Notable Executive Assistants: Robin Brotherhood

Executive Administrator, ERC Midwest, LLC

  • Category: Notable Executive Assistants
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: Marquette University

Michael Malatesta, chief executive officer of ERC Midwest, LLC, had been told many times he needed an executive assistant. But, he said, it wasn’t until he met Robin Brotherhood in 2005 that he found out everyone was right.

“When she walked into my life and business, things started to change for everyone. Robin knew what she was doing. She helped me break bad, long-established habits. She cleaned up my messes. But most of all, she became an extension of me, doing everything she could to free me up and keep everything that I had been doing moving along as well, or better, than I had been doing,” Malatesta said.

“When I started a new company in 2018, Robin joined me. We combined three companies to start this new one and had no playbook. No problem. She just adapted, thinking her way through the new challenges, anticipating what needed to be done and offering to do it, without being asked, because she just knows how to make everyone around her more successful.

“While she was doing all this, she also helped me get my podcast off the ground, booking guests, organizing details and making everyone feel like they’re getting a great experience.”

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