Director of New Business, Promotions
Kathy Mardyks, director of new business, promotions, has more than 22 years of experience in all aspects of the promotional products industry. With a drive to succeed and an entrepreneurial spirit, Kathy is a true networker, constantly meeting potential clients and offering solutions to fit their needs. Her success as a salesperson can be attributed to her vast experience, attention to detail and the care and support she provides her clients.
Kathy joined OSI in April 2013 to develop and grow the company’s promotional business nationwide. As director of new business for promotions, Kathy is responsible for hiring and training sales reps, developing promotional business with existing accounts and identifying business relationships in new markets.
Kathy began her career as an account executive with Levi Strauss & Co., where she learned to identify and develop profitable business relationships with large clients. Prior to joining OSI, Kathy was the owner and CEO of her own promotional products company for 22 years, handling accounts such as Blue Cross of California, Woolrich, Special Olympics and other prominent companies. In this position, Kathy was responsible for setting up and running Kaiser Permanente’s first company store, including fulfillment and inventory control. Her company also held the promotional products contract with Kaiser for seven years.
Born and raised in Reno, Nev., Kathy is a graduate of the University of Reno.
Kathy is married to her husband of 30 years, with whom she has raised two sons. She enjoys tennis and gourmet cooking. In her free time, Kathy spends time at her favorite hangouts: garage sales and thrift stores, where she hunts for hidden treasures.