Detroit, MI - United States
Marketing and Account Management
Central Michigan University
WHAT I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT
I have always had an entrpreneurial spirit and therefore I am driven by a need to create and problem solve. Whether it is a client project or an internal inititiative, I like to be on the ground floor of a new idea and lend to the process of transforming that idea into a reality.
MY FAVORITE CITY
It's a tie between Palermo in Sicily and Barcelona in Spain. I love beaches, cities, culture, food and art. Both cities deliver on all accords!
"Every day at Techedge I am recognized as an individual and the management here has helped me work toward achieving the career that is best suited for my personal interests and strengths"
I joined Techedge five years ago just after graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship. I was immediately intrigued by the combination of start-up atmosphere and global presence.
My first assignment was in Italy where I had two weeks of in depth training followed by six weeks of job shadowing my colleagues who were working on an active project. In that time, I was able to learn in a stable yet productive environment, which helped me to develop the necessary technical skills and confidence I would later need when working on a project in the US.
Having the experience to go abroad for my job at day one assured me that I was working for a company who was not only willing to invest in me, but also trusted me. That commitment to my personal development would be emphasized time and again throughout my career.
Early in my career, I expressed interest in activities outside my job function. My mentors didn’t waste time involving me in the things I was eager to learn more about and they included me in the processes that they felt I could benefit and grow from. By my second year in Techedge I was developing a project plan for a leading automotive manufacturer and one of our largest projects at the time. The following year, I was leading a team of five on that same project.
In just four years, I worked as a Business Intelligence consultant in a variety of roles and multiple technology platforms. My roles ranged from developer to project leader, while the projects I worked on have ranged from business and technical support to project implementations. Each role and project has contributed significantly to my development as a well-rounded consultant and individual, paving the path for my long-term career objectives.
Now, in year five, I’m still learning new things every day on a career path that has been uniquely tailored to my interests. As I have shifted some of my objectives, Techedge has helped me steer my career path accordingly. Most recently I am working in account management and global marketing.
I don’t know if I could have afforded such an experience with a larger company. Every day at Techedge I am recognized as an individual and the management here has helped me work toward achieving the career that is best suited for my personal interests and strengths.