Guest Profile

Marjorie Perry

Company: MZM Construction
Location: NJ
Industry: Construction,Management Service

Marjorie Perry is a recognized innovator, a role model for women in non-traditional fields, and an excellent example for future entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, Perry’s Newark-based MZM Companies, Inc., has been consistently cited for completing construction projects within budget and on time.

Perry developed her marketing skills working with three Fortune 500 Companies – 3M, United Airlines, and Johnson & Johnson. A native of Newark, she started her own public relations firm locally in 1985 and joined MZM in operations. When the firm’s founders decided to leave the company in 1992, Perry bought them out, hired her own team, and negotiated new contracts for her firm. Since restructuring the company, revenues have topped millions annually during Perry’s 18-year tenure.

Perry’s success in reorganizing and growing MZM has led to increased opportunities for her to share her business strategies and motivate others. Perry is helping emerging construction companies and small businesses gain knowledge in their fields and obtain contracts.

As a noted orator, she has been invited to speak at the Governor’s conference for three consecutive years. In addition to speaking at conferences, Perry has also been a guest on a number of television shows and shares her wisdom as a trustee on several boards related to advancing business, education, racial, and gender interests.