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Financial Services Industry Veteran Rebecca Cleary Joins Spotlight Marketing Communications as Managing Director


Financial Services Industry Veteran Rebecca Cleary Joins Spotlight Marketing Communications as Managing Director

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight Marketing Communications, a full-service, strategic marketing communications firm, announced today that Rebecca Cleary, a 15-year financial services marketing communications veteran, has joined the firm as managing director. Immediately prior to joining Spotlight, Cleary served as vice president, head of corporate communications and marketing for Colony Capital, Inc.

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"We are pleased to have Rebecca, an experienced and highly respected industry professional, join our team in an executive role," said Jill Swartz, co-founder and chief executive officer of Spotlight Marketing Communications. "With more than 15 years of experience leading the marketing and communications efforts for several institutional financial services firms, Rebecca will be instrumental in supporting our clients and continuing our rapid growth."

During her seven-year tenure with Colony and its predecessor firm, Cleary was responsible for overseeing and executing company-wide strategic marketing and communications initiatives, including sales support, collateral development, online marketing, brand management and directing day-to-day activities of the marketing department. She also played an integral role in helping the firm raise in excess of $4 billion via the company's non-traded investment programs.

Prior to Colony, Cleary served as vice president, marketing communications with Steadfast Companies, where she oversaw the development, integration and implementation of a broad range of marketing and communications activities that helped the company emerge as one of the most successful equity raising firms in the non-traded alternative investment space. Previously, she held the position of director of marketing at Grubb & Ellis Company, where she led the marketing efforts for a variety of alternative investment funds and served as the national marketing liaison for 130 commercial real estate services offices.  

Cleary graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from California State University, Northridge. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

About Spotlight Marketing Communications
Spotlight Marketing Communications is a full-service, strategic marketing communications firm that specializes in creating targeted programs and campaigns for companies in the financial services, commercial real estate, alternative investments, non-traded REIT and private placement industries. Spotlight was co-founded by industry veterans Jill Swartz and Damon Elder, who together have more than 30 years of experience in public relations, marketing and event planning. Spotlight and its principals have helped raise more than $10 billion of investor capital via dozens of public and private investment programs since 2005. For additional information, please visit

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