Ilene Rein - Speaker / Advisor / Consultant


Ilene is a Partner/Recruiter at Marketing & Sales Resources, Inc. an Executive Search firm for Marketing and Sales professionals in the industrial products, B2B channels. 

Ilene created Pounding Pavement 101 after hearing many stories of difficulties in finding employment.  In taking Ilene's advice and learning industry inside secrets, calls from companies started coming in, interviews scheduled and they became employed!

Ilene recognizes that these skills do not come naturally to everyone. Some may have issues preventing you from shining in the job marketplace. Learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, Autism to name a few.  We work with you to build confidence to make you shine!


Ilene's Background

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Ilene has worked as a Creative Director/Designer for Purple Communications (video relay service for the deaf community), Dolphin Technology (defense contractor) Brilliant Image (presentation design), Varityper, Avenue Magazine, and PC Magazine. 

Prior to Ilene's recruiting career, she was a Marketing and Creative Director in the corporate, publishing and non-profit sectors. She was always involved in the hiring and training process in the teams that she leads.  


Throughout Ilene's career, she has been a Mentor, Instructor, and Trainer. She was hired to teach special courses to companies such as ExxonMobil, Aventis, and Schering Plough. She has taught at the high school and college levels and also been brought in to educational institution technical centers to teach teachers. 

An advocate for the community at large, Ilene is always involved in community events and charities. She was a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 1676, The Pascack Pi-oneers and continues to work with FIRST as a judge, volunteer coordinator, planning board member, volunteer, and adviser.

Ilene lives in Florida with her husband and 2 children (one in college and one now employed and off the family payroll!)