Business Advisor

Wilmington, DE

Susan Desantis Ledyard

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Expertise Areas

  • Financials

  • Sales

Susan DeSantis Ledyard spent more than 15 years bringing products to market and running a highly profitable, international business. As a Cultivate advisor, she now leverages this experience, business acumen, and passion to help other entrepreneurs achieve results and meet their business goals.

Susan’s comprehensive expertise includes marketing, sales, branding, and product management experience. She designed, patented, and sold shapewear, Ready to Wear, and swimwear internationally across many marketing channels, including luxury departments, TV shopping, eCommerce, and more. She also built solid sales teams alongside sales representatives and distributors through in-house showrooms.

Susan Desantis Ledyard
Today, Susan uses this extensive experience to uncover growth opportunities for her clients. She inspires them with her enthusiasm and provides practical advice with powerful financial analytics. Having created and managed several successful businesses, she can advise others to succeed and break through the plateaus that hold so many owners back.
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She’s helped businesses of all sizes and types by cleaning up their accounting, guiding them as they analyze their financial data, enabling them to add new revenue streams, and building their teams around future growth. Susan’s innate ability to recognize areas with the potential for growth and put practices in place to scale up has helped companies realize more revenue than ever.

Susan is passionate about helping owners discover their unique abilities and assets and how to capitalize on these strengths to build a successful business. Clients benefit from Susan’s advice with stronger financials and leadership. They experience improved products, services, and pricing and gain solid plans for growth. Plus, they have the accountability and comfort of having a strong partner on their side.

Because she has experienced the joys and struggles of running a company, Susan understands and can empathize with her clients’ struggles. She helps them overcome these roadblocks and guides leaders as they build solid business foundations that can withstand growth and change.

Susan loves being an advisor with Cultivate because she loves fostering growth with clients using the propeller method. She harnesses the inspiration from her team members and leadership to bring her whole self to her work.

Susan lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her two sons and Poppy, her bull mastiff. She loves everything outdoors, including skiing, hiking, gardening, and preserving nature.

Today, Susan uses this extensive experience to uncover growth opportunities for her clients. She inspires them with her enthusiasm and provides practical advice with powerful financial analytics. Having created and managed several successful businesses, she can advise others to succeed and break through the plateaus that hold so many owners back.Today, Susan uses this extensive experience to uncover growth opportunities for her clients. She inspires them with her enthusiasm and provides practical advice with powerful financial analytics. Having created and managed several successful businesses, she can advise others to succeed and break through the plateaus that hold so many owners back.