I am a strategic and creative leader who looks forward to rolling up my sleeves. I have a passion for technology, data and analytics, and building strong work cultures that bring out the best in my colleagues.
My career began with eight years heading a digital strategy and marketing firm that developed innovative solutions for businesses seeking to leverage new technologies. In 2010 I moved to the non-profit sector, taking on leadership roles in local, national, and international mission driven organizations. In 2018 I transitioned back to the for-profit space when the opportunity to build a new Workforce Planning and Analysis function at the 100 year old global industrials firm ITT Inc.
I currently serve as a professor of Business Strategy at Sy Syms School of Business, the COO of HireBeat, an HR Tech startup, and as an executive coach and career counselor to mid-career professionals seeking a new job or seeking to improve their leadership.
I received my MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University.
Skills and Expertise
Using best practices and tools that I have developed throughout my career, I help mid and senior level professionals fulfill their potential. My approach is often described as “Action oriented advisor”, characterized by rolling up my sleeves and helping clients cut through the fog to gain clarity and take action. Learn More.
Data and Analytics
Collecting and using data effectively can be a game changer. I focus on sustainable data efforts that provide meaningful information. With experience in Python, SQL, Excel, and Qlik Sense, I am a strong manager of data professionals and partner to strategic executives.
People are not machines and my 15+ years of management have helped me learn how to focus on helping colleagues achieve their best, and ensuring the unique skills, talents, and creativity of a team drive the best possible business outcomes.
In both non-profits and businesses, the tenets of strategy are often muddied. Strategic planning and analysis is a discipline whose tools and definitions enable strategies that can transform an entire organization or firm and its employees. In addition to engaging in strategy formulation with firms, I teach strategy in business school.
Extensive experience as a designer, public speaker, and writer underpin my ability to boil down complexity into clear messages, whether in a PowerPoint deck, memo, or presentation. I am a straightforward communicator, but in formal situations give careful consideration to the content and method of sharing information.
I’m an operations geek. Whether in a factory or in professional services, the same concepts apply. From system and process design to measuring success, I help my teams think through queuing, resource allocation, and models that will achieve the best product-process match.