was quickly promoted into sales management

1988: Advertising Director at Travel & Leisure

1989: Launches Departures as the VP/Publisher

1992: Returns to Travel & Leisure, this time as the VP/Publisher

1993: Moves to Condé Nast, where she becomes Publisher/SVP of Allure magazine

1993–1995: Allure makes Adweek’s Hot List each year

1994: Named Condé Nast’s Publisher of the Year

2000: Becomes the inaugural publisher to launch Lucky, “The Magazine about Shopping,” a newfound concept in America

2001: Lucky is named Adweek’s Start-Up Of The Year

2003: Lucky is named AdAge’s Magazine of the Year

2003: Sandy is named Condé Nast Publisher of the Year for the second time

2009: Founds Raising The Bar; helping luxury companies companies by sharpening focus and exploring new opportunities

2014: Joins Bloomberg Media as group publisher of luxury

2015: Changes focus of RTB to working with young adults on discovering best career path and how to best achieve results

Today: Shares her unparalleled expertise to help others with Raising The Bar One-On-One Consulting and Online Classes

Sandy has been a guest on Sirius radio four times, was written up in Departure magazine’s Top 100 issue in January 2016, and has received numerous accolades for her unprecedented success over the years.

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