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A Quick Bio

A few organizations have been asking for a quick bio both for consulting and internal purposes. With that, here is what I came up with after much assistance from a few people:


Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to coach and train organizations around agility & program management. My focus has a tag line I’ve had for years: “Creatively – Executing – Ideas.”

At both Inovalon and 14 West, I was fortunate to participate from the beginning of their enterprise-wide agile transformations. I had the opportunity to implement SAFe and train over 700+ people at Inovalon, implement three release trains, and define the roadmap for execution across the subsidiaries there. Much of my focus was on gaining buy-in from the C-Suite in support of the initiatives.

Following Inovalon, I joined 14 West, where I developed a team of 17+ program managers and agilests. These team members implemented agile practices for the $1.6 billion organization. In each of these roles, I’ve used the creativity and skills in execution to help shape the next iteration for these companies in their pursuit of an agile culture.

Now, from a personal note: I am an outdoors adventure-based person who loves taking my two boys (Brighton, age four and Rhett, two) wherever I can. I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible – hiking and camping on the Appalachian Trail, solo camping trips, climbing mountains, and merely being adventurous while always learning.

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Great Resumes

After many years of working through organizations, it is always beneficial to keep leads warm! These individuals are powerful at what they do and would be crucial for those of you reading to review:

Teamwork makes the dream work right?

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Recruiting Daily

There are many things that I aim to do on a regular basis: interview & network… Why? Because sometimes people get laid off and I had my first experience in February where I am now on the market.

So, how do I quickly warm up my recruiting leads and network? A few simple tools that I utilize:

  • Capsule CRM
  • Google Sheets
  • Mailchimp
  • GMass Addon

These tools in combination allow me to email out a list of recruiters I have worked with over the last year or few and share “I’m looking” while also allowing me to network a bit. You see, I have always had a rule around interviewing: do it monthly!

The ration that I am at right now for conversations: 15 cold job applications, 4 interviews, and 1 offer! Not a bad funnel at this time but I believe some of the automation does help (and so does keeping your network in a networking mentality).

So why do I call this “Recruiting Daily” – well, we are recruiting assistance through networking aren’t we? We are all in this together! We are all learning from each other and we all know that the job market is a game so let’s play it well!

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Networking in Baltimore

There are always fun experiences while networking and Baltimore will be one of those events! This evening, I will be heading to the “net//work” event at The Assembly Room in Baltimore and you are probably here because we met!

And, one person will win a free coffee for themselves + a guest by going to this link with their information! Here are a few quick notes:

Now for the chance to win a free coffee for yourself + a guest, please subscribe here for a random chance (1 in 50) for your free cup!

And, if you want more information on the event please head to the following location: https://technical.ly/baltimore/