Meet Claudia Ross

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Claudia Castillo Ross founded Cross Marketing in 2005 in San Francisco, dedicated to pursuing a cross between marketing and philanthropy.

Claudia Ross is the Principal and CEO of Cross Marketing, as well as a Marketing Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. From 1997 to 2006, Ross was the Northwest Advertising Director for both Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire magazines, where she worked with a variety of fashion, beauty and non-endemic accounts providing sales and marketing partnerships to companies such as Nike and GAP Inc.

As an active Board Member of Care Through Action, as well as Chairman of the Board for Raphael House, Ross has been active in the community and served as Chair for several large-scale fundraising opportunities. She is active in growing her marketing company by providing multi-marketing platforms for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, John Varvatos, Goyard, Marco Bicego and several non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. Ross is the national “Style Expert” for Judith Ripka appearing on national television shows such as E! Red Carpet Pre-Show for the 2008 Emmy’s, 2009 SAG Awards and Lifetime’s BLUSH series.

Cross Marketing has been recognized by a number of Ross’ clients as a necessary marketing partnership for growing their businesses. Cross Marketing not only helps launch brand names, but it develops the necessary tools to make the connection to customers through marketing, advertising, special events and philanthropy.

Claudia Castillo Ross has been named one of the top three PR women in San Francisco by San Francisco Magazine in its July 2006 Best of the Bay issue. She was recently featured on CHANNEL 7’s The VIEW From THE BAY as a philanthropist and “Party Planner Extraordinaire”.

Claudia Castillo Ross has lived in Europe, Latin America and most recently, in the Bay Area with her husband and two sons.

Past and present clients include:

Alzheimer’s Research For a Cure Foundation
ARFAC is a newly formed non-profit foundation dedicated to support research for new and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and the first of its kind on the West Coast.
Event: An Evening for the Mind – Feb 6, 2009
Website: http://www.alzheimersresearchforacure.org

Battersea
This fabulous shop of furnishings and decorative items answers the call for creative interior design that maintains sophistication and elegance. Through his extensive travels and eye for design, Interior Designer Will Wick has uncovered lost objects that have a life beyond the ordinary person’s vision.
Website: http://www.batterseasf.com

BrandHabit
BrandHabit.com is ‘the shopping directory for the Fashion obsessed”, an online Mecca for clothing worshipers who absolutely need to find that perfect outfit, but don’t know where to look.
Website: http://www.brandhabit.com

Global Green USA
In December 2008 Global Green USA celebrated their fourth annual “Gorgeous & Green” San Francisco Benefit with a fabulous eco-friendly cocktail party and fashion show hosted by Kate Bosworth. The organization promotes efforts to rebuild a sustainable New Orleans and advance green affordable housing, solar, and high performance schools in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and cities across the country.
Website: http://www.globalgreen.org

Jewelry by Rosalina
A breathtaking premier jewelry line that was founded in San Francisco by celebrity jeweler Rosalina Lydster and is now sold at
Neiman Marcus stores nation wide and other various stores.
Website: http://www.jewelrybyrosalina.com

Judith Ripka
This San Francisco boutique houses some of the most sought-after and luxurious jewelry in the city, certain to make any woman feel elegant and stylish.
Website: http://www.judithripka.com

Partner’s Ending Domestic Abuse
Emerging from the movement to end violence against women, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse and the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium dedicate themselves to ensuring the basic rights of safety, self-determination, and well-being to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Upcoming Event: Spring into Action – May 1, 2009 Four Seasons Hotel
Website: http://www.dvcpartners.org