Employee spotlight: Ursula Ostrom

Ursula Ostrom

We’re thrilled to welcome Ursula Ostrom back to tms as Managing Director, Global Category Management Services. Learn more about her below, including her experiences getting stuck in an elevator and a walk-in cooler!

What are your pronouns?

What type of work experiences did you have prior to joining tms?
Most recently, I was the Chief of Staff to the CEO of DDB, the worldwide advertising network. Prior to that, I actually led tms’s (formerly The Marketing Store’s) North American McDonald’s business.

What’s in your headphones currently?
How I Built This with Guy Raz

Describe tms in one word. 

During your time at tms, what work are you most proud of? 
It’s a tie between the Lovin’ the Superbowl Twitter activation and building what is now the Retail Experience Team (Coffee and Donuts Forever!).

What would the title of your autobiography be? 
“That’s fine.”

If you spend time with me you’ll hear me say that often. Probably too often.

Which person (dead or alive) would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with and why? 
Neil Arnott (SVP, Client Engagement, Global and Local Market Activity at tms) — because I did get stuck in an elevator with him once, and we lived to tell the tale! I like our odds.

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve been given?
The walk-in cooler door handle is broken. Make sure you stick the piece of wood in between the door and the jamb or you’ll get stuck in there. You can guess what happened next.

What’s your current side hustle?
This past year I’ve just been trying to keep everyone in my house on the tracks.  Does that count?