Martha Carrigan

President & CEO @ Big Shoes Network

Martha Carrigan is the President & CEO of Big Shoes Network (BSN): a family of Ad-industry job boards and resources serving the Midwest and Southeast. Martha is responsible for business development, strategic marketing and financial management.
Prior to BSN, Martha served as a grant writer / presenter for capital fundraising campaigns in education and non-profit fields successfully raising several million dollars for multiple projects. She developed business partnerships, proposals, presentations and demonstrations for software and business services to national and international clients at ManpowerGroup. Before Manpower, Martha was a business consultant developing, delivering and selling software training curriculum. Passionate about education, she has served as a college guidance advisor, consultant and teacher.
As a requested speaker for various groups, Martha has presented for TEDxUWMilwaukee, civic leadership, business / professional associations and university student / alumni groups.
Martha writes guest blogs and serves as an advisory board member for Marquette University – Marketing Department, AIGA Wisconsin and Madison College-Applied Arts & Graphic Design Program. She is an alumni ambassador for UW–Milwaukee, an ASK – De Paul Career program mentor and a facilitator for marriage preparation courses through her local church. Martha has also provided leadership in board and Executive Committee positions for Eastbrook Academy, Eastbrook Church and the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee.
She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Certificate in Interactive Marketing from De Paul University.