xkzero Announces Content Marketing Specialist Hire

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xkzero, a leading Chicago-based software developer for Sage ERP, has added a key member to its professional staff.

xkzero, a leading Chicago-based software developer for Sage ERP, has added a key member to its professional staff. Julie Downey joins xkzero as Content Marketing Specialist, and will help drive media efforts to support new business development and strengthen existing relationships. Her marketing communications background has included writing and editing corporate web site copy, and managing social media campaigns to promote rights for special needs youth and entertainment arts. In addition, she has worked for advertising agencies in account management, serving telecommunications and automobile clients.

Ms. Downey has been an arts educator for the past decade, teaching writing, photography, and visual art in public schools, community arts programs, and a children’s hospital. She also developed a neighborhood photography education project called Detroit Sees and a women’s journal workshop at a Chicago domestic violence shelter, and received grant funding for both initiatives.

Julie holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications—Advertising from Bradley University. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Media department at the Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg.

“We’re very excited to add Julie to our growing marketing team,” said Paul Ziliak, xkzero co-founder. “Many of the technology solutions we’re bringing to market introduce new ways of doing business for distribution and manufacturing companies and Julie’s background in marketing as well as in education provide us the perfect combination of skills to help readers understand the role of new technology and the opportunity to improve their businesses’ bottom lines.”

xkzero develops forward thinking business applications for Sage ERP systems, including B2B mobile apps to help manufacturers and distributors grow through more efficient and insightful route, sales, and delivery. xkzero also integrated managed transportation logistics services, rate shopping and carrier selection directly within Sage ERP in a partnership with Echo Global Logistics. xkzero is a Sage ERP Gold Development Partner and Apple iOS Certified Development Partner. More about xkzero http://www.xkzero.com.

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