Mambo-USA-Postage-Stamp-000019290756_SmallMaren Hogan is having a moment.

Maren runs a marketing firm called Red Branch Media, and she can write about anything from recruiting to technology with a level of sophistication that rivals any analyst in Silicon Valley, New York or Boston.

I am jealous.

Maren is also a savvy entrepreneur with an informed opinion on complex HR software. She’s able to tell a story without being a bloviator. It’s refreshing and inspiring to watch Maren work a room because she listens with her eyes and smiles. Everybody feels good after meeting Maren, which is why I’m envious of her amazing people skills. She is kind and generous with her time and attention. That counts, dammit!

While I’m on hiatus, check out her site. You won’t be disappointed.