Mani Zadeh, MD
“Risa and her marketing team provide a high quality service. Risa is very reliable and her team extremely personable. They go above and beyond what they promised and provide a final product far beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Risa without any reservation.” – December 7, 2013
Eric Millstein, MD
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Risa functions as a terrific leader for the outstanding team she has assembled at GMG. I’ve been particularly pleased with the specific attention to detail – creative and otherwise – as they developed my practice website. Risa strikes an effective balance between listening to the client and guiding the client with her expertise. It has been a pleasure working with the entire team, and I’ve already begun referring colleagues whom I’m confident will benefit from the scope of services at GMG” – September 18, 2012
Babak Larian, MD, FACS
“Risa is extremely capable and resourceful. She has great ideas combined with great initiative, which gets the job done. She is completely trustworthy and will follow through with all tasks. My business has done much better because of her efforts. Thanks Risa” – October 5, 2011
William Groff, MD
“Risa has been invaluable at increasing our web presence through the various strategies that she employs. This increased presence on the web has brought more patients into our office. Great work ethic!” – October 24, 2011
Chris Givant, PharmD
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“Risa has a deep knowledge base in her field and we rely on that to help us make well thought out decisions. She’s a “doer” and quickly accomplishes the tasks at hand. I’d recommend Risa to anyone who wants current insight into the asthetics industry and wants to see sales and growth trending upward.” – November 30, 2011
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“Risa is a superb resource for my practice. I have worked with her for the past year and truly feel blessed to have met her. She has exceeded my expectations and has truly served a role that I could not have attained with my existing staff.” – September 29, 2011
Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
“Since Risa has been working on our social networking and internet exposure we have seen a dramatic rise in new patients who make appointment for procedures that we offer. For some reason almost all of these new patients book their appointments. Thank you Risa and Goldman Marketing Group!” – September 29, 2011
Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
“Risa Goldman has been my Practice Consultant since April 2010. When I brought her on board I knew that I was getting someone eminently qualified for the position and my expectations have been exceeded.
Risa’s background and experience in the cosmetic dermatology industry were the attributes I was looking for, and she has taken those attributes and applied them to my practice in innovative ways. Although she’s only been with me for three months, she now is completely familiar with the inner workings of my cosmetic and esthetic practice.
What strikes me most about her is that she is genuinely involved and interested in the success of the business at every level. She is a natural at business development and makes immediate connections between patient care and the impact on the business.
Risa is extremely efficient and excels at setting immediately achievable goals. She then lays out a plan and involves all of the staff at meeting those goals.
She has superior communication and influencing skills. She is enthusiastic, has a strong work ethic and is always willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and help the practice succeed. She stays current on trends and developments and intuitively knows how to best implement new ideas, as well as which trends may not work best in our practice.
Although training and supervision of the office staff is not one of her core accountabilities, she has effectively educated them on several aspects of patient care and customer service and has helped us all see the important connection between all patient interaction and the profitability of the practice.
She has successfully organized and implemented several promotional events and tacked on creative ideas for patient recruitment with each event. She is a natural at all aspects of marketing and thoroughly understands the power of the Internet and social media.
She is practical and realistic, decisive and able to quickly implement change in an effective way. She is able to focus herself and the entire office on getting results in the most efficient way possible.
It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Risa without reservation. Her drive and abilities will truly be an asset to your establishment. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.” – June 28, 2010 Download Written Recommendation Letter from Dr. Fitzgerald
Rebekah Lazarou, Global Marketing Manager, Cynosure, Inc
“Not only has Risa been a pleasure to work with, but her networking capabilities are astounding. She is highly connected and has her finger on the pulse of the industry. Risa is always someone I can count on to provide creative solutions that complement our marketing programs. Over the years, she has become a trusted partner and friend.” – March 30, 2010
Patrick Neff, Marketing Manager, Alma Lasers
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Risa was always helpful in getting our ads placed. She would always help with reminders and such to make sure we got the most out of our placements.” – April 1, 2010
Elizabeth Borges Chamberlain, Assistant Publisher, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
“Risa was not only a joy to work with, but was extremely knowledgeable of our field. She was always willing to help our team learn while bringing valuable client relationships which I’ve yet to see matched. She was able to present creative alternative ideas from standard sales pitches giving our clients a unique sales experience which resulted in increased revenue and client relations. She was not only an asset to our marketing initiatives, but assumed a leadership role in sales meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees. I highly recommend Risa. She would be an asset to any company. I miss working with her tremendously.” – September 30, 2010
Laura Cunningham, Marketing Communications Manager, Cutera
“Risa was very helpful and diligent about letting me know when my company’s products were mentioned in upcoming medical articles published by JDD. She happily created various advertising, reprint and sponsorship opportunities; based on budget limitations. Risa was always very professional, helpful and cheerful; even when her proposals were not executed. I really enjoyed working with Risa.” – March 30, 2010
Christine Zajac, Director of Marketing, Cynosure Lasers, Inc
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
“Risa is one of the most knowledgeable and skillful publisher sales managers I’ve been privledged to work with. After meeting with Risa, one feels that you’ve known her for an extended period of time. Risa knows how to integrate a client’s needs into a mutually beneficial relationship. Her follow-up and client service skills are top notch. I recommend Risa without reservation.” – March 14, 2010
Tu Huynh, Medical writer, Galderma Laboratories
“It was a pleasure to work with Risa. Risa was always available for consultation as needed and was very passionate about meeting all time lines that were set at the beginning of our projects. She was reliable and consistently provided a respectful working relationship with the medical team at Galderma Laboratories.” – March 16, 2010
Lori Johnson, Director of Medical Education, Galderma Laboratories
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“I first came to know Risa Goldman in her capacity as the National Sales Manager for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. My company sponsored a supplement issue in the journal early in 2008. The deal was closed just as I was leaving to have a baby, so I dumped all of the materials on Risa along with a contact number for my backup person. Together they handled everything while I was on leave and did a fantastic job. Subsequently, we have worked together on many projects. I have given Risa frank and honest feedback that she has always taken seriously and has used to implement postive change. It was clear from the beginning that Risa gave 100% in her role at the journal and I believe she will always give her all in whatever she chooses to do. I strongly recommend Risa without hesitation. Lori Johnson, PhD” – March 16, 2010
Timothy Shanahan, Director U.S. Sales, Hoya ConBio
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Risa has a great attitude which made working with her very easy and a true pleasure. I would highly recommend Risa as she will be a great asset to any company that is lucky enough to have her.” – April 20, 2010
Allyson Crawford, Program Director, Events & Grant Writer, Physicians’ Continuing Education
“Risa is a strategic thinker, always planning for business growth and bringing innovative ideas to the table. She works diligently and her upbeat attitude always a pleasure. I would be happy to work with her again in the future.” – April 22, 2010
Monica Sakamoto, Marketing Manager, Proctor & Gamble, Dermatology Division
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
“Risa is a proactive listener, who incorporates her customers’ vision and values into her recommendations. This personable and extremely ethic professional combines her agile work with an acute mind that easily gets in tune with her customers’ strategic thinking, requiring little tactical coaching/guidance. I have been delighted to work with Risa and I am looking forward to keep working with her in the future” – March 11, 2010
Vartika Narang, Owner, Knowledge Partners
“I interacted with Risa regarding some business proposals and found her extremely passionate about her work, open to exploring new ideas and new markets and very understanding regarding new concepts. I belive that she would excel in her career and open new opportunites and newer avenues of business where ever she goes. I wish her success in her ambition.” – March 12, 2010
Paul Gianes, Marketing Manager, Cynosure Lasers, Inc
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Risa is a unique individual who combines strong business acumen with superb vision. All of this delivered with unmatched integrity and enthusiasm.” – March 12, 2010
Loren Smith, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Aerolase
“Risa Goldman is a consummate sales professional. Her instincts, follow up skills and simply her natural, effervescent personality are top shelf. I would buy services or products from Risa because she is honest and very knowledgeable. I would hire Risa because of the previous reasons plus she possesses an intuitive sense of urgency and a fierce desire to win. Any sales manager would be well advised to give Risa a strong look and assume that “what you see is what you get” with Risa because that is indeed the case. Loren Smith VP Sales and Marketing, Aerolase” – March 13, 2010
J Brad Britton, Region Manager, Vector Marketing
“It is a pleasure to recommend Risa Goldman. Risa is a dedicated and skilled worker. She is reliable and goal oriented. She is quick to learn and takes action accordingly. She is personable; warm, open and easy to talk to. Risa possesses many of the qualities and characteristics that I look for when searching our business partners and executive employees.” – May 10, 2008
Wesley Goddard, Division manager, Vector Marketing
“During Risa’s time with Vector she proved to be one of the best. Out of 10′s of thousands of representatives she consistently performed at the VERY top. I would recommend Risa for any position, she has drive, determination and perseverance. I enthusiastically recommend her.” – March 12, 2010