Yana joined marlo marketing as an Account Director in 2016, leading day-to-day strategic direction and oversight of the agency’s hospitality marketing clients including Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Area Four, The Food Lens, and COJE (Yvonne’s, Lolita & RUKA), among others. In 2019, she was promoted to Vice President and currently leads strategy and execution across all agency restaurant clients, creating comprehensive plans spanning social/digital media, local and global promotions, loyalty programs, email marketing, internal/external communications, online reputation management and more.
Prior to joining marlo, Yana worked as the Director of Marketing at 5 Napkin Burger, where she was responsible for developing and implementing global and lobal marketing, advertising and promotional strategies for the six location full-service restaurant group. During her tenure, the restaurant was recognized as the #3 Most Popular NYC Restaurant by Zagat, as well as #61 in the ‘Top Restaurants Social Media Index’ by Nation’s Restaurant News.
Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Yana is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.