Charlene Parks

Results-oriented, politically savvy Visionary IT Leader bringing over 20 years of experience. I have a diversified background in information technology, project management, and business development.

I offer a strong track record in spearheading Portfolios/Programs/Projects and driving operations and performance to generate solid results. I have extensive experience in designing, developing and implementing innovative, technology-driven business solutions for diverse employers and their key clientele. I excel in executing initiatives from conception and development through timely, cost-effective delivery, as well as building and leading productive teams, defining and resolving inefficiencies, and optimizing overall operational performance. I also possess strong communication skills vital to determining and responding to customer needs and forging proactive relationships.

Working as a contractor for many years, I joined a startup as a key member of the Executive Team, managing all Project Management, Business Development, Recruiting, and Operations functional areas. I possess a diversified background information technology and project management. I'm also distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, building cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, reading, volunteering, and flying – I am a student pilot.

I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can contribute to your team.

What I Do

IT Project Management

A key leader in ensuring project stakeholder initiatives align with strategic corporate objectives. A proven proactive leader in driving organizational success through measurable results. Improving customer experience through streamlined processes and implementing cost-effective, high-quality solutions.

Business Development

Experience includes human capital management, identification of new business opportunities, as well as acting as SME for IT and Project Management for internal and external stakeholders. Proven success in winning bids on government contracts, knowledgable in RFP process, obtaining business certifications and B2C, and C2C markets.

Coach & Mentor

Coach & mentor to colleagues, clients, and those in my community to enhance leadership. I am a passionate advocate of educating and developing the next generation of IT and Project Management leaders. A good leader develops more leaders, not followers.

Web Development & Branding

I’ve always loved web design and marketing. My career started working on a helpdesk for a web hosting company. I am competent in developing responsive websites built using HTML, JavaScript, Java, CMS, SQL, MYSql, and Photoshop, etc. I design websites, business cards, marketing creative as well.