Marjorie Perry

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Marjorie Perry

Marjorie  Perry  is  the  president  and  CEO  of  MZM  Construction  &  Management   Company,  Inc.  She  is  also  an  innovator,  public  speaker,  writer  and  role  model  for   women  and  minorities  in  business.    Using  her  extraordinary  path  to  success  and   twenty-­‐six  years  of  experience  as  fodder  for  inspiration,  Perry  finds  her  calling   motivating  nascent  entrepreneurs  to  develop  and  pursue  their  dreams.  Perry’s  own   success  meant  taking  life’s  lemons  and  making  lemonade.  Trained  as  an  educator   with  a  B.A.  from  Kean  College,  Perry’s  path  in  teaching  was  diverted  after  she  was   caught  in  a  series  of  layoffs  with  the  Newark  Public  School  system.  In  a  fortuitous   career  move,  she  decided  to  try  her  luck  in  sales  and  marketing—an  uncalculated  fit.   She  went  on  to  work  for  corporate  giants  3M,  Johnson  &  Johnson  and  United   Airlines,  ultimately  cultivating  a  burgeoning  vision  for  a  life  as  a  self-­‐made   entrepreneur.

Perry  ensuingly  launched  a  consulting  company  focused  on  helping  entrepreneurs   succeed  in  the  marketplace.  Resourceful  and  open  to  possibility,  it  wasn’t  long   before  she  and  two  partners  founded  MZM  Construction  &  Management.  Soon  after,   she  became  sole  principal  of  the  company,  which  has  sustained  a  multi-­‐million   dollar  bottom-­‐line  for  the  past  nineteen  years.      Perry  is  now  a  coveted  inspirational   speaker  and  writer,  motivating  people  with  the  message  that,  “You,  too,  can  do  it!”   She  has  spoken  at  the  NJ  Governor’s  Conference  for  Women,  at  the  much-­‐heralded   Sobel  &  Co.  Executive  Women  Breakfast  Series,  the  Women’s  Fund  of  NJ,  the   National  Association  of  Women  Business  Owners  North  Jersey/Central  Jersey   Chapter,  and  on  NJN’s  NJ  Caucus.

She  has  received  numerous  awards  and  recognitions,  including  being  inducted  into   New  Jersey’s  premier  business  publication,  NJBIZ  2011  Business  of  Hall  of  Fame,   Best  50  Women  in  Business,  and  one  of  the  Top  25  Entrepreneurs  in  New  Jersey,  as   well  as  Own  It  Ventures  Top  25  Women  In  Business.  More  recently,  Perry  was   selected  to  participate  in  the  Small  Business  Advisory  Board  program  with  UBS  and   The  Clinton  Foundation.  New  Jersey  Governor  Chris  Christie  has  also  selected  Perry   to  be  a  member  of  the  New  Jersey  Economic  Development  Authority.

Perry  excelled  in  additional  coursework  at  Rutgers,  Stevens,  NYU  and  NJIT.    She   received  her  MBA  from  NJIT  and  completed  Leadership  for  the  21st  Century  at  the   Tuck  School  of  Business  at  Dartmouth  College.  For  additional  info