I am a Visionary IT Leader with over 20 years of experience in information technology, project management, and business development. My career has been marked by a blend of full-time and contractor roles, allowing me to develop a versatile skill set and adapt to various professional environments. I have a proven track record in spearheading significant portfolios, programs, and projects, driving operations and performance to achieve solid results.
My expertise extends to designing and implementing innovative, technology-driven business solutions for diverse employers and their clientele. I am politically savvy with solid communication skills essential for understanding customer needs and building proactive relationships. My experience includes executing initiatives from concept to delivery, building and leading productive teams, identifying and resolving inefficiencies, and optimizing overall operational performance.
I am halfway through a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration (DBA), focusing on a very relevant and challenging topic: Developing a Framework for Change Management in CyberSecurity during Digital Transformation. My study aims to create a comprehensive framework for managing cybersecurity changes effectively during digital transformation periods. This includes developing strategies for employee training, risk management, and technology adoption, areas crucial for contemporary businesses.
Previously, as a contractor and a key member of an Executive Team in a startup, I managed Project Management, Business Development, Recruiting, and Operations. My entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem-solving, and ability to lead cross-functional teams have been pivotal in my career.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, volunteering, and pursuing my passion for aviation as a student pilot.
I am excited to bring my diverse experience and current academic pursuits to your team, offering advanced insights into managing digital transformations and change adoption. I look forward to discussing how I can contribute to the success and growth of your organization.
What I Do
For the past year I’ve had the pleasure of working with and leading Charlene Parks as a Senior Project Manager. I noticed quickly that she has the capacity to go far in her Project/Program career and into IT Leadership. She is a creative problem-solver and builds confidence and trust with her teams and teammates by following consistent practices and processes. She also works collaboratively with her project teams to set realistic, achievable objectives. Charlene always conducts herself a graceful professional and never loses her cool or composure. Charlene adds a tremendous amount of value to the organization and she consistently wins over the toughest business partners by her conduct and results.
Charlene is hardworking, attentive to details and has a quiet confidence about her. She is willing to do whatever it takes to complete projects, including working late nights and weekends. While Charlene is able to handle a great amount of work, she still finds the time to be helpful to others when the need arises. It has been my pleasure to have worked with her.
I purchased IT courses from Charlene to prepare me for the next stage in my career and it helped tremendously helpful in me attaining a Junior Systems Admin position that I was looking for. Charlene was very helpful in getting me to find the correct course to suit my goals. I look forward to working with her in the future.