After obtaining a degree in computer science, my first jobs were as software developer, where I was excited to apply and develop my technical skills. Since those early days of working for a private parking company as a coder (back when using credit and debit to pay for parking was a new and exciting possibility) my career in technology has taken me on a journey encompassing a variety of roles, and I’ve accumulated over 25 years of management and leadership experience along the way. My most recent positions include 9 years as Manager of Implementations and Consulting at QHR Software, followed by 11 years with global company Unit 4 as North American Senior Services Manager and Practice Lead.
Throughout my career in the technology sector, one common element of all of my positions has been my interest in the people and the psychology behind the technology. As a former implementation manager and trainer, observing the interweaving and intersections of technology and the user, and getting to watch the learning take place – that’s where the magic happens! Change is the only constant, and I love exploring the ever-evolving technologies that support our team and clients and allow them to do what they do best.
My personal mantra is to “seek understanding first”. I am happiest when helping people to be successful in their roles by fostering an environment of openness and knowledge sharing. As COO, I have a genuine interest in listening to, advocating for, supporting and mentoring those I work with, and an enthusiasm for relationship-building and face-to-face connections. My role with Engaged HR allows me to support the team, the processes, and the projects that truly move the needle on people management for the clients we serve. I feel fortunate to be part of the Engaged HR team, where I’ve found an ethics, beliefs, and values alignment and have the opportunity to be part of leading a vibrant and growing company as we continue on this positive trajectory.
When not working, I am happiest reading a good mystery, travelling, and meditating. I am also a big believer in recognizing achievements and celebrating milestones of all kinds (and will never pass up an opportunity to sing “Happy Birthday”).