As the founding principal of Hollinden | marketers + strategists, a strategic consultancy for expertise-driven professional service firms, Ms. Hollinden has been instrumental in helping firms build brands—and businesses—for over 25 years. Christine also has extensive experience in team development and bridges the chasm among marketing, people and growth. Prior to founding Hollinden, she served as Director of Marketing for KPMG Houston, Regional Communications Manager for PWC, and Marketing Coordinator for Grant Thornton. Prior to entering the marketing sector, she was a Sr. Management Consultant with Grant Thornton. Widely known for her forward-thinking approach, Christine regularly speaks on growth issues and trends in the accounting industry. Her energetic presentations have been featured at conferences and events across the U.S., along with numerous articles published in the industry's leading publications. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Houston at Victoria, a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, and has achieved the prestigious Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation. She is a Certified Consultant in both the Kolbe and Personalysis assessment tools.