Communication | 15+ years This has been a strong area for me in my professional career and I lean heavily on my ability to adapt my communication styles to cater to different audiences (i.e. technical teams, boards, clients). I can confidently say that this skill-set has been the linchpin for growth throughout my professional career. Strategy and Planning | 10+ years My experience with taking a strategic vision and operationalizing it is solid and effective. The opportunities I've had working with teams in both public and private sectors in a variety of industries gives me a unique perspective. I have successfully led teams through complex projects with aggressive targets in fast-paced technical environments.
Leading Teams | 10+ years I'm passionate about leading teams and strongly believe that a business is about people. My references and professional experience will show that this is an area I excel at because I care deeply about what I do and the team I do it with.
Continuous Improvement | 10+ years Working together with people and technology means that there is always room for process improvements. I believe in the failure + reflection = progress mentality and look to bring that to both my personal and professional lives.
Startup / Agency Experience | 8+ years I have a strong bias for action (GSD) and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities. My deep sense of urgency, ability to understand people needs, common sense approach to problem solving to develop creative solutions, and willingness to step-up to manage critical situations have all contributed to me thriving in fast-pace and dynamic environments.
Key Technical Skills
Digital Project Management | 10+ years Working as a project manager for many years has taught me that leading successful projects is both an art and a science. There is no one size fits all approach and although you take elements & lessons learned from one to another, each project has it's own identity and requires a balanced approach to leading teams, building relationships, and understanding priorities both at macro and micro levels.
Software Development | 10+ years Starting from building back-end web applications in 2000 to leading software development teams in various public and private sector projects, I've had my hand the the tech world. I'm passionate about leading diverse technical teams to do their best work and have a proven record doing it.
Web Technologies | 10+ years I graduated with a diploma in computer science and went on to work in a handful of technical positions including server-side development and technical support. Although it's been a long time since I've written code, I'm able to both relate to and communicate with developers, designers, QA and others involved in software or product development.
Customer Support | 5+ years My career started in technical support and there is hardly a day that goes by that doesn't pull from the knowledge I learned during that time. My ability to problem solve, manage clients, and my bias for action were fostered at a support desk.
e-Commerce / CMS | 4+ years I have hands on experience with licensed content management systems and the industries top hosted e-commerce platforms. I've built and managed partnerships with teams at Shopify, BigCommerce, e-spirit and Sitecore. I enjoy learning about new technology and the products and business models they support.