On August 19, my guest will be Susan Mazonson, an independent associate with Viridian Energy. She is an expert at building wealth by spotting trends and industry developments.
Her career began as one of the first female college hires at AT&T, part of the “high potential” management program. Subsequently, she was recruited to lead the charge of New Business Development for the second largest US telecom equipment manufacturer. There, she created the business plan for the infrastructure to power the emerging U.S. cellular radio networks, referred to today as mobile or wireless.
When deregulation of the telecom industry occurred, Susan leveraged that by starting two boutique consulting firms, advising incumbent carriers on how to compete in this new paradigm shift of competition, innovation, and technological advancement. Among her clients were AT&T, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, all the Bell Operating Companies, and many other market entrants creating new niches.
After riding the telecom deregulation wave for nearly 30 years, Susan recognized that the deregulation of the energy sector was the next “once ever” opportunity to not only create substantial wealth, but at the same time, do good for the environment. She now offers simple, innovative, renewable energy solutions for consumers and businesses. And she trains, mentors and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs to create a part-time, recession-proof, passive, residual income, by sharing the benefits of choosing renewable energy options.
Susan has a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.