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Monica Barrera

Executive Assistant
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Monica Barrera

Monica Barrera is the Executive Assistant (EA) to the CEO at Accordion. She brings over 12 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in scheduling and correspondence. Monica’s expertise in project coordination make her an invaluable asset to the company.

Originally from Waco, Texas, Monica graduated cum laude from DeVry University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and a concentration in Health Services Management. After graduation, Monica worked as an EA for various companies where she excelled at organizing events, arranging travel, addressing faculty needs, and maintaining various internal repositories. Her superior office support resulted in Monica being promoted to Acting Department Administrator, which she supervised five other EA’s beneath her in addition to working directly under the head of the Pharmaceutical branch for three years with Otsuka Pharmaceutical. Her previous experiences assisted Monica in resolving several major internal conflicts in the Development and Commercialization department, and was able to apply her technical writing skills to make key editions to company standard operation procedure guidelines. As a result, she was largely credited with the 25% increase in overall client satisfaction.

Reporting directly to Nick Leopard, the CEO of Accordion, Monica has worked to develop improved internal systems for calendar planning, logging activity, and keeping an open channel of communication efficiency between all levels of the company.

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

Something You Should Know

  • As a babysitter in high school, was completely “annoyed” by children; “Hated ‘them!” Now has her very own basketball team and adorable grandchildren who bring her great joy!

Noteworthy

  • The youngest representative to be promoted to manager at a prestigious job placement agency
  • Created a more efficient Word database for forms, letters and documents, which decreased production time by 20%
  • Trained numerous new administrative staff members
  • Assisted and arranged meetings between EVPs and their 50+ departmental employees