American Society of Magazine Editors

Amanda McCurdy

Technical Sales Consultant

CDS Global

Amanda McCurdy is technical sales consultant at CDS Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst, where she works with prospective customers to develop appropriate product and services packages during the sales cycle. This role highlights her strong technical expertise and knowledge of both CDS Global’s offerings and client needs.

McCurdy began her career at CDS Global in 2007 and has held several tech-focused positions ranging from digital consultant for media industry clients to project manager and product manager. She previously worked as an Agile software development coach for tech recruitment firm and as a business analyst for the digital team at media and marketing services company Meredith Corporation.

As a driver of positive company culture and innovation, McCurdy leads CDS Global’s Innovation Action Team to implement fresh ideas within the company. She also played a key role in launching the company’s mentorship program to promote employee development and leadership skills, and she serves as an officer of CDS Global’s Toastmasters club. In 2016, she received a Hearst Magazines Spotlight Award for her contributions to the company.