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Mary Elizabeth Bradford is one of the top CxO executive resume writers in the world, acknowledged authority and 21-year veteran of the career-services industry, including serving as past President of The Lynn Group, a boutique retained executive recruiting firm.

She has earned the highest international industry certifications available through the gold standard organization for resume writers, Career Directors International: Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Master Resume Writer, Internationally Certified Advanced Resume Writer and Master Career Director. Additionally, Mary Elizabeth is a Certified NCOPE (LinkedIn Profile Expert) through the National Resume Writers Association.

Additional awards and distinctions include: Voted Forbes Top 100 Career Website, CDI Career Innovator Award and CDIs Highest distinction: The Lifetime Achievement Award, 6 CDI TORI Nominations and Awards. She has been invited to serve as a CDI TORI Finalist Judge from 2017 through 2021.

Today, Mary Elizabeth leads an elite team of TORI-award-winning and CMRW/CERM-certified executive resume writers and coaches. Known as one of the top boutique resume writing firms in the world, exclusively serving VP, CXO and Board of Directors clients across the globe.

She would like to show you how a small investment in yourself and your career can result in landing quality interviews, formidable salary increases, bigger and better titles, and more fulfilling job roles.

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6x TORI Nominations and Awards

Our Branding… Your Promised Experience
In The Words Of Our Clients:
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“I love to inspire and empower 6- and 7-figure executives by providing authentic, innovative, and motivating ways for them to secure the executive position they want and support with everything needed in the process!”

“I … built a highly successful retained recruiting business in the 1990s, working with many of the top commercial developers, contractors, and architects in the nation as well as with professionals in the entertainment industry.”

“… Became a professionally trained executive job search coach, marketer in 2002, and Internationally certified resume writer in 2006, after dozens of ongoing requests from $250K+ executives for job search advice inspired me to build on my career knowledge.”

“… Have led literally thousands of private and group teleseminars for executives in career transition.”

“… Get really excited about creating solutions and possibilities for career changers and job seekers!”

“… Was the top executive (virtual) consultant for one of the oldest and largest career marketing firms in the nation. I truly enjoyed helping VP- to C-level executives both nationally and internationally “change-up” their careers and reach their professional goals!”

“… Love to write and design executive resumes for Board Members, C-level executives, Vice Presidents and Directors in most industries. My clients reside across the globe.”

“… Approach all of my professional endeavors with the sincerest respect and commitment to my clients. As a firm believer in the power of authenticity, I call myself The Career Artisan because I take an artisanal approach to each of my clients’ executive resumes and job search strategies — providing effective results for each client and their level of need.”

“… Have earned numerous awards for my Executive Resume Writing, and I lead a team of CMRW/CERM Certified career experts.”

Credentials | Professional Training | Industry Contributions

Mary Elizabeth Bradford writes resumes for the world’s top executives. She founded in 2008, which today, along with a small team of highly decorated C-suite resume writers, is known as THE premier online source for CxO & board resumes. We work worldwide – exclusively with top executives. Mary Elizabeth Bradford offers packages to work with her DIRECTLY or with her team.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford holds the following certifications and distinctions:

Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM), Career Directors International
Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW+EE), Career Directors International (one of only 36 worldwide & the first ever to receive the EE credential)
International Certification as a Master Career Director (MCD), Career Directors International
Certified International Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Career Directors International
Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), The National Resume Writer’s Association
TORI Judge: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Career Directors International
TORI Winner (The resume writing industry’s most prestigious global award competition), Career Directors International
Recipient of Career Directors International “Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award” – CDI’s Highest Honor
Recipient of Career Directors International “2011 Career Innovator Award” for The Job Search Success System
Forbes Coaches Council Member
Forbes Coaches Council  Forbes Coaches Council Member
Voted Forbes Top 100 Career Website
Client and peer nominated
Job Search Coach and Marketing Strategist
Successfully coached thousands of executives both virtually and face-to-face; c
Completed over 10,000 hours of virtual coaching
Active Member, Career Directors International
Served on multiple committees, judging panels and led peer seminars
National Resume Writer’s Association Member
Keeping up to date on the latest career and resume trends by participating in NRWA’s ongoing training and materials.
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches Member
Actively engaged in the resume industry’s oldest, largest, and most-respected professional association.
Career Thought Leaders Consortium Associate
A member of this worldwide think tank of career industry leaders
Speaker and Presenter
CDI’s 6th Annual International Conference, San Antonio TX (click for more)
Continuing Education
Ongoing training on the latest industry trends in social networking, executive resume writing, executive job search technologies, marketing techniques and the job market
Published Columnist
Articles featured in FORBES, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, the US Business Journals, Core Net Global, The Wisconsin Law Journal, multiple job boards, blogs and industry association newsletters (click for more)
Past Training and Certifications
Graduate: Leadership Orlando, board member: Downtown Orlando Partnership, volunteer teacher: Junior Achievement, special events committee member: House of Mercy; creator, host and fundraiser for multiple charitable causes, volunteer: American Red Cross disaster relief
Author of The Career Artisan Series Guide For The Perplexed on and the popular bi monthly ezine: “The Career Insider”


Mary Elizabeth Bradford has successfully written the following executive resumes:

Board Resumes, Chief Executive Officer Resumes, Chief Operating Officer Resumes, Chief Financial Officer Resumes, Chief Information Officer Resumes, Chief Technology Officer Resumes, Chief Revenue Officer Resumes, Chief Strategy Officer Resumes, Chief Marketing Officer Resumes, Chief Information Security Officer Resumes, Vice President Technology Resumes, Vice President Sales Resumes, General Manager Resumes, SVP Operations Resumes,  Senior Global Director Resumes and Senior Management Resumes, Senior Military Officer Resumes (transitioning to civilian), General Counsel Resumes, and more.

In areas including:

  • Finance, operations, sales, marketing, human resources, planning and technology
  • For small startups to multi-billion dollar Fortune 50 companies and multinational corporations
  • For clients in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific & New Zealand

In industries including:

  • Retail, wholesale, manufacturing, transportation, non-profit, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, hospitality, film, entertainment, publishing, technology, banking, food services, commercial building, architecture, engineering, legal, academia, government, and the list does go on… (see resume examples here)

With challenges including:

  • Up-Leveling Titles
  • Thought Leadership
  • Securing Outside Directorships
  • Management Consulting
  • Industry Transitions
  • Relocations
  • Repositioning
  • Significant Salary Increases
  • Long Job Searches/Fired/Laid Off
  • Previously, Mary Elizabeth Bradford was the #1 executive coach for a large outplacement company. Before that, she founded a highly successful executive search firm.
  • Her holistic approach to executive transitions includes contextualizing your focus, designing your branding & professional resume presentation, and empowering you with proven C-suite transition strategies that will give you full market leverage in 2019-2020.
  • Mary Elizabeth’s specialty is helping you to secure more interviews, bigger titles & offers.
  • She delivers crisp, branded, visually attractive resumes & compelling, optimized LinkedIn profiles that fluidly communicate your value points & align you with the role you want next.
  • She can facilitate introductions for you to the top executive recruiting, private equity & VC firms.
  • She has earned the highest career-industry certifications & resume awards available including CDI’s TORI Awards & their highest honor: The CDI Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Mary Elizabeth Bradford is a Member in good standing of the top 4 resume writing associations: CDI, CTL, NRWA & PARW/CC.
  • When she’s not coaching, Mary Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her amazing teenage daughter, enjoying liturgical services at our nearby Greek Orthodox Monastery, fly fishing, horseback riding, songwriting/performing, kayaking, and silversmithing.

Contact us now for a confidential evaluation of your resume and career goals.