Colleen Quenzel displayed her entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. While studying at The University of Texas in Austin, she launched her first business. Just like the Texas Longhorns, she was ‘Hooked.’
After achieving her degree in Advertising, she sold her business, moved to Houston, Texas and worked as a stockbroker for the Paine-Webber affiliate, Rotan-Mosle. After a few years, Colleen decided to pursue her passion for marketing at Quality Beverage, the largest wine & spirit distributor in the state of Texas, at that time. At Quality Beverage, she launched several new beverage brands into the marketplace, including Kendall-Jackson, Gallo Varietals and Bacardi Breezers.
After almost a decade in the beverage industry, Colleen moved to the Northeast for a senior position with Synapse Group, the largest magazine subscription agency in the United States. She successfully launched a new business for Synapse building a new distribution channel, selling 5M+ subscriptions annually. She identified, acquired and managed 22 strategic partners, including such leading consumer brands such as United Airlines, American Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Universal Studios, and American Express. Within 3 years, revenue topped $20M annually.
The purchase of Synapse Group, by Time, Inc. gave Colleen the opportunity to moved to London, England where she joined her husband, who had taken a position as the CMO tasked with the assignment of launching Priceline-Europe.com. While living in London, Colleen traveled throughout Europe, extensively.
After moving to Florida, Colleen founded Quenzel & Associates, Inc. Colleen is President & CEO. Quenzel & Associates is a Branding, Advertising, Web Design & Internet Marketing Agency in Fort Myers, Florida. Agency clients include Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, Denmark Interiors, Dr. Ralph R. Garramone and many more.
Colleen lives in Fort Myers, Florida with her husband Earl, her chocolate lab, Jaz (the office mascot) and her two feline friends… Reo & Top Cat. She enjoys dining, entertaining & winning at every game she plays!