Ilene Rein

Ilene Rein - Speaker / Advisor / Consultant


Ilene is a Partner/Recruiter at Marketing & Sales Resources, Inc. an Executive Search firm for Marketing and Sales professionals in the industrial products, B2B channels. 


Ilene created Pounding Pavement 101 after hearing many stories of difficulties in finding employment.  In taking Ilene's advice and learning industry inside secrets, calls from companies started coming in, interviews scheduled and they became employed!

Prior to Ilene's recruiting career she was a Marketing and Creative Director in the corporate, publishing and non-profit sectors. She was always involved in the hiring and training process in the teams that she lead.

Throughout Ilene's career, she has been a Mentor, Instructor and Trainer. She was hired to teach special courses to companies such as ExxonMobil, Aventis, and Schering Plough. She has also been brought in to educational institutions such as colleges and technical centers to teach teachers. 

An advocate for the community at large, Ilene is always involved in community events and charities. She is a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 1676, The Pascack Pi-oneers and continues to work with FIRST as a judge, volunteer and adviser.


Ilene's Background

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Ilene has worked as a Creative Director/Designer for Purple Communications (video relay service for the deaf community), Brilliant Image (presentation design), Varityper, Avenue Magazine and PC Magazine. 

Ilene lives in Florida with her husband and 2 children (when they visit from college!).